Michigan State at Ohio State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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Ohio Stadium is the venue for the game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 15.5 point favorites. The Buckeyes are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-2-0. The Spartans are 6-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-5-0.
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Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-2-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-5-0 against the spread
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/04/17 OL AJ Arcuri Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 DE Dillon Alexander Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 TE Hussien Kadry Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 G Matt Carrick Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 RB Weston Bridges Undisclosed is "?"
09/03/17 WR Brandon Sowards ACL out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/04/17 WR Parris Campbell Concussion is "?"
11/04/17 CB Shaun Wade Undisclosed is "?"
10/28/17 S Eric Glover-Williams Dismissed is out for season
10/08/17 OL Branden Bowen Leg out for season
09/25/17 DT Malik Barrow Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan State Spartans have run for 1,411 yards as a unit, which ranks 73rd in the nation. They've run 355 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 61 times for 544 yards so far this year, which has them 45th in the country in penalties. They are 97th in Division 1 in points scored with 217. They have run 676 plays this year for 3,623 yards, which ranks them 53rd in the nation in total offense. The Spartans average 5.4 yards per play, which is 92nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 197 1st downs this season, ranking them 45th overall as an offensive unit. Brian Lewerke has completed 192 throws while attempting 315 passes for a completion percentage of 61%. He has passed for 2,207 yards this year. He averages 7.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 134.
The Spartans rush defense has given up 275 attempts for 784 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the country against the run. They have had 46 penalties for 430 yards on defense this year. That places them 46th in Division 1. Michigan State is 28th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 181. They have given up a total of 2,729 yards on D, which is 11th in the nation. The Spartans are 15th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 168 throws on 308 attempts against the Michigan State Spartans defense this season, ranking them 72nd and 103rd in the country. The Michigan State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,945 yards in the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan State Spartans have tried 13 field goals this year and made 9, which is 76th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Michigan State Spartans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,137 yards on 51 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 68th in the NCAA in punting average. Michigan State is 16th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 61 punt return yards and average 3.1 yards per return, which is 121st in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 496 yards on special teams, which puts them 65th in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 24 yards per kick return and they are 71st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,181.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes are 4th in Division 1 in points scored with 394. They have run 689 plays this season for 4,942 yards, which ranks them 16th in the nation in total offense. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 7.2 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 256 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State has run for 2,130 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the country. They've run 360 times, averaging 5.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 71 times for 695 yards so far this season, which has them 9th in the nation in penalties. J.T. Barrett has thrown for 2,363 yards this season. He has completed 188 passes on 279 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 168.1. He averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 9.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Ohio State is 42nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 201. They have surrendered a total of 2,907 yards on D, which is 21st in Division 1. The Buckeyes are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 161 passes on 279 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, placing them 64th and 60th in the country. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also given up a total of 1,806 yards through the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 335 attempts for 1,101 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in D-1 against the run. The Buckeyes have committed 56 penalties for 468 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 63rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State is ranked 34th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 70 punt return yards and average 4.1 yards per return, which is 110th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 638 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 26 yards per kick return and they are 4th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,650. The Buckeyes have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 69th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 48 for 48 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,153 yards on 27 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 43rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -15.5
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