Michigan at Penn State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Penn State Nittany Lions host the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 12.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42.5. The Nittany Lions have an over/under record of 1-5-0 and they are 4-1-1 against the spread. The Wolverines have an ATS record of 2-3-1 while their over/under record is 2-3-1.
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Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 2-3-1 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 2-3-1 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-1-1 against the spread
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
10/15/17 DL Luiji Vilain Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/15/17 WR Nate Schoenle Foot "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/15/17 TE Nick Eubanks Head "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/15/17 WR Oliver Martin Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/15/17 DL Rashan Gary Arm injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/04/17 DB Nate Johnson Dismissed out for season
10/02/17 QB Wilton Speight Back out indefinitely
09/18/17 WR Tarik Black Foot out indefinitely
09/11/17 DL Donovan Jeter Undisclosed out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
10/15/17 OL Andrew Nelson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/06/17 DE Torrence Brown Knee out indefinitely
08/31/17 CB John Reid Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan Wolverines have run for 1,110 yards as a team, which ranks 51st in college football. They've run 255 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 51 times for 446 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the country in penalties. They are 86th in the nation in points scored with 163. They have run 419 plays this season for 2,258 yards, which ranks them 100th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wolverines average 5.4 yards per play, which is 88th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this year, placing them 108th overall as an offensive unit. John O'Corn averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 4.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 45 passes on 82 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 106.8. He has thrown for 563 yards this season.
The Wolverines rush defense has allowed 195 attempts for 515 yards this year, putting them in 4th place in D-1 against the run. Michigan has committed 38 penalties for 322 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 56th in college football. They are 8th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 88. They have surrendered a total of 1,343 yards on D, which is 1st in the country. The Wolverines are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 3.7. Opposing offenses have completed 75 passes on 170 attempts against the Michigan Wolverines defense this season, placing them 7th and 20th in Division 1. The Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 828 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan Wolverines have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 14, which is 6th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Michigan Wolverines kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,404 yards on 35 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 92nd in Division 1 in punting average. Michigan is ranked 2nd in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 173 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 185 yards on special teams, ranking 123rd in kick return yardage. The Wolverines average 19 yards per kick return and they are 101st in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,615.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions are 26th in the country in points scored with 238. They have run 422 plays this year for 2,737 yards, which ranks them 31st in Division 1 in total offense. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 6.5 yards per play, which is 24th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 129 1st downs this season, ranking them 69th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Penn State has run for 990 yards as a unit, which ranks 75th in college football. They've run 208 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. Penn State has been penalized on offense 24 times for 232 yards so far this year, which has them 122nd in the country in penalties. Trace McSorley has passed for 1,597 yards this year. He's completed 130 throws while attempting 194 passes for a completion percentage of 67%. His quarterback rating this season is 154.1. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt.
Penn State is 1st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 54. They have given up a total of 1,711 yards on D, which is 11th in D-1. The Nittany Lions are 4th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opponent offenses have completed 107 throws on 199 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, ranking them 49th and 69th in the nation. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,007 yards in the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 228 attempts for 704 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the country against the run. The Nittany Lions have had 31 penalties for 283 yards on defense this year. That places them 37th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Penn State is 11th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 252 punt return yards and average 15.8 yards per return, which is 12th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 278 yards on special teams, which puts them 95th in kick return yardage. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 31 yards per kick return and they are 39th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,267. The Nittany Lions have tried 13 field goals this year and made 6, which is 83rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 46%. Penn State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,193 yards on 27 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolverines +12.5
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