Michigan at Purdue College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The Purdue Boilermakers host the Michigan Wolverines at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 8 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.5. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread. The Wolverines have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-1.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 1-1-1 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
09/18/17 TE Tyrone Wheatley Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/17/17 RB Kareem Walker Knee "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/17/17 DL Luiji Vilain Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/17/17 WR Oliver Martin Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/11/17 DL Donovan Jeter Undisclosed out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
09/18/17 CB Da'Wan Hunte Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/18/17 LB T.J. McCollum Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/17/17 RB Markell Jones Knee "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/17/17 S T.J. Jallow Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/17/17 S Tim Cason Eligibility "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
08/23/17 S C.J. Parker ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan Wolverines have run for 598 yards as a team, which ranks 39th in college football. They've run 128 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 21 times for 195 yards so far this season, which has them 42nd in the country in penalties. They are 51st in the nation in points scored with 98. They have run 206 plays this season for 1,206 yards, which ranks them 74th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wolverines average 5.9 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 52 1st downs this year, placing them 90th overall as an offensive unit. Wilton Speight averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 42 passes on 77 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 124.5. He has thrown for 571 yards this season.
The Wolverines rush defense has allowed 106 attempts for 247 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in D-1 against the run. Michigan has committed 12 penalties for 104 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 25th in college football. They are 29th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 44. They have surrendered a total of 624 yards on D, which is 15th in the country. The Wolverines are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 3.4. Opposing offenses have completed 30 passes on 75 attempts against the Michigan Wolverines defense this season, placing them 16th and 33rd in Division 1. The Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 377 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan Wolverines have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 1st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Michigan Wolverines kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 455 yards on 12 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 114th in Division 1 in punting average. Michigan is ranked 4th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 163 punt return yards and average 14.8 yards per return, which is 18th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 126 yards on special teams, ranking 85th in kick return yardage. The Wolverines average 18 yards per kick return and they are 51st in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,495.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boilermakers are 37th in the country in points scored with 107. They have run 229 plays this year for 1,379 yards, which ranks them 32nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Purdue Boilermakers average 6 yards per play, which is 58th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 76 1st downs this season, ranking them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Purdue has run for 519 yards as a unit, which ranks 58th in college football. They've run 115 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. Purdue has been penalized on offense 13 times for 139 yards so far this year, which has them 103rd in the country in penalties. David Blough has passed for 597 yards this year. He's completed 51 throws while attempting 67 passes for a completion percentage of 76.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 174.5. He averages 9.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
Purdue is 52nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 59. They have given up a total of 1,136 yards on D, which is 79th in D-1. The Boilermakers are 82nd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 59 throws on 103 attempts against the Purdue defense this season, ranking them 81st and 87th in the nation. The Purdue Boilermakers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 747 yards in the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 95 attempts for 389 yards this season, putting them in 60th place in the country against the run. The Boilermakers have had 25 penalties for 186 yards on defense this year. That places them 86th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Purdue is 53rd in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 13 punt return yards and average 2.6 yards per return, which is 99th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 108 yards on special teams, which puts them 98th in kick return yardage. The Purdue Boilermakers average 14 yards per kick return and they are 50th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,500. The Boilermakers have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 62nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Purdue kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 586 yards on 12 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranks them 5th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolverines -8
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