Minnesota at Michigan College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Michigan Stadium is the venue for the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 15 point favorites. The Wolverines are 2-5-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-3-1. The Golden Gophers are 3-4-1 ATS and their over/under record is 4-4-0.
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Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-4-1 against the spread
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 4-3-1 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 2-5-1 against the spread
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
10/29/17 DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/29/17 TE Brandon Lingen Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/29/17 DB Kiondre Thomas Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/29/17 OL Nick Connelly Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/29/17 RB Rodney Smith Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/01/17 WR Demetrius Douglas Foot out for season
09/27/17 WR Melvin Holland Jr. Leg out for season
09/27/17 DB Zo Craighton Leg out for season
08/30/17 WR Chris Autman-Bell Leg out indefinitely
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
10/29/17 QB Brandon Peters None has been named the starter Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/29/17 DL Luiji Vilain Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/29/17 TE Nick Eubanks Head is "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/29/17 WR Oliver Martin Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have run for 1,460 yards as a unit, which ranks 49th in the nation. They've run 358 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 30 times for 267 yards so far this year, which has them 127th in the country in penalties. They are 91st in Division 1 in points scored with 201. They have run 543 plays this year for 2,711 yards, which ranks them 115th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Gophers average 5 yards per play, which is 111th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 145 1st downs this season, ranking them 104th overall as an offensive unit. Demry Croft has completed 32 throws while attempting 75 passes for a completion percentage of 42.7%. He has passed for 412 yards this year. He averages 4.2 adjusted yards per throw and 5.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 95.7.
The Golden Gophers rush defense has given up 256 attempts for 1,067 yards this season, putting them in 36th place in the country against the run. They have had 45 penalties for 437 yards on defense this year. That places them 67th in Division 1. Minnesota is 24th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 150. They have given up a total of 2,539 yards on D, which is 22nd in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 28th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 151 throws on 249 attempts against the Minnesota Golden Gophers defense this season, ranking them 75th and 60th in the country. The Minnesota pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,472 yards in the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have tried 15 field goals this year and made 11, which is 42nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Minnesota Golden Gophers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,803 yards on 42 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 41st in the NCAA in punting average. Minnesota is 104th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 36 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 104th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 434 yards on special teams, which puts them 70th in kick return yardage. The Golden Gophers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,182.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolverines are 83rd in Division 1 in points scored with 211. They have run 560 plays this season for 2,998 yards, which ranks them 103rd in the nation in total offense. The Michigan Wolverines average 5.4 yards per play, which is 83rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 154 1st downs this year, placing them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan has run for 1,547 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in the country. They've run 348 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 60 times for 530 yards so far this season, which has them 22nd in the nation in penalties. Brandon Peters has thrown for 128 yards this season. He has completed 11 passes on 15 attempts for a completion percentage of 73.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 167. He averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan is 18th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 144. They have surrendered a total of 2,046 yards on D, which is 4th in Division 1. The Wolverines are ranked 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 100 passes on 212 attempts against the Michigan defense this season, placing them 7th and 15th in the country. The Michigan Wolverines pass defense has also given up a total of 1,211 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 260 attempts for 835 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in D-1 against the run. The Wolverines have committed 42 penalties for 352 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 36th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan is ranked 4th in the nation in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 199 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 55th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 357 yards on special teams, ranking 104th in kick return yardage. The Michigan Wolverines average 20 yards per kick return and they are 92nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,554. The Wolverines have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 14, which is 14th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Michigan kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,762 yards on 44 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 91st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +15
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