Ohio State at Indiana College Football Picks & Predictions 8/31/2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 20 point favorites. The Hoosiers were 6-7-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 4-9-0. The Buckeyes were 6-7-0 ATS and their over/under record was 6-7-0.
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Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Ohio State Buckeyes were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers were 4-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Indiana Hoosiers were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
08/07/17 DT Michael Hill Suspension out indefinitely
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
08/01/17 DL Nile Sykes Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio State Buckeyes ran for 3,188 yards as a team last year, which ranked 13th in the nation. They ran 582 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Buckeyes were penalized on offense 82 times for 658 yards last year, which had them 45th in the country in penalties. They were 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 512. They ran 992 plays last year for 2,781 yards, which ranked them 71st in the nation in total offense. The Buckeyes averaged 6 yards per play, which was 48th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 312 1st downs last season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. J.T. Barrett completed 233 throws while attempting 379 passes for a completion percentage of 61.5% last year. He passed for 2,555 yards. He averaged 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 135.3.
The Buckeyes rush defense gave up 476 attempts for 1,663 yards last season, putting them in 18th place in the country against the run. They had 59 penalties for 536 yards on defense last year. That placed them 13th in Division 1. Ohio State was 3rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 202. They gave up a total of 3,903 yards on D, which was 4th in the nation. The Buckeyes were 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses completed 196 throws on 400 attempts against the Ohio State Buckeyes defense last season, ranking them 25th and 52nd in the country. The Ohio State pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,239 yards in the air, which was 12th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hoosiers were 71st in Division 1 in points scored with 335 last year. They ran 991 plays last season for 3,559 yards, which ranked them 27th in the nation in total offense. The Indiana Hoosiers averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 72nd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 280 1st downs last year, placing them 57th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indiana ran for 1,979 yards as a team, which ranked 80th in the country. They ran 534 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hoosiers were penalized on offense 79 times for 686 yards last season, which had them 52nd in the nation in penalties. Richard Lagow threw for 3,362 yards last season. He completed 253 passes on 438 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8%. His quarterback rating last year was 128.8. He averaged 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Indiana was 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 354 last season. They surrendered a total of 4,941 yards on D, which was 43rd in Division 1. The Hoosiers were ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses completed 218 passes on 417 attempts against the Indiana defense last season, placing them 39th and 65th in the country. The Indiana Hoosiers pass defense also gave up a total of 2,856 yards through the air, which was 53rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 554 attempts for 2,085 yards last year, putting them in 50th place in D-1 against the run. The Hoosiers committed 88 penalties for 735 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 78th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Hoosiers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hoosiers +20
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