Ohio State at Iowa College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The Ohio State Buckeyes head to Kinnick Stadium to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 17 point favorites. The Buckeyes are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-2-0. The Hawkeyes are 3-4-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-6-0.
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Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-4-1 against the spread
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
10/29/17 WR Parris Campbell Concussion left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/29/17 CB Shaun Wade Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
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
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
10/29/17 OL Boone Myers Ankle is out indefinitely
10/29/17 DB Brandon Snyder Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/29/17 LB Josey Jewell Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
09/13/17 OL Ike Boettger Achilles out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1st in the country in points scored with 370. They have run 624 plays this year for 4,573 yards, which ranks them 13th in Division 1 in total offense. The Buckeyes average 7.3 yards per play, which is 6th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 238 1st downs this season, ranking them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State has run for 1,969 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in college football. They've run 329 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 62 times for 600 yards so far this year, which has them 15th in the country in penalties. J.T. Barrett has passed for 2,155 yards this year. He's completed 170 throws while attempting 245 passes for a completion percentage of 69.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 176.1. He averages 10.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8.8 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio State is 20th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 146. They have given up a total of 2,422 yards on D, which is 14th in D-1. The Buckeyes are 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 140 throws on 247 attempts against the Ohio State Buckeyes defense this season, ranking them 51st and 58th in the nation. The Ohio State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,562 yards in the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 296 attempts for 860 yards this season, putting them in 11th place in the country against the run. The Buckeyes have had 51 penalties for 434 yards on defense this year. That places them 66th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State is 27th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 73 punt return yards and average 4.6 yards per return, which is 101st in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 535 yards on special teams, which puts them 37th in kick return yardage. The Buckeyes average 28 yards per kick return and they are 3rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,181. The Ohio State Buckeyes have tried 11 field goals this year and made 9, which is 69th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Ohio State Buckeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 45 for 45 this season. Their punters have accumulated 982 yards on 23 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 46th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hawkeyes have run for 1,051 yards as a team, which ranks 98th in college football. They've run 291 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Iowa Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 44 times for 362 yards so far this season, which has them 86th in the country in penalties. They are 92nd in the nation in points scored with 200. They have run 522 plays this season for 2,767 yards, which ranks them 80th in Division 1 in total offense. Iowa averages 5.3 yards per play, which is 91st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 144 1st downs this year, placing them 106th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Stanley averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 131 passes on 228 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 141.1. He has thrown for 1,698 yards this season.
The Iowa Hawkeyes rush defense has allowed 282 attempts for 1,176 yards this year, putting them in 46th place in D-1 against the run. Iowa has committed 52 penalties for 456 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 75th in college football. They are 15th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 139. They have surrendered a total of 2,963 yards on D, which is 51st in the country. The Hawkeyes are ranked 34th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 167 passes on 301 attempts against the Iowa defense this season, placing them 100th and 116th in Division 1. The Iowa Hawkeyes pass defense has also given up a total of 1,787 yards through the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa Hawkeyes have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 7, which is 87th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Iowa kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,763 yards on 43 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 83rd in Division 1 in punting average. Iowa is ranked 47th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 82 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 74th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 418 yards on special teams, ranking 83rd in kick return yardage. The Iowa Hawkeyes average 22 yards per kick return and they are 111th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,268.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -17
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