Ohio State at Nebraska College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium
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The Ohio State Buckeyes head to Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 22.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 54.5. The Buckeyes are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Cornhuskers are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
10/09/17 CB Damon Arnette Targeting Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/08/17 OL Branden Bowen Leg out for season
10/08/17 LB Chris Worley Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/08/17 DL Dre'Mont Jones Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/08/17 S Erick Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/08/17 CB Shaun Wade Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/25/17 DT Malik Barrow Knee out for season
09/03/17 S Eric Glover-Williams Dismissed has been dismissed
08/07/17 DT Michael Hill Suspension out indefinitely
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
10/09/17 DB Antonio Reed Knee "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/08/17 WR Keyan Williams Neck "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/08/17 RB Tre Bryant Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Ohio State
09/01/17 WR Jaevon McQuitty Knee out for season
09/01/17 DB JoJo Domann ACL out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1st in the country in points scored with 275. They have run 462 plays this year for 3,408 yards, which ranks them 9th in Division 1 in total offense. The Buckeyes average 7.4 yards per play, which is 5th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 168 1st downs this season, ranking them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State has run for 1,486 yards as a unit, which ranks 12th in college football. They've run 245 times, averaging 6.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 45 times for 468 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the country in penalties. J.T. Barrett has passed for 1,502 yards this year. He's completed 110 throws while attempting 173 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 165.9. He averages 10.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio State is 24th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 94. They have given up a total of 1,744 yards on D, which is 35th in D-1. The Buckeyes are 9th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 96 throws on 171 attempts against the Ohio State Buckeyes defense this season, ranking them 57th and 59th in the nation. The Ohio State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,021 yards in the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 246 attempts for 723 yards this season, putting them in 46th place in the country against the run. The Buckeyes have had 30 penalties for 257 yards on defense this year. That places them 45th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State is 33rd in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 34 punt return yards and average 3.1 yards per return, which is 111th in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 368 yards on special teams, which puts them 38th in kick return yardage. The Buckeyes average 31 yards per kick return and they are 1st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,810. The Ohio State Buckeyes have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 46th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Ohio State Buckeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 852 yards on 20 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 48th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cornhuskers have run for 891 yards as a team, which ranks 64th in college football. They've run 214 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 31 times for 299 yards so far this season, which has them 80th in the country in penalties. They are 55th in the nation in points scored with 167. They have run 419 plays this season for 2,306 yards, which ranks them 45th in Division 1 in total offense. Nebraska averages 5.5 yards per play, which is 81st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 122 1st downs this year, placing them 47th overall as an offensive unit. Tanner Lee averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 109 passes on 202 attempts for a completion percentage of 54%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.5. He has thrown for 1,406 yards this season.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers rush defense has allowed 202 attempts for 905 yards this year, putting them in 78th place in D-1 against the run. Nebraska has committed 41 penalties for 353 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 87th in college football. They are 84th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 160. They have surrendered a total of 2,158 yards on D, which is 71st in the country. The Cornhuskers are ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 120 passes on 186 attempts against the Nebraska defense this season, placing them 103rd and 90th in Division 1. The Nebraska Cornhuskers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,253 yards through the air, which is 76th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 58th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Nebraska kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,276 yards on 30 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 50th in Division 1 in punting average. Nebraska is ranked 23rd in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 84 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 62nd in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 320 yards on special teams, ranking 55th in kick return yardage. The Nebraska Cornhuskers average 29 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,710.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -22.5
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