Ohio State at Rutgers College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
High Point Solutions Stadium
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High Point Solutions Stadium is the venue for the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 27.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 51.5. The Scarlet Knights are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-3-0. The Buckeyes are 1-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-2-0.
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Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
09/25/17 DT Malik Barrow Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/25/17 RB Mike Weber Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/24/17 LB Chris Worley Foot "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/24/17 OL Matthew Burrell Foot "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/24/17 DL Robert Landers Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/24/17 CB Shaun Wade Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/03/17 S Eric Glover-Williams Dismissed has been dismissed
08/07/17 DT Michael Hill Suspension out indefinitely
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
09/25/17 DB Blessuan Austin Knee injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Ohio State
09/24/17 WR Janarion Grant Head "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
09/24/17 DL Jimmy Hogan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
09/14/17 DL Eric Wiafe Personal has left team
08/23/17 WR Ahmir Mitchell Knee out indefinitely
08/16/17 LB Tyreek Maddox-Williams ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio State Buckeyes have run for 923 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the nation. They've run 155 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 27 times for 277 yards so far this year, which has them 41st in the country in penalties. They are 20th in Division 1 in points scored with 157. They have run 306 plays this year for 2,200 yards, which ranks them 14th in the nation in total offense. The Buckeyes average 7.2 yards per play, which is 12th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 113 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. J.T. Barrett has completed 76 throws while attempting 120 passes for a completion percentage of 63.3%. He has passed for 966 yards this year. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 156.8.
The Buckeyes rush defense has given up 163 attempts for 556 yards this season, putting them in 73rd place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 111 yards on defense this year. That places them 7th in Division 1. Ohio State is 52nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 80. They have given up a total of 1,469 yards on D, which is 73rd in the nation. The Buckeyes are 41st in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 82 throws on 131 attempts against the Ohio State Buckeyes defense this season, ranking them 95th and 84th in the country. The Ohio State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 913 yards in the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ohio State Buckeyes have tried 7 field goals this year and made 7, which is 16th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Ohio State Buckeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 625 yards on 14 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 27th in the NCAA in punting average. Ohio State is 81st in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 16 punt return yards and average 3.2 yards per return, which is 101st in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 270 yards on special teams, which puts them 34th in kick return yardage. The Buckeyes average 34 yards per kick return and they are 6th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,486.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Scarlet Knights are 68th in Division 1 in points scored with 109. They have run 270 plays this season for 1,325 yards, which ranks them 105th in the nation in total offense. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights average 4.9 yards per play, which is 112th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 71 1st downs this year, placing them 87th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rutgers has run for 671 yards as a team, which ranks 55th in the country. They've run 149 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Scarlet Knights have been penalized on offense 25 times for 208 yards so far this season, which has them 53rd in the nation in penalties. Kyle Bolin has thrown for 642 yards this season. He has completed 67 passes on 117 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 101.6. He averages 5.5 yards per pass attempt and 3.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Rutgers is 36th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 73. They have surrendered a total of 1,197 yards on D, which is 37th in Division 1. The Scarlet Knights are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 57 passes on 116 attempts against the Rutgers defense this season, placing them 37th and 52nd in the country. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights pass defense has also given up a total of 718 yards through the air, which is 44th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 141 attempts for 479 yards this year, putting them in 50th place in D-1 against the run. The Scarlet Knights have committed 28 penalties for 253 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 98th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Rutgers is ranked 17th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 108 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 31st in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 161 yards on special teams, ranking 87th in kick return yardage. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights average 18 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,594. The Scarlet Knights have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 62nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Rutgers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 945 yards on 22 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 50th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -27.5
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