Ohio at Eastern Michigan College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The Ohio Bobcats head to Rynearson Stadium to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Eastern Michigan as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 52.5. The Bobcats are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-0-0. The Eagles are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0.
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Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
09/17/17 LB Chad Moore Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
09/17/17 LB Cody Grilliot Leg "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
09/17/17 DL Sam McKnight Knee "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
09/16/17 DL Wyatt Shallman Knee out indefinitely
08/30/17 OL Durrell Wood Back out indefinitely
08/30/17 WR Elijah Ball Knee out for season
08/16/17 S Mayne Williams Neck out indefinitely
07/31/17 RB Maleek Irons Suspension out for season
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio Bobcats are 19th in the country in points scored with 122. They have run 202 plays this year for 1,279 yards, which ranks them 64th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bobcats average 6.3 yards per play, which is 39th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 66 1st downs this season, ranking them 45th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio has run for 617 yards as a unit, which ranks 35th in college football. They've run 132 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 16 times for 145 yards so far this year, which has them 78th in the country in penalties. Nathan Rourke has passed for 448 yards this year. He's completed 33 throws while attempting 49 passes for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 164.4. He averages 10.4 adjusted yards per throw and 9.1 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio is 80th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 74. They have given up a total of 1,117 yards on D, which is 76th in D-1. The Bobcats are 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 51 throws on 94 attempts against the Ohio Bobcats defense this season, ranking them 54th and 67th in the nation. The Ohio pass defense has also surrendered a total of 699 yards in the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 108 attempts for 418 yards this season, putting them in 71st place in the country against the run. The Bobcats have had 21 penalties for 162 yards on defense this year. That places them 71st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio is 25th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 63 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 46th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 99 yards on special teams, which puts them 103rd in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 12 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,441. The Ohio Bobcats have tried 3 field goals this year and made 3, which is 60th in college football. Ohio Bobcats kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 13 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 403 yards on 10 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 83rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles have run for 240 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in college football. They've run 76 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have been penalized on offense 19 times for 163 yards so far this season, which has them 49th in the country in penalties. They are 121st in the nation in points scored with 40. They have run 144 plays this season for 767 yards, which ranks them 97th in Division 1 in total offense. Eastern Michigan averages 5.3 yards per play, which is 96th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 38 1st downs this year, placing them 120th overall as an offensive unit. Brogan Roback averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 41 passes on 67 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.2. He has thrown for 527 yards this season.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles rush defense has allowed 65 attempts for 294 yards this year, putting them in 38th place in D-1 against the run. Eastern Michigan has committed 20 penalties for 200 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 95th in college football. They are 6th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 20. They have surrendered a total of 606 yards on D, which is 11th in the country. The Eagles are ranked 33rd in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 29 passes on 67 attempts against the Eastern Michigan defense this season, placing them 12th and 22nd in Division 1. The Eastern Michigan Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 312 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 31st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Eastern Michigan kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this year. Their punters have totaled 516 yards on 14 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 119th in Division 1 in punting average. Eastern Michigan is ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 36 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 57th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 60 yards on special teams, ranking 119th in kick return yardage. The Eastern Michigan Eagles average 15 yards per kick return and they are 121st in the country in all-purpose yards with 863.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bobcats +1.5
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