Ohio at Purdue College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
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The Ohio Bobcats travel to Ross-Ade Stadium to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday, September 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 57. The Bobcats have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
09/03/17 WR Andrew Meyer Disciplinary "?" Friday vs. Purdue
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 Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
09/03/17 RB Markell Jones Knee injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Ohio
09/03/17 S Tim Cason Eligibility "?" Friday vs. Ohio
08/23/17 S C.J. Parker ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio Bobcats are 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 59. They have run 72 plays this season for 172 yards, which ranks them 99th in the nation in total offense. The Bobcats average 5.8 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 22 1st downs this year, placing them 68th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio has run for 248 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the country. They've run 53 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 6 times for 54 yards so far this season, which has them 63rd in the nation in penalties. Quinton Maxwell has thrown for 100 yards this season. He has completed 7 passes on 9 attempts for a completion percentage of 77.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 185.6. He averages 11.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Ohio is 1st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 0. They have surrendered a total of 108 yards on D, which is 10th in Division 1. The Bobcats are ranked 8th in yards per play allowed with 1.9. Opposing offenses have completed 6 passes on 24 attempts against the Ohio Bobcats defense this season, placing them 12th and 26th in the country. The Ohio pass defense has also given up a total of 61 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 32 attempts for 47 yards this year, putting them in 15th place in D-1 against the run. The Bobcats have committed 10 penalties for 67 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 85th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio is ranked 5th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 40 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 43rd in college football. They have returned 1 kick for 17 yards on special teams, ranking 104th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 17 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the country in all-purpose yards with 477. The Ohio Bobcats kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Ohio Bobcats kickers have made 75% of their extra points, going 6 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 120 yards on 3 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 80th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boilermakers have run for 51 yards as a team, which ranks 118th in the nation. They've run 21 times, averaging 2.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 6 times for 69 yards so far this year, which has them 64th in the country in penalties. They are 78th in Division 1 in points scored with 28. They have run 78 plays this year for 293 yards, which ranks them 40th in the nation in total offense. The Purdue Boilermakers average 4.4 yards per play, which is 108th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this season, ranking them 50th overall as an offensive unit. David Blough has completed 18 throws while attempting 26 passes for a completion percentage of 69.2%. He has passed for 175 yards this year. He averages 4.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 135.8.
The Purdue Boilermakers rush defense has given up 33 attempts for 146 yards this season, putting them in 77th place in the country against the run. They have had 16 penalties for 110 yards on defense this year. That places them 118th in Division 1. Purdue is 97th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 35. They have given up a total of 524 yards on D, which is 104th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 30 throws on 46 attempts against the Purdue defense this season, ranking them 110th and 107th in the country. The Purdue Boilermakers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 378 yards in the air, which is 114th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Purdue kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 243 yards on 5 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NCAA in punting average. Purdue is 53rd in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 9 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 66th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 80 yards on special teams, which puts them 39th in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 13 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 433.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bobcats +3.5
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