Ohio at UMass College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium
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The UMass Minutemen host the Ohio Bobcats at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 8.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50. The Minutemen have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread. The Bobcats have an ATS record of 3-1-0 while their over/under record is 3-1-0.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
09/24/17 LB Cody Grilliot Leg "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/24/17 DL Sam McKnight Knee "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/19/17 RB Papi White Hand out indefinitely
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 UMass Minutemen Injuries
09/24/17 TE Adam Breneman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
09/24/17 QB Andrew Ford Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
09/24/17 OL Jack Driscoll Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
09/24/17 DB Lee Moses Leg "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
08/21/17 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio Bobcats have run for 793 yards as a team, which ranks 37th in college football. They've run 179 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 20 times for 181 yards so far this season, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 26th in the nation in points scored with 149. They have run 281 plays this season for 1,652 yards, which ranks them 66th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bobcats average 5.9 yards per play, which is 59th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 86 1st downs this year, placing them 44th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Rourke averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 9.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 52 passes on 81 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 151.5. He has thrown for 645 yards this season.
The Bobcats rush defense has allowed 134 attempts for 464 yards this year, putting them in 44th place in D-1 against the run. Ohio has committed 29 penalties for 247 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 95th in college football. They are 70th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 94. They have surrendered a total of 1,468 yards on D, which is 72nd in the country. The Bobcats are ranked 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 80 passes on 143 attempts against the Ohio Bobcats defense this season, placing them 88th and 105th in Division 1. The Ohio pass defense has also given up a total of 1,004 yards through the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ohio Bobcats have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 44th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Ohio Bobcats kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 16 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 735 yards on 18 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 83rd in Division 1 in punting average. Ohio is ranked 41st in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 63 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 46th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 146 yards on special teams, ranking 93rd in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 13 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,861.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minutemen are 77th in the country in points scored with 104. They have run 350 plays this year for 1,925 yards, which ranks them 7th in Division 1 in total offense. The UMass Minutemen average 5.5 yards per play, which is 95th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 102 1st downs this season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UMass has run for 498 yards as a unit, which ranks 94th in college football. They've run 173 times, averaging 2.9 yards per rush as a unit. UMass has been penalized on offense 28 times for 250 yards so far this year, which has them 35th in the country in penalties. Andrew Ford has passed for 1,333 yards this year. He's completed 101 throws while attempting 157 passes for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 149.1. He averages 9.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
UMass is 111th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 139. They have given up a total of 1,976 yards on D, which is 120th in D-1. The Minutemen are 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 91 throws on 156 attempts against the UMass defense this season, ranking them 112th and 124th in the nation. The UMass Minutemen pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,092 yards in the air, which is 110th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 203 attempts for 884 yards this season, putting them in 113th place in the country against the run. The Minutemen have had 32 penalties for 313 yards on defense this year. That places them 118th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UMass is 11th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 24 punt return yards and average 2.4 yards per return, which is 113th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 491 yards on special teams, which puts them 1st in kick return yardage. The UMass Minutemen average 21 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,440. The Minutemen have tried 4 field goals this year and made 0, which is 128th in college football. UMass kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,318 yards on 32 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 80th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Minutemen +8.5
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