Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Panthers host the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Heinz Field on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma State as 11 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 68.5. The Panthers have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 0-1-1 against the spread. The Cowboys have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 0-1-1 against the spread
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
09/10/17 LB Calvin Bundage Targeting Suspension expected to miss the 1st Half Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
09/10/17 LB Kenneth Edison-McGruder Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
09/10/17 LB Kevin Henry Knee out for season
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
09/06/17 LB Quintin Wirginis Undisclosed out for season
08/25/17 FB George Aston Leg out indefinitely
08/25/17 DB Jordan Whitehead Suspension expected to miss first 3 games of the season (eligible to return 9/23 vs Georgia Tech)
08/25/17 WR Tre Tipton Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have run for 495 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in college football. They've run 74 times, averaging 6.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 9 times for 76 yards so far this season, which has them 90th in the country in penalties. They are 6th in the nation in points scored with 103. They have run 141 plays this season for 1,145 yards, which ranks them 18th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cowboys average 8.1 yards per play, which is 8th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 54 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Rudolph averages 10.3 yards per pass attempt and 12.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 45 passes on 62 attempts for a completion percentage of 72.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 191. He has thrown for 638 yards this season.
The Cowboys rush defense has allowed 87 attempts for 285 yards this year, putting them in 75th place in D-1 against the run. Oklahoma State has committed 9 penalties for 88 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 46th in college football. They are 38th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 31. They have surrendered a total of 607 yards on D, which is 48th in the country. The Cowboys are ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opposing offenses have completed 34 passes on 62 attempts against the Oklahoma State Cowboys defense this season, placing them 55th and 66th in Division 1. The Oklahoma State pass defense has also given up a total of 322 yards through the air, which is 48th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 19th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Oklahoma State Cowboys kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 154 yards on 4 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 96th in Division 1 in punting average. Oklahoma State is ranked 48th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 16 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 84th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 85 yards on special teams, ranking 79th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 21 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,246.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Panthers are 97th in the country in points scored with 42. They have run 163 plays this year for 690 yards, which ranks them 97th in Division 1 in total offense. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 4.2 yards per play, which is 120th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 48 1st downs this season, ranking them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 363 yards as a unit, which ranks 57th in college football. They've run 98 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. Pittsburgh has been penalized on offense 6 times for 55 yards so far this year, which has them 121st in the country in penalties. Max Browne has passed for 278 yards this year. He's completed 36 throws while attempting 56 passes for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 104.7. He averages 3.7 adjusted yards per throw and 5 yards per pass attempt.
Pittsburgh is 83rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 54. They have given up a total of 730 yards on D, which is 73rd in D-1. The Panthers are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 33 throws on 60 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, ranking them 52nd and 60th in the nation. The Pittsburgh Panthers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 475 yards in the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 50 attempts for 255 yards this season, putting them in 63rd place in the country against the run. The Panthers have had 6 penalties for 60 yards on defense this year. That places them 24th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is 50th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 66 punt return yards and average 16.5 yards per return, which is 16th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 104 yards on special teams, which puts them 63rd in kick return yardage. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 860. The Panthers have tried 4 field goals this year and made 2, which is 68th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 303 yards on 7 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 46th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers +11
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