Penn State at Ohio State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 57.5. The Buckeyes have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread. The Nittany Lions have an ATS record of 5-1-1 while their over/under record is 2-5-0.
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Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-1-1 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
10/22/17 OL Andrew Nelson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/06/17 DE Torrence Brown Knee out indefinitely
08/31/17 CB John Reid Knee out indefinitely
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
10/22/17 CB Shaun Wade Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/08/17 OL Branden Bowen Leg out for season
09/25/17 DT Malik Barrow Knee out for season
09/03/17 S Eric Glover-Williams Dismissed has been dismissed
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Penn State Nittany Lions have run for 1,214 yards as a team, which ranks 58th in college football. They've run 243 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 25 times for 242 yards so far this season, which has them 127th in the country in penalties. They are 18th in the nation in points scored with 280. They have run 483 plays this season for 3,243 yards, which ranks them 29th in Division 1 in total offense. The Nittany Lions average 6.7 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 154 1st downs this year, placing them 59th overall as an offensive unit. Trace McSorley averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 147 passes on 220 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 155. He has thrown for 1,879 yards this season.
The Nittany Lions rush defense has allowed 270 attempts for 807 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in D-1 against the run. Penn State has committed 37 penalties for 342 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 46th in college football. They are 1st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 67. They have surrendered a total of 1,980 yards on D, which is 10th in the country. The Nittany Lions are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 123 passes on 227 attempts against the Penn State Nittany Lions defense this season, placing them 51st and 73rd in Division 1. The Penn State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,173 yards through the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Penn State Nittany Lions have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 6, which is 94th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 46%. Penn State Nittany Lions kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,292 yards on 29 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 18th in Division 1 in punting average. Penn State is ranked 9th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 272 punt return yards and average 15.1 yards per return, which is 14th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 293 yards on special teams, ranking 104th in kick return yardage. The Nittany Lions average 29 yards per kick return and they are 31st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,809.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes are 2nd in the country in points scored with 331. They have run 548 plays this year for 4,041 yards, which ranks them 15th in Division 1 in total offense. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 7.4 yards per play, which is 6th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 209 1st downs this season, ranking them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State has run for 1,765 yards as a unit, which ranks 21st in college football. They've run 292 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. Ohio State has been penalized on offense 52 times for 521 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the country in penalties. J.T. Barrett has passed for 1,827 yards this year. He's completed 137 throws while attempting 206 passes for a completion percentage of 66.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 173.7. He averages 10.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio State is 11th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 108. They have given up a total of 2,137 yards on D, which is 18th in D-1. The Buckeyes are 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 123 throws on 218 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, ranking them 50th and 58th in the nation. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,370 yards in the air, which is 36th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 262 attempts for 767 yards this season, putting them in 16th place in the country against the run. The Buckeyes have had 42 penalties for 361 yards on defense this year. That places them 58th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State is 57th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 34 punt return yards and average 3.1 yards per return, which is 118th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 398 yards on special teams, which puts them 65th in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 31 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,474. The Buckeyes have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 78th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 42 for 42 this season. Their punters have accumulated 852 yards on 20 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 53rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Nittany Lions/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -7
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