Purdue at Iowa College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Kinnick Stadium to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 9 point favorites. The Boilermakers have an ATS record of 6-4-0 while their over/under record is 2-8-0. The Hawkeyes have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 4-5-1 against the spread.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-5-1 against the spread
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/12/17 RB Tario Fuller Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
11/05/17 QB David Blough Leg is out for season
10/23/17 OL Grant Hermanns Knee is out indefinitely
10/13/17 DT Keiwan Jones Knee out for season
08/23/17 S C.J. Parker ACL out for season
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
11/12/17 DB Manny Rugamba Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
11/08/17 DB Brandon Snyder ACL is out for season
10/29/17 OL Boone Myers Ankle is out indefinitely
09/13/17 OL Ike Boettger Achilles out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Purdue Boilermakers are 101st in Division 1 in points scored with 235. They have run 705 plays this season for 3,938 yards, which ranks them 50th in the nation in total offense. The Boilermakers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 72nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 213 1st downs this year, placing them 51st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Purdue has run for 1,474 yards as a team, which ranks 82nd in the country. They've run 335 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 65 times for 561 yards so far this season, which has them 45th in the nation in penalties. Elijah Sindelar has thrown for 1,315 yards this season. He has completed 116 passes on 209 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 116.8. He averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Purdue is 23rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 193. They have surrendered a total of 3,713 yards on D, which is 52nd in Division 1. The Boilermakers are ranked 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 183 passes on 318 attempts against the Purdue Boilermakers defense this season, placing them 67th and 84th in the country. The Purdue pass defense has also given up a total of 2,315 yards through the air, which is 77th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 373 attempts for 1,398 yards this year, putting them in 38th place in D-1 against the run. The Boilermakers have committed 71 penalties for 591 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 84th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Purdue is ranked 35th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 55 punt return yards and average 3.1 yards per return, which is 124th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 471 yards on special teams, ranking 100th in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 17 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,464. The Purdue Boilermakers have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 14, which is 37th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Purdue Boilermakers kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,196 yards on 53 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hawkeyes have run for 1,314 yards as a team, which ranks 101st in the nation. They've run 357 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 54 times for 428 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They are 78th in Division 1 in points scored with 269. They have run 644 plays this year for 3,315 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The Iowa Hawkeyes average 5.1 yards per play, which is 109th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 173 1st downs this season, ranking them 112th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Stanley has completed 159 throws while attempting 283 passes for a completion percentage of 56.2%. He has passed for 1,965 yards this year. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 136.6.
The Iowa Hawkeyes rush defense has given up 362 attempts for 1,584 yards this season, putting them in 63rd place in the country against the run. They have had 67 penalties for 605 yards on defense this year. That places them 92nd in Division 1. Iowa is 26th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 201. They have given up a total of 3,714 yards on D, which is 53rd in the nation. The Hawkeyes are 34th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 196 throws on 353 attempts against the Iowa defense this season, ranking them 89th and 111th in the country. The Iowa Hawkeyes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,130 yards in the air, which is 59th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa Hawkeyes have tried 11 field goals this year and made 9, which is 82nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Iowa kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,250 yards on 55 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 85th in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa is 76th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 82 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 78th in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 515 yards on special teams, which puts them 86th in kick return yardage. The Hawkeyes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 117th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,912.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Boilermakers +9
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