Purdue at Missouri College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field
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The Purdue Boilermakers head to Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field to play the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Missouri as 8 point favorites. The total has been set at 70.5. The Boilermakers are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Tigers are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Missouri Tigers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
09/05/17 RB Markell Jones Knee out indefinitely
09/03/17 S Tim Cason Eligibility "?" Saturday vs. Missouri
08/23/17 S C.J. Parker ACL out for season
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
09/10/17 DL Akial Byers Knee "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/10/17 RB Damarea Crockett Rest injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Purdue
09/10/17 S Ronnell Perkins Hamstring left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/10/17 OL Yasir Durant Ankle left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/02/17 DL A.J. Logan Rest 6-game suspension (eligible to return 10/28 vs. Connecticut)
08/23/17 DB Christian Holmes Shoulder out indefinitely
08/23/17 DL Nate Howard Dismissed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Purdue Boilermakers are 44th in the country in points scored with 72. They have run 145 plays this year for 902 yards, which ranks them 31st in Division 1 in total offense. The Boilermakers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 44th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Purdue has run for 314 yards as a unit, which ranks 70th in college football. They've run 65 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 10 times for 114 yards so far this year, which has them 79th in the country in penalties. David Blough has passed for 410 yards this year. He's completed 29 throws while attempting 39 passes for a completion percentage of 74.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 194.7. He averages 10.8 adjusted yards per throw and 10.5 yards per pass attempt.
Purdue is 89th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 56. They have given up a total of 933 yards on D, which is 104th in D-1. The Boilermakers are 112th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 47 throws on 75 attempts against the Purdue Boilermakers defense this season, ranking them 99th and 97th in the nation. The Purdue pass defense has also surrendered a total of 614 yards in the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 71 attempts for 319 yards this season, putting them in 86th place in the country against the run. The Boilermakers have had 19 penalties for 140 yards on defense this year. That places them 97th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Purdue is 51st in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 14 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 87th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 108 yards on special teams, which puts them 58th in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 14 yards per kick return and they are 54th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,024. The Purdue Boilermakers have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 39th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Purdue Boilermakers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 393 yards on 8 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranks them 8th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 472 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in college football. They've run 78 times, averaging 6.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Missouri Tigers have been penalized on offense 10 times for 76 yards so far this season, which has them 78th in the country in penalties. They are 23rd in the nation in points scored with 85. They have run 144 plays this season for 1,238 yards, which ranks them 11th in Division 1 in total offense. Missouri averages 8.6 yards per play, which is 2nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 56 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Lock averages 11.6 yards per pass attempt and 12 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 35 passes on 66 attempts for a completion percentage of 53%. His quarterback rating this year is 181.4. He has thrown for 766 yards this season.
The Missouri Tigers rush defense has allowed 79 attempts for 311 yards this year, putting them in 82nd place in D-1 against the run. Missouri has committed 8 penalties for 59 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in college football. They are 112th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 74. They have surrendered a total of 851 yards on D, which is 88th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 42 passes on 63 attempts against the Missouri defense this season, placing them 83rd and 67th in Division 1. The Missouri Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 540 yards through the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Missouri Tigers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 35th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Missouri kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 10 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 315 yards on 6 punts, averaging 53 yards per punt. That places them 3rd in Division 1 in punting average. Missouri is ranked 95th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 14 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 59th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 204 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Missouri Tigers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,456.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Boilermakers +8
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