Purdue at Rutgers College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
High Point Solutions Stadium
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights host the Purdue Boilermakers at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 8 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49.5. The Scarlet Knights have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread. The Boilermakers have an ATS record of 5-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-1-0 against the spread
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
10/15/17 LB T.J. McCollum Knee "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/15/17 WR Terry Wright Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/15/17 S Tim Cason Eligibility "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/13/17 DT Keiwan Jones Knee out for season
10/09/17 RB Tario Fuller Foot out indefinitely
08/23/17 S C.J. Parker ACL out for season
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
10/15/17 DL Jimmy Hogan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/15/17 DB Kiy Hester Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/15/17 WR Rashad Blunt Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/10/17 OL Jonah Jackson Undisclosed expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/10/17 DB Saquan Hampton Shoulder out indefinitely
09/25/17 DB Blessuan Austin Knee out for season
09/14/17 DL Eric Wiafe Personal has left team
08/23/17 WR Ahmir Mitchell Knee out indefinitely
08/16/17 LB Tyreek Maddox-Williams ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Purdue Boilermakers have run for 747 yards as a team, which ranks 111th in college football. They've run 190 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 36 times for 327 yards so far this season, which has them 81st in the country in penalties. They are 89th in the nation in points scored with 157. They have run 399 plays this season for 2,228 yards, which ranks them 66th in Division 1 in total offense. The Boilermakers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 74th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 121 1st downs this year, placing them 88th overall as an offensive unit. David Blough averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 62 passes on 90 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.9. He has thrown for 688 yards this season.
The Boilermakers rush defense has allowed 236 attempts for 1,054 yards this year, putting them in 80th place in D-1 against the run. Purdue has committed 45 penalties for 355 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in college football. They are 33rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 121. They have surrendered a total of 2,385 yards on D, which is 63rd in the country. The Boilermakers are ranked 83rd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 104 passes on 177 attempts against the Purdue Boilermakers defense this season, placing them 39th and 28th in Division 1. The Purdue pass defense has also given up a total of 1,331 yards through the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Purdue Boilermakers have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 8, which is 48th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62%. Purdue Boilermakers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,266 yards on 29 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 30th in Division 1 in punting average. Purdue is ranked 48th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 48 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 96th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 230 yards on special teams, ranking 110th in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 111th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,506.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Scarlet Knights are 103rd in the country in points scored with 144. They have run 398 plays this year for 1,892 yards, which ranks them 122nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights average 4.8 yards per play, which is 119th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 101 1st downs this season, ranking them 117th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rutgers has run for 1,044 yards as a unit, which ranks 61st in college football. They've run 238 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. Rutgers has been penalized on offense 43 times for 363 yards so far this year, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. Kyle Bolin has passed for 711 yards this year. He's completed 73 throws while attempting 133 passes for a completion percentage of 54.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 98.2. He averages 3.8 adjusted yards per throw and 5.3 yards per pass attempt.
Rutgers is 56th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 153. They have given up a total of 2,215 yards on D, which is 46th in D-1. The Scarlet Knights are 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 96 throws on 184 attempts against the Rutgers defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 43rd in the nation. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,368 yards in the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 210 attempts for 847 yards this season, putting them in 43rd place in the country against the run. The Scarlet Knights have had 46 penalties for 427 yards on defense this year. That places them 100th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Rutgers is 35th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 125 punt return yards and average 10.4 yards per return, which is 32nd in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 251 yards on special teams, which puts them 104th in kick return yardage. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights average 14 yards per kick return and they are 119th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,267. The Scarlet Knights have tried 6 field goals this year and made 4, which is 110th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Rutgers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,603 yards on 36 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights +8
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