Rutgers at Illinois College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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The Illinois Fighting Illini host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48. The Fighting Illini have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread. The Scarlet Knights have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0.
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Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
10/09/17 OL Jonah Jackson Undisclosed doubtful Saturday vs. Illinois
10/08/17 WR Janarion Grant Head "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/08/17 DL Jimmy Hogan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/08/17 DB Kiy Hester Leg "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/08/17 DB Saquan Hampton Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
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
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
10/08/17 RB Mike Epstein Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/08/17 TE Nathan Echard Knee "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/08/17 DB Tony Adams Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
08/23/17 LB Jake Hansen Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have run for 770 yards as a team, which ranks 92nd in college football. They've run 191 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Scarlet Knights have been penalized on offense 35 times for 288 yards so far this season, which has them 55th in the country in penalties. They are 113th in the nation in points scored with 109. They have run 339 plays this season for 1,516 yards, which ranks them 121st in Division 1 in total offense. The Scarlet Knights average 4.5 yards per play, which is 122nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this year, placing them 118th overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Bolin averages 5.3 yards per pass attempt and 3.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 72 passes on 131 attempts for a completion percentage of 55%. His quarterback rating this year is 98.1. He has thrown for 698 yards this season.
The Scarlet Knights rush defense has allowed 181 attempts for 761 yards this year, putting them in 53rd place in D-1 against the run. Rutgers has committed 38 penalties for 359 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 92nd in college football. They are 54th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 129. They have surrendered a total of 1,821 yards on D, which is 45th in the country. The Scarlet Knights are ranked 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 76 passes on 146 attempts against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense this season, placing them 15th and 21st in Division 1. The Rutgers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,060 yards through the air, which is 40th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 94th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Rutgers Scarlet Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,365 yards on 31 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 28th in Division 1 in punting average. Rutgers is ranked 52nd in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 108 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 25th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 251 yards on special teams, ranking 81st in kick return yardage. The Scarlet Knights average 14 yards per kick return and they are 122nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,875.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Illini are 120th in the country in points scored with 89. They have run 307 plays this year for 1,515 yards, which ranks them 109th in Division 1 in total offense. The Illinois Fighting Illini average 4.9 yards per play, which is 112th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 83 1st downs this season, ranking them 119th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Illinois has run for 624 yards as a unit, which ranks 109th in college football. They've run 162 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. Illinois has been penalized on offense 37 times for 362 yards so far this year, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. Chayce Crouch has passed for 427 yards this year. He's completed 41 throws while attempting 77 passes for a completion percentage of 53.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 93.7. He averages 3.5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.5 yards per pass attempt.
Illinois is 72nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 148. They have given up a total of 2,151 yards on D, which is 70th in D-1. The Fighting Illini are 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 101 throws on 167 attempts against the Illinois defense this season, ranking them 62nd and 52nd in the nation. The Illinois Fighting Illini pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,242 yards in the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 209 attempts for 909 yards this season, putting them in 79th place in the country against the run. The Fighting Illini have had 37 penalties for 353 yards on defense this year. That places them 88th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Illinois is 105th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 56 punt return yards and average 11.2 yards per return, which is 31st in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 217 yards on special teams, which puts them 98th in kick return yardage. The Illinois Fighting Illini average 18 yards per kick return and they are 126th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,788. The Fighting Illini have tried 9 field goals this year and made 8, which is 31st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Illinois kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,022 yards on 26 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 102nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Fighting Illini college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini -3
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