Rutgers at Michigan College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Michigan Stadium is the venue for the game between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 22.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 44. The Wolverines are 2-4-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-1. The Scarlet Knights are 5-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 3-3-1 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 2-4-1 against the spread
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
10/22/17 DL Jimmy Hogan Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/22/17 QB Johnathan Lewis Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/22/17 WR Rashad Blunt Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
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
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
10/22/17 DL Luiji Vilain Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/22/17 TE Nick Eubanks Head is "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/22/17 WR Oliver Martin Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/04/17 DB Nate Johnson Dismissed out for season
10/02/17 QB Wilton Speight Back out indefinitely
09/18/17 WR Tarik Black Foot out indefinitely
09/11/17 DL Donovan Jeter Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have run for 1,174 yards as a unit, which ranks 66th in the nation. They've run 275 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Scarlet Knights have been penalized on offense 47 times for 398 yards so far this year, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. They are 107th in Division 1 in points scored with 158. They have run 453 plays this year for 2,109 yards, which ranks them 122nd in the nation in total offense. The Scarlet Knights average 4.7 yards per play, which is 121st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this season, ranking them 121st overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Bolin has completed 73 throws while attempting 133 passes for a completion percentage of 54.9%. He has passed for 711 yards this year. He averages 3.8 adjusted yards per throw and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 98.2.
The Scarlet Knights rush defense has given up 251 attempts for 1,126 yards this season, putting them in 57th place in the country against the run. They have had 54 penalties for 477 yards on defense this year. That places them 98th in Division 1. Rutgers is 51st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 165. They have given up a total of 2,689 yards on D, which is 56th in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 119 throws on 228 attempts against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense this season, ranking them 41st and 76th in the country. The Rutgers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,563 yards in the air, which is 60th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have tried 6 field goals this year and made 4, which is 117th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Rutgers Scarlet Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,159 yards on 48 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 15th in the NCAA in punting average. Rutgers is 48th 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 19 kicks for 282 yards on special teams, which puts them 108th in kick return yardage. The Scarlet Knights average 15 yards per kick return and they are 124th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,517.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolverines are 94th in Division 1 in points scored with 176. They have run 489 plays this season for 2,527 yards, which ranks them 102nd in the nation in total offense. The Michigan Wolverines average 5.2 yards per play, which is 97th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 126 1st downs this year, placing them 107th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan has run for 1,213 yards as a team, which ranks 59th in the country. They've run 297 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 57 times for 505 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the nation in penalties. John O'Corn has thrown for 729 yards this season. He has completed 61 passes on 110 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 106.9. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan is 23rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 130. They have surrendered a total of 1,849 yards on D, which is 5th in Division 1. The Wolverines are ranked 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 92 passes on 196 attempts against the Michigan defense this season, placing them 8th and 26th in the country. The Michigan Wolverines pass defense has also given up a total of 1,110 yards through the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 230 attempts for 739 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in D-1 against the run. The Wolverines have committed 39 penalties for 332 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 39th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan is ranked 3rd in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 171 punt return yards and average 8.1 yards per return, which is 56th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 298 yards on special teams, ranking 102nd in kick return yardage. The Michigan Wolverines average 20 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,996. The Wolverines have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 14, which is 9th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Michigan kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,637 yards on 41 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 98th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights +22.5
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