UNLV at Ohio State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels head to Ohio Stadium to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 39 point favorites. The total has been set at 63.5. The Runnin' Rebels are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Buckeyes are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0.
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Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
09/10/17 RB Charles Williams Ankle out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
09/17/17 LB Chris Worley Foot injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. UNLV
09/03/17 S Eric Glover-Williams Dismissed has been dismissed
08/23/17 QB Joe Burrow Hand out indefinitely
08/07/17 DT Michael Hill Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 73rd in the country in points scored with 84. They have run 133 plays this year for 1,114 yards, which ranks them 111th in Division 1 in total offense. The Runnin' Rebels average 8.4 yards per play, which is 5th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 47 1st downs this season, ranking them 104th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UNLV has run for 701 yards as a unit, which ranks 18th in college football. They've run 96 times, averaging 7.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Runnin' Rebels have been penalized on offense 18 times for 137 yards so far this year, which has them 59th in the country in penalties. Armani Rogers has passed for 413 yards this year. He's completed 21 throws while attempting 35 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. His quarterback rating this season is 172.3. He averages 11.7 adjusted yards per throw and 11.8 yards per pass attempt.
UNLV is 49th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 59. They have given up a total of 833 yards on D, which is 33rd in D-1. The Runnin' Rebels are 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 37 throws on 60 attempts against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels defense this season, ranking them 30th and 16th in the nation. The UNLV pass defense has also surrendered a total of 401 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 97 attempts for 432 yards this season, putting them in 76th place in the country against the run. The Runnin' Rebels have had 14 penalties for 136 yards on defense this year. That places them 49th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UNLV is 74th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 37 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 45th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 101 yards on special teams, which puts them 102nd in kick return yardage. The Runnin' Rebels average 14 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,252. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels have tried 10 field goals this year and made 7, which is 5th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. UNLV Runnin' Rebels kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 125 yards on 3 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 66th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes have run for 729 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in college football. They've run 117 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ohio State Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 19 times for 192 yards so far this season, which has them 54th in the country in penalties. They are 42nd in the nation in points scored with 103. They have run 224 plays this season for 1,532 yards, which ranks them 41st in Division 1 in total offense. Ohio State averages 6.8 yards per play, which is 26th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this year, placing them 19th overall as an offensive unit. J.T. Barrett averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 64 passes on 103 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 137.9. He has thrown for 757 yards this season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes rush defense has allowed 122 attempts for 380 yards this year, putting them in 58th place in D-1 against the run. Ohio State has committed 10 penalties for 81 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 9th in college football. They are 51st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 59. They have surrendered a total of 1,205 yards on D, which is 84th in the country. The Buckeyes are ranked 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 71 passes on 111 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, placing them 109th and 105th in Division 1. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also given up a total of 825 yards through the air, which is 102nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ohio State Buckeyes have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 14th in D-1. Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 530 yards on 12 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 38th in Division 1 in punting average. Ohio State is ranked 85th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 9 punt return yards and average 2.3 yards per return, which is 103rd in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 146 yards on special teams, ranking 71st in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 37 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,687.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -39
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