Iowa at Purdue College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Purdue Boilermakers host the Iowa Hawkeyes at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 2.5 point favorites. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread. The Hawkeyes have an ATS record of 6-2-0 while their over/under record is 5-3-0.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-2-0 against the spread
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-3-0 against the spread
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
10/17/18 FB Brady Ross Leg is out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
07/28/18 RB Richie Worship ACL is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa Hawkeyes have run for 1,293 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in college football. They've run 327 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 47 times for 394 yards so far this season, which has them 81st in the country in penalties. They are 65th in the nation in points scored with 238. They have run 580 plays this season for 3,131 yards, which ranks them 68th in Division 1 in total offense. The Hawkeyes average 5.4 yards per play, which is 91st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 167 1st downs this year, placing them 74th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Stanley averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 137 passes on 245 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 131.4. He has thrown for 1,764 yards this season.
The Hawkeyes rush defense has allowed 240 attempts for 675 yards this year, putting them in 4th place in D-1 against the run. Iowa has committed 49 penalties for 435 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 52nd in college football. They are 12th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 129. They have surrendered a total of 2,119 yards on D, which is 5th in the country. The Hawkeyes are ranked 7th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 140 passes on 240 attempts against the Iowa Hawkeyes defense this season, placing them 51st and 47th in Division 1. The Iowa pass defense has also given up a total of 1,444 yards through the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa Hawkeyes have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 12, which is 19th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Iowa Hawkeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,200 yards on 30 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 92nd in Division 1 in punting average. Iowa is ranked 38th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 113 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 84th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 381 yards on special teams, ranking 62nd in kick return yardage. The Hawkeyes average 32 yards per kick return and they are 79th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,625.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boilermakers are 43rd in the country in points scored with 263. They have run 571 plays this year for 3,939 yards, which ranks them 12th in Division 1 in total offense. The Purdue Boilermakers average 6.9 yards per play, which is 11th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 178 1st downs this season, ranking them 49th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Purdue has run for 1,299 yards as a unit, which ranks 79th in college football. They've run 247 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. Purdue has been penalized on offense 51 times for 516 yards so far this year, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. David Blough has passed for 2,350 yards this year. He's completed 182 throws while attempting 279 passes for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 147.8. He averages 8.5 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
Purdue is 45th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 182. They have given up a total of 3,466 yards on D, which is 90th in D-1. The Boilermakers are 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 201 throws on 333 attempts against the Purdue defense this season, ranking them 127th and 126th in the nation. The Purdue Boilermakers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,393 yards in the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 285 attempts for 1,073 yards this season, putting them in 38th place in the country against the run. The Boilermakers have had 61 penalties for 554 yards on defense this year. That places them 107th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Purdue is 85th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 56 punt return yards and average 5.1 yards per return, which is 111th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 468 yards on special teams, which puts them 37th in kick return yardage. The Purdue Boilermakers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,463. The Boilermakers have tried 20 field goals this year and made 14, which is 9th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Purdue kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 27 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,468 yards on 34 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 38th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes +2.5
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