Michigan State at Nebraska College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Michigan State Spartans head to Memorial Stadium to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 2 point favorites. The Spartans are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Cornhuskers are 4-5-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-4-0.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-5-1 against the spread
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/18 CB Josh Butler Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
11/11/18 RB LJ Scott Ankle is out for season
11/10/18 DT Mufi Hunt Knee is out for season
10/21/18 WR Felton Davis III Achilles is out for season
10/10/18 P Jake Hartbarger Leg is out for season
08/04/18 CB Tyson Smith Medical is out for season
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/11/18 WR JD Spielman Undisclosed left last game, is probable Saturday vs Michigan State
11/11/18 RB Maurice Washington Undisclosed left last game, is probable Saturday vs Michigan State
11/02/18 DL DaiShon Neal Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/17/18 DB CJ Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/09/18 RB Greg Bell Transferred is out for season
10/03/18 WR Tyjon Lindsey Transferred is out for season
10/01/18 LB Will Honas Undisclosed is out for season
08/27/18 QB Tristan Gebbia Left Team is out for season
08/24/18 RB Tre Bryant Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan State Spartans are 117th in the country in points scored with 217. They have run 714 plays this year for 3,517 yards, which ranks them 62nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Spartans average 4.9 yards per play, which is 118th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 203 1st downs this season, ranking them 71st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan State has run for 1,184 yards as a unit, which ranks 113th in college football. They've run 343 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 60 times for 520 yards so far this year, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. Brian Lewerke has passed for 1,868 yards this year. He's completed 162 throws while attempting 298 passes for a completion percentage of 54.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 109.8. He averages 5.4 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
Michigan State is 21st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 197. They have given up a total of 3,273 yards on D, which is 24th in D-1. The Spartans are 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 236 throws on 389 attempts against the Michigan State Spartans defense this season, ranking them 127th and 127th in the nation. The Michigan State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,508 yards in the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 300 attempts for 765 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the country against the run. The Spartans have had 53 penalties for 498 yards on defense this year. That places them 37th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State is 42nd in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 104 punt return yards and average 6.1 yards per return, which is 103rd in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 352 yards on special teams, which puts them 94th in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 24 yards per kick return and they are 110th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,973. The Michigan State Spartans have tried 16 field goals this year and made 14, which is 23rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Michigan State Spartans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,486 yards on 63 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 98th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cornhuskers have run for 2,265 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in college football. They've run 401 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 84 times for 770 yards so far this season, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. They are 41st in the nation in points scored with 323. They have run 730 plays this season for 4,826 yards, which ranks them 38th in Division 1 in total offense. Nebraska averages 6.6 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 240 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Adrian Martinez averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 182 passes on 272 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 148.3. He has thrown for 2,212 yards this season.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers rush defense has allowed 387 attempts for 1,940 yards this year, putting them in 95th place in D-1 against the run. Nebraska has committed 69 penalties for 574 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 82nd in college football. They are 105th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 338. They have surrendered a total of 4,494 yards on D, which is 110th in the country. The Cornhuskers are ranked 95th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 206 passes on 355 attempts against the Nebraska defense this season, placing them 107th and 113th in Division 1. The Nebraska Cornhuskers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,554 yards through the air, which is 104th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 9, which is 82nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Nebraska kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 38 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,074 yards on 49 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 50th in Division 1 in punting average. Nebraska is ranked 94th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 131 punt return yards and average 10.9 yards per return, which is 44th in college football. They have returned 27 kicks for 431 yards on special teams, ranking 75th in kick return yardage. The Nebraska Cornhuskers average 16 yards per kick return and they are 19th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,388.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +2
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