Michigan State at Oregon Redbox Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/31/2018
Monday, December 31, 2018
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Levi's Stadium to take on the Oregon Ducks on Monday, December 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oregon as 1.5 point favorites. The Spartans have an ATS record of 4-8-0 while their over/under record is 4-8-0. The Ducks have an over/under record of 5-6-1 and they are 4-8-0 against the spread.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-8-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-8-0 against the spread
Important Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 5-6-1 against the over/under
The Oregon Ducks are 4-8-0 against the spread
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/02/18 FB Collin Lucas Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Oregon
12/02/18 DE Dillon Alexander Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Oregon
12/02/18 CB Josh Butler Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Oregon
12/02/18 T Luke Campbell Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Oregon
12/02/18 TE Noah Davis Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Oregon
11/24/18 K Tyler Hunt ACL is out for season
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 Oregon Ducks Injuries
12/02/18 DL Jalen Jelks Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Michigan State
12/02/18 QB Justin Herbert Shoulder injured last game, is probable Monday vs Michigan State
12/02/18 OL Steven Jones Concussion is questionable Monday vs Michigan State
11/06/18 LB Kaulana Apelu Leg is out for season
10/24/18 LB Isaac Slade-Matautia Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/23/18 WR Bryan Addison Suspension is out indefinitely
10/17/18 OL Penei Sewell Ankle is out indefinitely
09/27/18 RB Taj Griffin Transferred has left team
09/13/18 WR Jalen Hall Dismissed has been dismissed
09/04/18 TE Cam McCormick Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan State Spartans are 123rd in Division 1 in points scored with 238. They have run 875 plays this season for 4,116 yards, which ranks them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Spartans average 4.7 yards per play, which is 125th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 244 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan State has run for 1,464 yards as a team, which ranks 117th in the country. They've run 419 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 73 times for 676 yards so far this season, which has them 64th in the nation in penalties. Brian Lewerke has thrown for 1,868 yards this season. He has completed 162 passes on 299 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 108.8. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 5.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan State is 13th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 216. They have surrendered a total of 3,738 yards on D, which is 10th in Division 1. The Spartans are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 262 passes on 444 attempts against the Michigan State Spartans defense this season, placing them 119th and 120th in the country. The Michigan State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,762 yards through the air, which is 60th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 365 attempts for 976 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in D-1 against the run. The Spartans have committed 66 penalties for 619 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 47th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State is ranked 55th in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 125 punt return yards and average 6.6 yards per return, which is 87th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 402 yards on special teams, ranking 103rd in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 24 yards per kick return and they are 119th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,643. The Michigan State Spartans have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 16, which is 34th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84%. Michigan State Spartans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,049 yards on 78 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 110th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ducks have run for 2,314 yards as a team, which ranks 49th in the nation. They've run 499 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Ducks have been penalized on offense 58 times for 553 yards so far this year, which has them 110th in the country in penalties. They are 20th in Division 1 in points scored with 446. They have run 883 plays this year for 5,370 yards, which ranks them 44th in the nation in total offense. The Oregon Ducks average 6.1 yards per play, which is 45th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 270 1st downs this season, ranking them 43rd overall as an offensive unit. Justin Herbert has completed 221 throws while attempting 371 passes for a completion percentage of 59.6%. He has passed for 2,985 yards this year. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 147.7.
The Oregon Ducks rush defense has given up 455 attempts for 1,748 yards this season, putting them in 45th place in the country against the run. They have had 68 penalties for 521 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in Division 1. Oregon is 60th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 324. They have given up a total of 4,717 yards on D, which is 62nd in the nation. The Ducks are 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 235 throws on 412 attempts against the Oregon defense this season, ranking them 82nd and 98th in the country. The Oregon Ducks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,969 yards in the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oregon Ducks have tried 11 field goals this year and made 6, which is 126th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 55%. Oregon kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 56 for 58 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,266 yards on 56 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 81st in the NCAA in punting average. Oregon is 35th in the country in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 254 punt return yards and average 11.5 yards per return, which is 33rd in D-1. They have returned 31 kicks for 641 yards on special teams, which puts them 52nd in kick return yardage. The Ducks average 21 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,265.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Ducks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Spartans +1.5
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