Michigan State at Penn State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Beaver Stadium to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 14.5 point favorites. The Spartans have an ATS record of 1-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Nittany Lions have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 1-4-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-1-0 against the spread
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
10/06/18 WR Cam Chambers Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/06/18 FB Collin Lucas Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Northwestern
10/06/18 WR Darrell Stewart Jr. Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/06/18 CB Josh Butler Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/06/18 G Kevin Jarvis Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Northwestern
10/06/18 RB LJ Scott Hamstring is questionable
10/06/18 WR Jalen Nailor Undisclosed is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Northwestern
10/01/18 WR Cody White Hand injured last game, is out indefinitely
09/20/18 DT Mufi Hunt Knee is out indefinitely
09/11/18 P Jake Hartbarger Leg is OUT 6-8 weeks
08/06/18 CB Josiah Scott Leg is out indefinitely
08/04/18 CB Tyson Smith Medical is out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
09/27/18 OL Rasheed Walker Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
09/25/18 RB Mark Allen Undisclosed is out for season
09/23/18 CB Donovan Johnson Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
09/23/18 DE Shane Simmons Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
08/28/18 LB Manny Bowen Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan State Spartans are 94th in Division 1 in points scored with 136. They have run 354 plays this season for 1,949 yards, which ranks them 57th in the nation in total offense. The Spartans average 5.5 yards per play, which is 84th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 110 1st downs this year, placing them 79th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan State has run for 615 yards as a team, which ranks 118th in the country. They've run 180 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 36 times for 320 yards so far this season, which has them 64th in the nation in penalties. Brian Lewerke has thrown for 1,328 yards this season. He has completed 111 passes on 173 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 133.2. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan State is 36th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 117. They have surrendered a total of 1,695 yards on D, which is 20th in Division 1. The Spartans are ranked 33rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 142 passes on 220 attempts against the Michigan State Spartans defense this season, placing them 125th and 120th in the country. The Michigan State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,526 yards through the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 128 attempts for 169 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in D-1 against the run. The Spartans have committed 27 penalties for 273 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 40th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State is ranked 72nd in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 56 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 86th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 231 yards on special teams, ranking 75th in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 26 yards per kick return and they are 101st in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,236. The Michigan State Spartans have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 25th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Michigan State Spartans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 976 yards on 24 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 85th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions have run for 1,305 yards as a team, which ranks 23rd in the nation. They've run 216 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 30 times for 276 yards so far this year, which has them 93rd in the country in penalties. They are 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 248. They have run 360 plays this year for 2,550 yards, which ranks them 79th in the nation in total offense. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 7.1 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 126 1st downs this season, ranking them 43rd overall as an offensive unit. Trace McSorley has completed 74 throws while attempting 139 passes for a completion percentage of 53.2%. He has passed for 1,050 yards this year. He averages 8.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 137.6.
The Penn State Nittany Lions rush defense has given up 208 attempts for 809 yards this season, putting them in 58th place in the country against the run. They have had 50 penalties for 485 yards on defense this year. That places them 126th in Division 1. Penn State is 29th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 105. They have given up a total of 1,772 yards on D, which is 34th in the nation. The Nittany Lions are 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 96 throws on 167 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, ranking them 50th and 55th in the country. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 963 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Penn State Nittany Lions have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 111th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Penn State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 33 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 879 yards on 21 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 64th in the NCAA in punting average. Penn State is 7th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 214 punt return yards and average 13.4 yards per return, which is 31st in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 256 yards on special teams, which puts them 66th in kick return yardage. The Nittany Lions average 26 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,020.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions -14.5
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