Michigan at Michigan State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to Spartan Stadium to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 5 point favorites. The Wolverines have an ATS record of 4-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Spartans have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
10/14/18 DL Michael Dwumfour Leg is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
10/14/18 DL Rashan Gary Arm is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/25/18 DB Benjamin St-Juste Undisclosed is out for season
09/17/18 QB Jacob West ACL is out for season
09/11/18 DL Aubrey Solomon Knee is out indefinitely
09/09/18 P Brad Robbins Back is out indefinitely
09/03/18 WR Tarik Black Foot is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
10/14/18 FB Collin Lucas Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan
10/14/18 G Kevin Jarvis Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Michigan
10/14/18 RB LJ Scott Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Michigan
10/14/18 WR Jalen Nailor Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan
10/10/18 P Jake Hartbarger Leg is out for season
10/07/18 WR Cody White Hand is out indefinitely
10/07/18 G David Beedle Arm is out indefinitely
09/20/18 DT Mufi Hunt Knee is out indefinitely
08/06/18 CB Josiah Scott Leg is out indefinitely
08/04/18 CB Tyson Smith Medical is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan Wolverines are 14th in Division 1 in points scored with 267. They have run 460 plays this season for 2,968 yards, which ranks them 72nd in the nation in total offense. The Wolverines average 6.5 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 146 1st downs this year, placing them 36th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan has run for 1,519 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the country. They've run 284 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 53 times for 488 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the nation in penalties. Shea Patterson has thrown for 1,311 yards this season. He has completed 109 passes on 159 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 154.8. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan is 15th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 108. They have surrendered a total of 1,666 yards on D, which is 6th in Division 1. The Wolverines are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opposing offenses have completed 90 passes on 176 attempts against the Michigan Wolverines defense this season, placing them 12th and 30th in the country. The Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 904 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 248 attempts for 762 yards this year, putting them in 30th place in D-1 against the run. The Wolverines have committed 41 penalties for 371 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan is ranked 1st in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 197 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 56th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 282 yards on special teams, ranking 67th in kick return yardage. The Wolverines average 22 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,447. The Michigan Wolverines have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 11, which is 13th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. Michigan Wolverines kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 29 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,021 yards on 20 punts, averaging 51 yards per punt. That places them 2nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans have run for 738 yards as a team, which ranks 116th in the nation. They've run 216 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 39 times for 340 yards so far this year, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. They are 96th in Division 1 in points scored with 157. They have run 443 plays this year for 2,367 yards, which ranks them 45th in the nation in total offense. The Michigan State Spartans average 5.3 yards per play, which is 98th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 135 1st downs this season, ranking them 66th overall as an offensive unit. Brian Lewerke has completed 135 throws while attempting 225 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 1,587 yards this year. He averages 6.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 124.8.
The Michigan State Spartans rush defense has given up 160 attempts for 374 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the country against the run. They have had 33 penalties for 314 yards on defense this year. That places them 43rd in Division 1. Michigan State is 39th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 134. They have given up a total of 2,092 yards on D, which is 28th in the nation. The Spartans are 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 161 throws on 252 attempts against the Michigan State defense this season, ranking them 125th and 123rd in the country. The Michigan State Spartans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,718 yards in the air, which is 111th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan State Spartans have tried 8 field goals this year and made 8, which is 43rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Michigan State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,380 yards on 34 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 85th in the NCAA in punting average. Michigan State is 34th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 82 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 93rd in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 246 yards on special teams, which puts them 83rd in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 25 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,695.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolverines -5
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