Michigan at Northwestern College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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The Michigan Wolverines head to Ryan Field to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 9 point favorites. The Wolverines are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Wildcats are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
09/23/18 RB Chris Evans Leg is questionable
09/17/18 QB Jacob West ACL is out for season
09/16/18 WR Nate Schoenle Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
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 Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
09/09/18 OL Blake Hance Foot is questionable Saturday vs Akron
09/09/18 OL Rashawn Slater Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Akron
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan Wolverines are 19th in the country in points scored with 167. They have run 257 plays this year for 1,683 yards, which ranks them 74th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wolverines average 6.5 yards per play, which is 38th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 83 1st downs this season, ranking them 65th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan has run for 848 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in college football. They've run 154 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 35 times for 321 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the country in penalties. Shea Patterson has passed for 709 yards this year. He's completed 61 throws while attempting 87 passes for a completion percentage of 70.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 160.5. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
Michigan is 18th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 57. They have given up a total of 961 yards on D, which is 8th in D-1. The Wolverines are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 3.7. Opponent offenses have completed 60 throws on 114 attempts against the Michigan Wolverines defense this season, ranking them 35th and 57th in the nation. The Michigan pass defense has also surrendered a total of 557 yards in the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 148 attempts for 404 yards this season, putting them in 26th place in the country against the run. The Wolverines have had 24 penalties for 209 yards on defense this year. That places them 55th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats have run for 351 yards as a team, which ranks 124th in college football. They've run 110 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Northwestern Wildcats have been penalized on offense 11 times for 111 yards so far this season, which has them 128th in the country in penalties. They are 116th in the nation in points scored with 72. They have run 261 plays this season for 1,273 yards, which ranks them 56th in Division 1 in total offense. Northwestern averages 4.9 yards per play, which is 110th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 76 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. Clayton Thorson averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 71 passes on 116 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 119.1. He has thrown for 753 yards this season.
The Northwestern Wildcats rush defense has allowed 100 attempts for 389 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in D-1 against the run. Northwestern has committed 28 penalties for 277 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 105th in college football. They are 56th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 87. They have surrendered a total of 1,140 yards on D, which is 29th in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 88th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 65 passes on 98 attempts against the Northwestern defense this season, placing them 52nd and 26th in Division 1. The Northwestern Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 751 yards through the air, which is 56th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolverines -9
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