Michigan at Ohio State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 3.5 point favorites. The Buckeyes have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 4-7-0 against the spread. The Wolverines have an ATS record of 6-5-0 while their over/under record is 6-5-0.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-5-0 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-7-0 against the spread
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
11/18/18 DL Chase Winovich Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable
11/12/18 DB Josh Metellus Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
11/11/18 OL Juwann Bushell-Beatty Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
11/08/18 RB Kurt Taylor Transferred is out for season
11/04/18 QB Dylan McCaffrey Collarbone is out for season
10/18/18 LB Drew Singleton Personal has left team
09/25/18 DB Benjamin St-Juste Undisclosed is out for season
09/17/18 QB Jacob West ACL is out for season
09/09/18 P Brad Robbins Back is out indefinitely
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/14/18 LB Baron Browning Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Maryland
11/11/18 WR Cameron Brown Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
11/11/18 S Isaiah Pryor Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
11/11/18 CB Jeffrey Okudah Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
11/11/18 CB Sevyn Banks Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
10/29/18 WR Austin Mack Foot is out indefinitely
09/27/18 OL Brady Taylor Knee is out indefinitely
09/17/18 DE Nick Bosa Abdominal has left the team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan Wolverines have run for 2,411 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in college football. They've run 479 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 77 times for 732 yards so far this season, which has them 32nd in the country in penalties. They are 23rd in the nation in points scored with 403. They have run 752 plays this season for 4,726 yards, which ranks them 86th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wolverines average 6.3 yards per play, which is 27th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 234 1st downs this year, placing them 53rd overall as an offensive unit. Shea Patterson averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 9.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 168 passes on 256 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 157.1. He has thrown for 2,177 yards this season.
The Wolverines rush defense has allowed 374 attempts for 1,228 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in D-1 against the run. Michigan has committed 59 penalties for 538 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 33rd in college football. They are 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 149. They have surrendered a total of 2,583 yards on D, which is 1st in the country. The Wolverines are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 130 passes on 276 attempts against the Michigan Wolverines defense this season, placing them 2nd and 6th in Division 1. The Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 1,355 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan Wolverines have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 17, which is 16th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Michigan Wolverines kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 45 for 46 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,678 yards on 35 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That places them 4th in Division 1 in punting average. Michigan is ranked 9th in the nation in punt returns with 28. They've accumulated 281 punt return yards and average 10.4 yards per return, which is 50th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 393 yards on special teams, ranking 95th in kick return yardage. The Wolverines average 20 yards per kick return and they are 40th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,399.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes are 7th in the country in points scored with 458. They have run 908 plays this year for 5,962 yards, which ranks them 3rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 6.6 yards per play, which is 14th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 322 1st downs this season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State has run for 2,008 yards as a unit, which ranks 52nd in college football. They've run 455 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. Ohio State has been penalized on offense 86 times for 762 yards so far this year, which has them 16th in the country in penalties. Dwayne Haskins has passed for 3,685 yards this year. He's completed 294 throws while attempting 424 passes for a completion percentage of 69.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 167.1. He averages 9.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio State is 54th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 271. They have given up a total of 4,393 yards on D, which is 76th in D-1. The Buckeyes are 83rd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 186 throws on 352 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, ranking them 41st and 83rd in the nation. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,611 yards in the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 388 attempts for 1,782 yards this season, putting them in 64th place in the country against the run. The Buckeyes have had 65 penalties for 648 yards on defense this year. That places them 89th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State is 23rd in the country in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 142 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 91st in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 398 yards on special teams, which puts them 94th in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 18 yards per kick return and they are 4th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,502. The Buckeyes have tried 14 field goals this year and made 10, which is 85th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 58 for 58 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,954 yards on 46 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 43rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buckeyes +3.5
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