Michigan at Rutgers College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
High Point Solutions Stadium
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to High Point Solutions Stadium to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 36.5 point favorites. The Wolverines have an ATS record of 6-3-0 while their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Scarlet Knights have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-5-0 against the spread
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
11/04/18 QB Dylan McCaffrey Collarbone is out for season
11/04/18 OL Juwann Bushell-Beatty Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Rutgers
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 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
11/04/18 LB CJ Onyechi Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Michigan
10/31/18 LB Izaia Bullock Dismissed is out for season
09/25/18 DB Blessuan Austin Knee is out for season
09/02/18 DL Tijuan Mason Leg is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan Wolverines are 26th in Division 1 in points scored with 330. They have run 606 plays this season for 3,768 yards, which ranks them 94th in the nation in total offense. The Wolverines average 6.2 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 188 1st downs this year, placing them 68th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan has run for 1,963 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the country. They've run 388 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 71 times for 667 yards so far this season, which has them 20th in the nation in penalties. Shea Patterson has thrown for 1,667 yards this season. He has completed 134 passes on 201 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.3. He averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan is 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 122. They have surrendered a total of 1,946 yards on D, which is 1st in Division 1. The Wolverines are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 3.7. Opposing offenses have completed 105 passes on 221 attempts against the Michigan Wolverines defense this season, placing them 2nd and 4th in the country. The Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 1,101 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 301 attempts for 845 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in D-1 against the run. The Wolverines have committed 49 penalties for 446 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 32nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan is ranked 6th in the nation in punt returns with 25. They've accumulated 267 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 45th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 314 yards on special teams, ranking 96th in kick return yardage. The Wolverines average 21 yards per kick return and they are 54th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,350. The Michigan Wolverines have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 11, which is 45th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Michigan Wolverines kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 38 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,517 yards on 31 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That places them 2nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Scarlet Knights have run for 1,120 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in the nation. They've run 298 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Scarlet Knights have been penalized on offense 59 times for 580 yards so far this year, which has them 56th in the country in penalties. They are 129th in Division 1 in points scored with 138. They have run 594 plays this year for 2,492 yards, which ranks them 119th in the nation in total offense. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights average 4.2 yards per play, which is 127th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 145 1st downs this season, ranking them 126th overall as an offensive unit. Artur Sitkowski has completed 123 throws while attempting 246 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. He has passed for 1,100 yards this year. He averages 2.1 adjusted yards per throw and 4.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 80.7.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights rush defense has given up 372 attempts for 2,104 yards this season, putting them in 118th place in the country against the run. They have had 67 penalties for 624 yards on defense this year. That places them 111th in Division 1. Rutgers is 100th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 301. They have given up a total of 3,733 yards on D, which is 82nd in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are 94th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 143 throws on 246 attempts against the Rutgers defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in the country. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,629 yards in the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 90th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Rutgers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,626 yards on 61 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 37th in the NCAA in punting average. Rutgers is 118th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 40 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 108th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 390 yards on special teams, which puts them 75th in kick return yardage. The Scarlet Knights average 20 yards per kick return and they are 127th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,921.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolverines -36.5
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