Minnesota at Ohio State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Ohio Stadium to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 29.5 point favorites. The Golden Gophers are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Buckeyes are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
10/03/18 DB Kiondre Thomas Disciplinary is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Iowa
09/24/18 DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 RB Rodney Smith Leg is out for season
07/05/18 RB Shannon Brooks Leg is out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
10/04/18 K Marcus Hooker Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Indiana
10/01/18 CB Damon Arnette Undisclosed injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Indiana
10/01/18 DT Dre'Mont Jones Undisclosed injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Indiana
10/01/18 RB Mike Weber Foot is probable Saturday vs Indiana
09/30/18 S Amir Riep Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
09/30/18 S Isaiah Pryor Targeting Suspension is OUT the FIRST HALF Saturday vs Indiana
09/30/18 CB Sevyn Banks Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
09/27/18 OL Brady Taylor Knee is out indefinitely
09/17/18 DE Nick Bosa Abdominal is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 91st in the country in points scored with 139. They have run 360 plays this year for 1,712 yards, which ranks them 104th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Gophers average 4.8 yards per play, which is 117th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 111 1st downs this season, ranking them 78th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 730 yards as a unit, which ranks 101st in college football. They've run 206 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 20 times for 199 yards so far this year, which has them 121st in the country in penalties. Zack Annexstad has passed for 924 yards this year. He's completed 75 throws while attempting 144 passes for a completion percentage of 52.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 117.4. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Minnesota is 37th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 117. They have given up a total of 1,623 yards on D, which is 15th in D-1. The Golden Gophers are 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 97 throws on 168 attempts against the Minnesota Golden Gophers defense this season, ranking them 52nd and 57th in the nation. The Minnesota pass defense has also surrendered a total of 984 yards in the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 151 attempts for 639 yards this season, putting them in 29th place in the country against the run. The Golden Gophers have had 30 penalties for 308 yards on defense this year. That places them 67th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is 102nd in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 160 punt return yards and average 32 yards per return, which is 1st in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 213 yards on special teams, which puts them 82nd in kick return yardage. The Golden Gophers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,085. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have tried 9 field goals this year and made 8, which is 26th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Minnesota Golden Gophers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,080 yards on 26 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 74th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes have run for 1,209 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in college football. They've run 257 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ohio State Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 51 times for 485 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the country in penalties. They are 2nd in the nation in points scored with 294. They have run 483 plays this season for 3,397 yards, which ranks them 3rd in Division 1 in total offense. Ohio State averages 7 yards per play, which is 13th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 182 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Dwayne Haskins averages 9.7 yards per pass attempt and 11.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 142 passes on 198 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 190.8. He has thrown for 1,919 yards this season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes rush defense has allowed 212 attempts for 865 yards this year, putting them in 70th place in D-1 against the run. Ohio State has committed 33 penalties for 315 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in college football. They are 39th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 120. They have surrendered a total of 2,198 yards on D, which is 75th in the country. The Buckeyes are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 191 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, placing them 66th and 90th in Division 1. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also given up a total of 1,333 yards through the air, which is 78th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ohio State Buckeyes have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 3, which is 110th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,065 yards on 24 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 24th in Division 1 in punting average. Ohio State is ranked 10th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 100 punt return yards and average 6.7 yards per return, which is 92nd in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 194 yards on special teams, ranking 88th in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 22 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,691.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +29.5
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