Nebraska at Ohio State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 22.5 point favorites. The Buckeyes have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread. The Cornhuskers have an ATS record of 2-5-1 while their over/under record is 5-3-0.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-5-1 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
10/28/18 DL Deontre Thomas Hand is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
10/17/18 DB CJ Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/09/18 RB Greg Bell Transferred is out for season
10/03/18 WR Tyjon Lindsey Transferred is out for season
10/01/18 DL Mick Stoltenberg Knee is out for season
10/01/18 LB Will Honas Undisclosed is out for season
08/27/18 QB Tristan Gebbia Left Team is out for season
08/24/18 RB Tre Bryant Knee is out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
10/28/18 WR Cameron Brown Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
10/28/18 CB Damon Arnette Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
10/28/18 CB Sevyn Banks Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
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 Nebraska Cornhuskers have run for 1,765 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in college football. They've run 318 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 72 times for 654 yards so far this season, which has them 6th in the country in penalties. They are 66th in the nation in points scored with 238. They have run 580 plays this season for 3,770 yards, which ranks them 49th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cornhuskers average 6.5 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 191 1st downs this year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Adrian Martinez averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 136 passes on 205 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 146.1. He has thrown for 1,656 yards this season.
The Cornhuskers rush defense has allowed 298 attempts for 1,328 yards this year, putting them in 73rd place in D-1 against the run. Nebraska has committed 56 penalties for 462 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 73rd in college football. They are 99th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 267. They have surrendered a total of 3,504 yards on D, which is 94th in the country. The Cornhuskers are ranked 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 177 passes on 298 attempts against the Nebraska Cornhuskers defense this season, placing them 111th and 115th in Division 1. The Nebraska pass defense has also given up a total of 2,176 yards through the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 7, which is 82nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Nebraska Cornhuskers kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 27 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,631 yards on 37 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in Division 1 in punting average. Nebraska is ranked 99th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 100 punt return yards and average 11.1 yards per return, which is 43rd in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 380 yards on special teams, ranking 64th in kick return yardage. The Cornhuskers average 17 yards per kick return and they are 31st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,250.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes are 7th in the country in points scored with 344. They have run 657 plays this year for 4,446 yards, which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 6.8 yards per play, which is 14th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 242 1st downs this season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State has run for 1,376 yards as a unit, which ranks 71st in college football. They've run 314 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. Ohio State has been penalized on offense 66 times for 607 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the country in penalties. Dwayne Haskins has passed for 2,801 yards this year. He's completed 224 throws while attempting 315 passes for a completion percentage of 71.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 174.1. He averages 10.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio State is 46th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 183. They have given up a total of 3,133 yards on D, which is 70th in D-1. The Buckeyes are 90th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 139 throws on 257 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, ranking them 49th and 74th in the nation. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,929 yards in the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 274 attempts for 1,204 yards this season, putting them in 57th place in the country against the run. The Buckeyes have had 44 penalties for 470 yards on defense this year. That places them 75th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State is 17th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 115 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 96th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 292 yards on special teams, which puts them 89th in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 6th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,854. The Buckeyes have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 76th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 44 for 44 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,350 yards on 31 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 31st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -22.5
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