Northwestern at Iowa College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Northwestern Wildcats head to Kinnick Stadium to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 10 point favorites. The Wildcats are 4-3-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Hawkeyes are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-3-0.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 4-3-2 against the spread
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-3-0 against the spread
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/04/18 K Drew Luckenbaugh Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Iowa
11/04/18 S Jared McGee Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Iowa
11/04/18 RB John Moten IV Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Iowa
11/04/18 DB Trae Williams Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Iowa
09/24/18 RB Jeremy Larkin Undisclosed is out for season
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
11/04/18 TE Shaun Beyer Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/29/18 DB Matt Hankins Suspension is out indefinitely
10/29/18 DB Trey Creamer Suspension is out indefinitely
10/17/18 FB Brady Ross Leg is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Northwestern Wildcats are 98th in the country in points scored with 222. They have run 707 plays this year for 3,219 yards, which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Wildcats average 4.6 yards per play, which is 124th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 195 1st downs this season, ranking them 55th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Northwestern has run for 837 yards as a unit, which ranks 126th in college football. They've run 323 times, averaging 2.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 26 times for 245 yards so far this year, which has them 129th in the country in penalties. Clayton Thorson has passed for 2,213 yards this year. He's completed 209 throws while attempting 347 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 118.5. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Northwestern is 50th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 220. They have given up a total of 3,409 yards on D, which is 53rd in D-1. The Wildcats are 62nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 193 throws on 306 attempts against the Northwestern Wildcats defense this season, ranking them 112th and 92nd in the nation. The Northwestern pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,109 yards in the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 308 attempts for 1,300 yards this season, putting them in 47th place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 73 penalties for 687 yards on defense this year. That places them 122nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Northwestern is 32nd in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 98 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 103rd in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 260 yards on special teams, which puts them 106th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 22 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,578. The Northwestern Wildcats have tried 11 field goals this year and made 6, which is 114th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 55%. Northwestern Wildcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,915 yards on 48 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 94th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hawkeyes have run for 1,411 yards as a team, which ranks 76th in college football. They've run 364 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Iowa Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 55 times for 469 yards so far this season, which has them 71st in the country in penalties. They are 55th in the nation in points scored with 274. They have run 649 plays this season for 3,524 yards, which ranks them 60th in Division 1 in total offense. Iowa averages 5.4 yards per play, which is 88th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 189 1st downs this year, placing them 64th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Stanley averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 158 passes on 277 attempts for a completion percentage of 57%. His quarterback rating this year is 133.3. He has thrown for 2,039 yards this season.
The Iowa Hawkeyes rush defense has allowed 271 attempts for 776 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in D-1 against the run. Iowa has committed 55 penalties for 495 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 58th in college football. They are 16th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 167. They have surrendered a total of 2,553 yards on D, which is 9th in the country. The Hawkeyes are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 163 passes on 272 attempts against the Iowa defense this season, placing them 58th and 54th in Division 1. The Iowa Hawkeyes pass defense has also given up a total of 1,777 yards through the air, which is 38th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa Hawkeyes have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 13, which is 26th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Iowa kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,375 yards on 35 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 101st in Division 1 in punting average. Iowa is ranked 38th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 151 punt return yards and average 9.4 yards per return, which is 60th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 471 yards on special teams, ranking 48th in kick return yardage. The Iowa Hawkeyes average 28 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,146.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats +10
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