Northwestern at Ohio State Big Ten Championship Parlay 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Ohio State Buckeyes play the Northwestern Wildcats at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday in the Big Ten Championship. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 13 point favorites. The Buckeyes have an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they are 5-7-0 against the spread. The Wildcats have an ATS record of 6-4-2 while their over/under record is 5-7-0.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-4-2 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-7-0 against the spread
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/25/18 WR Flynn Nagel Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
11/25/18 S Jared McGee Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
11/25/18 CB Montre Hartage Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
11/25/18 DB Trae Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
09/24/18 RB Jeremy Larkin Undisclosed is out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/25/18 WR Cameron Brown Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
11/25/18 K Marcus Hooker Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
11/25/18 CB Marcus Williamson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
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 Northwestern Wildcats have run for 1,381 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in college football. They've run 452 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 34 times for 320 yards so far this season, which has them 129th in the country in penalties. They are 106th in the nation in points scored with 284. They have run 905 plays this season for 4,225 yards, which ranks them 57th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wildcats average 4.7 yards per play, which is 124th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 250 1st downs this year, placing them 68th overall as an offensive unit. Clayton Thorson averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 251 passes on 416 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 119.7. He has thrown for 2,675 yards this season.
The Wildcats rush defense has allowed 400 attempts for 1,616 yards this year, putting them in 36th place in D-1 against the run. Northwestern has committed 86 penalties for 822 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 116th in college football. They are 30th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 260. They have surrendered a total of 4,472 yards on D, which is 53rd in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 262 passes on 418 attempts against the Northwestern Wildcats defense this season, placing them 123rd and 111th in Division 1. The Northwestern pass defense has also given up a total of 2,856 yards through the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Northwestern Wildcats have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 8, which is 116th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Northwestern Wildcats kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,644 yards on 65 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average. Northwestern is ranked 26th in the nation in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 145 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 93rd in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 356 yards on special teams, ranking 107th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 22 yards per kick return and they are 111th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,727.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes are 7th in the country in points scored with 520. They have run 974 plays this year for 6,529 yards, which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 6.7 yards per play, which is 13th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 350 1st downs this season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State has run for 2,257 yards as a unit, which ranks 50th in college football. They've run 492 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. Ohio State has been penalized on offense 98 times for 912 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. Dwayne Haskins has passed for 4,003 yards this year. He's completed 313 throws while attempting 454 passes for a completion percentage of 68.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 169.7. He averages 9.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.8 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio State is 59th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 310. They have given up a total of 4,794 yards on D, which is 74th in D-1. The Buckeyes are 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 209 throws on 390 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, ranking them 51st and 89th in the nation. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,851 yards in the air, which is 83rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 428 attempts for 1,943 yards this season, putting them in 63rd place in the country against the run. The Buckeyes have had 72 penalties for 720 yards on defense this year. That places them 93rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State is 18th in the country in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 204 punt return yards and average 8.2 yards per return, which is 74th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 420 yards on special teams, which puts them 99th in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 18 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,153. The Buckeyes have tried 16 field goals this year and made 12, which is 70th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 66 for 66 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,075 yards on 49 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 49th in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -13 and over 57 total points
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