Ohio State at Michigan State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Michigan State Spartans host the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 5.5 point favorites. The Spartans have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread. The Buckeyes have an ATS record of 3-6-0 while their over/under record is 4-5-0.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-6-0 against the spread
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-5-0 against the spread
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/04/18 WR Cameron Brown Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
11/04/18 S Isaiah Pryor Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
11/04/18 CB Jeffrey Okudah Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
11/04/18 CB Sevyn Banks Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
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
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/04/18 RB LJ Scott Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
11/04/18 OL Matt Allen Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
10/21/18 WR Felton Davis III Achilles is out for season
10/10/18 P Jake Hartbarger Leg is out for season
10/07/18 G David Beedle Arm is out indefinitely
09/20/18 DT Mufi Hunt Knee is out indefinitely
08/04/18 CB Tyson Smith Medical is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio State Buckeyes have run for 1,605 yards as a team, which ranks 58th in college football. They've run 354 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 72 times for 653 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the country in penalties. They are 9th in the nation in points scored with 380. They have run 729 plays this season for 4,927 yards, which ranks them 4th in Division 1 in total offense. The Buckeyes average 6.8 yards per play, which is 12th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 265 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Dwayne Haskins averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 242 passes on 347 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 170.6. He has thrown for 3,053 yards this season.
The Buckeyes rush defense has allowed 323 attempts for 1,388 yards this year, putting them in 59th place in D-1 against the run. Ohio State has committed 49 penalties for 514 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 72nd in college football. They are 45th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 214. They have surrendered a total of 3,583 yards on D, which is 71st in the country. The Buckeyes are ranked 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 161 passes on 290 attempts against the Ohio State Buckeyes defense this season, placing them 53rd and 76th in Division 1. The Ohio State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,195 yards through the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ohio State Buckeyes have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 88th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Ohio State Buckeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 48 for 48 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,541 yards on 35 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in Division 1 in punting average. Ohio State is ranked 16th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 139 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 320 yards on special teams, ranking 92nd in kick return yardage. The Buckeyes average 19 yards per kick return and they are 7th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,386.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans are 108th in the country in points scored with 211. They have run 648 plays this year for 3,243 yards, which ranks them 61st in Division 1 in total offense. The Michigan State Spartans average 5 yards per play, which is 116th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 191 1st downs this season, ranking them 60th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan State has run for 1,130 yards as a unit, which ranks 111th in college football. They've run 325 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. Michigan State has been penalized on offense 53 times for 474 yards so far this year, which has them 78th in the country in penalties. Rocky Lombardi has passed for 327 yards this year. He's completed 27 throws while attempting 50 passes for a completion percentage of 54%. His quarterback rating this season is 118.1. He averages 6.4 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt.
Michigan State is 19th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 171. They have given up a total of 2,926 yards on D, which is 22nd in D-1. The Spartans are 25th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 212 throws on 350 attempts against the Michigan State defense this season, ranking them 124th and 124th in the nation. The Michigan State Spartans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,281 yards in the air, which is 97th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 255 attempts for 645 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the country against the run. The Spartans have had 49 penalties for 468 yards on defense this year. That places them 41st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State is 31st in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 104 punt return yards and average 6.1 yards per return, which is 100th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 344 yards on special teams, which puts them 84th in kick return yardage. The Michigan State Spartans average 25 yards per kick return and they are 106th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,691. The Spartans have tried 13 field goals this year and made 12, which is 34th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Michigan State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,164 yards on 55 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 103rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans +5.5
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