Ohio State at Penn State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Beaver Stadium is the venue for the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 3 point favorites. The Nittany Lions are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-0-0. The Buckeyes are 3-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-2-0.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
09/22/18 S Amir Riep Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Tulane
09/22/18 K Marcus Hooker Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Tulane
09/22/18 DL Robert Landers Arm is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Tulane
09/22/18 CB Sevyn Banks Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Tulane
09/17/18 DE Nick Bosa Abdominal is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Tulane
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
09/16/18 DE Shane Simmons Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Illinois
08/28/18 LB Manny Bowen Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio State Buckeyes have run for 935 yards as a unit, which ranks 22nd in the nation. They've run 172 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 31 times for 288 yards so far this year, which has them 23rd in the country in penalties. They are 2nd in Division 1 in points scored with 218. They have run 315 plays this year for 2,398 yards, which ranks them 5th in the nation in total offense. The Buckeyes average 7.6 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 128 1st downs this season, ranking them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. Dwayne Haskins has completed 87 throws while attempting 115 passes for a completion percentage of 75.7%. He has passed for 1,194 yards this year. He averages 12.8 adjusted yards per throw and 10.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 207.
The Buckeyes rush defense has given up 147 attempts for 575 yards this season, putting them in 69th place in the country against the run. They have had 23 penalties for 216 yards on defense this year. That places them 63rd in Division 1. Ohio State is 31st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 68. They have given up a total of 1,300 yards on D, which is 46th in the nation. The Buckeyes are 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 59 throws on 110 attempts against the Ohio State Buckeyes defense this season, ranking them 34th and 49th in the country. The Ohio State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 725 yards in the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions are 1st in Division 1 in points scored with 222. They have run 284 plays this season for 2,058 yards, which ranks them 49th in the nation in total offense. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 7.2 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 104 1st downs this year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Penn State has run for 1,099 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the country. They've run 172 times, averaging 6.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 23 times for 212 yards so far this season, which has them 72nd in the nation in penalties. Trace McSorley has thrown for 764 yards this season. He has completed 58 passes on 107 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.1. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Penn State is 45th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 78. They have surrendered a total of 1,383 yards on D, which is 59th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 74 passes on 128 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, placing them 83rd and 81st in the country. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also given up a total of 693 yards through the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 171 attempts for 690 yards this year, putting them in 88th place in D-1 against the run. The Nittany Lions have committed 40 penalties for 380 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 127th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -3
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