Ohio State at TCU College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The TCU Horned Frogs host the Ohio State Buckeyes at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 12.5 point favorites. The Horned Frogs have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread. The Buckeyes have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The TCU Horned Frogs are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
08/15/18 DT Ross Blacklock Achilles is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio State Buckeyes have run for 602 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in college football. They've run 92 times, averaging 6.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 17 times for 170 yards so far this season, which has them 25th in the country in penalties. They are 2nd in the nation in points scored with 129. They have run 159 plays this season for 1,302 yards, which ranks them 15th in Division 1 in total offense. The Buckeyes average 8.2 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 67 1st downs this year, placing them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Dwayne Haskins averages 10.3 yards per pass attempt and 12.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 42 passes on 53 attempts for a completion percentage of 79.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 218. He has thrown for 546 yards this season.
The Buckeyes rush defense has allowed 70 attempts for 265 yards this year, putting them in 55th place in D-1 against the run. Ohio State has committed 12 penalties for 121 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 81st in college football. They are 43rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 34. They have surrendered a total of 526 yards on D, which is 21st in the country. The Buckeyes are ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses have completed 25 passes on 54 attempts against the Ohio State Buckeyes defense this season, placing them 18th and 35th in Division 1. The Ohio State pass defense has also given up a total of 261 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State Buckeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 240 yards on 5 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average. Ohio State is ranked 3rd in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 66 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 64th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 68 yards on special teams, ranking 84th in kick return yardage. The Buckeyes average 23 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,436.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Horned Frogs are 13th in the country in points scored with 97. They have run 142 plays this year for 917 yards, which ranks them 81st in Division 1 in total offense. The TCU Horned Frogs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 43rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 53 1st downs this season, ranking them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground TCU has run for 507 yards as a unit, which ranks 30th in college football. They've run 82 times, averaging 6.2 yards per rush as a unit. TCU has been penalized on offense 9 times for 83 yards so far this year, which has them 100th in the country in penalties. Shawn Robinson has passed for 328 yards this year. He's completed 32 throws while attempting 52 passes for a completion percentage of 61.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 136.1. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
TCU is 16th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 19. They have given up a total of 427 yards on D, which is 11th in D-1. The Horned Frogs are 10th in yards per play allowed with 3.5. Opponent offenses have completed 23 throws on 56 attempts against the TCU defense this season, ranking them 13th and 46th in the nation. The TCU Horned Frogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 212 yards in the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 67 attempts for 215 yards this season, putting them in 37th place in the country against the run. The Horned Frogs have had 13 penalties for 108 yards on defense this year. That places them 65th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
TCU is 1st in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 225 punt return yards and average 25 yards per return, which is 12th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 98 yards on special teams, which puts them 59th in kick return yardage. The TCU Horned Frogs average 33 yards per kick return and they are 22nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,240. The Horned Frogs have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 66th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. TCU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 240 yards on 7 punts, averaging 34 yards per punt. That ranks them 119th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs +12.5
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