Ohio at NIU College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
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The Ohio Bobcats travel to Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium to take on the NIU Huskies on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has NIU as 4 point favorites. The Bobcats have an ATS record of 2-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 1-5-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important NIU Huskies Betting Trends
The NIU Huskies are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The NIU Huskies are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
08/28/18 WR Elijah Ball Knee is out for season
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
10/04/18 CB Albert Smalls Undisclosed is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Ball State
09/30/18 LB Kyle Pugh Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ball State
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio Bobcats are 50th in Division 1 in points scored with 184. They have run 339 plays this season for 2,279 yards, which ranks them 78th in the nation in total offense. The Bobcats average 6.7 yards per play, which is 20th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 119 1st downs this year, placing them 60th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio has run for 1,024 yards as a team, which ranks 58th in the country. They've run 196 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 28 times for 277 yards so far this season, which has them 100th in the nation in penalties. Nathan Rourke has thrown for 1,022 yards this season. He has completed 71 passes on 118 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 147.4. He averages 8.7 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Ohio is 98th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 179. They have surrendered a total of 2,544 yards on D, which is 109th in Division 1. The Bobcats are ranked 125th in yards per play allowed with 7.2. Opposing offenses have completed 128 passes on 192 attempts against the Ohio Bobcats defense this season, placing them 114th and 93rd in the country. The Ohio pass defense has also given up a total of 1,818 yards through the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 162 attempts for 726 yards this year, putting them in 38th place in D-1 against the run. The Bobcats have committed 44 penalties for 418 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 111th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio is ranked 120th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 22 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 100th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 631 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 24 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,932. The Ohio Bobcats have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 8, which is 28th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Ohio Bobcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 961 yards on 21 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 11th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies have run for 866 yards as a team, which ranks 89th in the nation. They've run 252 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 32 times for 273 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. They are 122nd in Division 1 in points scored with 106. They have run 436 plays this year for 1,670 yards, which ranks them 119th in the nation in total offense. The NIU Huskies average 3.8 yards per play, which is 128th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 105 1st downs this season, ranking them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. Marcus Childers has completed 101 throws while attempting 181 passes for a completion percentage of 55.8%. He has passed for 804 yards this year. He averages 4.1 adjusted yards per throw and 4.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 102.2.
The NIU Huskies rush defense has given up 263 attempts for 755 yards this season, putting them in 46th place in the country against the run. They have had 40 penalties for 318 yards on defense this year. That places them 73rd in Division 1. NIU is 59th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 142. They have given up a total of 2,134 yards on D, which is 68th in the nation. The Huskies are 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 123 throws on 218 attempts against the NIU defense this season, ranking them 105th and 119th in the country. The NIU Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,379 yards in the air, which is 87th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NIU Huskies have tried 9 field goals this year and made 6, which is 59th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. NIU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,696 yards on 42 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 90th in the NCAA in punting average. NIU is 43rd in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 83 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 85th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 139 yards on special teams, which puts them 110th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 20 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,892.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats +4
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