Ohio at Western Michigan College Football Picks and Predictions 11/1/2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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The Ohio Bobcats travel to Waldo Stadium to take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 2 point favorites. The Bobcats have an ATS record of 5-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-3-1. The Broncos have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 3-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-3-1 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 3-6-0 against the spread
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
10/28/18 OL Brett Kittrell Leg is questionable Thursday vs Western Michigan
10/24/18 RB Julian Ross Undisclosed is out for season
10/13/18 DL Amir Miller Knee is out for season
10/13/18 OL Cole Irland Foot is out for season
10/13/18 WR Tyler Tupa Knee is out for season
08/28/18 WR Elijah Ball Knee is out for season
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
10/28/18 DB A.J. Thomas Knee is questionable Thursday vs Ohio
10/28/18 QB Jon Wassink Ankle injured last game, is out Thursday vs Ohio
10/18/18 OL Mark Brooks Leg is out for season
06/27/18 DL Steven Clark Medical is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio Bobcats are 23rd in Division 1 in points scored with 306. They have run 536 plays this season for 3,751 yards, which ranks them 63rd in the nation in total offense. The Bobcats average 7 yards per play, which is 10th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 200 1st downs this year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio has run for 1,873 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in the country. They've run 335 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 41 times for 384 yards so far this season, which has them 104th in the nation in penalties. Nathan Rourke has thrown for 1,617 yards this season. He has completed 105 passes on 172 attempts for a completion percentage of 61%. His quarterback rating this year is 161.1. He averages 9.4 yards per pass attempt and 9.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Ohio is 81st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 231. They have surrendered a total of 3,500 yards on D, which is 92nd in Division 1. The Bobcats are ranked 112th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opposing offenses have completed 180 passes on 281 attempts against the Ohio Bobcats defense this season, placing them 117th and 103rd in the country. The Ohio pass defense has also given up a total of 2,339 yards through the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 257 attempts for 1,161 yards this year, putting them in 49th place in D-1 against the run. The Bobcats have committed 69 penalties for 659 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 125th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio is ranked 100th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 30 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 124th in college football. They have returned 32 kicks for 773 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 24 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,554. The Ohio Bobcats have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 64th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Ohio Bobcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,250 yards on 28 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 17th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos have run for 1,887 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the nation. They've run 375 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 58 times for 551 yards so far this year, which has them 33rd in the country in penalties. They are 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 315. They have run 650 plays this year for 4,189 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the nation in total offense. The Western Michigan Broncos average 6.4 yards per play, which is 31st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 212 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Kaleb Eleby has completed 23 throws while attempting 28 passes for a completion percentage of 82.1%. He has passed for 293 yards this year. He averages 11.9 adjusted yards per throw and 10.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 193.6.
The Western Michigan Broncos rush defense has given up 340 attempts for 1,595 yards this season, putting them in 101st place in the country against the run. They have had 59 penalties for 483 yards on defense this year. That places them 80th in Division 1. Western Michigan is 104th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 278. They have given up a total of 3,505 yards on D, which is 95th in the nation. The Broncos are 98th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 137 throws on 244 attempts against the Western Michigan defense this season, ranking them 43rd and 50th in the country. The Western Michigan Broncos pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,910 yards in the air, which is 78th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Western Michigan Broncos have tried 9 field goals this year and made 6, which is 112th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Western Michigan kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 39 for 42 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,500 yards on 41 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 124th in the NCAA in punting average. Western Michigan is 37th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 341 punt return yards and average 22.7 yards per return, which is 1st in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 369 yards on special teams, which puts them 67th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 18 yards per kick return and they are 4th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,899.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bobcats +2
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