Purdue at Michigan State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Spartan Stadium is the venue for the game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 2.5 point favorites. The Spartans are 2-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-3-0. The Boilermakers are 5-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-3-0.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-5-0 against the spread
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
07/28/18 RB Richie Worship ACL is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
10/21/18 WR Darrell Stewart Jr. Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
10/21/18 WR Jalen Nailor Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
10/10/18 P Jake Hartbarger Leg is out for season
10/07/18 WR Cody White Hand is out indefinitely
10/07/18 G David Beedle Arm is out indefinitely
09/20/18 DT Mufi Hunt Knee is out indefinitely
08/06/18 CB Josiah Scott Leg is out indefinitely
08/04/18 CB Tyson Smith Medical is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Purdue Boilermakers have run for 1,237 yards as a unit, which ranks 69th in the nation. They've run 234 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 47 times for 485 yards so far this year, which has them 56th in the country in penalties. They are 34th in Division 1 in points scored with 250. They have run 509 plays this year for 3,600 yards, which ranks them 11th in the nation in total offense. The Boilermakers average 7.1 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 164 1st downs this season, ranking them 42nd overall as an offensive unit. David Blough has completed 153 throws while attempting 230 passes for a completion percentage of 66.5%. He has passed for 2,073 yards this year. He averages 9.8 adjusted yards per throw and 9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 159.1.
The Boilermakers rush defense has given up 248 attempts for 957 yards this season, putting them in 37th place in the country against the run. They have had 55 penalties for 493 yards on defense this year. That places them 105th in Division 1. Purdue is 42nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 159. They have given up a total of 3,032 yards on D, which is 91st in the nation. The Boilermakers are 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 175 throws on 287 attempts against the Purdue Boilermakers defense this season, ranking them 126th and 127th in the country. The Purdue pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,075 yards in the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Purdue Boilermakers have tried 16 field goals this year and made 12, which is 15th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Purdue Boilermakers kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 26 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,278 yards on 30 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 43rd in the NCAA in punting average. Purdue is 88th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 48 punt return yards and average 5.3 yards per return, which is 104th in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 346 yards on special teams, which puts them 59th in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 19th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,994.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans are 107th in Division 1 in points scored with 164. They have run 494 plays this season for 2,461 yards, which ranks them 61st in the nation in total offense. The Michigan State Spartans average 5 yards per play, which is 112th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 147 1st downs this year, placing them 77th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan State has run for 753 yards as a team, which ranks 121st in the country. They've run 239 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 43 times for 380 yards so far this season, which has them 79th in the nation in penalties. Brian Lewerke has thrown for 1,653 yards this season. He has completed 140 passes on 250 attempts for a completion percentage of 56%. His quarterback rating this year is 116.5. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan State is 37th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 155. They have surrendered a total of 2,487 yards on D, which is 39th in Division 1. The Spartans are ranked 40th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 175 passes on 277 attempts against the Michigan State defense this season, placing them 125th and 122nd in the country. The Michigan State Spartans pass defense has also given up a total of 1,930 yards through the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 213 attempts for 557 yards this year, putting them in 4th place in D-1 against the run. The Spartans have committed 42 penalties for 413 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 65th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State is ranked 27th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 99 punt return yards and average 6.6 yards per return, which is 88th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 274 yards on special teams, ranking 82nd in kick return yardage. The Michigan State Spartans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 111th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,834. The Spartans have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 63rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Michigan State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,837 yards on 45 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 81st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Boilermakers +2.5
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