Rutgers at Ohio State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to Ohio Stadium to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 33 point favorites. The Scarlet Knights are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Buckeyes are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-0-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 62nd in the country in points scored with 35. They have run 75 plays this year for 423 yards, which ranks them 82nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Scarlet Knights average 5.6 yards per play, which is 72nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 26 1st downs this season, ranking them 39th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rutgers has run for 218 yards as a unit, which ranks 48th in college football. They've run 46 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Scarlet Knights have been penalized on offense 7 times for 50 yards so far this year, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. Artur Sitkowski has passed for 205 yards this year. He's completed 20 throws while attempting 29 passes for a completion percentage of 69%. His quarterback rating this season is 119. He averages 3.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Rutgers is 23rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 7. They have given up a total of 176 yards on D, which is 16th in D-1. The Scarlet Knights are 19th in yards per play allowed with 3.3. Opponent offenses have completed 9 throws on 24 attempts against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense this season, ranking them 19th and 34th in the nation. The Rutgers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 100 yards in the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 30 attempts for 76 yards this season, putting them in 27th place in the country against the run. The Scarlet Knights have had 15 penalties for 119 yards on defense this year. That places them 125th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
The Scarlet Knights average 17 yards per kick return and they are 82nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 453. Rutgers Scarlet Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 118 yards on 3 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 79th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes have run for 377 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in college football. They've run 52 times, averaging 7.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ohio State Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 6 times for 50 yards so far this season, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. They are 4th in the nation in points scored with 77. They have run 86 plays this season for 723 yards, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 in total offense. Ohio State averages 8.4 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 35 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Dwayne Haskins averages 10.4 yards per pass attempt and 12.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 22 passes on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 73.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 209.3. He has thrown for 313 yards this season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes rush defense has allowed 39 attempts for 196 yards this year, putting them in 97th place in D-1 against the run. Ohio State has committed 5 penalties for 49 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 58th in college football. They are 92nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 31. They have surrendered a total of 392 yards on D, which is 78th in the country. The Buckeyes are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 14 passes on 24 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, placing them 42nd and 33rd in Division 1. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also given up a total of 196 yards through the air, which is 56th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Ohio State is ranked 31st in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 31 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 39th in college football. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the country in all-purpose yards with 775.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -33
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