UMass at Ohio College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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The Ohio Bobcats host the UMass Minutemen at Peden Stadium on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 5 point favorites. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 3-0-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread. The Minutemen have an ATS record of 2-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-1-0.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
09/23/18 K Mike Caggiano Groin is questionable
09/22/18 QB Andrew Ford Undisclosed is questionable
09/22/18 RB Bilal Ally Undisclosed is questionable
09/22/18 QB Ross Comis Undisclosed is questionable
09/11/18 CB Xavier Steele Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
08/28/18 WR Elijah Ball Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UMass Minutemen have run for 799 yards as a team, which ranks 41st in college football. They've run 165 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 25 times for 192 yards so far this season, which has them 64th in the country in penalties. They are 17th in the nation in points scored with 170. They have run 314 plays this season for 1,967 yards, which ranks them 18th in Division 1 in total offense. The Minutemen average 6.3 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 101 1st downs this year, placing them 19th overall as an offensive unit. Michael Curtis averages 10.1 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 23 passes on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 162.8. He has thrown for 373 yards this season.
The Minutemen rush defense has allowed 244 attempts for 1,154 yards this year, putting them in 125th place in D-1 against the run. UMass has committed 19 penalties for 157 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in college football. They are 127th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 198. They have surrendered a total of 2,247 yards on D, which is 127th in the country. The Minutemen are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 82 passes on 125 attempts against the UMass Minutemen defense this season, placing them 103rd and 74th in Division 1. The UMass pass defense has also given up a total of 1,093 yards through the air, which is 106th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bobcats are 92nd in the country in points scored with 99. They have run 205 plays this year for 1,201 yards, which ranks them 101st in Division 1 in total offense. The Ohio Bobcats average 5.9 yards per play, which is 63rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 60 1st downs this season, ranking them 116th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio has run for 500 yards as a unit, which ranks 101st in college football. They've run 114 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. Ohio has been penalized on offense 18 times for 170 yards so far this year, which has them 100th in the country in penalties. Nathan Rourke has passed for 468 yards this year. He's completed 30 throws while attempting 66 passes for a completion percentage of 45.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 117. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio is 87th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 111. They have given up a total of 1,623 yards on D, which is 96th in D-1. The Bobcats are 124th in yards per play allowed with 7.5. Opponent offenses have completed 71 throws on 112 attempts against the Ohio defense this season, ranking them 69th and 54th in the nation. The Ohio Bobcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,137 yards in the air, which is 111th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 103 attempts for 486 yards this season, putting them in 44th place in the country against the run. The Bobcats have had 25 penalties for 241 yards on defense this year. That places them 88th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bobcats -5
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