Florida Atlantic vs Ohio State Expert NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Ohio Stadium is the venue for the game between the Florida Atlantic Owls and the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 24 point favorites. The Buckeyes were 6-8-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 7-7-0. The Owls were 4-8-0 ATS and their over/under record was 6-6-0.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Florida Atlantic Owls were 4-8-0 against the spread last year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes were 7-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Ohio State Buckeyes were 6-8-0 against the spread last year
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
08/23/19 P Sebastian Riella Knee is out indefinitely
08/20/19 WR John Mitchell Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Atlantic Owls ran for 2,902 yards as a team last year, which ranked 19th in the nation. They ran 566 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls were penalized on offense 79 times for 754 yards last year, which had them 58th in the country in penalties. They were 64th in Division 1 in points scored with 373. They ran 930 plays last year for 5,746 yards, which ranked them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Owls averaged 6.2 yards per play, which was 27th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 287 1st downs last season, ranking them 38th overall as an offensive unit.
The Owls rush defense gave up 484 attempts for 2,233 yards last season, putting them in 78th place in the country against the run. They had 48 penalties for 473 yards on defense last year. That placed them 7th in Division 1. Florida Atlantic was 88th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 382. They gave up a total of 5,094 yards on D, which was 75th in the nation. The Owls were 80th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses completed 241 throws on 378 attempts against the Florida Atlantic Owls defense last season, ranking them 81st and 48th in the country. The Florida Atlantic pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,861 yards in the air, which was 63rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida Atlantic Owls tried 17 field goals last year and made 10, which was 107th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 59%. Florida Atlantic Owls kickers made 93% of their extra points, going 40 for 42 last season. Their punters accumulated 1,750 yards on 44 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranked them 95th in the NCAA in punting average. Florida Atlantic was 81st in the country in punt returns with 16 last season. They totaled 70 punt return yards and averaged 4.6 yards per return, which was 118th in D-1. They returned 28 kicks for 722 yards on special teams, which put them 37th in kick return yardage. The Owls averaged 26 yards per kick return and they were 35th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,538.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes were 6th in Division 1 in points scored with 594 last year. They ran 1,130 plays last season for 7,500 yards, which ranked them 1st in the nation in total offense. The Ohio State Buckeyes averaged 6.6 yards per play, which was 13th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 403 1st downs last year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State ran for 2,478 yards as a team, which ranked 43rd in the country. They ran 570 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buckeyes were penalized on offense 116 times for 1,056 yards last season, which had them 1st in the nation in penalties.
Ohio State was 74th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 357 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,656 yards on D, which was 105th in Division 1. The Buckeyes were ranked 74th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses completed 272 passes on 489 attempts against the Ohio State defense last season, placing them 114th and 126th in the country. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense also gave up a total of 3,433 yards through the air, which was 118th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 489 attempts for 2,223 yards last year, putting them in 76th place in D-1 against the run. The Buckeyes committed 81 penalties for 781 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 103rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State was ranked 23rd in the nation in punt returns with 27 last year. They accumulated 213 punt return yards and averaged 7.9 yards per return, which was 75th in college football. They returned 27 kicks for 463 yards on special teams, ranking 97th in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes averaged 18 yards per kick return and they were 4th in the country in all-purpose yards with 8,176. The Buckeyes attempted 18 field goals last season and made 13, which was 74th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 72%. Ohio State kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 76 for 76 last year. Their punters totaled 2,652 yards on 62 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That placed them 37th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +24
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