Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Ohio Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan (+8)
Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) play the Michigan Wolverines (2-4) at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The odds on this contest have Ohio State as 8-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 67.5.
The last time they took the field, the Michigan Wolverines took on the Penn State Nittany Lions and left there with a loss by a score of 27-17. Hassan Haskins paced the team on the ground in this outing. He tore off a long run of 59 yards and he ran for 2 TD's in this outing. He rushed for a total of 101 yards by way of 17 carries which gave him an average of 5.9 yards per run. Ronnie Bell was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 40 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 10.0 yards per catch in this outing. Cade McNamara went 12/25 with 91 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with no picks.
In terms of scoring, the Michigan Wolverines hold an average of 28.3 points per outing. As a team they have an average of 131.0 yards rushing ranking them 96th in Division 1. The Wolverines have earned 2,288 yards in total for the year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Michigan has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns on the ground. The Wolverines sit in 110th in D-1 in terms of team defense, conceding 34.5 PPG. They are giving up 4.2 yards per tote and 178.8 rushing yards per game so far this season. In total, they have given up 1,073 yards on the ground through 6 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wolverines have given up 1,533 yards which has them sitting in 68th in the nation. In their 6 games played this year, they have yielded 255.5 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 59.1%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 434.3 yards/outing which ranks them 98th in D-1.
For his college career, McNamara has passed for 425 yards with 5 TD's and 0 interceptions. Since his college career started, he has left the pocket to run 5 different times for a total of 7 rushing yards. He has a QB rating of 134.1 with a TD rate of 7.0% and an interception rate of 0.0%. He is passing for 106.3 yds per game. Cade McNamara has completed 43 of his attempted career 71 tosses for a completion percentage of 60.6%.
The last time they took the field, the Ohio State Buckeyes faced the Michigan State Spartans and earned the win by a score of 52-12. Trey Sermon paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 64 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this game. He rushed for 112 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 11.2 yards per carry. Chris Olave led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 139 yards on 10 catches. He had an average of 13.9 yards per catch in this contest. Justin Fields went 17/24 with 199 yards via the pass and tossed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
For the year to this point, the Buckeyes currently have a total of 1,407 passing yards along with an average of 281.4 passing yards per game, putting them at 26th in D-1. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 532.4 yards per outing which ranks them 6th in the nation. They average 251.0 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,255 yards for the year. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Buckeyes sit 4th in the country scoring 46.6 PPG. Ohio State has allowed the opposition a total of 475 rushing yards (95.0 yards per contest) and 5 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. The Buckeyes are conceding 23.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 45th in D-1. This year, they have relinquished 116 total points. They have allowed the opposition 9 touchdowns through the air and 268.2 yards/contest, ranking them 118th in the country.
Fields has thrown 60 TD's while tossing 6 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 11.3% and his interception rate is 1.1%. He has run for 989 yards on 234 tries. He is averaging 161.5 yds per game through the air with a 184.7 quarterback rating. In the 31 contests in his career, Justin Fields has connected on 372 of 530 attempts for a total of 5,008 yards.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolverines +8
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