Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Heart of Dallas Bowl
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The Army Black Knights take on the North Texas Mean Green on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The opening line for this game has Army as 9.5 point favorites. This season the Black Knights are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Mean Green have an over/under record of 5-7-0 and they are 6-5-1 against the spread.
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Ahmad Bradshaw finished with 57 yards through the air for Army in his last game. He completed 3 passes out of 7 attempts for a 43% completion percentage. The Black Knights were led in rushing by Andy Davidson, who finished with 111 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Edgar Poe was the team leader in receiving with a total of 47 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game Army got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 23 came on the ground while 3 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 561 yards for the game. The Black Knights ran for 504 yards on 60 attempts.
Alec Morris finished with 190 yards passing for North Texas in his last contest. He went 23 for 42, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led on the ground by Willy Ivery, who finished with 98 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Thaddeous Thompson led the team in receiving with 74 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. North Texas had 21 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 304 yards for the contest. The Mean Green ran for 114 yards on 26 carries as a team.
Army scores 30 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 62nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 4.5 passes on 10.5 attempts for a 43.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 79.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 128th in college football. The Black Knights run for an average of 328.7 yards per game on 58.6 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 2nd in the nation. They also run 69.1 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 408.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 68th overall this season. The Black Knights average 21.7 first downs per game which ranks them 56th in the country. They accumulate 46.2 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranks 97th in the nation.
Army allows 164.5 passing yards per game, ranking 6th in D-1, and they allow 19.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 14.4 completions on 26.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.7. The Black Knights allow 125.7 rushing yards per game on 32 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 21st in the country. Army allows 290.3 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 5th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 52.1 yards per game, ranking them 64th among D-1 teams.
North Texas averages 24.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 102nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.5 passes per game on 34.1 attempts for a 57.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 199.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 95th in Division 1. The Mean Green run for an average of 136.7 yards per game on 33.3 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 108th on the ground. They also run 67.3 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 336.2 yards per game, ranking them 118th in the country on offense. The Mean Green get an average of 18.4 first downs per game, which ranks 109th in the nation. They average 69.6 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 10th in college football.
North Texas allows an average of 212.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 46th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 93rd in the nation. They give up 15 completions on 29.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.4 per game. The Mean Green allow 219.5 rushing yards per contest on 42.8 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 105th in the country. North Texas allows 432 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 79th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 7.3 penalties for 64 yards in each contest, ranking 109th in the nation.
Army Betting Trends
Army is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Army has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 5-7-0 against the over/under this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 6-5-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/10/16 DB Marcus Hyatt Knee out for season
11/10/16 DB Steven Johnson Knee out for season
12/04/16 QB Mason Fine Arm "?" Tuesday vs. Army
11/23/16 WR Terian Goree Suspension out for season
11/23/16 WR Willie Robinson Suspension out for season
Guy's Pick: Take North Texas +9.5
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