Air Force at Michigan College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Air Force Falcons travel to Michigan Stadium to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 24 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 57. The Falcons have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Wolverines have an over/under record of 1-0-1 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Air Force Falcons are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 1-0-1 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
09/10/17 LB Devin Bush Knee injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Air Force
09/10/17 DL Donovan Jeter Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Air Force
09/10/17 DL Luiji Vilain Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Air Force
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Air Force Falcons are 68th in Division 1 in points scored with 62. They have run 81 plays this season for 647 yards, which ranks them 120th in the nation in total offense. The Falcons average 8 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 32 1st downs this year, placing them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Air Force has run for 457 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the country. They've run 67 times, averaging 6.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 5 times for 53 yards so far this season, which has them 123rd in the nation in penalties. Arion Worthman has thrown for 172 yards this season. He has completed 8 passes on 12 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 242.1. He averages 14.3 yards per pass attempt and 17.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Air Force is 1st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 0. They have surrendered a total of 95 yards on D, which is 1st in Division 1. The Falcons are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 2. Opposing offenses have completed 10 passes on 19 attempts against the Air Force Falcons defense this season, placing them 1st and 2nd in the country. The Air Force pass defense has also given up a total of 40 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 28 attempts for 55 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in D-1 against the run. The Falcons have committed 2 penalties for 20 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Air Force is ranked 86th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 9 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 81st in college football. Air Force Falcons kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 8 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 83 yards on 2 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 61st in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolverines have run for 408 yards as a team, which ranks 44th in the nation. They've run 86 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 14 times for 123 yards so far this year, which has them 41st in the country in penalties. They are 49th in Division 1 in points scored with 69. They have run 141 plays this year for 847 yards, which ranks them 71st in the nation in total offense. The Michigan Wolverines average 6 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 35 1st downs this season, ranking them 91st overall as an offensive unit. Wilton Speight has completed 28 throws while attempting 54 passes for a completion percentage of 51.9%. He has passed for 402 yards this year. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 125.3.
The Michigan Wolverines rush defense has given up 57 attempts for 79 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the country against the run. They have had 9 penalties for 75 yards on defense this year. That places them 36th in Division 1. Michigan is 37th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 31. They have given up a total of 392 yards on D, which is 16th in the nation. The Wolverines are 8th in yards per play allowed with 3.2. Opponent offenses have completed 29 throws on 66 attempts against the Michigan defense this season, ranking them 43rd and 73rd in the country. The Michigan Wolverines pass defense has also surrendered a total of 313 yards in the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan Wolverines have tried 8 field goals this year and made 6, which is 4th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Michigan kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 344 yards on 9 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 99th in the NCAA in punting average. Michigan is 1st in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 59 punt return yards and average 6.6 yards per return, which is 65th in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 76 yards on special teams, which puts them 83rd in kick return yardage. The Wolverines average 19 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 982.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons +24
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