Alabama at Clemson Sugar Bowl Picks and Predictions 1/1/2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the venue for the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers on Monday, January 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 1.5 point favorites. The Tigers are 8-4-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-8-1. The Crimson Tide are 5-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 5-7-0.
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Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-7-0 against the spread
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 4-8-1 against the over/under
The Clemson Tigers are 8-4-1 against the spread
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/03/17 QB Mac Jones Suspension is "?" Monday vs Clemson
11/05/17 LB Shaun Dion Hamilton Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 WR Donnie Lee Jr. Dismissed is out for season
10/12/17 OL Brandon Kennedy Ankle out indefinitely
09/18/17 TE Miller Forristall Knee out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
12/03/17 CB Mark Fields Foot is "?" Monday vs Alabama
12/03/17 LB Tre Lamar Back is "?" Monday vs Alabama
10/24/17 TE Garrett Williams Knee is out indefinitely
09/23/17 TE Cole Renfrow ACL out for season
09/22/17 PK Greg Huegel ACL out for season
09/21/17 LB Logan Rudolph Shoulder out for season
09/08/17 QB Tucker Israel Illness out indefinitely
08/23/17 DE Richard Yeargin Neck out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Alabama Crimson Tide have run for 3,184 yards as a unit, which ranks 11th in the nation. They've run 532 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 61 times for 518 yards so far this year, which has them 98th in the country in penalties. They are 12th in Division 1 in points scored with 469. They have run 809 plays this year for 5,650 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The Crimson Tide average 7 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 275 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Jalen Hurts has completed 136 throws while attempting 224 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. He has passed for 2,005 yards this year. He averages 10.1 adjusted yards per throw and 9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 157.1.
The Crimson Tide rush defense has given up 408 attempts for 1,144 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the country against the run. They have had 52 penalties for 361 yards on defense this year. That places them 1st in Division 1. Alabama is 1st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 138. They have given up a total of 3,107 yards on D, which is 1st in the nation. The Crimson Tide are 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opponent offenses have completed 196 throws on 358 attempts against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense this season, ranking them 31st and 43rd in the country. The Alabama pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,964 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Alabama Crimson Tide have tried 22 field goals this year and made 16, which is 33rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Alabama Crimson Tide kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 59 for 59 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,822 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 49th in the NCAA in punting average. Alabama is 6th in the country in punt returns with 30. They've totaled 233 punt return yards and average 7.8 yards per return, which is 59th in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 348 yards on special teams, which puts them 128th in kick return yardage. The Crimson Tide average 23 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,230.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers are 16th in Division 1 in points scored with 460. They have run 976 plays this season for 5,840 yards, which ranks them 38th in the nation in total offense. The Clemson Tigers average 6 yards per play, which is 44th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 295 1st downs this year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Clemson has run for 2,666 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the country. They've run 543 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 65 times for 579 yards so far this season, which has them 86th in the nation in penalties. Kelly Bryant has thrown for 2,426 yards this season. He has completed 221 passes on 333 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.9. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Clemson is 3rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 166. They have surrendered a total of 3,613 yards on D, which is 8th in Division 1. The Tigers are ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 192 passes on 372 attempts against the Clemson defense this season, placing them 28th and 63rd in the country. The Clemson Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,146 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 471 attempts for 1,466 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in D-1 against the run. The Tigers have committed 72 penalties for 624 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 61st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Clemson is ranked 9th in the nation in punt returns with 29. They've accumulated 322 punt return yards and average 11.1 yards per return, which is 23rd in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 473 yards on special teams, ranking 118th in kick return yardage. The Clemson Tigers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,635. The Tigers have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 10, which is 91st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 59%. Clemson kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 59 for 62 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,610 yards on 64 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 76th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -1.5
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