Alabama at Florida State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/2/2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
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The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 6.5 point favorites. The Crimson Tide were 10-5-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 7-8-0. The Seminoles were 8-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 6-6-0.
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Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide were 7-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Alabama Crimson Tide were 10-5-0 against the spread last year
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Florida State Seminoles were 8-4-0 against the spread last year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/17/16 DE Dakota Ball Finger out indefinitely
12/07/16 LB Shaun Dion Hamilton Knee out for season
12/06/16 OL Josh Casher Foot out for season
11/14/16 OL Alphonse Taylor Undisclosed out indefinitely
11/03/16 RB B.J. Emmons Foot out indefinitely
10/23/16 DB Eddie Jackson Leg out for season
09/29/16 QB Blake Barnett Personal has left team
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
08/05/17 WR Da'Vante Phillips Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Alabama Crimson Tide were 6th in the country in points scored with 582 last season. They ran 1,056 plays last year for 3,155 yards, which ranked them 50th in Division 1 in total offense. The Crimson Tide averaged 6.5 yards per play, which was 20th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 315 1st downs last season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Alabama ran for 3,675 yards, which ranked 7th in college football. They ran 639 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Crimson Tide were penalized on offense 86 times for 660 yards last year, which had them 40th in the country in penalties. Jalen Hurts passed for 2,780 yards last year. He completed 240 throws while attempting 382 passes for a completion percentage of 62.8%. His quarterback rating last season was 139.1. He averaged 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Alabama was 3rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 195 last year. They gave up a total of 3,927 yards on D, which was 6th in D-1. The Crimson Tide were 1st in yards per play allowed with 4. Opponent offenses completed 273 throws on 507 attempts against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense last season, ranking them 105th and 123rd in the nation. The Alabama pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,969 yards in the air, which was 72nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 476 attempts for 959 yards last season, putting them in 1st place in the country against the run. The Crimson Tide had 59 penalties for 471 yards on defense last year. That placed them 4th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seminoles ran for 2,630 yards as a team last year, which ranked 39th in college football. They ran 517 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Florida State Seminoles were penalized on offense 100 times for 948 yards last season, which had them 6th in the country in penalties. They were 30th in the nation in points scored with 456. They ran 939 plays last season for 3,433 yards, which ranked them 37th in Division 1 in total offense. Florida State averaged 6.5 yards per play, which was 21st in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 321 1st downs last year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Deondre Francois averaged 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 235 passes on 400 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.8%. His quarterback rating last year was 142.1. He threw for 3,350 yards.
The Florida State Seminoles rush defense allowed 458 attempts for 1,664 yards last year, putting them in 21st place in D-1 against the run. Florida State committed 86 penalties for 768 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 95th in college football. They were 47th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 325. They surrendered a total of 4,538 yards on D, which was 21st in the country. The Seminoles were ranked 36th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses completed 224 passes on 404 attempts against the Florida State defense last season, placing them 47th and 58th in Division 1. The Florida State Seminoles pass defense also gave up a total of 2,874 yards through the air, which was 59th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seminoles +6.5
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