Alabama at Vanderbilt College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Vanderbilt Stadium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 18.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5. The Crimson Tide have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Commodores have an over/under record of 0-3-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
09/18/17 TE Miller Forristall Knee out indefinitely
09/17/17 LB Anfernee Jennings Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
09/17/17 LB Dylan Moses Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
09/17/17 LB Rashaan Evans Groin "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
09/04/17 LB Christian Miller Bicep out for season
09/03/17 LB Terrell Lewis Elbow out for season
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
09/17/17 FB Bailey McElwain Foot "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/17/17 CB Taurean Ferguson Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 38th in Division 1 in points scored with 106. They have run 186 plays this season for 1,253 yards, which ranks them 94th in the nation in total offense. The Crimson Tide average 6.7 yards per play, which is 27th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 64 1st downs this year, placing them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Alabama has run for 717 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in the country. They've run 120 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 13 times for 105 yards so far this season, which has them 99th in the nation in penalties. Jalen Hurts has thrown for 472 yards this season. He has completed 36 passes on 53 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 167.6. He averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 10.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Alabama is 21st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 40. They have surrendered a total of 928 yards on D, which is 49th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 66 passes on 112 attempts against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense this season, placing them 96th and 106th in the country. The Alabama pass defense has also given up a total of 673 yards through the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 88 attempts for 255 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in D-1 against the run. The Crimson Tide have committed 8 penalties for 50 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Alabama is ranked 75th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 40 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 41st in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 76 yards on special teams, ranking 111th in kick return yardage. The Crimson Tide average 19 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,369. The Alabama Crimson Tide have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 6th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Alabama Crimson Tide kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 436 yards on 11 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 91st in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Commodores have run for 315 yards as a team, which ranks 105th in the nation. They've run 102 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Commodores have been penalized on offense 15 times for 159 yards so far this year, which has them 90th in the country in penalties. They are 72nd in Division 1 in points scored with 84. They have run 179 plays this year for 1,043 yards, which ranks them 52nd in the nation in total offense. The Vanderbilt Commodores average 5.8 yards per play, which is 72nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this season, ranking them 109th overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Shurmur has completed 49 throws while attempting 69 passes for a completion percentage of 71%. He has passed for 703 yards this year. He averages 12.5 adjusted yards per throw and 10.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 194.9.
The Vanderbilt Commodores rush defense has given up 93 attempts for 334 yards this season, putting them in 46th place in the country against the run. They have had 16 penalties for 103 yards on defense this year. That places them 23rd in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 1st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 13. They have given up a total of 620 yards on D, which is 14th in the nation. The Commodores are 8th in yards per play allowed with 3.6. Opponent offenses have completed 36 throws on 80 attempts against the Vanderbilt defense this season, ranking them 28th and 45th in the country. The Vanderbilt Commodores pass defense has also surrendered a total of 286 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Vanderbilt kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 727 yards on 20 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That ranks them 123rd in the NCAA in punting average. Vanderbilt is 60th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 55 punt return yards and average 11 yards per return, which is 34th in D-1. The Commodores average 22 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,120.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Commodores college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -18.5
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