Appalachian State at Idaho College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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The Idaho Vandals host the Appalachian State Mountaineers at ASUI-Kibbie Dome on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 9.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50. The Vandals have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 2-2-1 against the spread. The Mountaineers have an ATS record of 2-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0.
Valuable Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Idaho Vandals Betting Trends
The Idaho Vandals are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Idaho Vandals are 2-2-1 against the spread
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
10/08/17 DB Josh Thomas Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
10/01/17 WR Shaedon Meadors Redshirt out for season
Key Idaho Vandals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Appalachian State Mountaineers have run for 998 yards as a team, which ranks 45th in college football. They've run 181 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 43 times for 414 yards so far this season, which has them 27th in the country in penalties. They are 75th in the nation in points scored with 148. They have run 337 plays this season for 2,105 yards, which ranks them 82nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Mountaineers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 102 1st downs this year, placing them 89th overall as an offensive unit. Taylor Lamb averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 83 passes on 141 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.8. He has thrown for 1,042 yards this season.
The Mountaineers rush defense has allowed 196 attempts for 767 yards this year, putting them in 55th place in D-1 against the run. Appalachian State has committed 42 penalties for 340 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 84th in college football. They are 31st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 102. They have surrendered a total of 1,743 yards on D, which is 34th in the country. The Mountaineers are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 80 passes on 150 attempts against the Appalachian State Mountaineers defense this season, placing them 20th and 27th in Division 1. The Appalachian State pass defense has also given up a total of 976 yards through the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Appalachian State Mountaineers have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 48th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Appalachian State Mountaineers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,171 yards on 29 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 87th in Division 1 in punting average. Appalachian State is ranked 19th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 87 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 56th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 369 yards on special teams, ranking 35th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,561.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Vandals are 108th in the country in points scored with 117. They have run 336 plays this year for 1,837 yards, which ranks them 88th in Division 1 in total offense. The Idaho Vandals average 5.5 yards per play, which is 78th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 85 1st downs this season, ranking them 117th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Idaho has run for 762 yards as a unit, which ranks 93rd in college football. They've run 190 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. Idaho has been penalized on offense 24 times for 215 yards so far this year, which has them 112th in the country in penalties. Matt Linehan has passed for 1,075 yards this year. He's completed 88 throws while attempting 145 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 133.4. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
Idaho is 59th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 131. They have given up a total of 1,734 yards on D, which is 31st in D-1. The Vandals are 37th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 71 throws on 126 attempts against the Idaho defense this season, ranking them 13th and 12th in the nation. The Idaho Vandals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 819 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 214 attempts for 915 yards this season, putting them in 80th place in the country against the run. The Vandals have had 30 penalties for 260 yards on defense this year. That places them 47th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Idaho is 63rd in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 44 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 77th in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 265 yards on special teams, which puts them 78th in kick return yardage. The Idaho Vandals average 17 yards per kick return and they are 107th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,146. The Vandals have tried 8 field goals this year and made 7, which is 50th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Idaho kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,206 yards on 26 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 5th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Vandals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -9.5
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