Appalachian State at Toledo Dollar General Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers head to Ladd-Peebles Stadium to play the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, December 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 7 point favorites. The Mountaineers are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Rockets are 7-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-6-0.
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Valuable Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 5-7-0 against the spread
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Toledo Rockets are 7-6-0 against the spread
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
12/03/17 DB Josh Thomas Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Toledo
11/28/17 DL Antonious Sims Tricep is out for season
10/19/17 RB Terrence Upshaw Tricep is out for season
10/01/17 WR Shaedon Meadors Redshirt is out for season
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
12/03/17 DE Olasunkanmi Adeniyi Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st half Saturday vs Appalachian St
10/09/17 WR Cody Thompson Leg out for season
10/03/17 DL Tuzar Skipper Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 36th in the country in points scored with 401. They have run 815 plays this year for 5,257 yards, which ranks them 73rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Mountaineers average 6.5 yards per play, which is 18th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 250 1st downs this season, ranking them 63rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 2,578 yards as a unit, which ranks 30th in college football. They've run 476 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 88 times for 806 yards so far this year, which has them 19th in the country in penalties. Taylor Lamb has passed for 2,364 yards this year. He's completed 181 throws while attempting 299 passes for a completion percentage of 60.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 148.3. He averages 8.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Appalachian State is 34th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 263. They have given up a total of 4,309 yards on D, which is 40th in D-1. The Mountaineers are 52nd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 203 throws on 352 attempts against the Appalachian State Mountaineers defense this season, ranking them 41st and 39th in the nation. The Appalachian State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,542 yards in the air, which is 44th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 438 attempts for 1,768 yards this season, putting them in 48th place in the country against the run. The Mountaineers have had 88 penalties for 754 yards on defense this year. That places them 104th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Appalachian State is 17th in the country in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 226 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 43rd in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 643 yards on special teams, which puts them 82nd in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,126. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have tried 22 field goals this year and made 16, which is 34th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Appalachian State Mountaineers kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 48 for 50 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,119 yards on 54 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 110th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rockets have run for 2,851 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in college football. They've run 536 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Toledo Rockets have been penalized on offense 101 times for 917 yards so far this season, which has them 4th in the country in penalties. They are 7th in the nation in points scored with 510. They have run 930 plays this season for 6,646 yards, which ranks them 14th in Division 1 in total offense. Toledo averages 7.2 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 315 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Logan Woodside averages 10 yards per pass attempt and 11 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 225 passes on 345 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 170.5. He has thrown for 3,451 yards this season.
The Toledo Rockets rush defense has allowed 465 attempts for 2,163 yards this year, putting them in 81st place in D-1 against the run. Toledo has committed 72 penalties for 686 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 84th in college football. They are 73rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 333. They have surrendered a total of 4,932 yards on D, which is 76th in the country. The Rockets are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 224 passes on 423 attempts against the Toledo defense this season, placing them 71st and 112th in Division 1. The Toledo Rockets pass defense has also given up a total of 2,769 yards through the air, which is 74th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Toledo Rockets have attempted 31 field goals this season and made 25, which is 2nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Toledo kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 56 for 59 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,680 yards on 46 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 125th in Division 1 in punting average. Toledo is ranked 16th in the nation in punt returns with 26. They've accumulated 300 punt return yards and average 11.5 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 39 kicks for 835 yards on special teams, ranking 38th in kick return yardage. The Toledo Rockets average 21 yards per kick return and they are 3rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 7,781.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Rockets college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mountaineers +7
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