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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Levi's Stadium to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 4.5 point favorites. The Wildcats have an ATS record of 6-6-0 while their over/under record is 8-4-0. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 3-9-0 and they are 8-4-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 8-4-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Wildcats are 6-6-0 against the spread
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-9-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-4-0 against the spread
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/04/17 QB Khalil Tate Shoulder injured last game, is probable Wednesday vs Purdue
12/03/17 LB Josh Brown Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Purdue
12/03/17 DL Justin Belknap Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs Purdue
12/03/17 DL Luca Bruno Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Purdue
10/19/17 DE Jalen Harris Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/03/17 WR Cam Denson Foot out for season
10/03/17 S Isaiah Hayes Shoulder out for season
09/14/17 LB Carrington Vaughn Knee out for season
09/12/17 LS Nick Reinhardt Knee out for season
09/05/17 T Bryson Cain Ankle out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/04/17 QB Jared Sparks Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Arizona U
12/03/17 TE Brycen Hopkins Back is "?" Wednesday vs Arizona U
12/03/17 RB D.J. Knox Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Arizona U
12/03/17 LB Ja'Whaun Bentley Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs Arizona U
12/03/17 K Spencer Evans Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Arizona U
11/19/17 RB Richie Worship Knee is out for season
11/14/17 RB Tario Fuller Ankle is out for season
11/05/17 QB David Blough Leg is out for season
10/23/17 OL Grant Hermanns Knee is out indefinitely
10/13/17 DT Keiwan Jones Knee out for season
08/23/17 S C.J. Parker ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Wildcats are 8th in Division 1 in points scored with 502. They have run 836 plays this season for 5,939 yards, which ranks them 109th in the nation in total offense. The Wildcats average 7.1 yards per play, which is 8th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 287 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arizona has run for 3,898 yards as a team, which ranks 2nd in the country. They've run 568 times, averaging 6.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 64 times for 668 yards so far this season, which has them 89th in the nation in penalties. Khalil Tate has thrown for 1,289 yards this season. He has completed 94 passes on 153 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 141.2. He averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Arizona is 108th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 409. They have surrendered a total of 5,604 yards on D, which is 114th in Division 1. The Wildcats are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 274 passes on 440 attempts against the Arizona Wildcats defense this season, placing them 126th and 120th in the country. The Arizona pass defense has also given up a total of 3,323 yards through the air, which is 121st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 480 attempts for 2,281 yards this year, putting them in 88th place in D-1 against the run. The Wildcats have committed 101 penalties for 934 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 127th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Arizona is ranked 70th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 198 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 15th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 648 yards on special teams, ranking 80th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 25 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,785. The Arizona Wildcats have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 14, which is 60th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Arizona Wildcats kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 62 for 64 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,454 yards on 42 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That places them 129th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boilermakers have run for 1,811 yards as a team, which ranks 81st in the nation. They've run 407 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 72 times for 608 yards so far this year, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. They are 98th in Division 1 in points scored with 290. They have run 844 plays this year for 4,685 yards, which ranks them 56th in the nation in total offense. The Purdue Boilermakers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 73rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 256 1st downs this season, ranking them 56th overall as an offensive unit. Elijah Sindelar has completed 153 throws while attempting 275 passes for a completion percentage of 55.6%. He has passed for 1,703 yards this year. He averages 6.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 120.1.
The Purdue Boilermakers rush defense has given up 443 attempts for 1,604 yards this season, putting them in 30th place in the country against the run. They have had 84 penalties for 731 yards on defense this year. That places them 98th in Division 1. Purdue is 18th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 232. They have given up a total of 4,468 yards on D, which is 50th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 36th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 232 throws on 412 attempts against the Purdue defense this season, ranking them 78th and 100th in the country. The Purdue Boilermakers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,864 yards in the air, which is 83rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Purdue Boilermakers have tried 22 field goals this year and made 16, which is 54th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Purdue kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,694 yards on 67 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 95th in the NCAA in punting average. Purdue is 50th in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 62 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 123rd in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 487 yards on special teams, which puts them 116th in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 17 yards per kick return and they are 98th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,234.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Boilermakers +4.5
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