Arizona at UTEP College Football Picks & Predictions 9/15/2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
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The Arizona Wildcats head to Sun Bowl to play the UTEP Miners on Friday, September 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 17 point favorites. The total has been set at 58.5. The Wildcats are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Miners are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Wildcats are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
09/10/17 QB Brandon Dawkins Undisclosed probable Friday vs. UTEP
09/10/17 LB DeAndre' Miller Foot "?" Friday vs. UTEP
09/10/17 WR Donovan Walker Shoulder "?" Friday vs. UTEP
09/10/17 S Isaiah Hayes Shoulder "?" Friday vs. UTEP
09/10/17 RB Nick Wilson Ankle "?" Friday vs. UTEP
09/10/17 TE Trevor Wood Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. UTEP
09/05/17 T Bryson Cain Ankle out for season
09/05/17 WR Cam Denson Foot out indefinitely
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
09/10/17 OL Derron Gatewood Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Arizona U
09/10/17 LB Dylan Parsee Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Arizona U
09/10/17 OL Greg Long Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Arizona U
09/10/17 LB Julian Jackson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Arizona U
09/10/17 QB Ryan Metz Head injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Arizona U
09/02/17 RB Quadraiz Wadley Shoulder out indefinitely
09/01/17 DL Chris Richardson Eligibility out for season
08/26/17 LB Jayson VanHook Shoulder out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Wildcats are 33rd in the country in points scored with 78. They have run 137 plays this year for 966 yards, which ranks them 100th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wildcats average 7.1 yards per play, which is 21st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this season, ranking them 49th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arizona has run for 658 yards as a unit, which ranks 6th in college football. They've run 86 times, averaging 7.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 13 times for 116 yards so far this year, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. Brandon Dawkins has passed for 267 yards this year. He's completed 24 throws while attempting 42 passes for a completion percentage of 57.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 118.4. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Arizona is 58th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 43. They have given up a total of 986 yards on D, which is 110th in D-1. The Wildcats are 104th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 52 throws on 82 attempts against the Arizona Wildcats defense this season, ranking them 111th and 107th in the nation. The Arizona pass defense has also surrendered a total of 602 yards in the air, which is 106th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 77 attempts for 384 yards this season, putting them in 99th place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 19 penalties for 188 yards on defense this year. That places them 122nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Arizona is 65th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 73 punt return yards and average 24.3 yards per return, which is 4th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 155 yards on special teams, which puts them 33rd in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 26 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,194. The Arizona Wildcats have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 24th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Arizona Wildcats kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 9 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 327 yards on 8 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 69th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miners have run for 99 yards as a team, which ranks 124th in college football. They've run 45 times, averaging 2.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UTEP Miners have been penalized on offense 7 times for 65 yards so far this season, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. They are 121st in the nation in points scored with 21. They have run 105 plays this season for 396 yards, which ranks them 101st in Division 1 in total offense. UTEP averages 3.8 yards per play, which is 124th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this year, placing them 120th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Metz averages 5.1 yards per pass attempt and 5.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 28 passes on 51 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 104. He has thrown for 259 yards this season.
The UTEP Miners rush defense has allowed 87 attempts for 486 yards this year, putting them in 114th place in D-1 against the run. UTEP has committed 9 penalties for 91 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 49th in college football. They are 120th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 87. They have surrendered a total of 1,113 yards on D, which is 117th in the country. The Miners are ranked 126th in yards per play allowed with 7.9. Opposing offenses have completed 42 passes on 54 attempts against the UTEP defense this season, placing them 87th and 46th in Division 1. The UTEP Miners pass defense has also given up a total of 627 yards through the air, which is 111th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
UTEP kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 663 yards on 15 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 38th in Division 1 in punting average. UTEP is ranked 100th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 7 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 88th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 45 yards on special teams, ranking 112th in kick return yardage. The UTEP Miners average 23 yards per kick return and they are 124th in the country in all-purpose yards with 448.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Miners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Miners +17
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