Army at North Texas College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Army Black Knights travel to Apogee Stadium to take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has North Texas as 2.5 point favorites. The Black Knights have an ATS record of 5-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Mean Green have an over/under record of 7-3-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
11/12/17 DB Jaylon McClinton Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
10/18/17 DL Andrew McLean Knee is out for season
09/17/17 DB Jalen Sharp ACL out for season
09/09/17 DB Marcus Hyatt Medical out indefinitely
08/26/17 OL Mike Johnson ACL out for season
08/24/17 LB Amadeo West Knee out for season
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
11/12/17 LB Joshua Wheeler Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Army
11/12/17 DL Sid Moore Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/27/17 QB Devlin Isadore Left Team out for season
08/16/17 DT Bryce English Foot out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Army Black Knights are 56th in Division 1 in points scored with 294. They have run 639 plays this season for 3,823 yards, which ranks them 129th in the nation in total offense. The Black Knights average 6 yards per play, which is 41st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 199 1st downs this year, placing them 81st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Army has run for 3,515 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the country. They've run 582 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Black Knights have been penalized on offense 43 times for 350 yards so far this season, which has them 115th in the nation in penalties. Ahmad Bradshaw has thrown for 232 yards this season. He has completed 11 passes on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 30.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 82.7. He averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 4.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Army is 18th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 186. They have surrendered a total of 3,493 yards on D, which is 38th in Division 1. The Black Knights are ranked 99th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 159 passes on 256 attempts against the Army Black Knights defense this season, placing them 28th and 12th in the country. The Army pass defense has also given up a total of 1,885 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 321 attempts for 1,608 yards this year, putting them in 65th place in D-1 against the run. The Black Knights have committed 48 penalties for 390 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Army is ranked 95th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 32nd in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 522 yards on special teams, ranking 83rd in kick return yardage. The Black Knights average 20 yards per kick return and they are 92nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,455. The Army Black Knights have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 3, which is 126th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Army Black Knights kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 39 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,010 yards on 23 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 19th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mean Green have run for 1,918 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in the nation. They've run 379 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 52 times for 469 yards so far this year, which has them 97th in the country in penalties. They are 20th in Division 1 in points scored with 368. They have run 739 plays this year for 4,764 yards, which ranks them 25th in the nation in total offense. The North Texas Mean Green average 6.4 yards per play, which is 26th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 243 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine has completed 224 throws while attempting 352 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. He has passed for 2,812 yards this year. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 146.3.
The North Texas Mean Green rush defense has given up 401 attempts for 1,715 yards this season, putting them in 71st place in the country against the run. They have had 52 penalties for 461 yards on defense this year. That places them 43rd in Division 1. North Texas is 109th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 336. They have given up a total of 4,129 yards on D, which is 83rd in the nation. The Mean Green are 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 184 throws on 342 attempts against the North Texas defense this season, ranking them 69th and 102nd in the country. The North Texas Mean Green pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,414 yards in the air, which is 87th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have tried 16 field goals this year and made 14, which is 36th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. North Texas kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 42 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,405 yards on 36 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 113th in the NCAA in punting average. North Texas is 55th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 97 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 75th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 521 yards on special teams, which puts them 85th in kick return yardage. The Mean Green average 19 yards per kick return and they are 22nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,382.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mean Green -2.5
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