Army at Rice College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Rice Stadium is the venue for the game between the Army Black Knights and the Rice Owls on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Army as 12 point favorites. The total has been set at 45. The Owls are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-3-1. The Black Knights are 2-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-3-0.
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Valuable Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 1-3-1 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
10/01/17 RB Darnell Woolfolk Knee "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/01/17 DB Elijah Riley Academics "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/01/17 RB John Trainor Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Rice
09/17/17 DB Jalen Sharp ACL out for season
09/17/17 DB Rhyan England Knee out indefinitely
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 Rice Owls Injuries
10/01/17 WR Cameron Montgomery Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/01/17 RB Samuel Stewart Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/01/17 K Will Harrison Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/01/17 DT Carl Thompson Hip "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/01/17 S Cole Thomas Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/01/17 OL Kenneth Thompson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/01/17 QB Sam Glaesmann Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/27/17 DE Blain Padgett Shoulder out for season
09/27/17 OL Cory Klingler Back out indefinitely
09/27/17 DB D Angelo Ellis Wrist out indefinitely
09/13/17 WR Aston Walter Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Army Black Knights have run for 1,818 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the nation. They've run 290 times, averaging 6.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Black Knights have been penalized on offense 21 times for 178 yards so far this year, which has them 102nd in the country in penalties. They are 52nd in Division 1 in points scored with 144. They have run 320 plays this year for 1,934 yards, which ranks them 129th in the nation in total offense. The Black Knights average 6 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 101 1st downs this season, ranking them 44th overall as an offensive unit. Ahmad Bradshaw has completed 4 throws while attempting 20 passes for a completion percentage of 20%. He has passed for 36 yards this year. He averages -0.5 adjusted yards per throw and 1.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 25.1.
The Black Knights rush defense has given up 154 attempts for 872 yards this season, putting them in 97th place in the country against the run. They have had 24 penalties for 214 yards on defense this year. That places them 43rd in Division 1. Army is 50th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 103. They have given up a total of 1,834 yards on D, which is 78th in the nation. The Black Knights are 112th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 85 throws on 134 attempts against the Army Black Knights defense this season, ranking them 65th and 45th in the country. The Army pass defense has also surrendered a total of 962 yards in the air, which is 56th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Army Black Knights have tried 4 field goals this year and made 2, which is 109th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Army Black Knights kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 462 yards on 11 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 57th in the NCAA in punting average. Army is 97th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 17 punt return yards and average 3.4 yards per return, which is 102nd in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 332 yards on special teams, which puts them 31st in kick return yardage. The Black Knights average 21 yards per kick return and they are 54th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,283.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 125th in Division 1 in points scored with 58. They have run 312 plays this season for 1,445 yards, which ranks them 113th in the nation in total offense. The Rice Owls average 4.6 yards per play, which is 119th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this year, placing them 96th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rice has run for 736 yards as a team, which ranks 65th in the country. They've run 186 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 20 times for 158 yards so far this season, which has them 112th in the nation in penalties. Jackson Tyner has thrown for 241 yards this season. He has completed 24 passes on 48 attempts for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating this year is 88. He averages 5 yards per pass attempt and 4.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Rice is 113th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 169. They have surrendered a total of 2,122 yards on D, which is 104th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 113th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 118 passes on 170 attempts against the Rice defense this season, placing them 123rd and 103rd in the country. The Rice Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 1,508 yards through the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 162 attempts for 614 yards this year, putting them in 52nd place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 15 penalties for 142 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 6th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Rice is ranked 62nd in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 50 punt return yards and average 7.1 yards per return, which is 63rd in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 232 yards on special teams, ranking 77th in kick return yardage. The Rice Owls average 16 yards per kick return and they are 110th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,727. The Owls have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 102nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Rice kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,393 yards on 31 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 18th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls +12
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