Army at Tulane College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
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Benson Field at Yulman Stadium is the venue for the game between the Army Black Knights and the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Tulane as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 49. The Green Wave are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0. The Black Knights are 2-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-2-0.
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Valuable Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
09/17/17 DB Elijah Riley Academics "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
09/17/17 DB Jalen Sharp ACL out for season
09/17/17 WR Jeff Ejekam Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
09/17/17 DB Rhyan England Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
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 Tulane Green Wave Injuries
09/17/17 QB Jonathan Banks Ribs "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/17/17 S Roderic Teamer Foot "?" Saturday vs. Army
08/27/17 DE Robert Kennedy Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Army Black Knights have run for 1,094 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the nation. They've run 171 times, averaging 6.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Black Knights have been penalized on offense 10 times for 96 yards so far this year, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. They are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 92. They have run 189 plays this year for 1,130 yards, which ranks them 129th in the nation in total offense. The Black Knights average 6 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 57 1st downs this season, ranking them 75th overall as an offensive unit. Ahmad Bradshaw has completed 4 throws while attempting 17 passes for a completion percentage of 23.5%. He has passed for 36 yards this year. He averages 2.1 adjusted yards per throw and 2.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 41.3.
The Black Knights rush defense has given up 87 attempts for 467 yards this season, putting them in 86th place in the country against the run. They have had 13 penalties for 105 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in Division 1. Army is 54th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 61. They have given up a total of 1,216 yards on D, which is 88th in the nation. The Black Knights are 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 66 throws on 94 attempts against the Army Black Knights defense this season, ranking them 97th and 66th in the country. The Army pass defense has also surrendered a total of 749 yards in the air, which is 89th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Army Black Knights have tried 3 field goals this year and made 1, which is 106th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Army Black Knights kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 11 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 277 yards on 7 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 92nd in the NCAA in punting average.They have returned 11 kicks for 260 yards on special teams, which puts them 20th in kick return yardage. The Black Knights average 24 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,390.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Wave are 83rd in Division 1 in points scored with 78. They have run 198 plays this season for 1,048 yards, which ranks them 121st in the nation in total offense. The Tulane Green Wave average 5.3 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 57 1st downs this year, placing them 81st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulane has run for 738 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the country. They've run 158 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 17 times for 136 yards so far this season, which has them 66th in the nation in penalties. Jonathan Banks has thrown for 198 yards this season. He has completed 13 passes on 20 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating this year is 197.7. He averages 9.9 yards per pass attempt and 12.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Tulane is 98th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 93. They have surrendered a total of 1,185 yards on D, which is 81st in Division 1. The Green Wave are ranked 121st in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opposing offenses have completed 39 passes on 69 attempts against the Tulane defense this season, placing them 32nd and 24th in the country. The Tulane Green Wave pass defense has also given up a total of 714 yards through the air, which is 78th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 104 attempts for 471 yards this year, putting them in 88th place in D-1 against the run. The Green Wave have committed 15 penalties for 117 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 37th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Tulane is ranked 105th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 8 punt return yards and average 2.7 yards per return, which is 98th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 180 yards on special teams, ranking 51st in kick return yardage. The Tulane Green Wave average 26 yards per kick return and they are 94th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,236. Tulane kickers have made 70% of their extra points, going 7 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 672 yards on 17 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 95th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Green Wave -2
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