Bowling Green at MTSU College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium
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Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium is the venue for the game between the Bowling Green Falcons and the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has MTSU as 10.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 55.5. The Blue Raiders are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-3-0. The Falcons are 0-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-3-0.
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Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Bowling Green Falcons are 0-3-0 against the spread
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
09/17/17 LB Aaron Banks Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
09/17/17 OL Lorenzo Taborn Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
08/23/17 DB Jamari Bozeman Hip out indefinitely
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
09/17/17 QB Brent Stockstill Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Bowling Green
09/17/17 WR Richie James Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Bowling Green
09/17/17 RB Terell West Knee "?" Saturday vs. Bowling Green
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bowling Green Falcons have run for 324 yards as a unit, which ranks 101st in the nation. They've run 88 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 21 times for 190 yards so far this year, which has them 39th in the country in penalties. They are 115th in Division 1 in points scored with 44. They have run 212 plays this year for 1,036 yards, which ranks them 56th in the nation in total offense. The Falcons average 4.9 yards per play, which is 107th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 53 1st downs this season, ranking them 89th overall as an offensive unit. James Morgan has completed 45 throws while attempting 106 passes for a completion percentage of 42.5%. He has passed for 622 yards this year. He averages 5.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 94.2.
The Falcons rush defense has given up 141 attempts for 732 yards this season, putting them in 116th place in the country against the run. They have had 19 penalties for 134 yards on defense this year. That places them 45th in Division 1. Bowling Green is 122nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 119. They have given up a total of 1,663 yards on D, which is 125th in the nation. The Falcons are 122nd in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opponent offenses have completed 65 throws on 101 attempts against the Bowling Green Falcons defense this season, ranking them 93rd and 80th in the country. The Bowling Green pass defense has also surrendered a total of 931 yards in the air, which is 116th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Bowling Green Falcons have tried 5 field goals this year and made 5, which is 19th in college football. Bowling Green Falcons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,055 yards on 23 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 17th in the NCAA in punting average. Bowling Green is 49th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 40 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 50th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 225 yards on special teams, which puts them 29th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 16 yards per kick return and they are 85th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,301.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Raiders are 123rd in Division 1 in points scored with 39. They have run 183 plays this season for 833 yards, which ranks them 70th in the nation in total offense. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 4.6 yards per play, which is 117th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 47 1st downs this year, placing them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU has run for 214 yards as a team, which ranks 122nd in the country. They've run 74 times, averaging 2.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 19 times for 172 yards so far this season, which has them 53rd in the nation in penalties. Brent Stockstill has thrown for 435 yards this season. He has completed 40 passes on 67 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 128. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw.
MTSU is 91st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 85. They have surrendered a total of 1,023 yards on D, which is 61st in Division 1. The Blue Raiders are ranked 34th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 58 passes on 90 attempts against the MTSU defense this season, placing them 74th and 58th in the country. The MTSU Blue Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 600 yards through the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 131 attempts for 423 yards this year, putting them in 74th place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Raiders have committed 13 penalties for 131 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 44th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU is ranked 38th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 29 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 77th in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 153 yards on special teams, ranking 69th in kick return yardage. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 26 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,015. MTSU kickers have made 80% of their extra points, going 4 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 899 yards on 22 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 74th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Falcons +10.5
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