Colorado State at Alabama College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Colorado State Rams head to Bryant-Denny Stadium to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 27 point favorites. The total has been set at 54. The Rams are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Crimson Tide are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0.
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Valuable Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Colorado State Rams are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
09/10/17 OL Ben Knox Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/10/17 DL Darnell Thompson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
08/23/17 WR E.J. Scott ACL out for season
08/21/17 LB Deonte Clyburn Blood Clot out indefinitely
08/08/17 DB Braylin Scott Legal problems out indefinitely
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
09/10/17 LB Anfernee Jennings Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Colorado State
09/10/17 RB Joshua Jacobs Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Colorado State
09/10/17 LB Rashaan Evans Groin "?" Saturday vs. Colorado State
09/04/17 LB Christian Miller Bicep out for season
09/03/17 LB Terrell Lewis Elbow out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado State Rams are 10th in the country in points scored with 99. They have run 240 plays this year for 1,527 yards, which ranks them 1st in Division 1 in total offense. The Rams average 6.4 yards per play, which is 37th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Colorado State has run for 547 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in college football. They've run 114 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 26 times for 248 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the country in penalties. Nick Stevens has passed for 980 yards this year. He's completed 75 throws while attempting 126 passes for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 134.2. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Colorado State is 82nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 54. They have given up a total of 1,136 yards on D, which is 120th in D-1. The Rams are 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 74 throws on 120 attempts against the Colorado State Rams defense this season, ranking them 128th and 128th in the nation. The Colorado State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 777 yards in the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 91 attempts for 359 yards this season, putting them in 95th place in the country against the run. The Rams have had 16 penalties for 135 yards on defense this year. That places them 89th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Colorado State is 84th in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 14 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 121 yards on special teams, which puts them 52nd in kick return yardage. The Rams average 30 yards per kick return and they are 2nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,662. The Colorado State Rams have tried 5 field goals this year and made 5, which is 6th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Colorado State Rams kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 424 yards on 9 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Crimson Tide have run for 478 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in college football. They've run 81 times, averaging 5.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Alabama Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 9 times for 60 yards so far this season, which has them 85th in the country in penalties. They are 58th in the nation in points scored with 65. They have run 126 plays this season for 766 yards, which ranks them 102nd in Division 1 in total offense. Alabama averages 6.1 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. Jalen Hurts averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 24 passes on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 137.3. He has thrown for 224 yards this season.
The Alabama Crimson Tide rush defense has allowed 48 attempts for 111 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in D-1 against the run. Alabama has committed 5 penalties for 36 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 6th in college football. They are 12th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 17. They have surrendered a total of 537 yards on D, which is 35th in the country. The Crimson Tide are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 45 passes on 74 attempts against the Alabama defense this season, placing them 95th and 93rd in Division 1. The Alabama Crimson Tide pass defense has also given up a total of 426 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Alabama Crimson Tide have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 5, which is 7th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Alabama kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 336 yards on 9 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 112th in Division 1 in punting average. Alabama is ranked 63rd in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 31 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 36th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 34 yards on special teams, ranking 119th in kick return yardage. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 17 yards per kick return and they are 92nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 831.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rams +27
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