Connecticut at UCF College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The Connecticut Huskies head to Bright House Networks Stadium to play the UCF Knights on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 21 point favorites. The Huskies are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Knights are 5-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0.
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Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 3-6-0 against the spread
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 5-2-1 against the spread
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/04/17 DL Connor Freeborn Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 WR Kyle Buss Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 RB Nate Hopkins Shoulder is "?"
11/04/17 DB Tahj Herring-Wilson Leg is "?"
10/25/17 RB Arkeel Newsome Sternum is out indefinitely
10/25/17 DB John Robinson IV Suspension 2-game suspension
10/12/17 DB Brice McAllister Hand out indefinitely
10/01/17 DB Ian Swenson Shoulder out for season
09/27/17 LS Nick Zecchino Undisclosed out for season
09/27/17 OL Ryan Crozier ACL out for season
08/27/17 LB E. J. Levenberry Knee out indefinitely
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/25/17 RB Jawon Hamilton Leg out for season
09/05/17 LB Dedrion Bacote Leg out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Connecticut Huskies are 89th in the country in points scored with 222. They have run 652 plays this year for 3,712 yards, which ranks them 29th in Division 1 in total offense. The Huskies average 5.7 yards per play, which is 57th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 189 1st downs this season, ranking them 58th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Connecticut has run for 1,197 yards as a unit, which ranks 99th in college football. They've run 346 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 44 times for 423 yards so far this year, which has them 104th in the country in penalties. Bryant Shirreffs has passed for 2,287 yards this year. He's completed 171 throws while attempting 260 passes for a completion percentage of 65.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 153.6. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.8 yards per pass attempt.
Connecticut is 122nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 345. They have given up a total of 4,989 yards on D, which is 126th in D-1. The Huskies are 123rd in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 267 throws on 392 attempts against the Connecticut Huskies defense this season, ranking them 129th and 129th in the nation. The Connecticut pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,407 yards in the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 337 attempts for 1,582 yards this season, putting them in 77th place in the country against the run. The Huskies have had 90 penalties for 821 yards on defense this year. That places them 129th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Connecticut is 98th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 67 punt return yards and average 6.7 yards per return, which is 71st in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 791 yards on special teams, which puts them 7th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 23 yards per kick return and they are 42nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,569. The Connecticut Huskies have tried 11 field goals this year and made 7, which is 103rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Connecticut Huskies kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,803 yards on 47 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 121st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Knights have run for 1,738 yards as a team, which ranks 37th in college football. They've run 306 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UCF Knights have been penalized on offense 70 times for 566 yards so far this season, which has them 14th in the country in penalties. They are 5th in the nation in points scored with 388. They have run 545 plays this season for 4,342 yards, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 in total offense. UCF averages 8 yards per play, which is 2nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 205 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. McKenzie Milton averages 11.1 yards per pass attempt and 11.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 152 passes on 217 attempts for a completion percentage of 70%. His quarterback rating this year is 189.1. He has thrown for 2,409 yards this season.
The UCF Knights rush defense has allowed 290 attempts for 1,148 yards this year, putting them in 27th place in D-1 against the run. UCF has committed 62 penalties for 536 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 81st in college football. They are 17th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 162. They have surrendered a total of 2,926 yards on D, which is 22nd in the country. The Knights are ranked 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 144 passes on 265 attempts against the UCF defense this season, placing them 29th and 45th in Division 1. The UCF Knights pass defense has also given up a total of 1,778 yards through the air, which is 41st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCF Knights have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 100th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. UCF kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 48 for 49 this year. Their punters have totaled 978 yards on 25 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 110th in Division 1 in punting average. UCF is ranked 72nd in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 222 punt return yards and average 18.5 yards per return, which is 4th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 448 yards on special teams, ranking 85th in kick return yardage. The UCF Knights average 25 yards per kick return and they are 18th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,013.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Huskies +21
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