Connecticut at Virginia College Football Picks & Parlay 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium
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The Virginia Cavaliers host the Connecticut Huskies at David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 11 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5. The Cavaliers have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread. The Huskies have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
09/07/17 QB Bryant Shirreffs None has been named the starter Saturday vs. Virginia
09/07/17 DL Folorunso Fatukasi Suspension ejected last game, expected to miss the 1st Half Saturday vs. Virginia
09/07/17 LB Junior Joseph Arm injured last game, is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Virginia
09/07/17 LB Vontae Diggs Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Virginia
08/27/17 LB E. J. Levenberry Knee out indefinitely
08/16/17 DL Philippe Okounam Knee out indefinitely
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
09/04/17 CB Tim Harris Wrist out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Connecticut Huskies have run for 160 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in college football. They've run 37 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 4 times for 40 yards so far this season, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. They are 117th in the nation in points scored with 27. They have run 78 plays this season for 438 yards, which ranks them 108th in Division 1 in total offense. The Huskies average 5.6 yards per play, which is 75th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 18 1st downs this year, placing them 123rd overall as an offensive unit. Bryant Shirreffs averages 9.5 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 9 passes on 13 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 174.7. He has thrown for 124 yards this season.
The Huskies rush defense has allowed 26 attempts for 89 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in D-1 against the run. Connecticut has committed 10 penalties for 65 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in college football. They are 16th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 20. They have surrendered a total of 447 yards on D, which is 22nd in the country. The Huskies are ranked 74th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 33 passes on 56 attempts against the Connecticut Huskies defense this season, placing them 50th and 48th in Division 1. The Connecticut pass defense has also given up a total of 358 yards through the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Connecticut Huskies kickers have made 75% of their extra points, going 3 for 4 this year. Their punters have totaled 243 yards on 6 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average. Connecticut is ranked 90th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 18 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 48th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 61 yards on special teams, ranking 103rd in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 20 yards per kick return and they are 122nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 517.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cavaliers are 92nd in the country in points scored with 45. They have run 163 plays this year for 668 yards, which ranks them 46th in Division 1 in total offense. The Virginia Cavaliers average 4.1 yards per play, which is 121st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this season, ranking them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia has run for 147 yards as a unit, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 57 times, averaging 2.6 yards per rush as a unit. Virginia has been penalized on offense 8 times for 41 yards so far this year, which has them 108th in the country in penalties. Kurt Benkert has passed for 521 yards this year. He's completed 66 throws while attempting 105 passes for a completion percentage of 62.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 117.1. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 5 yards per pass attempt.
Virginia is 63rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 44. They have given up a total of 558 yards on D, which is 43rd in D-1. The Cavaliers are 36th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 26 throws on 43 attempts against the Virginia defense this season, ranking them 34th and 26th in the nation. The Virginia Cavaliers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 269 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 82 attempts for 289 yards this season, putting them in 77th place in the country against the run. The Cavaliers have had 9 penalties for 88 yards on defense this year. That places them 47th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia is 58th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 27 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 64th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 128 yards on special teams, which puts them 50th in kick return yardage. The Virginia Cavaliers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 823. The Cavaliers have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 101st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 522 yards on 13 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 83rd in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cavaliers -11 and over 50.5 total points
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