Eastern Michigan at Kentucky College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The Kentucky Wildcats host the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Kroger Field on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 14 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread. The Eagles have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-3-0.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
09/24/17 CB Derrick Baity Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
09/24/17 LB Jordan Jones Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
08/23/17 WR Dorian Baker Ankle out indefinitely
08/15/17 T Cole Mosier ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have run for 286 yards as a team, which ranks 125th in college football. They've run 102 times, averaging 2.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 27 times for 248 yards so far this season, which has them 45th in the country in penalties. They are 118th in the nation in points scored with 60. They have run 219 plays this season for 1,118 yards, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Eagles average 5.1 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 53 1st downs this year, placing them 120th overall as an offensive unit. Brogan Roback averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 69 passes on 114 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 121.6. He has thrown for 798 yards this season.
The Eagles rush defense has allowed 112 attempts for 470 yards this year, putting them in 46th place in D-1 against the run. Eastern Michigan has committed 24 penalties for 236 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 88th in college football. They are 16th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 47. They have surrendered a total of 979 yards on D, which is 16th in the country. The Eagles are ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 48 passes on 99 attempts against the Eastern Michigan Eagles defense this season, placing them 16th and 32nd in Division 1. The Eastern Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 509 yards through the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 26th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Eastern Michigan Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 858 yards on 22 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 106th in Division 1 in punting average. Eastern Michigan is ranked 20th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 46 punt return yards and average 5.1 yards per return, which is 78th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 103 yards on special teams, ranking 116th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 15 yards per kick return and they are 117th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,267.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats are 83rd in the country in points scored with 101. They have run 250 plays this year for 1,383 yards, which ranks them 79th in Division 1 in total offense. The Kentucky Wildcats average 5.5 yards per play, which is 91st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 75 1st downs this season, ranking them 77th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kentucky has run for 589 yards as a unit, which ranks 76th in college football. They've run 153 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. Kentucky has been penalized on offense 25 times for 185 yards so far this year, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. Stephen Johnson has passed for 765 yards this year. He's completed 59 throws while attempting 92 passes for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 149.7. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt.
Kentucky is 38th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 74. They have given up a total of 1,435 yards on D, which is 64th in D-1. The Wildcats are 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 94 throws on 147 attempts against the Kentucky defense this season, ranking them 120th and 111th in the nation. The Kentucky Wildcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,078 yards in the air, which is 105th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 114 attempts for 357 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 34 penalties for 276 yards on defense this year. That places them 108th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Kentucky is 96th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 86 punt return yards and average 21.5 yards per return, which is 4th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 167 yards on special teams, which puts them 83rd in kick return yardage. The Kentucky Wildcats average 24 yards per kick return and they are 85th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,636. The Wildcats have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 9th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Kentucky kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 914 yards on 22 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 74th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats -14
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