FIU at Indiana College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the FIU Golden Panthers and the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 21.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 57. The Hoosiers are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Golden Panthers are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Indiana Hoosiers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
08/23/17 RB Anthony Jones Knee out indefinitely
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
09/10/17 DL Greg Gooch Targeting Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Florida Intl
09/04/17 WR Nick Westbrook Knee out for season
08/28/17 QB Austin King Transferred has left team
08/28/17 DL Omari Stringer Illness out for season
08/01/17 DL Nile Sykes Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The FIU Golden Panthers have run for 271 yards as a unit, which ranks 84th in the nation. They've run 66 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 19 times for 193 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the country in penalties. They are 109th in Division 1 in points scored with 34. They have run 130 plays this year for 800 yards, which ranks them 41st in the nation in total offense. The Golden Panthers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 42nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 39 1st downs this season, ranking them 79th overall as an offensive unit. Alex McGough has completed 39 throws while attempting 62 passes for a completion percentage of 62.9%. He has passed for 529 yards this year. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 136.7.
The Golden Panthers rush defense has given up 69 attempts for 243 yards this season, putting them in 58th place in the country against the run. They have had 18 penalties for 146 yards on defense this year. That places them 101st in Division 1. FIU is 109th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 71. They have given up a total of 873 yards on D, which is 93rd in the nation. The Golden Panthers are 108th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 48 throws on 67 attempts against the FIU Golden Panthers defense this season, ranking them 100th and 76th in the country. The FIU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 630 yards in the air, which is 112th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The FIU Golden Panthers have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 57th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. FIU Golden Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 405 yards on 10 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 79th in the NCAA in punting average. They have returned 7 kicks for 165 yards on special teams, which puts them 30th in kick return yardage. The Golden Panthers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 965.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hoosiers are 82nd in Division 1 in points scored with 55. They have run 166 plays this season for 755 yards, which ranks them 24th in the nation in total offense. The Indiana Hoosiers average 4.5 yards per play, which is 113th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this year, placing them 51st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indiana has run for 138 yards as a team, which ranks 120th in the country. They've run 68 times, averaging 2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hoosiers have been penalized on offense 12 times for 111 yards so far this season, which has them 58th in the nation in penalties. Richard Lagow has thrown for 434 yards this season. He has completed 43 passes on 75 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 111.1. He averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 4.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Indiana is 103rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 66. They have surrendered a total of 910 yards on D, which is 100th in Division 1. The Hoosiers are ranked 59th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 59 passes on 101 attempts against the Indiana defense this season, placing them 119th and 122nd in the country. The Indiana Hoosiers pass defense has also given up a total of 563 yards through the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 76 attempts for 347 yards this year, putting them in 90th place in D-1 against the run. The Hoosiers have committed 10 penalties for 76 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 37th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Indiana is ranked 27th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 109 punt return yards and average 21.8 yards per return, which is 7th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 182 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Indiana Hoosiers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 45th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,046. The Hoosiers have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 58th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Indiana kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 673 yards on 16 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 54th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/Hoosiers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers +21.5
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