Florida Atlantic at Buffalo College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The Florida Atlantic Owls travel to UB Stadium to take on the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52. The Owls have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-3-0. The Bulls have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bulls are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
09/17/17 WR Kamrin Solomon Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Buffalo U
09/17/17 LB Azeez Al-Shaair Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo U
09/17/17 QB De'Andre Johnson Blood Clot "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo U
09/17/17 WR Kalib Woods Left Team out for season
09/06/17 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
08/31/17 QB Chris Robison Eligibility out for season
08/23/17 OL Matthew Weiner Knee out for season
08/20/17 WR Jovon Durante Eligibility out for season
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 78. They have run 201 plays this season for 1,193 yards, which ranks them 73rd in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 5.9 yards per play, which is 62nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 57 1st downs this year, placing them 76th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 585 yards as a team, which ranks 40th in the country. They've run 117 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 20 times for 176 yards so far this season, which has them 46th in the nation in penalties. Daniel Parr has thrown for 588 yards this season. He has completed 43 passes on 75 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.5. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Florida Atlantic is 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 73. They have surrendered a total of 1,207 yards on D, which is 86th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 29 passes on 62 attempts against the Florida Atlantic Owls defense this season, placing them 14th and 18th in the country. The Florida Atlantic pass defense has also given up a total of 373 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 155 attempts for 834 yards this year, putting them in 123rd place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 13 penalties for 113 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is ranked 78th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 10 punt return yards and average 2.5 yards per return, which is 100th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 65 yards on special teams, ranking 117th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 9 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,268. The Florida Atlantic Owls have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 50th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Florida Atlantic Owls kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 754 yards on 19 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 90th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulls have run for 472 yards as a team, which ranks 75th in the nation. They've run 103 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 14 times for 130 yards so far this year, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. They are 106th in Division 1 in points scored with 57. They have run 177 plays this year for 1,060 yards, which ranks them 79th in the nation in total offense. The Buffalo Bulls average 6 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this season, ranking them 94th overall as an offensive unit. Tyree Jackson has completed 40 throws while attempting 74 passes for a completion percentage of 54.1%. He has passed for 588 yards this year. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 131.5.
The Buffalo Bulls rush defense has given up 155 attempts for 658 yards this season, putting them in 112th place in the country against the run. They have had 12 penalties for 104 yards on defense this year. That places them 24th in Division 1. Buffalo is 35th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 48. They have given up a total of 970 yards on D, which is 53rd in the nation. The Bulls are 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 27 throws on 63 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, ranking them 7th and 19th in the country. The Buffalo Bulls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 312 yards in the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Buffalo Bulls have tried 5 field goals this year and made 3, which is 48th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Buffalo kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 6 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 541 yards on 13 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 68th in the NCAA in punting average. Buffalo is 93rd in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 19 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 66th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 98 yards on special teams, which puts them 104th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 16 yards per kick return and they are 96th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,177.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls -1.5
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