Florida Atlantic at Louisiana Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Joe Aillet Stadium
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The Florida Atlantic Owls travel to Joe Aillet Stadium to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has FAU as 3 point favorites. The Owls have an ATS record of 6-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-5-0 against the spread
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
11/05/17 DT Jeremiah Taleni Undisclosed left last game, is "?"
11/03/17 DB Raekwon Williams Undisclosed is "?"
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 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
11/04/17 LB Brandon Durman Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 WR Marcus Gaines Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 LB Russell Farris Undisclosed is "?"
11/01/17 WR Alfred Smith Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 OL Drew Melancon Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 CB Ephraim Kitchen Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 DB Michael Sam Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 DB Reggie Cleveland Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 16th in Division 1 in points scored with 346. They have run 662 plays this season for 4,212 yards, which ranks them 100th in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 6.4 yards per play, which is 25th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 212 1st downs this year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 2,556 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the country. They've run 421 times, averaging 6.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 56 times for 507 yards so far this season, which has them 64th in the nation in penalties. Jason Driskel has thrown for 1,003 yards this season. He has completed 101 passes on 162 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 118.8. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 5.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Florida Atlantic is 67th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 239. They have surrendered a total of 3,801 yards on D, which is 89th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 178 passes on 322 attempts against the Florida Atlantic Owls defense this season, placing them 90th and 110th in the country. The Florida Atlantic pass defense has also given up a total of 2,082 yards through the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 379 attempts for 1,719 yards this year, putting them in 95th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 47 penalties for 371 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is ranked 99th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 64 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 74th in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 406 yards on special teams, ranking 102nd in kick return yardage. The Owls average 17 yards per kick return and they are 31st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,682. The Florida Atlantic Owls have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 11, which is 52nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Florida Atlantic Owls kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 41 for 43 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,620 yards on 38 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 45th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs have run for 1,379 yards as a team, which ranks 76th in the nation. They've run 326 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 40 times for 319 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. They are 63rd in Division 1 in points scored with 260. They have run 619 plays this year for 3,530 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 5.7 yards per play, which is 59th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 186 1st downs this season, ranking them 66th overall as an offensive unit. J'Mar Smith has completed 162 throws while attempting 286 passes for a completion percentage of 56.6%. He has passed for 2,128 yards this year. He averages 7.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.9.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs rush defense has given up 336 attempts for 1,690 yards this season, putting them in 89th place in the country against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 366 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in Division 1. Louisiana Tech is 71st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 245. They have given up a total of 3,713 yards on D, which is 81st in the nation. The Bulldogs are 74th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 183 throws on 313 attempts against the Louisiana Tech defense this season, ranking them 96th and 107th in the country. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,023 yards in the air, which is 72nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have tried 23 field goals this year and made 17, which is 6th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Louisiana Tech kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 27 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,655 yards on 43 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 118th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisiana Tech is 89th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 103 punt return yards and average 9.4 yards per return, which is 38th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 453 yards on special teams, which puts them 84th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 85th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,085.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +3
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