Florida Atlantic at Western Kentucky College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers host the Florida Atlantic Owls at Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida Atlantic as 6 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 59.5. The Hilltoppers have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 1-6-0 against the spread. The Owls have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0.
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Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 1-6-0 against the spread
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
10/22/17 DB Raekwon Williams Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
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 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
10/22/17 DB Devon Key Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/22/17 DL Evan Sayner Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/22/17 DB Joe Brown Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/22/17 DB Marcus Ward Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/03/17 DL Jalen Madden Knee out for season
08/05/17 DB De'Andre Simmons ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Atlantic Owls have run for 1,999 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in college football. They've run 321 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 42 times for 372 yards so far this season, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. They are 20th in the nation in points scored with 274. They have run 520 plays this season for 3,398 yards, which ranks them 93rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Owls average 6.5 yards per play, which is 24th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 174 1st downs this year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. Jason Driskel averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 80 passes on 121 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 126.9. He has thrown for 806 yards this season.
The Owls rush defense has allowed 305 attempts for 1,492 yards this year, putting them in 104th place in D-1 against the run. Florida Atlantic has committed 37 penalties for 299 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in college football. They are 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 186. They have surrendered a total of 2,950 yards on D, which is 84th in the country. The Owls are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 126 passes on 227 attempts against the Florida Atlantic Owls defense this season, placing them 56th and 71st in Division 1. The Florida Atlantic pass defense has also given up a total of 1,458 yards through the air, which is 47th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida Atlantic Owls have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 8, which is 60th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Florida Atlantic Owls kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,273 yards on 30 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 57th in Division 1 in punting average. Florida Atlantic is ranked 83rd in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 63 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 67th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 269 yards on special teams, ranking 111th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 15 yards per kick return and they are 39th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,730.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hilltoppers are 83rd in the country in points scored with 188. They have run 510 plays this year for 2,681 yards, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers average 5.3 yards per play, which is 91st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 154 1st downs this season, ranking them 60th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Kentucky has run for 577 yards as a unit, which ranks 129th in college football. They've run 227 times, averaging 2.5 yards per rush as a unit. Western Kentucky has been penalized on offense 39 times for 314 yards so far this year, which has them 92nd in the country in penalties. Mike White has passed for 1,957 yards this year. He's completed 182 throws while attempting 271 passes for a completion percentage of 67.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 139.5. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Western Kentucky is 34th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 140. They have given up a total of 2,491 yards on D, which is 38th in D-1. The Hilltoppers are 51st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 121 throws on 214 attempts against the Western Kentucky defense this season, ranking them 47th and 51st in the nation. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,365 yards in the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 251 attempts for 1,126 yards this season, putting them in 58th place in the country against the run. The Hilltoppers have had 43 penalties for 452 yards on defense this year. That places them 91st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Western Kentucky is 59th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 39 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 114th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 425 yards on special teams, which puts them 49th in kick return yardage. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 92nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,145. The Hilltoppers have tried 7 field goals this year and made 4, which is 118th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Western Kentucky kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,283 yards on 32 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 95th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Hilltoppers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers +6
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