Florida at Michigan College Football Picks & Predictions 9/2/2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
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AT&T Stadium is the venue for the game between the Florida Gators and the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 3 point favorites. The Wolverines were 6-7-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 9-4-0. The Gators were 5-7-1 ATS and their over/under record was 4-9-0.
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Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators were 4-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Florida Gators were 5-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines were 9-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Michigan Wolverines were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Florida Gators Injuries
07/20/17 DB Marcell Harris Achilles out for season
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Gators ran for 1,667 yards as a team last year, which ranked 108th in the nation. They ran 452 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Gators were penalized on offense 88 times for 758 yards last year, which had them 31st in the country in penalties. They were 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 311. They ran 862 plays last year for 2,805 yards, which ranked them 72nd in the nation in total offense. The Gators averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 102nd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 235 1st downs last season, ranking them 104th overall as an offensive unit. Malik Zaire completed 11 throws while attempting 23 passes for a completion percentage of 47.8% last year. He passed for 122 yards. He averaged 6.2 adjusted yards per throw and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 106.7.
The Gators rush defense gave up 488 attempts for 1,879 yards last season, putting them in 37th place in the country against the run. They had 56 penalties for 465 yards on defense last year. That placed them 2nd in Division 1. Florida was 5th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 218. They gave up a total of 3,809 yards on D, which was 4th in the nation. The Gators were 7th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses completed 148 throws on 328 attempts against the Florida Gators defense last season, ranking them 3rd and 15th in the country. The Florida pass defense also surrendered a total of 1,931 yards in the air, which was 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolverines were 15th in Division 1 in points scored with 524 last year. They ran 941 plays last season for 2,756 yards, which ranked them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Michigan Wolverines averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 59th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 283 1st downs last year, placing them 51st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan ran for 2,773 yards as a team, which ranked 31st in the country. They ran 571 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolverines were penalized on offense 62 times for 593 yards last season, which had them 109th in the nation in penalties. Wilton Speight threw for 2,538 yards last season. He completed 204 passes on 331 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6%. His quarterback rating last year was 139.8. He averaged 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan was 1st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 183 last season. They surrendered a total of 3,403 yards on D, which was 1st in Division 1. The Wolverines were ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses completed 143 passes on 328 attempts against the Michigan defense last season, placing them 2nd and 16th in the country. The Michigan Wolverines pass defense also gave up a total of 1,853 yards through the air, which was 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 481 attempts for 1,550 yards last year, putting them in 15th place in D-1 against the run. The Wolverines committed 70 penalties for 543 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 18th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Gators/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolverines -3
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