Fresno State at Boise State Mountain West Championship Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Albertsons Stadium to take on the Boise State Broncos on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 10 point favorites. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 9-2-1 while their over/under record is 3-9-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 5-7-0 and they are 8-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 3-9-0 against the over/under
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 9-2-1 against the spread
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Boise State Broncos are 8-4-0 against the spread
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
11/26/17 DE Nathan Madsen Leg is doubtful Saturday vs. Boise State
09/14/17 DB Chris Coleman Foot out indefinitely
09/13/17 DB Kesomi Mafi Knee out for season
08/28/17 RB Dontel James Knee out for season
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
11/26/17 TE Chase Blakley Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
11/26/17 LB Gabe Perez Wrist is "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
11/26/17 TE Jake Roh Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
11/26/17 LB Riley Whimpey Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/20/17 S Jace Richter Dismissed is out for season
10/03/17 CB Michael Young Suspension out indefinitely
09/12/17 WR Akilian Butler ACL out for season
08/28/17 LB Blake Whitlock Shoulder out for season
08/24/17 S Evan Tyler ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 68th in Division 1 in points scored with 334. They have run 790 plays this season for 4,738 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 227 1st downs this year, placing them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Fresno State has run for 1,920 yards as a team, which ranks 72nd in the country. They've run 436 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 59 times for 502 yards so far this season, which has them 99th in the nation in penalties. Chason Virgil has thrown for 524 yards this season. He has completed 48 passes on 83 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 118. He averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
Fresno State is 13th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 208. They have surrendered a total of 3,784 yards on D, which is 19th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 235 passes on 386 attempts against the Fresno State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 96th and 94th in the country. The Fresno State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,376 yards through the air, which is 38th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 395 attempts for 1,408 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 58 penalties for 454 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Fresno State is ranked 84th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 102 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 65th in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 737 yards on special teams, ranking 52nd in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 22 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,576. The Fresno State Bulldogs have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 22, which is 4th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84%. Fresno State Bulldogs kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 36 for 37 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,410 yards on 58 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 50th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos have run for 1,792 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in the nation. They've run 445 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 70 times for 580 yards so far this year, which has them 68th in the country in penalties. They are 32nd in Division 1 in points scored with 400. They have run 820 plays this year for 4,846 yards, which ranks them 41st in the nation in total offense. The Boise State Broncos average 5.9 yards per play, which is 49th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 251 1st downs this season, ranking them 55th overall as an offensive unit. Brett Rypien has completed 179 throws while attempting 278 passes for a completion percentage of 64.4%. He has passed for 2,249 yards this year. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 146.1.
The Boise State Broncos rush defense has given up 430 attempts for 1,504 yards this season, putting them in 23rd place in the country against the run. They have had 44 penalties for 433 yards on defense this year. That places them 7th in Division 1. Boise State is 43rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 278. They have given up a total of 4,072 yards on D, which is 34th in the nation. The Broncos are 19th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 238 throws on 400 attempts against the Boise State defense this season, ranking them 99th and 103rd in the country. The Boise State Broncos pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,569 yards in the air, which is 61st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boise State Broncos have tried 19 field goals this year and made 16, which is 33rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84%. Boise State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 50 for 50 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,045 yards on 50 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average. Boise State is 15th in the country in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 272 punt return yards and average 10.9 yards per return, which is 23rd in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 842 yards on special teams, which puts them 34th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 26 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,960.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos -10
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