Fresno State at Houston Hawaii Bowl Picks and Parlay 12/24/2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
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The Houston Cougars host the Fresno State Bulldogs at Aloha Stadium on Sunday, December 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 1.5 point favorites. The Cougars have an over/under record of 2-9-0 and they are 6-5-0 against the spread. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 10-2-1 while their over/under record is 3-10-0.
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Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 3-10-0 against the over/under
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 10-2-1 against the spread
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 2-9-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 6-5-0 against the spread
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
12/03/17 DE Nathan Madsen Leg is "?" Sunday vs Houston U
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 Houston Cougars Injuries
12/03/17 WR Linell Bonner Shoulder left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Fresno State
11/03/17 S Collin Wilder Knee is out for season
10/22/17 RB Dillon Birden Elbow is out indefinitely
10/17/17 OL Kameron Eloph Back out for season
09/28/17 DB D.J. Small Undisclosed out for season
09/08/17 OL Alex Fontana Foot out for season
08/16/17 WR Marquez Stevenson ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fresno State Bulldogs have run for 2,053 yards as a team, which ranks 54th in college football. They've run 473 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 68 times for 558 yards so far this season, which has them 79th in the country in penalties. They are 60th in the nation in points scored with 347. They have run 861 plays this season for 5,041 yards, which ranks them 48th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.9 yards per play, which is 51st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 244 1st downs this year, placing them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. Chason Virgil averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 48 passes on 83 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 118. He has thrown for 524 yards this season.
The Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 433 attempts for 1,516 yards this year, putting them in 22nd place in D-1 against the run. Fresno State has committed 66 penalties for 523 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 25th in college football. They are 13th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 224. They have surrendered a total of 4,147 yards on D, which is 29th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 252 passes on 419 attempts against the Fresno State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 107th and 107th in Division 1. The Fresno State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,631 yards through the air, which is 56th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Fresno State Bulldogs have attempted 26 field goals this season and made 21, which is 9th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Fresno State Bulldogs kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 38 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,737 yards on 65 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 53rd in Division 1 in punting average. Fresno State is ranked 84th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 101 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 73rd in college football. They have returned 35 kicks for 761 yards on special teams, ranking 51st in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 22 yards per kick return and they are 47th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,903.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars are 83rd in the country in points scored with 312. They have run 784 plays this year for 4,797 yards, which ranks them 58th in Division 1 in total offense. The Houston Cougars average 6.1 yards per play, which is 40th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 235 1st downs this season, ranking them 86th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 1,931 yards as a unit, which ranks 72nd in college football. They've run 416 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. Houston has been penalized on offense 66 times for 602 yards so far this year, which has them 83rd in the country in penalties. D'Eriq King has passed for 991 yards this year. He's completed 67 throws while attempting 96 passes for a completion percentage of 69.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 175. He averages 11.1 adjusted yards per throw and 10.3 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 30th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 253. They have given up a total of 4,593 yards on D, which is 57th in D-1. The Cougars are 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 262 throws on 424 attempts against the Houston defense this season, ranking them 119th and 113th in the nation. The Houston Cougars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,949 yards in the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 432 attempts for 1,645 yards this season, putting them in 35th place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 72 penalties for 585 yards on defense this year. That places them 46th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 69th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 70 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 114th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 675 yards on special teams, which puts them 71st in kick return yardage. The Houston Cougars average 24 yards per kick return and they are 74th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,543. The Cougars have tried 12 field goals this year and made 10, which is 93rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Houston kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 40 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,206 yards on 53 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 69th in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cougars -1.5 and over 46 total points
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