Fresno State at San Jose State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The San Jose State Spartans host the Fresno State Bulldogs at CEFCU Stadium on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Fresno State as 13.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 61. The Spartans have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 4-0-0 while their over/under record is 3-1-0.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 4-0-0 against the spread
Important San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The San Jose State Spartans are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
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 San Jose State Spartans Injuries
10/01/17 DE Cameron Alexander Leg "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/01/17 QB Montel Aaron Knee "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fresno State Bulldogs have run for 581 yards as a team, which ranks 96th in college football. They've run 128 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 18 times for 136 yards so far this season, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 66th in the nation in points scored with 133. They have run 275 plays this season for 1,717 yards, which ranks them 47th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.2 yards per play, which is 39th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this year, placing them 93rd 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 119 attempts for 428 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in D-1 against the run. Fresno State has committed 19 penalties for 141 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in college football. They are 59th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 110. They have surrendered a total of 1,356 yards on D, which is 27th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 91 passes on 135 attempts against the Fresno State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 77th and 47th in Division 1. The Fresno State pass defense has also given up a total of 928 yards through the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Fresno State Bulldogs have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 22nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Fresno State Bulldogs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 688 yards on 17 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 88th in Division 1 in punting average. Fresno State is ranked 57th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 70 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 38th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 406 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 23 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,193.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans are 111th in the country in points scored with 95. They have run 431 plays this year for 1,927 yards, which ranks them 40th in Division 1 in total offense. The San Jose State Spartans average 4.5 yards per play, which is 122nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 105 1st downs this season, ranking them 42nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground San Jose State has run for 707 yards as a unit, which ranks 74th in college football. They've run 220 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. San Jose State has been penalized on offense 45 times for 340 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. Josh Love has passed for 457 yards this year. He's completed 43 throws while attempting 90 passes for a completion percentage of 47.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 92.5. He averages 3.7 adjusted yards per throw and 5.1 yards per pass attempt.
San Jose State is 129th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 267. They have given up a total of 3,042 yards on D, which is 128th in D-1. The Spartans are 98th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 102 throws on 166 attempts against the San Jose State defense this season, ranking them 102nd and 96th in the nation. The San Jose State Spartans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,302 yards in the air, which is 111th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 343 attempts for 1,740 yards this season, putting them in 129th place in the country against the run. The Spartans have had 38 penalties for 305 yards on defense this year. That places them 98th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
San Jose State is 41st in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 49 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 79th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 369 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The San Jose State Spartans average 18 yards per kick return and they are 46th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,345. The Spartans have tried 8 field goals this year and made 7, which is 30th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. San Jose State kickers have made 73% of their extra points, going 8 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,815 yards on 41 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 29th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Spartans +13.5
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