Georgia Southern at UMass College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium
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The Georgia Southern Eagles head to Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium to play the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UMass as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 57. The Eagles are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Minutemen are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0.
Valuable Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Trends
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 1-4-0 against the spread
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
10/15/17 OL Curtis Rainey Suspension OUT Saturday vs. Massachusetts
10/15/17 QB Shai Werts Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/20/17 DT Ian Bush Elbow out indefinitely
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
10/15/17 DB Lee Moses Undisclosed probable
08/21/17 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 125th in the country in points scored with 88. They have run 344 plays this year for 1,538 yards, which ranks them 127th in Division 1 in total offense. The Eagles average 4.5 yards per play, which is 125th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 82 1st downs this season, ranking them 129th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia Southern has run for 1,071 yards as a unit, which ranks 56th in college football. They've run 270 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 34 times for 297 yards so far this year, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. Shai Werts has passed for 463 yards this year. He's completed 37 throws while attempting 71 passes for a completion percentage of 52.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 109.6. He averages 4.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt.
Georgia Southern is 90th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 193. They have given up a total of 2,158 yards on D, which is 40th in D-1. The Eagles are 112th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 83 throws on 148 attempts against the Georgia Southern Eagles defense this season, ranking them 8th and 8th in the nation. The Georgia Southern pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,213 yards in the air, which is 34th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 191 attempts for 945 yards this season, putting them in 58th place in the country against the run. The Eagles have had 22 penalties for 183 yards on defense this year. That places them 3rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia Southern is 108th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 48 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 354 yards on special teams, which puts them 60th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 24 yards per kick return and they are 129th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,940. The Georgia Southern Eagles have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 89th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Georgia Southern Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,353 yards on 33 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 81st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minutemen have run for 645 yards as a team, which ranks 120th in college football. They've run 210 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UMass Minutemen have been penalized on offense 33 times for 289 yards so far this season, which has them 97th in the country in penalties. They are 91st in the nation in points scored with 154. They have run 445 plays this season for 2,475 yards, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1 in total offense. UMass averages 5.6 yards per play, which is 75th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this year, placing them 65th overall as an offensive unit. Andrew Ford averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 133 passes on 211 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating this year is 148.5. He has thrown for 1,723 yards this season.
The UMass Minutemen rush defense has allowed 243 attempts for 1,176 yards this year, putting them in 89th place in D-1 against the run. UMass has committed 39 penalties for 382 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 81st in college football. They are 92nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 197. They have surrendered a total of 2,449 yards on D, which is 70th in the country. The Minutemen are ranked 85th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 104 passes on 180 attempts against the UMass defense this season, placing them 40th and 33rd in Division 1. The UMass Minutemen pass defense has also given up a total of 1,273 yards through the air, which is 48th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UMass Minutemen have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 2, which is 126th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. UMass kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,361 yards on 33 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average. UMass is ranked 49th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 34 punt return yards and average 3.1 yards per return, which is 118th in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 674 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The UMass Minutemen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 49th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,183.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +7
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