Georgia State at Penn State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Georgia State Panthers head to Beaver Stadium to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 38 point favorites. The total has been set at 53.5. The Panthers are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Nittany Lions are 1-0-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0.
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Valuable Georgia State Panthers Betting Trends
The Georgia State Panthers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Georgia State Panthers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-0-1 against the spread
Key Georgia State Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
08/31/17 CB John Reid Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia State Panthers are 127th in the country in points scored with 10. They have run 52 plays this year for 273 yards, which ranks them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. The Panthers average 5.3 yards per play, which is 89th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 14 1st downs this season, ranking them 127th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia State has run for 49 yards as a unit, which ranks 126th in college football. They've run 29 times, averaging 1.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 6 times for 51 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. Conner Manning has passed for 159 yards this year. He's completed 14 throws while attempting 17 passes for a completion percentage of 82.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 160.9. He averages 9.4 adjusted yards per throw and 9.4 yards per pass attempt.
Georgia State is 13th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 17. They have given up a total of 383 yards on D, which is 15th in D-1. The Panthers are 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 12 throws on 25 attempts against the Georgia State Panthers defense this season, ranking them 7th and 4th in the nation. The Georgia State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 145 yards in the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 42 attempts for 238 yards this season, putting them in 56th place in the country against the run. The Panthers have had 12 penalties for 101 yards on defense this year. That places them 57th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia State is 92nd in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 10 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 78th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 42 yards on special teams, which puts them 114th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 14 yards per kick return and they are 126th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 325. Georgia State Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 1 for 1 this season. Their punters have accumulated 109 yards on 3 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That ranks them 118th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions have run for 395 yards as a team, which ranks 47th in college football. They've run 58 times, averaging 6.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Penn State Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 6 times for 60 yards so far this season, which has them 120th in the country in penalties. They are 24th in the nation in points scored with 85. They have run 117 plays this season for 881 yards, which ranks them 55th in Division 1 in total offense. Penn State averages 7.5 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 38 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. Trace McSorley averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 33 passes on 53 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.2. He has thrown for 444 yards this season.
The Penn State Nittany Lions rush defense has allowed 79 attempts for 228 yards this year, putting them in 53rd place in D-1 against the run. Penn State has committed 15 penalties for 139 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 95th in college football. They are 10th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 14. They have surrendered a total of 501 yards on D, which is 29th in the country. The Nittany Lions are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 3.4. Opposing offenses have completed 38 passes on 70 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, placing them 72nd and 82nd in Division 1. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also given up a total of 273 yards through the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Penn State Nittany Lions have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 67th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Penn State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 359 yards on 8 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 30th in Division 1 in punting average. Penn State is ranked 5th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 161 punt return yards and average 20.1 yards per return, which is 10th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 70 yards on special teams, ranking 92nd in kick return yardage. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 23 yards per kick return and they are 33rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,112.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers +38
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