Georgia Tech at UCF College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The UCF Knights host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bright House Networks Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 61. The Knights have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread. The Yellow Jackets have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
09/10/17 OL Andrew Marshall Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/10/17 LB David Curry Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/10/17 DL Kyle Cerge-Henderson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/05/17 LB Dedrion Bacote Leg out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have run for 745 yards as a team, which ranks 2nd in college football. They've run 135 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Yellow Jackets have been penalized on offense 12 times for 107 yards so far this season, which has them 56th in the country in penalties. They are 34th in the nation in points scored with 78. They have run 152 plays this season for 977 yards, which ranks them 115th in Division 1 in total offense. The Yellow Jackets average 6.4 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. TaQuon Marshall averages 14.5 yards per pass attempt and 18.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 10 passes on 16 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 246.2. He has thrown for 232 yards this season.
The Yellow Jackets rush defense has allowed 60 attempts for 264 yards this year, putting them in 64th place in D-1 against the run. Georgia Tech has committed 7 penalties for 73 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 33rd in college football. They are 78th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 52. They have surrendered a total of 558 yards on D, which is 42nd in the country. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 55th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 28 passes on 51 attempts against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defense this season, placing them 39th and 39th in Division 1. The Georgia Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 294 yards through the air, which is 37th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 1, which is 84th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 9 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 258 yards on 6 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 48th in Division 1 in punting average. Georgia Tech is ranked 26th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 12 punt return yards and average 2.4 yards per return, which is 96th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 39 yards on special teams, ranking 116th in kick return yardage. The Yellow Jackets average 10 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,028.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Knights are 72nd in the country in points scored with 61. They have run 78 plays this year for 596 yards, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. The UCF Knights average 7.6 yards per play, which is 16th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 31 1st downs this season, ranking them 111th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCF has run for 157 yards as a unit, which ranks 115th in college football. They've run 45 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. UCF has been penalized on offense 9 times for 65 yards so far this year, which has them 97th in the country in penalties. McKenzie Milton has passed for 360 yards this year. He's completed 16 throws while attempting 21 passes for a completion percentage of 76.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 273.5. He averages 18.8 adjusted yards per throw and 17.1 yards per pass attempt.
UCF is 15th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 17. They have given up a total of 335 yards on D, which is 7th in D-1. The Knights are 98th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 18 throws on 31 attempts against the UCF defense this season, ranking them 13th and 10th in the nation. The UCF Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 201 yards in the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 26 attempts for 134 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the country against the run. The Knights have had 14 penalties for 163 yards on defense this year. That places them 112th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UCF is 83rd in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 50 punt return yards and average 16.7 yards per return, which is 15th in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 71 yards on special teams, which puts them 89th in kick return yardage. The UCF Knights average 18 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 717. The Knights have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 105th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. UCF kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 6 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 120 yards on 3 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 85th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Knights +2.5
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