Idaho at Troy College Football Picks & Predictions 11/2/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium
Get todays College Football Odds & Lines on this game
The Idaho Vandals travel to Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium to take on the Troy Trojans on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Troy as 18 point favorites. The Vandals have an ATS record of 4-3-1 while their over/under record is 2-6-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 1-7-0 and they are 2-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Idaho Vandals Betting Trends
The Idaho Vandals are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Idaho Vandals are 4-3-1 against the spread
Important Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 1-7-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 2-6-0 against the spread
Key Idaho Vandals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
10/29/17 RB Jordan Chunn Leg missed last game, is probable Thursday vs. Idaho
09/02/17 CB Orlando Lacey Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Idaho Vandals are 100th in Division 1 in points scored with 189. They have run 555 plays this season for 2,945 yards, which ranks them 64th in the nation in total offense. The Vandals average 5.3 yards per play, which is 90th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 141 1st downs this year, placing them 112th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Idaho has run for 1,113 yards as a team, which ranks 93rd in the country. They've run 303 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vandals have been penalized on offense 42 times for 381 yards so far this season, which has them 95th in the nation in penalties. Matt Linehan has thrown for 1,774 yards this season. He has completed 150 passes on 247 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.5. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Idaho is 87th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 245. They have surrendered a total of 3,181 yards on D, which is 72nd in Division 1. The Vandals are ranked 94th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 138 passes on 223 attempts against the Idaho Vandals defense this season, placing them 48th and 27th in the country. The Idaho pass defense has also given up a total of 1,864 yards through the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 311 attempts for 1,317 yards this year, putting them in 66th place in D-1 against the run. The Vandals have committed 37 penalties for 310 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Idaho is ranked 101st in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 45 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 27 kicks for 431 yards on special teams, ranking 73rd in kick return yardage. The Vandals average 16 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,421. The Idaho Vandals have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 52nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Idaho Vandals kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 21 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,048 yards on 44 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 5th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 1,299 yards as a team, which ranks 67th in the nation. They've run 243 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 59 times for 481 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the country in penalties. They are 93rd in Division 1 in points scored with 200. They have run 532 plays this year for 3,295 yards, which ranks them 52nd in the nation in total offense. The Troy Trojans average 6.2 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 165 1st downs this season, ranking them 71st overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Silvers has completed 176 throws while attempting 281 passes for a completion percentage of 62.6%. He has passed for 1,941 yards this year. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 123.7.
The Troy Trojans rush defense has given up 295 attempts for 895 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the country against the run. They have had 53 penalties for 456 yards on defense this year. That places them 76th in Division 1. Troy is 14th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 138. They have given up a total of 2,563 yards on D, which is 25th in the nation. The Trojans are 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 149 throws on 249 attempts against the Troy defense this season, ranking them 71st and 61st in the country. The Troy Trojans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,668 yards in the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Troy Trojans have tried 13 field goals this year and made 7, which is 98th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 54%. Troy kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 21 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,410 yards on 33 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 47th in the NCAA in punting average. Troy is 30th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 146 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 42nd in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 411 yards on special teams, which puts them 84th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,853.
Who will win tonight's Vandals/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vandals +18
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Football Picks