Indiana at Virginia College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium
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The Indiana Hoosiers head to David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 55. The Hoosiers are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Cavaliers are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Indiana Hoosiers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
09/03/17 WR Nick Westbrook Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
08/28/17 QB Austin King Transferred has left team
08/28/17 DL Omari Stringer Illness out for season
08/01/17 DL Nile Sykes Undisclosed out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
09/03/17 CB Tim Harris Arm injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
09/02/17 OL Jack English Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indiana Hoosiers are 96th in the country in points scored with 21. They have run 95 plays this year for 437 yards, which ranks them 13th in Division 1 in total offense. The Hoosiers average 4.6 yards per play, which is 97th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this season, ranking them 44th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indiana has run for 17 yards as a unit, which ranks 123rd in college football. They've run 27 times, averaging 0.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Hoosiers have been penalized on offense 5 times for 33 yards so far this year, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. Richard Lagow has passed for 410 yards this year. He's completed 40 throws while attempting 65 passes for a completion percentage of 61.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 123.6. He averages 5.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
Indiana is 114th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 49. They have given up a total of 596 yards on D, which is 115th in D-1. The Hoosiers are 114th in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opponent offenses have completed 20 throws on 35 attempts against the Indiana Hoosiers defense this season, ranking them 67th and 75th in the nation. The Indiana pass defense has also surrendered a total of 304 yards in the air, which is 96th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 51 attempts for 292 yards this season, putting them in 112th place in the country against the run. The Hoosiers have had 5 penalties for 50 yards on defense this year. That places them 58th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Indiana has returned 8 kicks for 128 yards on special teams, which puts them 19th in kick return yardage. The Hoosiers average 16 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 565. Indiana Hoosiers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 369 yards on 9 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 68th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cavaliers have run for 92 yards as a team, which ranks 95th in college football. They've run 32 times, averaging 2.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Virginia Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 3 times for 15 yards so far this season, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. They are 80th in the nation in points scored with 28. They have run 72 plays this season for 354 yards, which ranks them 54th in Division 1 in total offense. Virginia averages 4.9 yards per play, which is 91st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 19 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. Kurt Benkert averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 27 passes on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 151. He has thrown for 262 yards this season.
The Virginia Cavaliers rush defense has allowed 41 attempts for 168 yards this year, putting them in 86th place in D-1 against the run. Virginia has committed 2 penalties for 10 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in college football. They are 32nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 10. They have surrendered a total of 240 yards on D, which is 30th in the country. The Cavaliers are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 7 passes on 13 attempts against the Virginia defense this season, placing them 14th and 11th in Division 1. The Virginia Cavaliers pass defense has also given up a total of 72 yards through the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this year. Their punters have totaled 175 yards on 4 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 43rd in Division 1 in punting average. Virginia is ranked 61st in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 7 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 72nd in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 91 yards on special teams, ranking 33rd in kick return yardage. The Virginia Cavaliers average 30 yards per kick return and they are 83rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 452.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hoosiers -2.5
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