Iowa State at Memphis Liberty Bowl Picks and Parlay 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 3 point favorites. The Cyclones have an ATS record of 10-2-0 while their over/under record is 4-8-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 9-3-0 and they are 7-4-1 against the spread.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-8-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 10-2-0 against the spread
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 9-3-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 7-4-1 against the spread
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/03/17 RB David Montgomery Knee injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Memphis
10/30/17 OL Bryce Meeker Knee is out indefinitely
10/30/17 DE Matt Leo Undisclosed is out for season
10/08/17 QB Jacob Park Personal out indefinitely
10/02/17 OL Oge Udeogu Elbow out indefinitely
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/03/17 RB Doroland Dorceus Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Iowa State
12/03/17 DB Jonathan Cook Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Iowa State
12/03/17 DB Josh Perry Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Iowa State
10/14/17 DL Ernest Suttles Suspension out indefinitely
09/29/17 DB Shaun Rupert Dismissed out for season
09/07/17 LB Darian Porter Undisclosed out for season
09/06/17 LB Jackson Dillon Head out for season
09/05/17 DL Jared Gentry Leg out for season
08/14/17 WR Sam Craft ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa State Cyclones are 51st in Division 1 in points scored with 359. They have run 824 plays this season for 4,684 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the nation in total offense. The Cyclones average 5.7 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 252 1st downs this year, placing them 60th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Iowa State has run for 1,450 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in the country. They've run 385 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 54 times for 496 yards so far this season, which has them 114th in the nation in penalties. Kyle Kempt has thrown for 1,473 yards this season. He has completed 137 passes on 205 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 145.2. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Iowa State is 29th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 252. They have surrendered a total of 4,421 yards on D, which is 49th in Division 1. The Cyclones are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 262 passes on 389 attempts against the Iowa State Cyclones defense this season, placing them 116th and 83rd in the country. The Iowa State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,810 yards through the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 434 attempts for 1,612 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in D-1 against the run. The Cyclones have committed 88 penalties for 844 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 120th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Iowa State is ranked 43rd in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 181 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 42nd in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 533 yards on special teams, ranking 110th in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 21 yards per kick return and they are 83rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,398. The Iowa State Cyclones have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 17, which is 27th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Iowa State Cyclones kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 42 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,501 yards on 62 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 92nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 2,509 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in the nation. They've run 427 times, averaging 5.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 106 times for 972 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the country in penalties. They are 3rd in Division 1 in points scored with 572. They have run 882 plays this year for 6,578 yards, which ranks them 7th in the nation in total offense. The Memphis Tigers average 7.5 yards per play, which is 4th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 310 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Riley Ferguson has completed 248 throws while attempting 399 passes for a completion percentage of 62.2%. He has passed for 3,500 yards this year. He averages 9.5 adjusted yards per throw and 8.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 158.3.
The Memphis Tigers rush defense has given up 526 attempts for 2,362 yards this season, putting them in 98th place in the country against the run. They have had 95 penalties for 820 yards on defense this year. That places them 116th in Division 1. Memphis is 104th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 401. They have given up a total of 5,716 yards on D, which is 120th in the nation. The Tigers are 84th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 259 throws on 448 attempts against the Memphis defense this season, ranking them 115th and 121st in the country. The Memphis Tigers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,353 yards in the air, which is 122nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Memphis Tigers have tried 16 field goals this year and made 12, which is 75th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Memphis kickers have made 99% of their extra points, going 74 for 76 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,890 yards on 46 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 75th in the NCAA in punting average. Memphis is 49th in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 104 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 98th in D-1. They have returned 46 kicks for 1,174 yards on special teams, which puts them 4th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 2nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,856.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cyclones +3 and under 66.5 total points
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