Kansas State at UCLA Cactus Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/26/2017
Tuesday, Decmber 26, 2017
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The Kansas State Wildcats head to Chase Field to play the UCLA Bruins on Tuesday, Decmber 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas State as 3 point favorites. The Wildcats are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Bruins are 4-8-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-4-0.
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Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Kansas State Wildcats are 5-7-0 against the spread
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 8-4-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 4-8-0 against the spread
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
12/03/17 DB AJ Parker Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs UCLA
12/03/17 QB Alex Delton Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs UCLA
12/03/17 DB D.J Reed Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs UCLA
12/03/17 TE Dayton Valentine Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs UCLA
12/03/17 DB Kendall Adams Foot is "?" Tuesday vs UCLA
11/25/17 WR Dalton Schoen Collarbone is out indefinitely
11/21/17 QB Jesse Ertz Knee is out for season
11/19/17 OL Reid Najvar Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
12/03/17 QB Devon Modster Thumb is "?" Tuesday vs Kansas State
12/03/17 DL Jaelan Phillips Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs Kansas State
12/03/17 QB Josh Rosen Undisclosed is probable Tuesday vs Kansas State
12/03/17 LB Lokeni Toailoa Ribs is "?" Tuesday vs Kansas State
11/05/17 DL Ainuu Taua Knee is out for season
11/05/17 WR Darren Andrews Knee is out for season
11/02/17 DL Matt Dickerson Collarbone is out indefinitely
10/29/17 LB Josh Woods Shoulder is out for season
10/01/17 TE Caleb Wilson Foot out for season
08/24/17 OL Kenny Lacy Hip out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas State Wildcats are 38th in the country in points scored with 385. They have run 724 plays this year for 4,420 yards, which ranks them 99th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wildcats average 6.1 yards per play, which is 41st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 203 1st downs this season, ranking them 118th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas State has run for 2,240 yards as a unit, which ranks 44th in college football. They've run 470 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 65 times for 576 yards so far this year, which has them 87th in the country in penalties. Skylar Thompson has passed for 662 yards this year. He's completed 48 throws while attempting 76 passes for a completion percentage of 63.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 152.8. He averages 8.8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt.
Kansas State is 56th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 310. They have given up a total of 5,184 yards on D, which is 93rd in D-1. The Wildcats are 78th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 306 throws on 492 attempts against the Kansas State Wildcats defense this season, ranking them 128th and 129th in the nation. The Kansas State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,724 yards in the air, which is 128th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 402 attempts for 1,462 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 66 penalties for 540 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas State is 11th in the country in punt returns with 28. They've totaled 400 punt return yards and average 14.8 yards per return, which is 7th in D-1. They have returned 42 kicks for 1,036 yards on special teams, which puts them 10th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 25 yards per kick return and they are 52nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,855. The Kansas State Wildcats have tried 26 field goals this year and made 22, which is 3rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Kansas State Wildcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 44 for 44 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,458 yards on 56 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bruins have run for 1,444 yards as a team, which ranks 114th in college football. They've run 372 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UCLA Bruins have been penalized on offense 98 times for 904 yards so far this season, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. They are 34th in the nation in points scored with 406. They have run 874 plays this season for 5,588 yards, which ranks them 5th in Division 1 in total offense. UCLA averages 6.4 yards per play, which is 23rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 292 1st downs this year, placing them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Rosen averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 282 passes on 451 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 146.3. He has thrown for 3,717 yards this season.
The UCLA Bruins rush defense has allowed 600 attempts for 3,392 yards this year, putting them in 128th place in D-1 against the run. UCLA has committed 96 penalties for 852 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 121st in college football. They are 117th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 442. They have surrendered a total of 5,866 yards on D, which is 122nd in the country. The Bruins are ranked 106th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 193 passes on 338 attempts against the UCLA defense this season, placing them 29th and 29th in Division 1. The UCLA Bruins pass defense has also given up a total of 2,473 yards through the air, which is 40th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCLA Bruins have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 16, which is 56th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. UCLA kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 47 for 48 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,225 yards on 53 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 64th in Division 1 in punting average. UCLA is ranked 92nd in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 73 punt return yards and average 5.2 yards per return, which is 101st in college football. They have returned 49 kicks for 944 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The UCLA Bruins average 19 yards per kick return and they are 18th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,606.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats -3
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