Kansas State at Vanderbilt College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Vanderbilt Commodores host the Kansas State Wildcats at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48. The Commodores have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread. The Wildcats have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 2-0-0.
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Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Kansas State Wildcats are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
09/10/17 2nd QB Alex Delton Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
09/10/17 OL Dalton Risner Leg left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
08/25/17 OL Reid Najvar Undisclosed out for season
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
09/10/17 CB Taurean Ferguson Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas State Wildcats have run for 490 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in college football. They've run 82 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 11 times for 102 yards so far this season, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. They are 4th in the nation in points scored with 110. They have run 121 plays this season for 1,012 yards, which ranks them 44th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wildcats average 8.4 yards per play, which is 5th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this year, placing them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. Jesse Ertz averages 13.8 yards per pass attempt and 16 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 26 passes on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 222. He has thrown for 511 yards this season.
The Wildcats rush defense has allowed 83 attempts for 333 yards this year, putting them in 89th place in D-1 against the run. Kansas State has committed 10 penalties for 65 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in college football. They are 32nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 26. They have surrendered a total of 589 yards on D, which is 45th in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opposing offenses have completed 37 passes on 60 attempts against the Kansas State Wildcats defense this season, placing them 70th and 58th in Division 1. The Kansas State pass defense has also given up a total of 256 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas State Wildcats have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 17th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Kansas State Wildcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 124 yards on 3 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 63rd in Division 1 in punting average. Kansas State is ranked 42nd in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 93 punt return yards and average 23.3 yards per return, which is 5th in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 173 yards on special teams, ranking 27th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 29 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,278.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Commodores are 47th in the country in points scored with 70. They have run 124 plays this year for 773 yards, which ranks them 43rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Vanderbilt Commodores average 6.2 yards per play, which is 45th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 33 1st downs this season, ranking them 104th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Vanderbilt has run for 250 yards as a unit, which ranks 92nd in college football. They've run 70 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. Vanderbilt has been penalized on offense 10 times for 109 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. Kyle Shurmur has passed for 498 yards this year. He's completed 35 throws while attempting 46 passes for a completion percentage of 76.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 217.2. He averages 13.9 adjusted yards per throw and 10.8 yards per pass attempt.
Vanderbilt is 3rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 6. They have given up a total of 343 yards on D, which is 9th in D-1. The Commodores are 7th in yards per play allowed with 3.1. Opponent offenses have completed 26 throws on 52 attempts against the Vanderbilt defense this season, ranking them 33rd and 42nd in the nation. The Vanderbilt Commodores pass defense has also surrendered a total of 210 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 58 attempts for 133 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the country against the run. The Commodores have had 9 penalties for 35 yards on defense this year. That places them 5th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Vanderbilt is 31st in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 55 punt return yards and average 11 yards per return, which is 34th in D-1. The Vanderbilt Commodores average 22 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 850.Vanderbilt kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 459 yards on 12 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 98th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Commodores college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats -3.5
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