Louisiana Tech at South Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The South Carolina Gamecocks host the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 10.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58. The Gamecocks have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0.
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Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
09/18/17 LB Antoine Wilder Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/18/17 DL Dante Sawyer Hamstring injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/18/17 OL Zack Bailey Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/17/17 DB Steven Montac Foot "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/17/17 DB Tavyn Jackson Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/16/17 WR Deebo Samuel Leg out for season
09/03/15 WR Jerad Washington Leg out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have run for 495 yards as a team, which ranks 64th in college football. They've run 117 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 11 times for 103 yards so far this season, which has them 112th in the country in penalties. They are 54th in the nation in points scored with 96. They have run 220 plays this season for 1,240 yards, which ranks them 51st in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.6 yards per play, which is 79th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 62 1st downs this year, placing them 61st overall as an offensive unit. J'Mar Smith averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 50 passes on 97 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.2. He has thrown for 722 yards this season.
The Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 114 attempts for 611 yards this year, putting them in 107th place in D-1 against the run. Louisiana Tech has committed 16 penalties for 115 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 35th in college football. They are 109th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 103. They have surrendered a total of 1,225 yards on D, which is 91st in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 58 passes on 95 attempts against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 73rd and 69th in Division 1. The Louisiana Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 614 yards through the air, which is 61st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 13th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 10 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 673 yards on 18 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 117th in Division 1 in punting average. Louisiana Tech is ranked 35th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 86 punt return yards and average 14.3 yards per return, which is 20th in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 162 yards on special teams, ranking 65th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 55th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,488.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Gamecocks are 79th in the country in points scored with 79. They have run 175 plays this year for 963 yards, which ranks them 58th in Division 1 in total offense. The South Carolina Gamecocks average 5.5 yards per play, which is 88th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 46 1st downs this season, ranking them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Carolina has run for 257 yards as a unit, which ranks 115th in college football. They've run 81 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. South Carolina has been penalized on offense 17 times for 119 yards so far this year, which has them 64th in the country in penalties. Jake Bentley has passed for 706 yards this year. He's completed 59 throws while attempting 93 passes for a completion percentage of 63.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 142. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
South Carolina is 60th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 64. They have given up a total of 1,280 yards on D, which is 96th in D-1. The Gamecocks are 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 75 throws on 122 attempts against the South Carolina defense this season, ranking them 117th and 116th in the nation. The South Carolina Gamecocks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 829 yards in the air, which is 104th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 119 attempts for 451 yards this season, putting them in 82nd place in the country against the run. The Gamecocks have had 16 penalties for 99 yards on defense this year. That places them 21st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
South Carolina is 55th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 40 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 52nd in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 314 yards on special teams, which puts them 11th in kick return yardage. The South Carolina Gamecocks average 26 yards per kick return and they are 83rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,317. The Gamecocks have tried 5 field goals this year and made 1, which is 116th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 20%. South Carolina kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 10 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 614 yards on 14 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 40th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +10.5
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