MTSU at Arkansas State Camellia Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The MTSU Blue Raiders head to Cramton Bowl to play the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas State as 3.5 point favorites. The Blue Raiders are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-9-1. The Red Wolves are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-7-0.
Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 2-9-1 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 5-7-0 against the spread
Important Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Trends
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
12/03/17 RB Brad Anderson Leg is "?" Saturday vs Arkansas State
12/03/17 LB Tavares Thomas Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Arkansas State
11/01/17 QB John Urzua Concussion is out for season
11/01/17 WR Richie James Shoulder is out for season
Key Arkansas State Red Wolves Injuries
11/26/17 DB Trent Ellis-Brewer Knee is out for season
11/21/17 DL Javier Carbonell Ankle is out for season
11/16/17 LB Tajhea Chambers Ankle is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 93rd in the country in points scored with 298. They have run 836 plays this year for 4,787 yards, which ranks them 45th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Raiders average 5.7 yards per play, which is 60th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 259 1st downs this season, ranking them 50th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU has run for 1,756 yards as a unit, which ranks 88th in college football. They've run 398 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 76 times for 737 yards so far this year, which has them 54th in the country in penalties. Kyle Banks has passed for 49 yards this year. He's completed 6 throws while attempting 11 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 92. He averages 4.5 adjusted yards per throw and 4.5 yards per pass attempt.
MTSU is 46th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 292. They have given up a total of 4,192 yards on D, which is 31st in D-1. The Blue Raiders are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 238 throws on 377 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense this season, ranking them 92nd and 71st in the nation. The MTSU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,544 yards in the air, which is 45th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 463 attempts for 1,648 yards this season, putting them in 36th place in the country against the run. The Blue Raiders have had 67 penalties for 652 yards on defense this year. That places them 73rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU is 59th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 130 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 65th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 467 yards on special teams, which puts them 119th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 20 yards per kick return and they are 85th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,383. The MTSU Blue Raiders have tried 18 field goals this year and made 16, which is 48th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 34 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,308 yards on 59 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 113th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Red Wolves have run for 1,729 yards as a team, which ranks 90th in college football. They've run 424 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have been penalized on offense 87 times for 744 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the country in penalties. They are 26th in the nation in points scored with 424. They have run 876 plays this season for 5,482 yards, which ranks them 16th in Division 1 in total offense. Arkansas State averages 6.3 yards per play, which is 25th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 293 1st downs this year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Justice Hansen averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 243 passes on 380 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.1. He has thrown for 3,198 yards this season.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves rush defense has allowed 430 attempts for 1,531 yards this year, putting them in 25th place in D-1 against the run. Arkansas State has committed 73 penalties for 634 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 62nd in college football. They are 38th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 274. They have surrendered a total of 4,197 yards on D, which is 32nd in the country. The Red Wolves are ranked 40th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 185 passes on 362 attempts against the Arkansas State defense this season, placing them 20th and 49th in Division 1. The Arkansas State Red Wolves pass defense has also given up a total of 2,665 yards through the air, which is 60th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arkansas State Red Wolves have attempted 21 field goals this season and made 15, which is 59th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Arkansas State kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 45 for 50 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,077 yards on 51 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 82nd in Division 1 in punting average. Arkansas State is ranked 12th in the nation in punt returns with 28. They've accumulated 336 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 16th in college football. They have returned 32 kicks for 573 yards on special teams, ranking 102nd in kick return yardage. The Arkansas State Red Wolves average 18 yards per kick return and they are 25th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,391.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Red Wolves college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Wolves -3.5
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