MTSU at Florida Atlantic College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The MTSU Blue Raiders travel to FAU Stadium to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida Atlantic as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 57. The Blue Raiders have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 0-4-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-4-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
09/24/17 QB Brent Stockstill Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
09/24/17 OL Chandler Brewer Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
09/24/17 WR Patrick Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
09/24/17 WR Richie James Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
09/24/17 RB Shane Tucker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
09/24/17 RB Terell West Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
09/25/17 RB Gregory Howell Jr. Undisclosed missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
09/24/17 LB Azeez Al-Shaair Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
09/24/17 QB De'Andre Johnson Blood Clot out indefinitely
09/17/17 WR Kalib Woods Left Team out for season
09/06/17 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
08/31/17 QB Chris Robison Eligibility out for season
08/23/17 OL Matthew Weiner Knee out for season
08/20/17 WR Jovon Durante Eligibility out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 116th in Division 1 in points scored with 63. They have run 257 plays this season for 1,371 yards, which ranks them 53rd in the nation in total offense. The Blue Raiders average 5.3 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 76 1st downs this year, placing them 73rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU has run for 462 yards as a team, which ranks 101st in the country. They've run 116 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 22 times for 195 yards so far this season, which has them 70th in the nation in penalties. John Urzua has thrown for 425 yards this season. He has completed 43 passes on 66 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.2. He averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 5 adjusted yards per throw.
MTSU is 76th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 98. They have surrendered a total of 1,340 yards on D, which is 57th in Division 1. The Blue Raiders are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 79 passes on 125 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense this season, placing them 85th and 71st in the country. The MTSU pass defense has also given up a total of 883 yards through the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 157 attempts for 457 yards this year, putting them in 42nd place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Raiders have committed 19 penalties for 181 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 52nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU is ranked 29th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 28 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 98th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 201 yards on special teams, ranking 67th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 22 yards per kick return and they are 94th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,600. The MTSU Blue Raiders have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 105th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 7 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,012 yards on 25 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 89th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 847 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the nation. They've run 154 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 28 times for 239 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the country in penalties. They are 67th in Division 1 in points scored with 109. They have run 267 plays this year for 1,605 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 6 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 80 1st downs this season, ranking them 61st overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Parr has completed 43 throws while attempting 75 passes for a completion percentage of 57.3%. He has passed for 588 yards this year. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 135.5.
The Florida Atlantic Owls rush defense has given up 209 attempts for 1,043 yards this season, putting them in 122nd place in the country against the run. They have had 20 penalties for 165 yards on defense this year. That places them 37th in Division 1. Florida Atlantic is 85th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 107. They have given up a total of 1,670 yards on D, which is 101st in the nation. The Owls are 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 47 throws on 89 attempts against the Florida Atlantic defense this season, ranking them 15th and 20th in the country. The Florida Atlantic Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 627 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida Atlantic Owls have tried 4 field goals this year and made 4, which is 55th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Florida Atlantic kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 919 yards on 23 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 93rd in the NCAA in punting average. Florida Atlantic is 58th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 44 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 58th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 103 yards on special teams, which puts them 115th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 11 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,752.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +1
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