MTSU at Minnesota College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
TCF Bank Stadium
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The MTSU Blue Raiders travel to TCF Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 9.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5. The Blue Raiders have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Golden Gophers have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
09/10/17 RB Terell West Knee "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
09/10/17 DL Tai'yon Devers Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
08/30/17 WR Chris Autman-Bell Leg out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 107th in Division 1 in points scored with 36. They have run 126 plays this season for 603 yards, which ranks them 73rd in the nation in total offense. The Blue Raiders average 4.8 yards per play, which is 103rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 36 1st downs this year, placing them 88th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU has run for 168 yards as a team, which ranks 109th in the country. They've run 59 times, averaging 2.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 13 times for 127 yards so far this season, which has them 48th in the nation in penalties. Brent Stockstill has thrown for 435 yards this season. He has completed 40 passes on 67 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 128. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw.
MTSU is 74th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 51. They have surrendered a total of 680 yards on D, which is 62nd in Division 1. The Blue Raiders are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 47 passes on 72 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense this season, placing them 97th and 90th in the country. The MTSU pass defense has also given up a total of 478 yards through the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 84 attempts for 202 yards this year, putting them in 45th place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Raiders have committed 10 penalties for 109 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU is ranked 28th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 26 punt return yards and average 5.2 yards per return, which is 77th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 94 yards on special teams, ranking 72nd in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 31 yards per kick return and they are 104th in the country in all-purpose yards with 723. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers have made 80% of their extra points, going 4 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 568 yards on 14 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 76th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Gophers have run for 422 yards as a team, which ranks 41st in the nation. They've run 109 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 10 times for 105 yards so far this year, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. They are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 65. They have run 149 plays this year for 819 yards, which ranks them 89th in the nation in total offense. The Minnesota Golden Gophers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 84th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 42 1st downs this season, ranking them 62nd overall as an offensive unit. Conor Rhoda has completed 19 throws while attempting 29 passes for a completion percentage of 65.5%. He has passed for 334 yards this year. He averages 11.3 adjusted yards per throw and 11.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 178.1.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers rush defense has given up 48 attempts for 131 yards this season, putting them in 16th place in the country against the run. They have had 11 penalties for 126 yards on defense this year. That places them 83rd in Division 1. Minnesota is 19th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 21. They have given up a total of 487 yards on D, which is 28th in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 22nd in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opponent offenses have completed 39 throws on 71 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, ranking them 76th and 86th in the country. The Minnesota Golden Gophers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 356 yards in the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have tried 5 field goals this year and made 3, which is 34th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Minnesota kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 355 yards on 8 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 34th in the NCAA in punting average. Minnesota is 69th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 13 punt return yards and average 4.3 yards per return, which is 82nd in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 86 yards on special teams, which puts them 77th in kick return yardage. The Golden Gophers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 918.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +9.5
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