MTSU at Syracuse College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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The MTSU Blue Raiders travel to Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 8.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 69. The Blue Raiders have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Orange have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
09/03/17 RB Terell West Knee "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
09/03/17 CB Cordell Hudson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
09/03/17 DE Jake Pickard Knee "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
09/03/17 LB Jonathan Thomas Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
08/30/17 OL Aaron Roberts Knee out for season
08/30/17 DB Devon Clarke Eligibility out for season
08/29/17 C Donnie Foster Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 121st in Division 1 in points scored with 6. They have run 57 plays this season for 215 yards, which ranks them 100th in the nation in total offense. The Blue Raiders average 3.8 yards per play, which is 116th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 13 1st downs this year, placing them 114th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU has run for 49 yards as a team, which ranks 120th in the country. They've run 26 times, averaging 1.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 4 times for 14 yards so far this season, which has them 98th in the nation in penalties. Brent Stockstill has thrown for 166 yards this season. He has completed 18 passes on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 107.2. He averages 5.4 yards per pass attempt and 4.5 adjusted yards per throw.
MTSU is 80th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 28. They have surrendered a total of 370 yards on D, which is 67th in Division 1. The Blue Raiders are ranked 96th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 20 passes on 28 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense this season, placing them 70th and 43rd in the country. The MTSU pass defense has also given up a total of 296 yards through the air, which is 94th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 33 attempts for 74 yards this year, putting them in 34th place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Raiders have committed 6 penalties for 69 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 89th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU is ranked 27th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 20 punt return yards and average 6.7 yards per return, which is 52nd in college football. Their punters have totaled 285 yards on 7 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 74th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange have run for 155 yards as a team, which ranks 70th in the nation. They've run 41 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 4 times for 28 yards so far this year, which has them 104th in the country in penalties. They are 31st in Division 1 in points scored with 50. They have run 93 plays this year for 586 yards, which ranks them 11th in the nation in total offense. The Syracuse Orange average 6.3 yards per play, which is 51st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 34 1st downs this season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Eric Dungey has completed 28 throws while attempting 36 passes for a completion percentage of 77.8%. He has passed for 328 yards this year. He averages 10.8 adjusted yards per throw and 9.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 181.8.
The Syracuse Orange rush defense has given up 30 attempts for 54 yards this season, putting them in 20th place in the country against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 68 yards on defense this year. That places them 86th in Division 1. Syracuse is 27th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 7. They have given up a total of 167 yards on D, which is 17th in the nation. The Orange are 15th in yards per play allowed with 2.9. Opponent offenses have completed 12 throws on 27 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, ranking them 31st and 40th in the country. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also surrendered a total of 113 yards in the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Syracuse Orange have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 9th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Syracuse kickers have made 83% of their extra points, going 5 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 119 yards on 3 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 85th in the NCAA in punting average. Syracuse is 8th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 7 punt return yards and average 1.4 yards per return, which is 83rd in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 56 yards on special teams, which puts them 61st in kick return yardage. The Orange average 28 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 649.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Orange college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orange -8.5
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