Memphis at Connecticut College Football Picks & Predictions 10/6/2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
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The Connecticut Huskies host the Memphis Tigers at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on Friday, October 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 16 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 70.5. The Huskies have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 0-4-0 against the spread. The Tigers have an ATS record of 1-3-0 while their over/under record is 3-1-0.
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Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 0-4-0 against the spread
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
10/01/17 DB Marcus Green Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/01/17 WR Roderick Proctor Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
09/29/17 DB Shaun Rupert Dismissed out for season
09/07/17 LB Darian Porter Undisclosed out for season
09/06/17 LB Jackson Dillon Head out for season
09/05/17 DL Jared Gentry Leg out for season
08/14/17 WR Sam Craft ACL out for season
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
10/01/17 DB Ian Swenson Shoulder out for season
10/01/17 DB Jordan Swann Concussion "?" Friday vs. Memphis
09/27/17 WR Hergy Mayala Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/27/17 DL James Atkins Calf expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/27/17 LS Nick Zecchino Undisclosed out for season
09/27/17 OL Ryan Crozier ACL out for season
08/27/17 LB E. J. Levenberry Knee out indefinitely
08/16/17 DL Philippe Okounam Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Memphis Tigers have run for 732 yards as a team, which ranks 66th in college football. They've run 136 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 32 times for 315 yards so far this season, which has them 45th in the country in penalties. They are 54th in the nation in points scored with 142. They have run 285 plays this season for 1,836 yards, which ranks them 56th in Division 1 in total offense. The Tigers average 6.4 yards per play, which is 33rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 91 1st downs this year, placing them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. Riley Ferguson averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 55 passes on 99 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 144.6. He has thrown for 783 yards this season.
The Tigers rush defense has allowed 170 attempts for 769 yards this year, putting them in 84th place in D-1 against the run. Memphis has committed 37 penalties for 317 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 103rd in college football. They are 97th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 145. They have surrendered a total of 2,054 yards on D, which is 100th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 96th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 104 passes on 173 attempts against the Memphis Tigers defense this season, placing them 105th and 105th in Division 1. The Memphis pass defense has also given up a total of 1,285 yards through the air, which is 110th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Memphis Tigers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 76th in D-1. Memphis Tigers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 16 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 767 yards on 18 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 49th in Division 1 in punting average. Memphis is ranked 26th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 40 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 93rd in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 471 yards on special teams, ranking 8th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 29 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,347.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies are 95th in the country in points scored with 111. They have run 286 plays this year for 1,868 yards, which ranks them 31st in Division 1 in total offense. The Connecticut Huskies average 6.5 yards per play, which is 29th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 86 1st downs this season, ranking them 87th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Connecticut has run for 549 yards as a unit, which ranks 101st in college football. They've run 152 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. Connecticut has been penalized on offense 14 times for 127 yards so far this year, which has them 128th in the country in penalties. Bryant Shirreffs has passed for 351 yards this year. He's completed 27 throws while attempting 39 passes for a completion percentage of 69.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 165.1. He averages 9.4 adjusted yards per throw and 9 yards per pass attempt.
Connecticut is 100th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 148. They have given up a total of 2,167 yards on D, which is 110th in D-1. The Huskies are 121st in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 120 throws on 174 attempts against the Connecticut defense this season, ranking them 127th and 106th in the nation. The Connecticut Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,519 yards in the air, which is 126th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 145 attempts for 648 yards this season, putting them in 61st place in the country against the run. The Huskies have had 38 penalties for 346 yards on defense this year. That places them 111th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Connecticut is 73rd in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 55 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 44th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 370 yards on special teams, which puts them 27th in kick return yardage. The Connecticut Huskies average 26 yards per kick return and they are 52nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,293. The Huskies have tried 5 field goals this year and made 3, which is 86th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Connecticut kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 10 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 561 yards on 15 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 120th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -16
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