Memphis at UCF AAC Championship Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Spectrum Stadium to take on the UCF Knights on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCF as 7.5 point favorites. The Tigers have an ATS record of 7-3-1 while their over/under record is 8-3-0. The Knights have an over/under record of 7-4-0 and they are 6-4-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 8-3-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 7-3-1 against the spread
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 6-4-1 against the spread
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
10/14/17 DL Ernest Suttles Suspension out indefinitely
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 UCF Knights Injuries
09/25/17 RB Jawon Hamilton Leg out for season
09/05/17 LB Dedrion Bacote Leg out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Memphis Tigers are 5th in Division 1 in points scored with 517. They have run 793 plays this season for 5,825 yards, which ranks them 14th in the nation in total offense. The Tigers average 7.3 yards per play, which is 5th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 278 1st downs this year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Memphis has run for 2,228 yards as a team, which ranks 43rd in the country. They've run 382 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 92 times for 845 yards so far this season, which has them 12th in the nation in penalties. Riley Ferguson has thrown for 3,500 yards this season. He has completed 248 passes on 399 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 158.3. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Memphis is 79th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 339. They have surrendered a total of 4,989 yards on D, which is 87th in Division 1. The Tigers are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 231 passes on 407 attempts against the Memphis Tigers defense this season, placing them 88th and 107th in the country. The Memphis pass defense has also given up a total of 2,859 yards through the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 487 attempts for 2,130 yards this year, putting them in 81st place in D-1 against the run. The Tigers have committed 87 penalties for 752 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 105th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Memphis is ranked 49th in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 105 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 36 kicks for 1,027 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 29 yards per kick return and they are 7th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,956. The Memphis Tigers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 89th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Memphis Tigers kickers have made 99% of their extra points, going 67 for 68 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,746 yards on 43 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 86th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Knights have run for 2,188 yards as a team, which ranks 49th in the nation. They've run 425 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Knights have been penalized on offense 94 times for 743 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the country in penalties. They are 3rd in Division 1 in points scored with 531. They have run 774 plays this year for 5,765 yards, which ranks them 15th in the nation in total offense. The UCF Knights average 7.4 yards per play, which is 4th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 276 1st downs this season, ranking them 28th overall as an offensive unit. McKenzie Milton has completed 221 throws while attempting 320 passes for a completion percentage of 69.1%. He has passed for 3,301 yards this year. He averages 11.3 adjusted yards per throw and 10.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 182.9.
The UCF Knights rush defense has given up 409 attempts for 1,706 yards this season, putting them in 44th place in the country against the run. They have had 86 penalties for 774 yards on defense this year. That places them 110th in Division 1. UCF is 28th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 248. They have given up a total of 4,389 yards on D, which is 48th in the nation. The Knights are 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 204 throws on 383 attempts against the UCF defense this season, ranking them 50th and 90th in the country. The UCF Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,683 yards in the air, which is 74th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCF Knights have tried 12 field goals this year and made 9, which is 113th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. UCF kickers have made 99% of their extra points, going 68 for 69 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,565 yards on 39 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average. UCF is 70th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 249 punt return yards and average 15.6 yards per return, which is 6th in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 705 yards on special teams, which puts them 59th in kick return yardage. The Knights average 28 yards per kick return and they are 11th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,719.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +7.5
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