Memphis at UCF College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The UCF Knights host the Memphis Tigers at Bright House Networks Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCF as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 72. The Knights have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread. The Tigers have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-0-0.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
09/24/17 DB Christian Slaughter Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/24/17 RB Doroland Dorceus Leg "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/24/17 OL Drew Kyser Leg "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/24/17 DB Marcus Green Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/24/17 WR Roderick Proctor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/24/17 DB Shaun Rupert Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/24/17 DB Tito Windham Foot "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
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 indefinitely
09/05/17 LB Dedrion Bacote Leg out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Memphis Tigers have run for 657 yards as a team, which ranks 60th in college football. They've run 112 times, averaging 5.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 29 times for 295 yards so far this season, which has them 30th in the country in penalties. They are 41st in the nation in points scored with 129. They have run 212 plays this season for 1,440 yards, which ranks them 81st in Division 1 in total offense. The Tigers average 6.8 yards per play, which is 23rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 66 1st downs this year, placing them 100th 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 121 attempts for 419 yards this year, putting them in 34th place in D-1 against the run. Memphis has committed 25 penalties for 208 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 72nd in college football. They are 82nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 105. They have surrendered a total of 1,451 yards on D, which is 69th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 85 passes on 142 attempts against the Memphis Tigers defense this season, placing them 99th and 100th in Division 1. The Memphis pass defense has also given up a total of 1,032 yards through the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Memphis Tigers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 70th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Memphis Tigers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 589 yards on 14 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 65th in Division 1 in punting average. Memphis is ranked 21st in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 41 punt return yards and average 4.6 yards per return, which is 87th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 397 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 36 yards per kick return and they are 54th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,878.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Knights are 89th in the country in points scored with 99. They have run 147 plays this year for 1,024 yards, which ranks them 107th in Division 1 in total offense. The UCF Knights average 7 yards per play, which is 19th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 49 1st downs this season, ranking them 122nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCF has run for 407 yards as a unit, which ranks 109th in college football. They've run 84 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. UCF has been penalized on offense 20 times for 171 yards so far this year, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. McKenzie Milton has passed for 538 yards this year. He's completed 34 throws while attempting 51 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 183.7. He averages 11.6 adjusted yards per throw and 10.5 yards per pass attempt.
UCF is 2nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 27. They have given up a total of 532 yards on D, which is 1st in D-1. The Knights are 19th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 35 throws on 59 attempts against the UCF defense this season, ranking them 5th and 3rd in the nation. The UCF Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 356 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 63 attempts for 176 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the country against the run. The Knights have had 21 penalties for 216 yards on defense this year. That places them 76th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UCF is 117th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 50 punt return yards and average 16.7 yards per return, which is 12th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 130 yards on special teams, which puts them 106th in kick return yardage. The UCF Knights average 19 yards per kick return and they are 122nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,204. The Knights have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 112th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. UCF kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 11 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 383 yards on 10 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 116th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +3.5
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