Memphis at UCF College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Bright House Networks Stadium
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Bright House Networks Stadium is the venue for the game between the Memphis Tigers and the UCF Knights on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 64. The Knights are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0. The Tigers are 0-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-0-0.
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Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
09/03/17 LB Darian Porter Undisclosed injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/03/17 RB Doroland Dorceus Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/03/17 LB Genard Avery Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/03/17 LB Jackson Dillon Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/03/17 DL Jared Gentry Undisclosed injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/03/17 DL Jonathan Wilson Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/03/17 WR Roderick Proctor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
08/14/17 WR Sam Craft ACL out for season
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/03/17 OL Tyler Hudanick Knee "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Memphis Tigers have run for 319 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in the nation. They've run 39 times, averaging 8.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 10 times for 96 yards so far this year, which has them 19th in the country in penalties. They are 54th in Division 1 in points scored with 37. They have run 64 plays this year for 416 yards, which ranks them 114th in the nation in total offense. The Tigers average 6.5 yards per play, which is 44th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 16 1st downs this season, ranking them 97th overall as an offensive unit. Riley Ferguson has completed 10 throws while attempting 25 passes for a completion percentage of 40%. He has passed for 97 yards this year. He averages 2.1 adjusted yards per throw and 3.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 64.6.
The Tigers rush defense has given up 49 attempts for 146 yards this season, putting them in 76th place in the country against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 53 yards on defense this year. That places them 63rd in Division 1. Memphis is 82nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 29. They have given up a total of 425 yards on D, which is 82nd in the nation. The Tigers are 63rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 21 throws on 37 attempts against the Memphis Tigers defense this season, ranking them 77th and 86th in the country. The Memphis pass defense has also surrendered a total of 279 yards in the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Memphis Tigers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 204 yards on 5 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 73rd in the NCAA in punting average. Memphis is 46th in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 22 punt return yards and average 11 yards per return, which is 27th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 166 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 55 yards per kick return and they are 38th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 604.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Knights are 14th in Division 1 in points scored with 61. They have run 78 plays this season for 596 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The UCF Knights average 7.6 yards per play, which is 24th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 31 1st downs this year, placing them 17th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCF has run for 157 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in the country. They've run 45 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Knights have been penalized on offense 9 times for 65 yards so far this season, which has them 30th in the nation in penalties. McKenzie Milton has thrown for 360 yards this season. He has completed 16 passes on 21 attempts for a completion percentage of 76.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 273.5. He averages 17.1 yards per pass attempt and 18.8 adjusted yards per throw.
UCF is 54th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 17. They have surrendered a total of 335 yards on D, which is 54th in Division 1. The Knights are ranked 94th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 18 passes on 31 attempts against the UCF defense this season, placing them 59th and 60th in the country. The UCF Knights pass defense has also given up a total of 201 yards through the air, which is 59th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 26 attempts for 134 yards this year, putting them in 70th place in D-1 against the run. The Knights have committed 14 penalties for 163 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 127th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UCF is ranked 35th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 50 punt return yards and average 16.7 yards per return, which is 16th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 71 yards on special teams, ranking 49th in kick return yardage. The UCF Knights average 18 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the country in all-purpose yards with 717. The Knights have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 1, which is 83rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. UCF kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 6 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 120 yards on 3 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 82nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers 2
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