Michigan at South Carolina Outback Bowl Picks and Predictions 1/1/2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
Raymond James Stadium
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Raymond James Stadium is the venue for the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the South Carolina Gamecocks on Monday, January 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 7.5 point favorites. The Gamecocks are 7-4-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-8-0. The Wolverines are 5-6-1 ATS and their over/under record is 6-5-1.
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Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-5-1 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 5-6-1 against the spread
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-8-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-4-1 against the spread
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/04/17 WR Tarik Black Foot is upgraded to "?" Monday vs South Carolina
12/03/17 QB Brandon Peters Concussion missed last game, is probable Monday vs South Carolina
12/03/17 DL Luiji Vilain Lower Body is "?" Monday vs South Carolina
12/03/17 TE Nick Eubanks Head is "?" Monday vs South Carolina
12/03/17 WR Nico Collins Leg is "?" Monday vs South Carolina
12/03/17 RB Ty Isaac Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs South Carolina
10/04/17 DB Nate Johnson Dismissed out for season
10/02/17 QB Wilton Speight Left Team is out for season
09/11/17 DL Donovan Jeter Undisclosed out for season
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/04/17 RB A.J. Turner Ankle is upgraded to probable Monday vs Michigan
12/04/17 TE K.C. Crosby Fibula is upgraded to probable Monday vs Michigan
12/04/17 RB Rico Dowdle Leg is upgraded to probable Monday vs Michigan
12/03/17 LB Antoine Wilder Elbow is "?" Monday vs Michigan
12/03/17 LB Bryson Allen-Williams Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/03/17 WR Terry Googer Concussion is "?" Monday vs Michigan
12/03/17 OL Malik Young Ankle is "?" Monday vs Michigan
12/03/17 WR Shi Smith Ankle is "?" Monday vs Michigan
11/04/17 DB Tavyn Jackson Hamstring is out indefinitely
09/16/17 WR Deebo Samuel Leg out for season
09/03/15 WR Jerad Washington Leg out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan Wolverines have run for 2,236 yards as a unit, which ranks 46th in the nation. They've run 496 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 80 times for 703 yards so far this year, which has them 38th in the country in penalties. They are 87th in Division 1 in points scored with 310. They have run 797 plays this year for 4,259 yards, which ranks them 110th in the nation in total offense. The Wolverines average 5.3 yards per play, which is 93rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 210 1st downs this season, ranking them 114th overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Peters has completed 37 throws while attempting 64 passes for a completion percentage of 57.8%. He has passed for 486 yards this year. He averages 8.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 142.2.
The Wolverines rush defense has given up 425 attempts for 1,511 yards this season, putting them in 21st place in the country against the run. They have had 65 penalties for 532 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in Division 1. Michigan is 11th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 220. They have given up a total of 3,223 yards on D, which is 3rd in the nation. The Wolverines are 7th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 142 throws on 296 attempts against the Michigan Wolverines defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 9th in the country. The Michigan pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,712 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan Wolverines have tried 20 field goals this year and made 16, which is 47th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Michigan Wolverines kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 34 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,830 yards on 70 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 89th in the NCAA in punting average. Michigan is 1st in the country in punt returns with 38. They've totaled 316 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 53rd in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 544 yards on special teams, which puts them 107th in kick return yardage. The Wolverines average 19 yards per kick return and they are 104th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,118.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Gamecocks are 100th in Division 1 in points scored with 289. They have run 743 plays this season for 4,093 yards, which ranks them 81st in the nation in total offense. The South Carolina Gamecocks average 5.5 yards per play, which is 83rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 218 1st downs this year, placing them 105th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Carolina has run for 1,538 yards as a team, which ranks 108th in the country. They've run 378 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Gamecocks have been penalized on offense 55 times for 426 yards so far this season, which has them 111th in the nation in penalties. Jake Bentley has thrown for 2,555 yards this season. He has completed 226 passes on 362 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.2. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw.
South Carolina is 28th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 250. They have surrendered a total of 4,495 yards on D, which is 53rd in Division 1. The Gamecocks are ranked 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 238 passes on 395 attempts against the South Carolina defense this season, placing them 93rd and 90th in the country. The South Carolina Gamecocks pass defense has also given up a total of 2,735 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 451 attempts for 1,760 yards this year, putting them in 47th place in D-1 against the run. The Gamecocks have committed 65 penalties for 486 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Carolina is ranked 80th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 138 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 46th in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 668 yards on special teams, ranking 72nd in kick return yardage. The South Carolina Gamecocks average 23 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,900. The Gamecocks have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 13, which is 69th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 52%. South Carolina kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,083 yards on 47 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 16th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolverines -7.5
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