Missouri at Connecticut College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
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Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field is the venue for the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Missouri as 12.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 71.5. The Huskies are 2-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-3-0. The Tigers are 3-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 5-2-0.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Missouri Tigers are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-5-0 against the spread
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
10/22/17 RB Damarea Crockett Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/22/17 DB DeMarkus Acy Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
09/30/17 WR Dimetrios Mason Personal has left team
09/21/17 LB Aubrey Miller Jr. Fibula expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/13/17 RB Nate Strong Quit Team out for season
08/23/17 DL Nate Howard Dismissed out for season
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
10/22/17 RB Arkeel Newsome Upper Body left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Missouri
10/22/17 DL Connor Freeborn Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Missouri
10/22/17 DL James Atkins Calf is "?" Saturday vs. Missouri
10/22/17 WR Kyle Buss Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Missouri
10/22/17 DB Tahj Herring-Wilson Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Missouri
10/12/17 DB Brice McAllister Hand out indefinitely
10/01/17 DB Ian Swenson Shoulder out for season
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 Missouri Tigers have run for 1,121 yards as a unit, which ranks 71st in the nation. They've run 219 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 40 times for 317 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They are 44th in Division 1 in points scored with 232. They have run 454 plays this year for 3,319 yards, which ranks them 16th in the nation in total offense. The Tigers average 7.3 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 149 1st downs this season, ranking them 68th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Lock has completed 130 throws while attempting 233 passes for a completion percentage of 55.8%. He has passed for 2,190 yards this year. He averages 9.8 adjusted yards per throw and 9.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 160.5.
The Tigers rush defense has given up 313 attempts for 1,418 yards this season, putting them in 96th place in the country against the run. They have had 36 penalties for 260 yards on defense this year. That places them 10th in Division 1. Missouri is 119th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 274. They have given up a total of 3,270 yards on D, which is 103rd in the nation. The Tigers are 104th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 146 throws on 217 attempts against the Missouri Tigers defense this season, ranking them 93rd and 55th in the country. The Missouri pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,852 yards in the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Missouri Tigers have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 63rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Missouri Tigers kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 28 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,429 yards on 31 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NCAA in punting average. Missouri is 115th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 120 punt return yards and average 20 yards per return, which is 5th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 446 yards on special teams, which puts them 41st in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 25th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,884.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies are 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 190. They have run 490 plays this season for 3,034 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the nation in total offense. The Connecticut Huskies average 6.2 yards per play, which is 42nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 144 1st downs this year, placing them 76th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Connecticut has run for 928 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in the country. They've run 264 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 37 times for 338 yards so far this season, which has them 97th in the nation in penalties. Bryant Shirreffs has thrown for 1,952 yards this season. He has completed 135 passes on 198 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 168.6. He averages 9.9 yards per pass attempt and 10.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Connecticut is 110th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 256. They have surrendered a total of 3,804 yards on D, which is 124th in Division 1. The Huskies are ranked 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opposing offenses have completed 209 passes on 312 attempts against the Connecticut defense this season, placing them 129th and 129th in the country. The Connecticut Huskies pass defense has also given up a total of 2,614 yards through the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 263 attempts for 1,190 yards this year, putting them in 68th place in D-1 against the run. The Huskies have committed 67 penalties for 614 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 126th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Connecticut is ranked 82nd in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 64 punt return yards and average 7.1 yards per return, which is 65th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 564 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Connecticut Huskies average 23 yards per kick return and they are 48th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,662. The Huskies have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 88th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Connecticut kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,313 yards on 34 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 114th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Huskies +12.5
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