Navy at Houston College Football Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Navy Midshipmen travel to TDECU Stadium to take on the Houston Cougars on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6.5 point favorites. The Midshipmen have an ATS record of 4-3-2 while their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 2-7-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Navy Midshipmen are 4-3-2 against the spread
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 2-7-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
11/12/17 DE Anthony Villalobos Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/12/17 LB Hudson Sullivan Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/12/17 QB Zach Abey Shoulder available
10/06/17 RB Tre Walker Knee out for season
09/09/17 P Erik Harris Suspension out indefinitely
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/12/17 WR John Leday Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/12/17 OL Josh Jones Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/03/17 S Collin Wilder Knee is out for season
10/22/17 RB Dillon Birden Elbow is out indefinitely
10/17/17 OL Kameron Eloph Back out for season
10/15/17 DB Grant Stuard Knee out indefinitely
09/28/17 DB D.J. Small Undisclosed out for season
09/08/17 OL Alex Fontana Foot out for season
08/16/17 WR Marquez Stevenson ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Navy Midshipmen are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 320. They have run 729 plays this season for 4,534 yards, which ranks them 127th in the nation in total offense. The Midshipmen average 6.2 yards per play, which is 37th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 220 1st downs this year, placing them 75th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Navy has run for 3,605 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in the country. They've run 640 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Midshipmen have been penalized on offense 42 times for 446 yards so far this season, which has them 125th in the nation in penalties. Zach Abey has thrown for 758 yards this season. He has completed 28 passes on 66 attempts for a completion percentage of 42.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 152.7. He averages 11.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Navy is 68th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 297. They have surrendered a total of 4,018 yards on D, which is 46th in Division 1. The Midshipmen are ranked 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opposing offenses have completed 166 passes on 269 attempts against the Navy Midshipmen defense this season, placing them 19th and 8th in the country. The Navy pass defense has also given up a total of 2,363 yards through the air, which is 62nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 348 attempts for 1,655 yards this year, putting them in 53rd place in D-1 against the run. The Midshipmen have committed 57 penalties for 430 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Navy is ranked 120th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 37 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 83rd in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 665 yards on special teams, ranking 58th in kick return yardage. The Midshipmen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,236. The Navy Midshipmen have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 8, which is 105th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62%. Navy Midshipmen kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 38 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,254 yards on 30 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 66th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars have run for 1,827 yards as a team, which ranks 61st in the nation. They've run 384 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 62 times for 559 yards so far this year, which has them 79th in the country in penalties. They are 82nd in Division 1 in points scored with 288. They have run 725 plays this year for 4,417 yards, which ranks them 55th in the nation in total offense. The Houston Cougars average 6.1 yards per play, which is 40th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 219 1st downs this season, ranking them 77th overall as an offensive unit. D'Eriq King has completed 46 throws while attempting 69 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. He has passed for 714 yards this year. He averages 11.1 adjusted yards per throw and 10.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 174.6.
The Houston Cougars rush defense has given up 372 attempts for 1,427 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the country against the run. They have had 68 penalties for 553 yards on defense this year. That places them 55th in Division 1. Houston is 39th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 239. They have given up a total of 4,302 yards on D, which is 67th in the nation. The Cougars are 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 259 throws on 416 attempts against the Houston defense this season, ranking them 125th and 122nd in the country. The Houston Cougars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,875 yards in the air, which is 112th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Cougars have tried 11 field goals this year and made 9, which is 87th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Houston kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 37 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,062 yards on 49 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 56th in the NCAA in punting average. Houston is 91st in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 45 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 121st in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 630 yards on special teams, which puts them 67th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 25 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,092.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Midshipmen +6.5
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