Navy at Temple College Football Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Navy Midshipmen travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Temple Owls on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Navy as 7 point favorites. The Midshipmen have an ATS record of 3-2-2 while their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 2-6-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Navy Midshipmen are 3-2-2 against the spread
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
10/29/17 DE Anthony Villalobos Ankle is "?" Thursday vs. Temple
10/29/17 FB Chris High Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs. Temple
10/29/17 LB Hudson Sullivan Foot is "?" Thursday vs. Temple
10/29/17 LB Jerry Thompson Leg is "?" Thursday vs. Temple
10/29/17 RB Josh Brown Leg is "?" Thursday vs. Temple
10/29/17 FB Joshua Walker Knee missed last game, is probable Thursday vs. Temple
10/29/17 QB Zach Abey Head left last game, is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Temple
10/06/17 RB Tre Walker Knee out for season
09/09/17 P Erik Harris Suspension out indefinitely
Key Temple Owls Injuries
10/29/17 DB Derrek Thomas Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/29/17 OL Jovahn Fair Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/29/17 OL Leon Johnson Ankle is "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/29/17 QB Logan Marchi Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/29/17 OL Matt Hennessy Illness missed last game, is probable Thursday vs. Navy
10/29/17 DL Michael Dogbe Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/29/17 OL Vincent Picozzi Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/06/17 K Austin Jones Knee out indefinitely
10/06/17 DB Cequan Jefferson Rest out indefinitely
10/01/17 RB Jager Gardner Leg out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Navy Midshipmen are 61st in Division 1 in points scored with 234. They have run 505 plays this season for 3,295 yards, which ranks them 127th in the nation in total offense. The Midshipmen average 6.5 yards per play, which is 23rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 153 1st downs this year, placing them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Navy has run for 2,633 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the country. They've run 444 times, averaging 5.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Midshipmen have been penalized on offense 28 times for 293 yards so far this season, which has them 128th in the nation in penalties. Zach Abey has thrown for 606 yards this season. He has completed 19 passes on 51 attempts for a completion percentage of 37.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.3. He averages 11.9 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Navy is 56th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 199. They have surrendered a total of 2,872 yards on D, which is 43rd in Division 1. The Midshipmen are ranked 111th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 119 passes on 191 attempts against the Navy Midshipmen defense this season, placing them 16th and 6th in the country. The Navy pass defense has also given up a total of 1,649 yards through the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 258 attempts for 1,223 yards this year, putting them in 52nd place in D-1 against the run. The Midshipmen have committed 41 penalties for 280 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 6th 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 77th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 380 yards on special teams, ranking 98th in kick return yardage. The Midshipmen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 77th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,712. The Navy Midshipmen have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 4, which is 117th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Navy Midshipmen kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,036 yards on 25 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 76th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 934 yards as a team, which ranks 116th in the nation. They've run 280 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 65 times for 536 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the country in penalties. They are 110th in Division 1 in points scored with 167. They have run 574 plays this year for 2,981 yards, which ranks them 46th in the nation in total offense. The Temple Owls average 5.2 yards per play, which is 105th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 160 1st downs this season, ranking them 84th overall as an offensive unit. Logan Marchi has completed 136 throws while attempting 245 passes for a completion percentage of 55.5%. He has passed for 1,658 yards this year. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 117.9.
The Temple Owls rush defense has given up 309 attempts for 1,422 yards this season, putting them in 75th place in the country against the run. They have had 55 penalties for 474 yards on defense this year. That places them 82nd in Division 1. Temple is 67th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 215. They have given up a total of 3,186 yards on D, which is 74th in the nation. The Owls are 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 146 throws on 250 attempts against the Temple defense this season, ranking them 64th and 63rd in the country. The Temple Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,764 yards in the air, which is 65th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Temple Owls have tried 18 field goals this year and made 12, which is 27th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Temple kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,671 yards on 42 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 97th in the NCAA in punting average. Temple is 29th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 86 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 91st in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 661 yards on special teams, which puts them 14th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 22 yards per kick return and they are 72nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,728.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Midshipmen -7
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