North Texas at FAU Conference USA Championship Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
FAU Football Stadium
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The Florida Atlantic Owls host the North Texas Mean Green at FAU Football Stadium on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida Atlantic as 11.5 point favorites. The Owls have an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they are 8-4-0 against the spread. The Mean Green have an ATS record of 8-4-0 while their over/under record is 8-4-0.
Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 8-4-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 8-4-0 against the spread
Important Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 8-4-0 against the spread
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
11/26/17 WR Jalen Guyton Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
11/26/17 DL Sid Moore Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
11/21/17 RB Jeffrey Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
09/27/17 QB Devlin Isadore Left Team out for season
08/16/17 DT Bryce English Foot out indefinitely
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
11/26/17 DB Raekwon Williams Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
09/06/17 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
08/31/17 QB Chris Robison Eligibility out for season
08/23/17 OL Matthew Weiner Knee out for season
08/20/17 WR Jovon Durante Eligibility out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Texas Mean Green have run for 2,209 yards as a team, which ranks 46th in college football. They've run 456 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 56 times for 490 yards so far this season, which has them 108th in the country in penalties. They are 15th in the nation in points scored with 450. They have run 877 plays this season for 5,636 yards, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Mean Green average 6.4 yards per play, which is 24th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 293 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 266 passes on 413 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.7. He has thrown for 3,393 yards this season.
The Mean Green rush defense has allowed 510 attempts for 2,424 yards this year, putting them in 103rd place in D-1 against the run. North Texas has committed 64 penalties for 566 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 45th in college football. They are 105th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 400. They have surrendered a total of 4,972 yards on D, which is 86th in the country. The Mean Green are ranked 74th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 191 passes on 361 attempts against the North Texas Mean Green defense this season, placing them 29th and 60th in Division 1. The North Texas pass defense has also given up a total of 2,548 yards through the air, which is 56th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 18, which is 22nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. North Texas Mean Green kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 52 for 53 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,645 yards on 42 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 112th in Division 1 in punting average. North Texas is ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 182 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 25th in college football. They have returned 37 kicks for 701 yards on special teams, ranking 60th in kick return yardage. The Mean Green average 19 yards per kick return and they are 18th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,520.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 9th in the country in points scored with 478. They have run 868 plays this year for 5,762 yards, which ranks them 89th in Division 1 in total offense. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 6.6 yards per play, which is 14th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 289 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 3,401 yards as a unit, which ranks 5th in college football. They've run 563 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. Florida Atlantic has been penalized on offense 67 times for 608 yards so far this year, which has them 78th in the country in penalties. Daniel Parr has passed for 588 yards this year. He's completed 43 throws while attempting 75 passes for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 135.5. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Florida Atlantic is 55th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 298. They have given up a total of 4,871 yards on D, which is 82nd in D-1. The Owls are 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 238 throws on 428 attempts against the Florida Atlantic defense this season, ranking them 100th and 120th in the nation. The Florida Atlantic Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,797 yards in the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 485 attempts for 2,074 yards this season, putting them in 79th place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 60 penalties for 499 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is 94th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 106 punt return yards and average 8.1 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 679 yards on special teams, which puts them 66th in kick return yardage. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 21 yards per kick return and they are 16th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,547. The Owls have tried 16 field goals this year and made 13, which is 64th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Florida Atlantic kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 54 for 58 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,774 yards on 42 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 52nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mean Green +11.5
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