North Texas at Rice College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The North Texas Mean Green travel to Rice Stadium to take on the Rice Owls on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has North Texas as 12.5 point favorites. The Mean Green have an ATS record of 6-4-0 while their over/under record is 7-3-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 5-4-1 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread.
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Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 5-4-1 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
11/12/17 LB Joshua Wheeler Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Army
11/12/17 DL Sid Moore Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/27/17 QB Devlin Isadore Left Team out for season
08/16/17 DT Bryce English Foot out indefinitely
Key Rice Owls Injuries
11/12/17 S Cole Thomas Hip is "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
11/12/17 OL Kenneth Thompson Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
11/12/17 WR Lance Wright Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
11/08/17 CB V.J. Banks Leg is out for season
10/25/17 DT Carl Thompson Hip is out for season
10/25/17 OL Cory Klingler Back is out indefinitely
09/27/17 DE Blain Padgett Shoulder out for season
09/13/17 WR Aston Walter Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Texas Mean Green are 15th in Division 1 in points scored with 420. They have run 809 plays this season for 5,253 yards, which ranks them 18th in the nation in total offense. The Mean Green average 6.5 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 268 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground North Texas has run for 2,021 yards as a team, which ranks 46th in the country. They've run 413 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 53 times for 470 yards so far this season, which has them 106th in the nation in penalties. Mason Fine has thrown for 3,198 yards this season. He has completed 248 passes on 388 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.1. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw.
North Texas is 112th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 385. They have surrendered a total of 4,690 yards on D, which is 92nd in Division 1. The Mean Green are ranked 80th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 185 passes on 345 attempts against the North Texas Mean Green defense this season, placing them 47th and 74th in the country. The North Texas pass defense has also given up a total of 2,441 yards through the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 468 attempts for 2,250 yards this year, putting them in 110th place in D-1 against the run. The Mean Green have committed 58 penalties for 526 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 49th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
North Texas is ranked 65th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 97 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 77th in college football. They have returned 36 kicks for 681 yards on special teams, ranking 55th in kick return yardage. The Mean Green average 19 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,030. The North Texas Mean Green have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 15, which is 37th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. North Texas Mean Green kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 50 for 50 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,484 yards on 39 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 113th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 2,069 yards as a team, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They've run 444 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 48 times for 420 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. They are 125th in Division 1 in points scored with 182. They have run 674 plays this year for 3,700 yards, which ranks them 117th in the nation in total offense. The Rice Owls average 5.5 yards per play, which is 82nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 193 1st downs this season, ranking them 108th overall as an offensive unit. Jackson Tyner has completed 46 throws while attempting 97 passes for a completion percentage of 47.4%. He has passed for 598 yards this year. He averages 4.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 95.7.
The Rice Owls rush defense has given up 418 attempts for 2,123 yards this season, putting them in 93rd place in the country against the run. They have had 46 penalties for 386 yards on defense this year. That places them 4th in Division 1. Rice is 119th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 399. They have given up a total of 4,727 yards on D, which is 95th in the nation. The Owls are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 215 throws on 308 attempts against the Rice defense this season, ranking them 94th and 31st in the country. The Rice Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,604 yards in the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rice Owls have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 127th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Rice kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 22 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,319 yards on 53 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NCAA in punting average. Rice is 96th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 89 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 63rd in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 602 yards on special teams, which puts them 76th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 18 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,391.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls +12.5
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