North Texas at SMU College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The SMU Mustangs host the North Texas Mean Green at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has SMU as 12.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 64.5. The Mustangs have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread. The Mean Green have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0.
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Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
09/03/17 DB Dee Baulkman Hand missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. SMU
09/03/17 OL T.J. Henson Concussion missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. SMU
08/16/17 DT Bryce English Foot out indefinitely
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
09/03/17 DB Kevin Johnson Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
08/20/17 OL Braylon Hyder Left Team out for season
08/20/17 OL Jerry Saena Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Texas Mean Green have run for 438 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in college football. They've run 59 times, averaging 7.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 5 times for 40 yards so far this season, which has them 79th in the country in penalties. They are 16th in the nation in points scored with 59. They have run 83 plays this season for 670 yards, which ranks them 65th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mean Green average 8.1 yards per play, which is 20th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 31 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine averages 10.7 yards per pass attempt and 13.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 15 passes on 21 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 208.2. He has thrown for 224 yards this season.
The Mean Green rush defense has allowed 33 attempts for 86 yards this year, putting them in 46th place in D-1 against the run. North Texas has committed 3 penalties for 15 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in college football. They are 40th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 14. They have surrendered a total of 266 yards on D, which is 40th in the country. The Mean Green are ranked 26th in yards per play allowed with 3.6. Opposing offenses have completed 20 passes on 41 attempts against the North Texas Mean Green defense this season, placing them 71st and 100th in Division 1. The North Texas pass defense has also given up a total of 180 yards through the air, which is 48th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
North Texas Mean Green kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 109 yards on 3 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That places them 106th in Division 1 in punting average. North Texas is ranked 14th in the nation in punt returns with 4. The Mean Green average 29 yards per kick return and they are 18th in the country in all-purpose yards with 703.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mustangs are 20th in the country in points scored with 58. They have run 71 plays this year for 465 yards, which ranks them 69th in Division 1 in total offense. The SMU Mustangs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 47th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 27 1st downs this season, ranking them 34th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 243 yards as a unit, which ranks 38th in college football. They've run 48 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. SMU has been penalized on offense 4 times for 30 yards so far this year, which has them 107th in the country in penalties. Ben Hicks has passed for 112 yards this year. He's completed 9 throws while attempting 19 passes for a completion percentage of 47.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 131.6. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt.
SMU is 43rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 14. They have given up a total of 219 yards on D, which is 26th in D-1. The Mustangs are 21st in yards per play allowed with 3.3. Opponent offenses have completed 16 throws on 31 attempts against the SMU defense this season, ranking them 51st and 62nd in the nation. The SMU Mustangs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 144 yards in the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 35 attempts for 75 yards this season, putting them in 35th place in the country against the run. The Mustangs have had 10 penalties for 85 yards on defense this year. That places them 106th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is 19th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 15 punt return yards and average 3.8 yards per return, which is 69th in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 50 yards on special teams, which puts them 67th in kick return yardage. The SMU Mustangs average 25 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 530. SMU kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 7 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 171 yards on 4 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 49th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mean Green +12.5
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