Rice at UTSA College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Alamodome is the venue for the game between the Rice Owls and the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UTSA as 18.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 51. The Roadrunners are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-2-0. The Owls are 1-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-3-1.
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Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 2-3-1 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The UTSA Roadrunners are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Rice Owls Injuries
10/15/17 WR Cameron Montgomery Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
10/15/17 DT Carl Thompson Hip "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
10/15/17 OL Cory Klingler Back "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
10/15/17 DB D Angelo Ellis Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
10/15/17 QB Sam Glaesmann Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
10/15/17 RB Samuel Stewart Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
10/15/17 CB V.J. Banks Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
10/15/17 K Will Harrison Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
09/27/17 DE Blain Padgett Shoulder out for season
09/13/17 WR Aston Walter Shoulder out for season
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
10/15/17 CB Teddrick McGhee Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Rice
09/15/17 G Kyle McKinney Knee out for season
08/09/17 DE Solomon Wise Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rice Owls have run for 936 yards as a unit, which ranks 82nd in the nation. They've run 223 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 23 times for 191 yards so far this year, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. They are 129th in Division 1 in points scored with 70. They have run 370 plays this year for 1,791 yards, which ranks them 121st in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 4.8 yards per play, which is 118th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 100 1st downs this season, ranking them 119th overall as an offensive unit. Jackson Tyner has completed 46 throws while attempting 96 passes for a completion percentage of 47.9%. He has passed for 598 yards this year. He averages 4.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 98.8.
The Owls rush defense has given up 228 attempts for 1,029 yards this season, putting them in 70th place in the country against the run. They have had 20 penalties for 177 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in Division 1. Rice is 107th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 218. They have given up a total of 2,546 yards on D, which is 79th in the nation. The Owls are 109th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 119 throws on 173 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, ranking them 74th and 23rd in the country. The Rice pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,517 yards in the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rice Owls have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 119th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Rice Owls kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 7 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,595 yards on 36 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 23rd in the NCAA in punting average. Rice is 86th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 85 punt return yards and average 10.6 yards per return, which is 30th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 314 yards on special teams, which puts them 79th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 17 yards per kick return and they are 124th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,190.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Roadrunners are 79th in Division 1 in points scored with 167. They have run 345 plays this season for 2,304 yards, which ranks them 82nd in the nation in total offense. The UTSA Roadrunners average 6.7 yards per play, which is 20th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 115 1st downs this year, placing them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTSA has run for 1,020 yards as a team, which ranks 66th in the country. They've run 203 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Roadrunners have been penalized on offense 42 times for 393 yards so far this season, which has them 55th in the nation in penalties. Dalton Sturm has thrown for 1,241 yards this season. He has completed 91 passes on 134 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 171.3. He averages 9.3 yards per pass attempt and 10.6 adjusted yards per throw.
UTSA is 16th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 101. They have surrendered a total of 1,537 yards on D, which is 3rd in Division 1. The Roadrunners are ranked 51st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 65 passes on 135 attempts against the UTSA defense this season, placing them 2nd and 5th in the country. The UTSA Roadrunners pass defense has also given up a total of 929 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 157 attempts for 608 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in D-1 against the run. The Roadrunners have committed 24 penalties for 238 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 14th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UTSA is ranked 79th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 8 punt return yards and average 1 yard per return, which is 126th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 211 yards on special teams, ranking 115th in kick return yardage. The UTSA Roadrunners average 21 yards per kick return and they are 107th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,523. The Roadrunners have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 27th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. UTSA kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 782 yards on 20 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 104th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +18.5
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