SMU at Cincinnati College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Cincinnati Bearcats host the SMU Mustangs at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has SMU as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 65. The Bearcats have an over/under record of 3-3-1 and they are 2-5-0 against the spread. The Mustangs have an ATS record of 5-1-0 while their over/under record is 4-2-0.
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Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 5-1-0 against the spread
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-3-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-5-0 against the spread
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
10/15/17 OL Jacob Todora Leg "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/15/17 DB Rodney Clemons Ankle probable Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
09/20/17 DE Mason Gentry Back out indefinitely
09/12/17 DB Cedric Lancaster Elbow out indefinitely
08/20/17 OL Braylon Hyder Left Team out for season
08/20/17 OL Jerry Saena Left Team out for season
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
10/15/17 K Andrew Gantz Groin "?" Saturday vs. SMU
10/15/17 QB Hayden Moore Elbow injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. SMU
Useful Offensive Statistics
The SMU Mustangs have run for 1,145 yards as a team, which ranks 43rd in college football. They've run 233 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 43 times for 412 yards so far this season, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. They are 12th in the nation in points scored with 263. They have run 465 plays this season for 3,043 yards, which ranks them 17th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mustangs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 25th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 153 1st downs this year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. Ben Hicks averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 130 passes on 222 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 139.6. He has thrown for 1,672 yards this season.
The Mustangs rush defense has allowed 216 attempts for 798 yards this year, putting them in 36th place in D-1 against the run. SMU has committed 49 penalties for 417 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 96th in college football. They are 84th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 186. They have surrendered a total of 2,621 yards on D, which is 84th in the country. The Mustangs are ranked 104th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 137 passes on 207 attempts against the SMU Mustangs defense this season, placing them 109th and 75th in Division 1. The SMU pass defense has also given up a total of 1,823 yards through the air, which is 115th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The SMU Mustangs have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 9, which is 43rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. SMU Mustangs kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 30 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,135 yards on 27 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 68th in Division 1 in punting average. SMU is ranked 118th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 22 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 97th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 368 yards on special teams, ranking 51st in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 23 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,433.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bearcats are 109th in the country in points scored with 140. They have run 481 plays this year for 2,261 yards, which ranks them 58th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cincinnati Bearcats average 4.7 yards per play, which is 121st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 133 1st downs this season, ranking them 59th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati has run for 708 yards as a unit, which ranks 115th in college football. They've run 202 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. Cincinnati has been penalized on offense 50 times for 466 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the country in penalties. Hayden Moore has passed for 1,522 yards this year. He's completed 145 throws while attempting 270 passes for a completion percentage of 53.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 108.8. He averages 5.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.6 yards per pass attempt.
Cincinnati is 114th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 231. They have given up a total of 2,923 yards on D, which is 108th in D-1. The Bearcats are 94th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 98 throws on 165 attempts against the Cincinnati defense this season, ranking them 26th and 13th in the nation. The Cincinnati Bearcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,381 yards in the air, which is 65th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 319 attempts for 1,542 yards this season, putting them in 119th place in the country against the run. The Bearcats have had 58 penalties for 548 yards on defense this year. That places them 126th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati is 57th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 52 punt return yards and average 5.2 yards per return, which is 85th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 402 yards on special teams, which puts them 38th in kick return yardage. The Cincinnati Bearcats average 19 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,715. The Bearcats have tried 10 field goals this year and made 5, which is 91st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Cincinnati kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 13 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,674 yards on 41 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 85th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bearcats +7
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