SMU at TCU College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Amon G. Carter Stadium
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has TCU as 21 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 64.5. The Mustangs have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Horned Frogs have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The TCU Horned Frogs are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
09/10/17 DB Cedric Lancaster Arm injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. TCU
08/20/17 OL Braylon Hyder Left Team out for season
08/20/17 OL Jerry Saena Left Team out for season
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The SMU Mustangs are 3rd in Division 1 in points scored with 112. They have run 146 plays this season for 958 yards, which ranks them 25th in the nation in total offense. The Mustangs average 6.6 yards per play, which is 32nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 45 1st downs this year, placing them 48th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 342 yards as a team, which ranks 58th in the country. They've run 82 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 8 times for 80 yards so far this season, which has them 109th in the nation in penalties. Ben Hicks has thrown for 424 yards this season. He has completed 29 passes on 58 attempts for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating this year is 142.1. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw.
SMU is 66th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 46. They have surrendered a total of 712 yards on D, which is 69th in Division 1. The Mustangs are ranked 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 48 passes on 78 attempts against the SMU Mustangs defense this season, placing them 104th and 102nd in the country. The SMU pass defense has also given up a total of 568 yards through the air, which is 97th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 62 attempts for 144 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in D-1 against the run. The Mustangs have committed 17 penalties for 143 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 100th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is ranked 62nd in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 15 punt return yards and average 3.8 yards per return, which is 85th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 77 yards on special teams, ranking 82nd in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 26 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,050. The SMU Mustangs have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 75th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. SMU Mustangs kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 449 yards on 11 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 72nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Horned Frogs have run for 437 yards as a team, which ranks 35th in the nation. They've run 78 times, averaging 5.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Horned Frogs have been penalized on offense 11 times for 111 yards so far this year, which has them 72nd in the country in penalties. They are 16th in Division 1 in points scored with 91. They have run 139 plays this year for 903 yards, which ranks them 60th in the nation in total offense. The TCU Horned Frogs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 36th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 48 1st downs this season, ranking them 34th overall as an offensive unit. Kenny Hill has completed 39 throws while attempting 54 passes for a completion percentage of 72.2%. He has passed for 372 yards this year. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 147.1.
The TCU Horned Frogs rush defense has given up 73 attempts for 153 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the country against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 59 yards on defense this year. That places them 23rd in Division 1. TCU is 4th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 7. They have given up a total of 332 yards on D, which is 6th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 5th in yards per play allowed with 3. Opponent offenses have completed 16 throws on 37 attempts against the TCU defense this season, ranking them 12th and 16th in the country. The TCU Horned Frogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 179 yards in the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
TCU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 188 yards on 6 punts, averaging 31 yards per punt. That ranks them 126th in the NCAA in punting average. TCU is 76th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 31 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 40th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 72 yards on special teams, which puts them 86th in kick return yardage. The Horned Frogs average 24 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,006.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs -21
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