San Diego State at Army Armed Forces Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Amon G. Carter Stadium
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The San Diego State Aztecs travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium to take on the Army Black Knights on Saturday, December 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 3.5 point favorites. The Aztecs have an ATS record of 8-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-7-1. The Black Knights have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread.
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Valuable San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 4-7-1 against the over/under
The San Diego State Aztecs are 8-4-0 against the spread
Important Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 5-6-0 against the spread
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/03/17 OL Antonio Rosales Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Army
12/03/17 FB Grady Vazquez Knee is "?" Saturday vs Army
12/03/17 LB Temerick Harper Foot is "?" Saturday vs Army
09/17/17 CB Garrett Binkley Knee out for season
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
12/03/17 RB Kell Walker Ankle is probable Saturday vs Navy
10/18/17 DL Andrew McLean Knee is out for season
09/17/17 DB Jalen Sharp ACL out for season
09/09/17 DB Marcus Hyatt Medical out indefinitely
08/26/17 OL Mike Johnson ACL out for season
08/24/17 LB Amadeo West Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Diego State Aztecs are 48th in Division 1 in points scored with 365. They have run 796 plays this season for 4,928 yards, which ranks them 117th in the nation in total offense. The Aztecs average 6.2 yards per play, which is 35th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 244 1st downs this year, placing them 74th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground San Diego State has run for 3,034 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the country. They've run 553 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aztecs have been penalized on offense 76 times for 697 yards so far this season, which has them 56th in the nation in penalties. Christian Chapman has thrown for 1,848 yards this season. He has completed 140 passes on 234 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 141.9. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw.
San Diego State is 12th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 221. They have surrendered a total of 3,654 yards on D, which is 10th in Division 1. The Aztecs are ranked 33rd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 191 passes on 331 attempts against the San Diego State Aztecs defense this season, placing them 25th and 21st in the country. The San Diego State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,324 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 385 attempts for 1,330 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in D-1 against the run. The Aztecs have committed 58 penalties for 498 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
San Diego State is ranked 19th in the nation in punt returns with 25. They've accumulated 264 punt return yards and average 10.6 yards per return, which is 26th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 677 yards on special teams, ranking 70th in kick return yardage. The Aztecs average 24 yards per kick return and they are 49th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,869. The San Diego State Aztecs have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 12, which is 81st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. San Diego State Aztecs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 47 for 47 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,191 yards on 58 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 119th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Black Knights have run for 4,049 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the nation. They've run 649 times, averaging 6.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Black Knights have been penalized on offense 50 times for 415 yards so far this year, which has them 120th in the country in penalties. They are 65th in Division 1 in points scored with 343. They have run 710 plays this year for 4,384 yards, which ranks them 129th in the nation in total offense. The Army Black Knights average 6.2 yards per play, which is 32nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 224 1st downs this season, ranking them 101st overall as an offensive unit. Ahmad Bradshaw has completed 12 throws while attempting 39 passes for a completion percentage of 30.8%. He has passed for 259 yards this year. He averages 4.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 84.8.
The Army Black Knights rush defense has given up 354 attempts for 1,711 yards this season, putting them in 41st place in the country against the run. They have had 50 penalties for 391 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in Division 1. Army is 19th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 238. They have given up a total of 3,982 yards on D, which is 21st in the nation. The Black Knights are 96th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 183 throws on 292 attempts against the Army defense this season, ranking them 18th and 6th in the country. The Army Black Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,272 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Army Black Knights have tried 7 field goals this year and made 3, which is 129th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Army kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 44 for 46 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,046 yards on 24 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NCAA in punting average. Army is 103rd in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 110 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 40th in D-1. They have returned 32 kicks for 611 yards on special teams, which puts them 94th in kick return yardage. The Black Knights average 19 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,104.
Who will win tonight's Aztecs/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Black Knights +3.5
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