San Jose State at Utah College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Rice-Eccles Stadium is the venue for the game between the San Jose State Spartans and the Utah Utes on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 25.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 50. The Utes are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0. The Spartans are 2-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-3-0.
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Valuable San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The San Jose State Spartans are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Utes Injuries
09/10/17 LB Kavika Luafatasaga Foot injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. San Jose State
08/31/17 RB Armand Shyne Undisclosed out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Jose State Spartans have run for 422 yards as a unit, which ranks 40th in the nation. They've run 113 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 23 times for 170 yards so far this year, which has them 5th in the country in penalties. They are 77th in Division 1 in points scored with 56. They have run 218 plays this year for 1,040 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the nation in total offense. The Spartans average 4.8 yards per play, which is 104th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 49 1st downs this season, ranking them 31st overall as an offensive unit. Montel Aaron has completed 30 throws while attempting 53 passes for a completion percentage of 56.6%. He has passed for 373 yards this year. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 136.9.
The Spartans rush defense has given up 194 attempts for 917 yards this season, putting them in 128th place in the country against the run. They have had 19 penalties for 140 yards on defense this year. That places them 98th in Division 1. San Jose State is 126th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 111. They have given up a total of 1,404 yards on D, which is 127th in the nation. The Spartans are 72nd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 33 throws on 65 attempts against the San Jose State Spartans defense this season, ranking them 53rd and 72nd in the country. The San Jose State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 487 yards in the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
San Jose State Spartans kickers have made 63% of their extra points, going 5 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,058 yards on 24 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 40th in the NCAA in punting average. San Jose State is 13th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 46 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 53rd in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 198 yards on special teams, which puts them 19th in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 20 yards per kick return and they are 15th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,284.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utes are 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 56. They have run 152 plays this season for 929 yards, which ranks them 40th in the nation in total offense. The Utah Utes average 6.1 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 45 1st downs this year, placing them 47th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 388 yards as a team, which ranks 51st in the country. They've run 83 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 22 times for 236 yards so far this season, which has them 9th in the nation in penalties. Tyler Huntley has thrown for 527 yards this season. He has completed 50 passes on 68 attempts for a completion percentage of 73.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 140.5. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Utah is 36th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 29. They have surrendered a total of 471 yards on D, which is 25th in Division 1. The Utes are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opposing offenses have completed 35 passes on 70 attempts against the Utah defense this season, placing them 66th and 85th in the country. The Utah Utes pass defense has also given up a total of 357 yards through the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 52 attempts for 114 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in D-1 against the run. The Utes have committed 9 penalties for 80 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 42nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Utah is ranked 30th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 32 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 68th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 41 yards on special teams, ranking 115th in kick return yardage. The Utah Utes average 14 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,002. The Utes have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 7, which is 2nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Utah kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 306 yards on 6 punts, averaging 51 yards per punt. That places them 4th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Utes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Spartans +25.5
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