South Alabama at Georgia Southern College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Allen Eastern Paulson Stadium
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The South Alabama Jaguars travel to Allen Eastern Paulson Stadium to take on the Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Alabama as 5.5 point favorites. The Jaguars have an ATS record of 5-5-0 while their over/under record is 2-8-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 3-6-0 against the spread.
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Valuable South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The South Alabama Jaguars are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Trends
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 3-6-0 against the spread
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
11/12/17 S Neiko Robinson Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Southern
11/04/17 RB Xavier Johnson Suspension is out for season
10/10/17 OL Tyler Grimsley Knee out for season
09/20/17 CB Bobby Flott Knee out for season
09/18/17 CB Gus Nave Knee out indefinitely
08/26/17 WR Jalen Tolbert Knee out for season
08/16/17 CB Jalen Thompson Academics out for season
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
09/20/17 DT Ian Bush Elbow out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Alabama Jaguars are 104th in Division 1 in points scored with 221. They have run 663 plays this season for 3,464 yards, which ranks them 60th in the nation in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.2 yards per play, which is 101st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 182 1st downs this year, placing them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Alabama has run for 1,116 yards as a team, which ranks 117th in the country. They've run 335 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 67 times for 616 yards so far this season, which has them 38th in the nation in penalties. Cole Garvin has thrown for 1,120 yards this season. He has completed 92 passes on 167 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.3. He averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.1 adjusted yards per throw.
South Alabama is 51st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 244. They have surrendered a total of 3,945 yards on D, which is 69th in Division 1. The Jaguars are ranked 82nd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 211 passes on 343 attempts against the South Alabama Jaguars defense this season, placing them 110th and 104th in the country. The South Alabama pass defense has also given up a total of 2,513 yards through the air, which is 99th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 338 attempts for 1,432 yards this year, putting them in 47th place in D-1 against the run. The Jaguars have committed 51 penalties for 364 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 6th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Alabama is ranked 116th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 38 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 92nd in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 440 yards on special teams, ranking 110th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 18 yards per kick return and they are 116th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,942. The South Alabama Jaguars have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 15, which is 26th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. South Alabama Jaguars kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,564 yards on 57 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 10th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles have run for 1,733 yards as a team, which ranks 54th in the nation. They've run 462 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 62 times for 543 yards so far this year, which has them 58th in the country in penalties. They are 126th in Division 1 in points scored with 147. They have run 612 plays this year for 2,664 yards, which ranks them 126th in the nation in total offense. The Georgia Southern Eagles average 4.4 yards per play, which is 127th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 146 1st downs this season, ranking them 125th overall as an offensive unit. Shai Werts has completed 66 throws while attempting 113 passes for a completion percentage of 58.4%. He has passed for 690 yards this year. He averages 5.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 114.3.
The Georgia Southern Eagles rush defense has given up 337 attempts for 1,799 yards this season, putting them in 85th place in the country against the run. They have had 51 penalties for 431 yards on defense this year. That places them 32nd in Division 1. Georgia Southern is 108th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 334. They have given up a total of 3,984 yards on D, which is 73rd in the nation. The Eagles are 124th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 143 throws on 247 attempts against the Georgia Southern defense this season, ranking them 14th and 8th in the country. The Georgia Southern Eagles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,185 yards in the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia Southern Eagles have tried 14 field goals this year and made 11, which is 73rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. Georgia Southern kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,244 yards on 56 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 98th in the NCAA in punting average. Georgia Southern is 92nd in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 145 punt return yards and average 12.1 yards per return, which is 20th in D-1. They have returned 41 kicks for 886 yards on special teams, which puts them 7th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 22 yards per kick return and they are 121st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,695.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars -5.5
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