South Florida at UCF College Football Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The USF Bulls travel to Bright House Networks Stadium to take on the UCF Knights on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCF as 9.5 point favorites. The Bulls have an ATS record of 4-5-0 while their over/under record is 3-6-0. The Knights have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 5-3-1 against the spread.
Valuable USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 4-5-0 against the spread
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 5-3-1 against the spread
Key USF Bulls Injuries
11/12/17 LB Andre Polk Jr. Knee is "?" Thursday vs. Tulsa
11/12/17 DE Vincent Jackson Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st Half Thursday vs. Tulsa
09/07/17 WR Ryeshene Bronson Shoulder out for season
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/25/17 RB Jawon Hamilton Leg out for season
09/05/17 LB Dedrion Bacote Leg out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USF Bulls are 29th in Division 1 in points scored with 379. They have run 835 plays this season for 4,942 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Bulls average 5.9 yards per play, which is 51st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 255 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Florida has run for 2,769 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the country. They've run 547 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 91 times for 830 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the nation in penalties. Quinton Flowers has thrown for 2,097 yards this season. He has completed 147 passes on 275 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 134.3. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw.
South Florida is 17th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 199. They have surrendered a total of 3,235 yards on D, which is 10th in Division 1. The Bulls are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 169 passes on 332 attempts against the USF Bulls defense this season, placing them 24th and 58th in the country. The South Florida pass defense has also given up a total of 2,005 yards through the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 382 attempts for 1,230 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulls have committed 79 penalties for 710 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 111th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Florida is ranked 23rd in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 198 punt return yards and average 9.4 yards per return, which is 38th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 329 yards on special teams, ranking 125th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 17 yards per kick return and they are 36th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,469. The USF Bulls have attempted 23 field goals this season and made 20, which is 5th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. USF Bulls kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 43 for 46 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,213 yards on 53 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 67th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Knights have run for 2,028 yards as a team, which ranks 45th in the nation. They've run 384 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Knights have been penalized on offense 87 times for 705 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. They are 4th in Division 1 in points scored with 482. They have run 689 plays this year for 5,232 yards, which ranks them 20th in the nation in total offense. The UCF Knights average 7.6 yards per play, which is 2nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 243 1st downs this season, ranking them 37th overall as an offensive unit. McKenzie Milton has completed 192 throws while attempting 276 passes for a completion percentage of 69.6%. He has passed for 2,928 yards this year. He averages 11.7 adjusted yards per throw and 10.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 186.1.
The UCF Knights rush defense has given up 370 attempts for 1,556 yards this season, putting them in 45th place in the country against the run. They have had 76 penalties for 672 yards on defense this year. That places them 96th in Division 1. UCF is 20th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 205. They have given up a total of 3,736 yards on D, which is 36th in the nation. The Knights are 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 179 throws on 338 attempts against the UCF defense this season, ranking them 35th and 68th in the country. The UCF Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,180 yards in the air, which is 42nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCF Knights have tried 12 field goals this year and made 9, which is 90th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. UCF kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 61 for 62 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,380 yards on 34 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 89th in the NCAA in punting average. UCF is 82nd in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 221 punt return yards and average 15.8 yards per return, which is 6th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 580 yards on special teams, which puts them 83rd in kick return yardage. The Knights average 25 yards per kick return and they are 16th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,033.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Knights -9.5
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