Stanford at TCU Alamo Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/28/2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to Alamodome to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has TCU as 2 point favorites. The Cardinal have an ATS record of 6-6-1 while their over/under record is 5-8-0. The Horned Frogs have an over/under record of 3-10-0 and they are 6-7-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 6-6-1 against the spread
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 3-10-0 against the over/under
The TCU Horned Frogs are 6-7-0 against the spread
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
12/03/17 RB Bryce Love Ankle is probable Thursday vs TCU
12/03/17 DE Eric Cotton Foot is "?" Thursday vs TCU
12/03/17 CB Terrence Alexander Forearm is "?" Thursday vs TCU
12/03/17 T Walker Little Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs TCU
11/01/17 CB Alijah Holder Knee is out for season
09/28/17 LB Sean Barton Knee out for season
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
12/03/17 PK Jonathan Song Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Stanford
12/03/17 LB Montrel Wilson Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Stanford
12/03/17 QB Shawn Robinson Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Stanford
11/14/17 RB Darius Anderson Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Stanford Cardinal are 29th in Division 1 in points scored with 416. They have run 781 plays this season for 5,069 yards, which ranks them 89th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinal average 6.5 yards per play, which is 19th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 230 1st downs this year, placing them 95th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Stanford has run for 2,673 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the country. They've run 446 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinal have been penalized on offense 78 times for 647 yards so far this season, which has them 47th in the nation in penalties. K.J. Costello has thrown for 1,194 yards this season. He has completed 100 passes on 162 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 139.5. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Stanford is 40th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 280. They have surrendered a total of 5,190 yards on D, which is 94th in Division 1. The Cardinal are ranked 87th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 246 passes on 393 attempts against the Stanford Cardinal defense this season, placing them 102nd and 87th in the country. The Stanford pass defense has also given up a total of 2,965 yards through the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 489 attempts for 2,226 yards this year, putting them in 86th place in D-1 against the run. The Cardinal have committed 92 penalties for 883 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 124th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Stanford is ranked 46th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 172 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 47th in college football. They have returned 38 kicks for 975 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Cardinal average 26 yards per kick return and they are 35th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,215. The Stanford Cardinal have attempted 23 field goals this season and made 20, which is 16th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Stanford Cardinal kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 49 for 49 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,395 yards on 53 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Horned Frogs have run for 2,292 yards as a team, which ranks 37th in the nation. They've run 507 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Horned Frogs have been penalized on offense 88 times for 746 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the country in penalties. They are 24th in Division 1 in points scored with 432. They have run 896 plays this year for 5,382 yards, which ranks them 42nd in the nation in total offense. The TCU Horned Frogs average 6 yards per play, which is 47th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 277 1st downs this season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Kenny Hill has completed 215 throws while attempting 323 passes for a completion percentage of 66.6%. He has passed for 2,604 yards this year. He averages 8.5 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 150.6.
The TCU Horned Frogs rush defense has given up 446 attempts for 1,297 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. They have had 64 penalties for 581 yards on defense this year. That places them 44th in Division 1. TCU is 16th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 229. They have given up a total of 4,271 yards on D, which is 34th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 27th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 215 throws on 410 attempts against the TCU defense this season, ranking them 55th and 97th in the country. The TCU Horned Frogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,973 yards in the air, which is 96th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The TCU Horned Frogs have tried 14 field goals this year and made 12, which is 84th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. TCU kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 53 for 56 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,665 yards on 68 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 112th in the NCAA in punting average. TCU is 55th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 254 punt return yards and average 14.1 yards per return, which is 9th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 633 yards on special teams, which puts them 85th in kick return yardage. The Horned Frogs average 26 yards per kick return and they are 32nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,269.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinal +2
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