Texas Tech at West Virginia College Football Picks & Parlay 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium is the venue for the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 80.5. The Mountaineers are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-1-1. The Red Raiders are 5-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-3-0.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-0-0 against the spread
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-1-1 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
10/08/17 DB Douglas Coleman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/08/17 DL Houston Miller Leg "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/08/17 DL Lonzell Gilmore Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
08/30/17 LB D'Vonta Hinton Left Team out for season
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
10/08/17 OL Jacob Buccigrossi ACL "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
09/25/17 LB Brendan Ferns Shoulder out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have run for 816 yards as a unit, which ranks 78th in the nation. They've run 180 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Red Raiders have been penalized on offense 42 times for 388 yards so far this year, which has them 30th in the country in penalties. They are 11th in Division 1 in points scored with 234. They have run 383 plays this year for 2,749 yards, which ranks them 7th in the nation in total offense. The Red Raiders average 7.2 yards per play, which is 8th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 137 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Nic Shimonek has completed 140 throws while attempting 195 passes for a completion percentage of 71.8%. He has passed for 1,811 yards this year. He averages 10 adjusted yards per throw and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 170.4.
The Red Raiders rush defense has given up 188 attempts for 692 yards this season, putting them in 43rd place in the country against the run. They have had 27 penalties for 255 yards on defense this year. That places them 43rd in Division 1. Texas Tech is 65th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 139. They have given up a total of 2,187 yards on D, which is 73rd in the nation. The Red Raiders are 64th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 132 throws on 210 attempts against the Texas Tech Red Raiders defense this season, ranking them 118th and 116th in the country. The Texas Tech pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,495 yards in the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have tried 9 field goals this year and made 6, which is 64th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Texas Tech Red Raiders kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 765 yards on 20 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 113th in the NCAA in punting average. Texas Tech is 86th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 31 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 92nd in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 244 yards on special teams, which puts them 86th in kick return yardage. The Red Raiders average 20 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,024.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 219. They have run 405 plays this season for 2,892 yards, which ranks them 15th in the nation in total offense. The West Virginia Mountaineers average 7.1 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground West Virginia has run for 1,071 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in the country. They've run 199 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 25 times for 263 yards so far this season, which has them 110th in the nation in penalties. Will Grier has thrown for 1,740 yards this season. He has completed 119 passes on 189 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating this year is 164. He averages 9.2 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 adjusted yards per throw.
West Virginia is 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 132. They have surrendered a total of 2,210 yards on D, which is 75th in Division 1. The Mountaineers are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 81 passes on 153 attempts against the West Virginia defense this season, placing them 24th and 32nd in the country. The West Virginia Mountaineers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,136 yards through the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 207 attempts for 1,074 yards this year, putting them in 99th place in D-1 against the run. The Mountaineers have committed 37 penalties for 316 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 81st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
West Virginia is ranked 55th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 24 punt return yards and average 2.7 yards per return, which is 115th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 321 yards on special teams, ranking 54th in kick return yardage. The West Virginia Mountaineers average 27 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,237. The Mountaineers have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 3, which is 115th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. West Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,011 yards on 26 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 105th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -7 and over 80.5 total points
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