Troy at Arkansas State College Football Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Centennial Bank Stadium
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Centennial Bank Stadium is the venue for the game between the Troy Trojans and the Arkansas State Indians on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas State as 1 point favorites. The Indians are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-6-0. The Trojans are 4-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-8-0.
Valuable Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 4-7-0 against the spread
Important Arkansas State Indians Betting Trends
The Arkansas State Indians are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Arkansas State Indians are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
11/26/17 RB Jamarius Henderson Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas State
11/26/17 LB Zo Bridges Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas State
09/02/17 CB Orlando Lacey Knee out for season
Key Arkansas State Indians Injuries
11/26/17 CB Brandon Byner Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs. Troy
11/26/17 RB Jamal Jones Hand is "?" Saturday vs. Troy
11/26/17 LB Kyle Wilson Ribs is "?" Saturday vs. Troy
11/26/17 DB Trent Ellis-Brewer Knee is out for season
11/21/17 DL Javier Carbonell Ankle is out for season
11/16/17 RB Armond Weh-Weh Ankle is out indefinitely
11/16/17 LB Tajhea Chambers Ankle is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Troy Trojans have run for 1,758 yards as a unit, which ranks 84th in the nation. They've run 347 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 76 times for 616 yards so far this year, which has them 43rd in the country in penalties. They are 72nd in Division 1 in points scored with 328. They have run 734 plays this year for 4,712 yards, which ranks them 47th in the nation in total offense. The Trojans average 6.4 yards per play, which is 26th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 229 1st downs this season, ranking them 90th overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Silvers has completed 236 throws while attempting 371 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. He has passed for 2,739 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 132.2.
The Trojans rush defense has given up 409 attempts for 1,232 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. They have had 68 penalties for 605 yards on defense this year. That places them 59th in Division 1. Troy is 7th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 185. They have given up a total of 3,499 yards on D, which is 8th in the nation. The Trojans are 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 201 throws on 333 attempts against the Troy Trojans defense this season, ranking them 44th and 28th in the country. The Troy pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,267 yards in the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Troy Trojans have tried 17 field goals this year and made 10, which is 90th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 59%. Troy Trojans kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 39 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,822 yards on 44 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 73rd in the NCAA in punting average. Troy is 29th in the country in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 180 punt return yards and average 8.2 yards per return, which is 54th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 762 yards on special teams, which puts them 48th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 29 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,655.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indians are 33rd in Division 1 in points scored with 399. They have run 782 plays this season for 4,876 yards, which ranks them 26th in the nation in total offense. The Arkansas State Indians average 6.2 yards per play, which is 33rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 265 1st downs this year, placing them 39th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arkansas State has run for 1,560 yards as a team, which ranks 104th in the country. They've run 379 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Indians have been penalized on offense 80 times for 679 yards so far this season, which has them 34th in the nation in penalties. Justice Hansen has thrown for 3,198 yards this season. He has completed 243 passes on 380 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.1. He averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Arkansas State is 24th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 242. They have surrendered a total of 3,903 yards on D, which is 24th in Division 1. The Indians are ranked 46th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 162 passes on 321 attempts against the Arkansas State defense this season, placing them 9th and 15th in the country. The Arkansas State Indians pass defense has also given up a total of 2,419 yards through the air, which is 45th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 405 attempts for 1,484 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in D-1 against the run. The Indians have committed 66 penalties for 588 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 50th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Arkansas State is ranked 18th in the nation in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 324 punt return yards and average 13.5 yards per return, which is 10th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 463 yards on special teams, ranking 119th in kick return yardage. The Arkansas State Indians average 18 yards per kick return and they are 59th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,663. The Indians have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 13, which is 69th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Arkansas State kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 44 for 49 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,909 yards on 47 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 84th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Indians college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans +1
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