Troy at LSU College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The Troy Trojans head to Tiger Stadium to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 22 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5. The Trojans are 0-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-4-0. The Tigers are 1-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-0.
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Valuable Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 0-4-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 0-4-0 against the spread
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The LSU Tigers are 1-2-1 against the spread
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
09/02/17 CB Orlando Lacey Knee out for season
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
09/24/17 TE Caleb Roddy Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/24/17 RB Derrius Guice Knee left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/24/17 OL Donavaughn Campbell Foot "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/24/17 DT Edwin Alexander Forearm "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/24/17 LB Sci Martin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/21/17 DE Frank Herron Suspension expected to miss next 3 games (eligible to return 10/14)
09/07/17 WR Dee Anderson Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/02/17 NT Tyler Shelvin Eligibility out for season
08/28/17 G Maea Teuhema Transferred out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Troy Trojans are 93rd in the country in points scored with 96. They have run 287 plays this year for 1,787 yards, which ranks them 32nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Trojans average 6.2 yards per play, which is 41st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 93 1st downs this season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Troy has run for 694 yards as a unit, which ranks 49th in college football. They've run 129 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 43 times for 390 yards so far this year, which has them 1st in the country in penalties. Brandon Silvers has passed for 1,084 yards this year. He's completed 102 throws while attempting 154 passes for a completion percentage of 66.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 127. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt.
Troy is 33rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 72. They have given up a total of 1,271 yards on D, which is 46th in D-1. The Trojans are 26th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 86 throws on 145 attempts against the Troy Trojans defense this season, ranking them 100th and 109th in the nation. The Troy pass defense has also surrendered a total of 889 yards in the air, which is 76th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 128 attempts for 382 yards this season, putting them in 26th place in the country against the run. The Trojans have had 35 penalties for 287 yards on defense this year. That places them 113th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Troy is 71st in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 78 punt return yards and average 13 yards per return, which is 27th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 224 yards on special teams, which puts them 54th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 25 yards per kick return and they are 33rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,089. The Troy Trojans have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 81st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Troy Trojans kickers have made 82% of their extra points, going 9 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 710 yards on 16 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 33rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 802 yards as a team, which ranks 35th in college football. They've run 170 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The LSU Tigers have been penalized on offense 33 times for 297 yards so far this season, which has them 13th in the country in penalties. They are 62nd in the nation in points scored with 114. They have run 258 plays this season for 1,617 yards, which ranks them 75th in Division 1 in total offense. LSU averages 6.3 yards per play, which is 40th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 79 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. Danny Etling averages 9.4 yards per pass attempt and 10.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 45 passes on 77 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.2. He has thrown for 723 yards this season.
The LSU Tigers rush defense has allowed 116 attempts for 424 yards this year, putting them in 35th place in D-1 against the run. LSU has committed 21 penalties for 136 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in college football. They are 37th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 73. They have surrendered a total of 1,188 yards on D, which is 36th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 33rd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 76 passes on 134 attempts against the LSU defense this season, placing them 78th and 94th in Division 1. The LSU Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 764 yards through the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The LSU Tigers have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 3, which is 83rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. LSU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 635 yards on 16 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 98th in Division 1 in punting average. LSU is ranked 89th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 99 punt return yards and average 19.8 yards per return, which is 8th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 146 yards on special teams, ranking 94th in kick return yardage. The LSU Tigers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,862.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -22
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