Troy at North Texas New Orleans Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The Troy Trojans head to Mercedes-Benz Superdome to play the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Troy as 5.5 point favorites. The Trojans are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-9-0. The Mean Green are 8-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-5-0.
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Valuable Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 3-9-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 5-7-0 against the spread
Important North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 8-5-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 8-5-0 against the spread
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
09/02/17 CB Orlando Lacey Knee out for season
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
11/21/17 RB Jeffrey Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
09/27/17 QB Devlin Isadore Left Team out for season
08/16/17 DT Bryce English Foot out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Troy Trojans are 50th in the country in points scored with 360. They have run 800 plays this year for 5,005 yards, which ranks them 34th in Division 1 in total offense. The Trojans average 6.3 yards per play, which is 30th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 244 1st downs this season, ranking them 76th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Troy has run for 1,805 yards as a unit, which ranks 83rd in college football. They've run 371 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 83 times for 662 yards so far this year, which has them 34th in the country in penalties. Brandon Silvers has passed for 2,739 yards this year. He's completed 236 throws while attempting 371 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 132.2. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
Troy is 9th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 210. They have given up a total of 4,105 yards on D, which is 27th in D-1. The Trojans are 21st in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 232 throws on 383 attempts against the Troy Trojans defense this season, ranking them 81st and 78th in the nation. The Troy pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,704 yards in the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 454 attempts for 1,402 yards this season, putting them in 12th place in the country against the run. The Trojans have had 76 penalties for 670 yards on defense this year. That places them 79th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Troy is 36th in the country in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 180 punt return yards and average 8.2 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 880 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 29 yards per kick return and they are 40th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,065. The Troy Trojans have tried 19 field goals this year and made 11, which is 88th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 58%. Troy Trojans kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 41 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,130 yards on 53 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mean Green have run for 2,291 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in college football. They've run 491 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The North Texas Mean Green have been penalized on offense 62 times for 547 yards so far this season, which has them 97th in the country in penalties. They are 15th in the nation in points scored with 467. They have run 957 plays this season for 6,074 yards, which ranks them 15th in Division 1 in total offense. North Texas averages 6.3 yards per play, which is 28th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 319 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 266 passes on 413 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.7. He has thrown for 3,393 yards this season.
The North Texas Mean Green rush defense has allowed 553 attempts for 2,705 yards this year, putting them in 117th place in D-1 against the run. North Texas has committed 72 penalties for 640 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 69th in college football. They are 116th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 439. They have surrendered a total of 5,606 yards on D, which is 115th in the country. The Mean Green are ranked 85th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 209 passes on 391 attempts against the North Texas defense this season, placing them 49th and 86th in Division 1. The North Texas Mean Green pass defense has also given up a total of 2,900 yards through the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have attempted 21 field goals this season and made 20, which is 15th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 91%. North Texas kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 52 for 53 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,901 yards on 48 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 102nd in Division 1 in punting average. North Texas is ranked 54th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 192 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 25th in college football. They have returned 40 kicks for 749 yards on special teams, ranking 54th in kick return yardage. The North Texas Mean Green average 19 yards per kick return and they are 12th in the country in all-purpose yards with 7,015.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mean Green +5.5
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