UCF at Cincinnati College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Nippert Stadium is the venue for the game between the UCF Knights and the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 13.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 55.5. The Bearcats are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-1. The Knights are 3-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-2-0.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-2-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/25/17 RB Jawon Hamilton Leg out for season
09/05/17 LB Dedrion Bacote Leg out indefinitely
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
10/01/17 K Andrew Gantz Groin "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
10/01/17 WR Kahlil Lewis Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UCF Knights have run for 757 yards as a unit, which ranks 57th in the nation. They've run 133 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Knights have been penalized on offense 32 times for 280 yards so far this year, which has them 37th in the country in penalties. They are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 139. They have run 227 plays this year for 1,627 yards, which ranks them 92nd in the nation in total offense. The Knights average 7.2 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 76 1st downs this season, ranking them 112th overall as an offensive unit. McKenzie Milton has completed 34 throws while attempting 51 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. He has passed for 538 yards this year. He averages 11.6 adjusted yards per throw and 10.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 183.7.
The Knights rush defense has given up 87 attempts for 251 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the country against the run. They have had 24 penalties for 236 yards on defense this year. That places them 62nd in Division 1. UCF is 1st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 40. They have given up a total of 928 yards on D, which is 3rd in the nation. The Knights are 28th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 62 throws on 108 attempts against the UCF Knights defense this season, ranking them 18th and 14th in the country. The UCF pass defense has also surrendered a total of 677 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCF Knights have tried 5 field goals this year and made 4, which is 85th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. UCF Knights kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 502 yards on 13 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 113th in the NCAA in punting average. UCF is 96th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 62 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 27th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 147 yards on special teams, which puts them 111th in kick return yardage. The Knights average 18 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,836.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bearcats are 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 114. They have run 345 plays this season for 1,597 yards, which ranks them 58th in the nation in total offense. The Cincinnati Bearcats average 4.6 yards per play, which is 116th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 92 1st downs this year, placing them 69th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati has run for 500 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in the country. They've run 143 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bearcats have been penalized on offense 30 times for 297 yards so far this season, which has them 54th in the nation in penalties. Hayden Moore has thrown for 886 yards this season. He has completed 84 passes on 157 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 112.6. He averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Cincinnati is 99th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 147. They have surrendered a total of 2,006 yards on D, which is 95th in Division 1. The Bearcats are ranked 75th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 65 passes on 116 attempts against the Cincinnati defense this season, placing them 20th and 21st in the country. The Cincinnati Bearcats pass defense has also given up a total of 817 yards through the air, which is 37th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 245 attempts for 1,189 yards this year, putting them in 120th place in D-1 against the run. The Bearcats have committed 36 penalties for 367 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 115th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati is ranked 23rd in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 52 punt return yards and average 5.2 yards per return, which is 80th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 249 yards on special teams, ranking 62nd in kick return yardage. The Cincinnati Bearcats average 19 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,898. The Bearcats have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 3, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Cincinnati kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 11 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,199 yards on 30 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 94th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Knights -13.5
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