UCF at Maryland College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
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The UCF Knights travel to Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 63.5. The Knights have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Terrapins have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Maryland Terrapins are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/05/17 LB Dedrion Bacote Leg out indefinitely
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
09/17/17 QB Caleb Henderson Foot "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/06/17 DL Jesse Aniebonam Ankle out indefinitely
09/05/17 QB Tyrell Pigrome Knee out for season
08/30/17 DB Alex Woods Disciplinary out indefinitely
08/26/17 DB Markquese Bell Disciplinary out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UCF Knights are 102nd in Division 1 in points scored with 61. They have run 78 plays this season for 596 yards, which ranks them 109th in the nation in total offense. The Knights average 7.6 yards per play, which is 8th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 31 1st downs this year, placing them 125th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCF has run for 157 yards as a team, which ranks 126th in the country. They've run 45 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Knights have been penalized on offense 9 times for 65 yards so far this season, which has them 121st in the nation in penalties. McKenzie Milton has thrown for 360 yards this season. He has completed 16 passes on 21 attempts for a completion percentage of 76.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 273.5. He averages 17.1 yards per pass attempt and 18.8 adjusted yards per throw.
UCF is 4th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 17. They have surrendered a total of 335 yards on D, which is 2nd in Division 1. The Knights are ranked 95th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 18 passes on 31 attempts against the UCF Knights defense this season, placing them 2nd and 2nd in the country. The UCF pass defense has also given up a total of 201 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 26 attempts for 134 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in D-1 against the run. The Knights have committed 14 penalties for 163 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 72nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UCF is ranked 106th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 50 punt return yards and average 16.7 yards per return, which is 10th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 71 yards on special teams, ranking 115th in kick return yardage. The Knights average 18 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the country in all-purpose yards with 717. The UCF Knights have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 1, which is 104th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. UCF Knights kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 6 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 120 yards on 3 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 85th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Terrapins have run for 630 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the nation. They've run 79 times, averaging 8 yards per rush as a unit. The Terrapins have been penalized on offense 15 times for 108 yards so far this year, which has them 85th in the country in penalties. They are 30th in Division 1 in points scored with 114. They have run 112 plays this year for 1,016 yards, which ranks them 116th in the nation in total offense. The Maryland Terrapins average 9.1 yards per play, which is 1st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this season, ranking them 115th overall as an offensive unit. Kasim Hill has completed 16 throws while attempting 19 passes for a completion percentage of 84.2%. He has passed for 207 yards this year. He averages 13 adjusted yards per throw and 10.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 210.5.
The Maryland Terrapins rush defense has given up 67 attempts for 197 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the country against the run. They have had 16 penalties for 156 yards on defense this year. That places them 67th in Division 1. Maryland is 48th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 58. They have given up a total of 782 yards on D, which is 23rd in the nation. The Terrapins are 47th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 55 throws on 89 attempts against the Maryland defense this season, ranking them 67th and 55th in the country. The Maryland Terrapins pass defense has also surrendered a total of 585 yards in the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Maryland Terrapins have tried 3 field goals this year and made 1, which is 101st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Maryland kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 233 yards on 6 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 104th in the NCAA in punting average. Maryland is 37th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 61 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 40th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 241 yards on special teams, which puts them 25th in kick return yardage. The Terrapins average 24 yards per kick return and they are 82nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,318.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Terrapins -4.5
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