UCF at Temple College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field
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Lincoln Financial Field is the venue for the game between the UCF Knights and the Temple Owls on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 13.5 point favorites. The Owls are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-6-0. The Knights are 5-3-1 ATS and their over/under record is 5-4-0.
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Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 5-3-1 against the spread
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 5-5-0 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 Temple Owls Injuries
11/12/17 DB Derrek Thomas Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
11/12/17 LB Isaiah Graham-Mobley Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
11/12/17 OL Leon Johnson Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
11/12/17 QB Logan Marchi Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
11/12/17 RB Ryquell Armstead Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
11/10/17 LB Chapelle Russell Knee is out for season
10/06/17 K Austin Jones Knee out indefinitely
10/06/17 DB Cequan Jefferson Rest out indefinitely
10/01/17 RB Jager Gardner Leg out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UCF Knights have run for 1,898 yards as a unit, which ranks 40th in the nation. They've run 344 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Knights have been penalized on offense 80 times for 650 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the country in penalties. They are 5th in Division 1 in points scored with 437. They have run 621 plays this year for 4,848 yards, which ranks them 19th in the nation in total offense. The Knights average 7.8 yards per play, which is 2nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 226 1st downs this season, ranking them 28th overall as an offensive unit. McKenzie Milton has completed 176 throws while attempting 253 passes for a completion percentage of 69.6%. He has passed for 2,720 yards this year. He averages 11.6 adjusted yards per throw and 10.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 184.6.
The Knights rush defense has given up 335 attempts for 1,360 yards this season, putting them in 34th place in the country against the run. They have had 70 penalties for 615 yards on defense this year. That places them 98th in Division 1. UCF is 19th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 186. They have given up a total of 3,339 yards on D, which is 27th in the nation. The Knights are 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 162 throws on 296 attempts against the UCF Knights defense this season, ranking them 34th and 49th in the country. The UCF pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,979 yards in the air, which is 42nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCF Knights have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 94th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. UCF Knights kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 55 for 56 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,183 yards on 29 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 87th in the NCAA in punting average. UCF is 61st in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 221 punt return yards and average 15.8 yards per return, which is 5th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 499 yards on special teams, which puts them 89th in kick return yardage. The Knights average 25 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,568.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 98th in Division 1 in points scored with 236. They have run 705 plays this season for 3,803 yards, which ranks them 41st in the nation in total offense. The Temple Owls average 5.4 yards per play, which is 90th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 205 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 1,243 yards as a team, which ranks 107th in the country. They've run 351 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 75 times for 636 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the nation in penalties. Frank Nutile has thrown for 883 yards this season. He has completed 67 passes on 103 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.5. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Temple is 65th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 265. They have surrendered a total of 3,953 yards on D, which is 71st in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 180 passes on 306 attempts against the Temple defense this season, placing them 63rd and 62nd in the country. The Temple Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 2,211 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 396 attempts for 1,742 yards this year, putting them in 76th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 73 penalties for 650 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 110th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is ranked 40th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 91 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 93rd in college football. They have returned 36 kicks for 828 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Temple Owls average 23 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,722. The Owls have attempted 23 field goals this season and made 16, which is 18th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Temple kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,785 yards on 45 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 103rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Knights -13.5
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