UMass at BYU College Football Picks & Parlay 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
LaVell Edwards Stadium
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The UMass Minutemen travel to LaVell Edwards Stadium to take on the BYU Cougars on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has BYU as 4.5 point favorites. The Minutemen have an ATS record of 5-5-0 while their over/under record is 6-4-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 3-8-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 3-8-0 against the spread
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
08/21/17 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/12/17 QB Beau Hoge Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
11/12/17 RB KJ Hall Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
11/12/17 RB Trey Dye Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
11/11/17 LB Francis Bernard Redshirt is out for season
11/05/17 QB Tanner Mangum Achilles is out for season
11/02/17 RB Kavika Fonua Knee is out indefinitely
11/02/17 RB Ula Tolutau Suspension is out indefinitely
10/30/17 WR Grant Jones Rest is out for season
10/15/17 DB Matt Hadley Leg out for season
10/09/17 TE Moroni Laulu-Pututau Foot out indefinitely
10/03/17 DL Tevita Mo'Unga Undisclosed out for season
08/26/17 DB Austin McChesney Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UMass Minutemen are 47th in Division 1 in points scored with 306. They have run 724 plays this season for 4,349 yards, which ranks them 20th in the nation in total offense. The Minutemen average 6 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 216 1st downs this year, placing them 44th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UMass has run for 1,401 yards as a team, which ranks 90th in the country. They've run 361 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 70 times for 592 yards so far this season, which has them 31st in the nation in penalties. Andrew Ford has thrown for 2,345 yards this season. He has completed 172 passes on 274 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 152.9. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw.
UMass is 94th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 309. They have surrendered a total of 3,880 yards on D, which is 65th in Division 1. The Minutemen are ranked 68th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 153 passes on 294 attempts against the UMass Minutemen defense this season, placing them 19th and 42nd in the country. The UMass pass defense has also given up a total of 1,932 yards through the air, which is 36th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 405 attempts for 1,948 yards this year, putting them in 99th place in D-1 against the run. The Minutemen have committed 78 penalties for 787 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 127th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UMass is ranked 60th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 72 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 105th in college football. They have returned 41 kicks for 806 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 25th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,227. The UMass Minutemen have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 9, which is 89th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. UMass Minutemen kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 35 for 38 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,367 yards on 56 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 55th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars have run for 1,370 yards as a team, which ranks 95th in the nation. They've run 323 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 53 times for 468 yards so far this year, which has them 95th in the country in penalties. They are 121st in Division 1 in points scored with 182. They have run 672 plays this year for 3,477 yards, which ranks them 80th in the nation in total offense. The BYU Cougars average 5.2 yards per play, which is 105th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 172 1st downs this season, ranking them 116th overall as an offensive unit. Joe Critchlow has completed 20 throws while attempting 33 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%. He has passed for 219 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 126.4.
The BYU Cougars rush defense has given up 472 attempts for 1,822 yards this season, putting them in 87th place in the country against the run. They have had 61 penalties for 552 yards on defense this year. That places them 69th in Division 1. BYU is 77th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 285. They have given up a total of 4,263 yards on D, which is 95th in the nation. The Cougars are 54th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 205 throws on 314 attempts against the BYU defense this season, ranking them 104th and 74th in the country. The BYU Cougars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,440 yards in the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The BYU Cougars have tried 17 field goals this year and made 12, which is 48th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. BYU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,215 yards on 52 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 47th in the NCAA in punting average. BYU is 62nd in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 21 punt return yards and average 1.5 yards per return, which is 128th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 625 yards on special teams, which puts them 54th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 18 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,123.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Minutemen +4.5 and under 54 total points
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