UMass at FIU College Football Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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FIU Stadium is the venue for the game between the UMass Minutemen and the FIU Golden Panthers on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has FIU as 1 point favorites. The Golden Panthers are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-4-1. The Minutemen are 6-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-5-0.
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Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 6-5-0 against the spread
Important FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 6-4-1 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 5-6-0 against the spread
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/26/17 QB Ross Comis Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
08/21/17 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
11/26/17 WR Thomas Owens Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
11/24/17 WR Julian Williams Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/23/17 RB Anthony Jones Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UMass Minutemen have run for 1,470 yards as a unit, which ranks 110th in the nation. They've run 394 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 73 times for 622 yards so far this year, which has them 59th in the country in penalties. They are 74th in Division 1 in points scored with 322. They have run 792 plays this year for 4,648 yards, which ranks them 35th in the nation in total offense. The Minutemen average 5.9 yards per play, which is 52nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 234 1st downs this season, ranking them 81st overall as an offensive unit. Andrew Ford has completed 193 throws while attempting 309 passes for a completion percentage of 62.5%. He has passed for 2,575 yards this year. He averages 9.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 149.7.
The Minutemen rush defense has given up 431 attempts for 1,990 yards this season, putting them in 70th place in the country against the run. They have had 83 penalties for 822 yards on defense this year. That places them 121st in Division 1. Umass is 66th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 319. They have given up a total of 4,179 yards on D, which is 37th in the nation. The Minutemen are 51st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 174 throws on 339 attempts against the UMass Minutemen defense this season, ranking them 14th and 37th in the country. The Umass pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,189 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UMass Minutemen have tried 17 field goals this year and made 12, which is 70th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. UMass Minutemen kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 36 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,693 yards on 63 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 41st in the NCAA in punting average. Umass is 69th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 79 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 105th in D-1. They have returned 43 kicks for 844 yards on special teams, which puts them 33rd in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,570.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Panthers are 106th in Division 1 in points scored with 267. They have run 743 plays this season for 4,169 yards, which ranks them 75th in the nation in total offense. The FIU Golden Panthers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 67th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 223 1st downs this year, placing them 101st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground FIU has run for 1,602 yards as a team, which ranks 100th in the country. They've run 405 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 73 times for 735 yards so far this season, which has them 58th in the nation in penalties. Alex McGough has thrown for 2,496 yards this season. He has completed 211 passes on 329 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 137.6. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw.
FIU is 52nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 297. They have surrendered a total of 4,461 yards on D, which is 54th in Division 1. The Golden Panthers are ranked 87th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 221 passes on 341 attempts against the FIU defense this season, placing them 79th and 41st in the country. The FIU Golden Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,521 yards through the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 413 attempts for 1,939 yards this year, putting them in 62nd place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Panthers have committed 54 penalties for 457 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 11th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
FIU is ranked 115th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 40 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 112th in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 558 yards on special teams, ranking 101st in kick return yardage. The FIU Golden Panthers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,766. The Golden Panthers have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 14, which is 60th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. FIU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,011 yards on 48 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 66th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Golden Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers -1
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