UMass at Temple College Football Picks & Parlay 9/16/2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field
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Lincoln Financial Field is the venue for the game between the UMass Minutemen and the Temple Owls on Friday, September 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 12 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5. The Owls are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Minutemen are 0-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-1-0.
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Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 0-3-0 against the spread
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
09/10/17 TE Adam Breneman Lower Body probable Friday vs. Temple
09/10/17 DL Sha-Ki Holines Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Temple
08/21/17 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UMass Minutemen have run for 273 yards as a unit, which ranks 83rd in the nation. They've run 103 times, averaging 2.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 15 times for 159 yards so far this year, which has them 38th in the country in penalties. They are 48th in Division 1 in points scored with 70. They have run 219 plays this year for 1,186 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the nation in total offense. The Minutemen average 5.4 yards per play, which is 87th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 63 1st downs this season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Andrew Ford has completed 67 throws while attempting 103 passes for a completion percentage of 65%. He has passed for 827 yards this year. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 143.4.
The Minutemen rush defense has given up 130 attempts for 630 yards this season, putting them in 121st place in the country against the run. They have had 20 penalties for 188 yards on defense this year. That places them 123rd in Division 1. UMass is 123rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 93. They have given up a total of 1,270 yards on D, which is 125th in the nation. The Minutemen are 97th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 48 throws on 85 attempts against the UMass Minutemen defense this season, ranking them 103rd and 113th in the country. The UMass pass defense has also surrendered a total of 640 yards in the air, which is 116th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
UMass Minutemen kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 794 yards on 19 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 56th in the NCAA in punting average. UMass is 16th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 6 punt return yards and average 1 yard per return, which is 107th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 344 yards on special teams, which puts them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 3rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,536.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 114th in Division 1 in points scored with 32. They have run 133 plays this season for 683 yards, which ranks them 47th in the nation in total offense. The Temple Owls average 5.1 yards per play, which is 96th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 35 1st downs this year, placing them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 164 yards as a team, which ranks 111th in the country. They've run 64 times, averaging 2.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 14 times for 101 yards so far this season, which has them 43rd in the nation in penalties. Logan Marchi has thrown for 519 yards this season. He has completed 39 passes on 69 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.3. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Temple is 97th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 62. They have surrendered a total of 1,008 yards on D, which is 112th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 121st in yards per play allowed with 7. Opposing offenses have completed 44 passes on 71 attempts against the Temple defense this season, placing them 93rd and 87th in the country. The Temple Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 566 yards through the air, which is 96th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 74 attempts for 442 yards this year, putting them in 109th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 9 penalties for 55 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is ranked 55th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 12 punt return yards and average 3 yards per return, which is 93rd in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 203 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Temple Owls average 23 yards per kick return and they are 79th in the country in all-purpose yards with 898. The Owls have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 21st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Temple kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this year. Their punters have totaled 447 yards on 11 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 77th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Owls -12 and over 48.5 total points
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