UMass at Tennessee College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The UMass Minutemen travel to Neyland Stadium to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 27 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 57. The Minutemen have an ATS record of 1-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Volunteers have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Volunteers are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
09/17/17 TE Adam Breneman Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Tennessee
08/21/17 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
09/18/17 LB Cortez McDowell Wrist injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/17/17 DL Austin Smith Knee "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/17/17 DB Baylen Buchanan Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/17/17 TE Eli Wolf Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/17/17 DB Evan Berry Leg "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/17/17 WR Latrell Williams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/17/17 OL Marcus Tatum Knee "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/16/17 DB Todd Kelly Jr. Knee out indefinitely
09/06/17 WR Jauan Jennings Wrist out indefinitely
09/01/17 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. Knee out for season
08/16/17 OL Chance Hall Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UMass Minutemen are 64th in Division 1 in points scored with 91. They have run 291 plays this season for 1,644 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the nation in total offense. The Minutemen average 5.6 yards per play, which is 83rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this year, placing them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UMass has run for 354 yards as a team, which ranks 97th in the country. They've run 136 times, averaging 2.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 21 times for 207 yards so far this season, which has them 37th in the nation in penalties. Andrew Ford has thrown for 1,204 yards this season. He has completed 90 passes on 140 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.2. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.1 adjusted yards per throw.
UMass is 123rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 122. They have surrendered a total of 1,657 yards on D, which is 123rd in Division 1. The Minutemen are ranked 90th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 72 passes on 124 attempts against the UMass Minutemen defense this season, placing them 113th and 120th in the country. The UMass pass defense has also given up a total of 908 yards through the air, which is 113th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 164 attempts for 749 yards this year, putting them in 118th place in D-1 against the run. The Minutemen have committed 27 penalties for 262 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 124th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UMass is ranked 16th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They have returned 24 kicks for 491 yards on special teams, ranking 1st in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 21 yards per kick return and they are 1st in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,142. UMass Minutemen kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 914 yards on 22 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 69th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Volunteers have run for 491 yards as a team, which ranks 65th in the nation. They've run 92 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Volunteers have been penalized on offense 15 times for 127 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They are 40th in Division 1 in points scored with 104. They have run 198 plays this year for 1,206 yards, which ranks them 55th in the nation in total offense. The Tennessee Volunteers average 6.1 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 64 1st downs this season, ranking them 55th overall as an offensive unit. Quinten Dormady has completed 54 throws while attempting 94 passes for a completion percentage of 57.4%. He has passed for 674 yards this year. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 126.7.
The Tennessee Volunteers rush defense has given up 153 attempts for 825 yards this season, putting them in 121st place in the country against the run. They have had 17 penalties for 120 yards on defense this year. That places them 40th in Division 1. Tennessee is 81st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 74. They have given up a total of 1,250 yards on D, which is 95th in the nation. The Volunteers are 100th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 32 throws on 57 attempts against the Tennessee defense this season, ranking them 18th and 12th in the country. The Tennessee Volunteers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 425 yards in the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tennessee Volunteers have tried 5 field goals this year and made 2, which is 83rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 40%. Tennessee kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 608 yards on 13 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NCAA in punting average. Tennessee is 57th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 82 punt return yards and average 16.4 yards per return, which is 13th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 213 yards on special teams, which puts them 35th in kick return yardage. The Volunteers average 36 yards per kick return and they are 49th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,501.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Minutemen +27
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