Utah at Arizona College Football Picks & Predictions 9/22/2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
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The Utah Utes head to Arizona Stadium to play the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, September 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 59. The Utes are 3-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
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Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Utah Utes Injuries
09/17/17 DB Chase Hansen Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Arizona U
09/17/17 LB Kavika Luafatasaga Foot "?" Friday vs. Arizona U
08/31/17 RB Armand Shyne Undisclosed out indefinitely
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
09/17/17 LB Brandon Rutt Concussion injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/17/17 LB DeAndre' Miller Foot "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/17/17 WR Donovan Walker Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/17/17 S Isaiah Hayes Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/17/17 QB Khalil Tate Shoulder missed last game, "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/17/17 DL Parker Zellers Ankle "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/17/17 TE Trevor Wood Foot "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/14/17 LB Carrington Vaughn Knee out for season
09/12/17 LS Nick Reinhardt Knee out for season
09/05/17 T Bryson Cain Ankle out for season
09/05/17 WR Cam Denson Foot out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah Utes are 34th in the country in points scored with 110. They have run 236 plays this year for 1,430 yards, which ranks them 29th in Division 1 in total offense. The Utes average 6.1 yards per play, which is 51st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 74 1st downs this season, ranking them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 548 yards as a unit, which ranks 50th in college football. They've run 123 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 28 times for 286 yards so far this year, which has them 12th in the country in penalties. Tyler Huntley has passed for 868 yards this year. He's completed 80 throws while attempting 111 passes for a completion percentage of 72.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 149. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Utah is 30th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 45. They have given up a total of 734 yards on D, which is 20th in D-1. The Utes are 10th in yards per play allowed with 3.8. Opponent offenses have completed 52 throws on 105 attempts against the Utah Utes defense this season, ranking them 58th and 92nd in the nation. The Utah pass defense has also surrendered a total of 590 yards in the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 89 attempts for 144 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the country against the run. The Utes have had 15 penalties for 138 yards on defense this year. That places them 51st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah is 14th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 127 punt return yards and average 15.9 yards per return, which is 15th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 41 yards on special teams, which puts them 123rd in kick return yardage. The Utes average 14 yards per kick return and they are 40th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,598. The Utah Utes have tried 12 field goals this year and made 11, which is 2nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Utah Utes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 428 yards on 9 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats have run for 1,013 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in college football. They've run 150 times, averaging 6.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Arizona Wildcats have been penalized on offense 16 times for 136 yards so far this season, which has them 71st in the country in penalties. They are 8th in the nation in points scored with 141. They have run 224 plays this season for 1,496 yards, which ranks them 107th in Division 1 in total offense. Arizona averages 6.7 yards per play, which is 28th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 73 1st downs this year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Dawkins averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 42 passes on 63 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.9. He has thrown for 422 yards this season.
The Arizona Wildcats rush defense has allowed 91 attempts for 421 yards this year, putting them in 72nd place in D-1 against the run. Arizona has committed 23 penalties for 223 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 115th in college football. They are 50th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 59. They have surrendered a total of 1,224 yards on D, which is 90th in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 86th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 70 passes on 121 attempts against the Arizona defense this season, placing them 108th and 114th in Division 1. The Arizona Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 803 yards through the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Wildcats have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 47th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Arizona kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 418 yards on 11 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 110th in Division 1 in punting average. Arizona is ranked 31st in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 140 punt return yards and average 23.3 yards per return, which is 5th in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 155 yards on special teams, ranking 68th in kick return yardage. The Arizona Wildcats average 26 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,791.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats +3.5
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