Utah at Oregon College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Utah Utes head to Autzen Stadium to play the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 54.5. The Utes are 5-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Ducks are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-5-0.
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Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 5-1-1 against the spread
Important Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Oregon Ducks are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key Utah Utes Injuries
10/22/17 DB Chase Hansen Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Oregon
10/22/17 DB Corrion Ballard Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st Half Saturday vs. Oregon
10/22/17 LB Donavan Thompson Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st Half Saturday vs. Oregon
10/22/17 LB Sunia Tauteoli Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Oregon
10/17/17 LB Christian Drews Undisclosed out for season
08/31/17 RB Armand Shyne Arm out indefinitely
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
10/22/17 LB A.J. Hotchkins Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/22/17 LB Blake Rugraff Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/22/17 OL Jake Pisarcik Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/22/17 LB Jonah Moi Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/22/17 DL Scott Pagano Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/22/17 RB Tony Brooks-James Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/22/17 OL Tyrell Crosby Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/06/17 S Khalil Oliver Personal has left team
10/03/17 LB Kaulana Apelu Ankle out for season
10/01/17 QB Justin Herbert Collarbone out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah Utes are 74th in the country in points scored with 197. They have run 504 plays this year for 2,854 yards, which ranks them 52nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Utes average 5.7 yards per play, which is 65th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 159 1st downs this season, ranking them 48th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 1,083 yards as a unit, which ranks 78th in college football. They've run 260 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 56 times for 521 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. Tyler Huntley has passed for 1,121 yards this year. He's completed 107 throws while attempting 155 passes for a completion percentage of 69%. His quarterback rating this season is 134.8. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Utah is 37th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 150. They have given up a total of 2,443 yards on D, which is 34th in D-1. The Utes are 34th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 135 throws on 250 attempts against the Utah Utes defense this season, ranking them 73rd and 96th in the nation. The Utah pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,524 yards in the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 241 attempts for 919 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the country against the run. The Utes have had 33 penalties for 342 yards on defense this year. That places them 47th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah is 29th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 190 punt return yards and average 13.6 yards per return, which is 16th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 115 yards on special teams, which puts them 129th in kick return yardage. The Utes average 14 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,158. The Utah Utes have tried 20 field goals this year and made 17, which is 2nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Utah Utes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,257 yards on 27 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ducks have run for 1,958 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in college football. They've run 397 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Oregon Ducks have been penalized on offense 74 times for 678 yards so far this season, which has them 1st in the country in penalties. They are 19th in the nation in points scored with 279. They have run 599 plays this season for 3,593 yards, which ranks them 66th in Division 1 in total offense. Oregon averages 6 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 184 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Braxton Burmeister averages 4.8 yards per pass attempt and 0.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 27 passes on 51 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 80.3. He has thrown for 246 yards this season.
The Oregon Ducks rush defense has allowed 284 attempts for 952 yards this year, putting them in 36th place in D-1 against the run. Oregon has committed 39 penalties for 397 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in college football. They are 104th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 243. They have surrendered a total of 2,942 yards on D, which is 82nd in the country. The Ducks are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 167 passes on 302 attempts against the Oregon defense this season, placing them 121st and 128th in Division 1. The Oregon Ducks pass defense has also given up a total of 1,990 yards through the air, which is 113th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oregon Ducks have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 2, which is 124th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Oregon kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,553 yards on 40 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 108th in Division 1 in punting average. Oregon is ranked 40th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 75 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 79th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 571 yards on special teams, ranking 16th in kick return yardage. The Oregon Ducks average 23 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,239.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Ducks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ducks +1.5
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