Virginia at Boise State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
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The Boise State Broncos host the Virginia Cavaliers at Albertsons Stadium on Friday, September 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 13 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.5. The Broncos have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread. The Cavaliers have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-2-0.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Boise State Broncos are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
09/18/17 WR Joe Reed Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Boise State
09/04/17 CB Tim Harris Wrist out for season
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
09/17/17 DE Austin Silsby Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Virginia
09/17/17 QB Brett Rypien Concussion "?" Friday vs. Virginia
09/17/17 TE Chase Blakley Leg "?" Friday vs. Virginia
09/17/17 NT David Moa Legal problems "?" Friday vs. Virginia
09/12/17 WR Akilian Butler ACL out for season
08/28/17 LB Blake Whitlock Shoulder out for season
08/24/17 S Evan Tyler ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Cavaliers have run for 318 yards as a team, which ranks 104th in college football. They've run 88 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 17 times for 150 yards so far this season, which has them 67th in the country in penalties. They are 74th in the nation in points scored with 83. They have run 234 plays this season for 1,294 yards, which ranks them 17th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cavaliers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 89th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 68 1st downs this year, placing them 41st overall as an offensive unit. Kurt Benkert averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 96 passes on 145 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 137.3. He has thrown for 976 yards this season.
The Cavaliers rush defense has allowed 123 attempts for 496 yards this year, putting them in 92nd place in D-1 against the run. Virginia has committed 10 penalties for 93 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 18th in college football. They are 57th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 62. They have surrendered a total of 992 yards on D, which is 56th in the country. The Cavaliers are ranked 59th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 44 passes on 69 attempts against the Virginia Cavaliers defense this season, placing them 41st and 25th in Division 1. The Virginia pass defense has also given up a total of 496 yards through the air, which is 38th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Cavaliers have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 86th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Virginia Cavaliers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 573 yards on 14 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 75th in Division 1 in punting average. Virginia is ranked 89th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 27 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 62nd in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 184 yards on special teams, ranking 46th in kick return yardage. The Cavaliers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 48th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,505.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos are 53rd in the country in points scored with 96. They have run 197 plays this year for 1,026 yards, which ranks them 82nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Boise State Broncos average 5.2 yards per play, which is 101st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this season, ranking them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boise State has run for 442 yards as a unit, which ranks 83rd in college football. They've run 118 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. Boise State has been penalized on offense 20 times for 154 yards so far this year, which has them 45th in the country in penalties. Montell Cozart has passed for 348 yards this year. He's completed 33 throws while attempting 48 passes for a completion percentage of 68.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 159.9. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Boise State is 79th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 74. They have given up a total of 947 yards on D, which is 50th in D-1. The Broncos are 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 74 throws on 117 attempts against the Boise State defense this season, ranking them 116th and 112th in the nation. The Boise State Broncos pass defense has also surrendered a total of 651 yards in the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 107 attempts for 296 yards this season, putting them in 39th place in the country against the run. The Broncos have had 14 penalties for 120 yards on defense this year. That places them 39th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Boise State is 5th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 156 punt return yards and average 15.6 yards per return, which is 16th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 187 yards on special teams, which puts them 43rd in kick return yardage. The Boise State Broncos average 27 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,369. The Broncos have tried 4 field goals this year and made 4, which is 35th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Boise State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 621 yards on 15 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 70th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +13
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