Washington State at Arizona College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Arizona Stadium to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington State as 5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 63. The Cougars have an ATS record of 5-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-6-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Wildcats are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
10/22/17 LB Isaac Dotson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/22/17 LB Nate DeRider Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/22/17 WR Tavares Martin Jr. Suspension Served missed last game, is probable Saturday vs. Arizona U
09/18/17 LB Peyton Pelluer Foot out for season
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
10/22/17 RB Nick Wilson Ankle injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/22/17 S Scottie Young Jr. Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/22/17 LB Tony Fields II Concussion left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/19/17 DE Jalen Harris Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/03/17 WR Cam Denson Foot out for season
10/03/17 S Isaiah Hayes Shoulder out for season
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington State Cougars are 22nd in Division 1 in points scored with 269. They have run 625 plays this season for 3,591 yards, which ranks them 1st in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 5.7 yards per play, which is 67th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 189 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington State has run for 713 yards as a team, which ranks 123rd in the country. They've run 218 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 44 times for 445 yards so far this season, which has them 66th in the nation in penalties. Luke Falk has thrown for 2,483 yards this season. He has completed 233 passes on 339 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 147.5. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Washington State is 36th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 148. They have surrendered a total of 2,196 yards on D, which is 22nd in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 126 passes on 235 attempts against the Washington State Cougars defense this season, placing them 58th and 81st in the country. The Washington State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,231 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 277 attempts for 965 yards this year, putting them in 39th place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 54 penalties for 485 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 102nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Washington State is ranked 41st in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 57 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 102nd in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 215 yards on special teams, ranking 121st in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 20 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,863. The Washington State Cougars have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 13, which is 15th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. Washington State Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,328 yards on 37 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That places them 128th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats have run for 2,404 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in the nation. They've run 339 times, averaging 7.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 41 times for 407 yards so far this year, which has them 79th in the country in penalties. They are 6th in Division 1 in points scored with 302. They have run 497 plays this year for 3,603 yards, which ranks them 110th in the nation in total offense. The Arizona Wildcats average 7.2 yards per play, which is 8th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 173 1st downs this season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Khalil Tate has completed 36 throws while attempting 50 passes for a completion percentage of 72%. He has passed for 509 yards this year. He averages 10 adjusted yards per throw and 10.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 175.9.
The Arizona Wildcats rush defense has given up 272 attempts for 1,175 yards this season, putting them in 65th place in the country against the run. They have had 58 penalties for 554 yards on defense this year. That places them 121st in Division 1. Arizona is 78th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 205. They have given up a total of 2,978 yards on D, which is 85th in the nation. The Wildcats are 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 155 throws on 264 attempts against the Arizona defense this season, ranking them 104th and 113th in the country. The Arizona Wildcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,803 yards in the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Wildcats have tried 13 field goals this year and made 8, which is 58th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62%. Arizona kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 38 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 729 yards on 20 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 127th in the NCAA in punting average. Arizona is 107th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 146 punt return yards and average 20.9 yards per return, which is 3rd in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 249 yards on special teams, which puts them 117th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 25 yards per kick return and they are 19th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,998.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars -5
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