Washington State at Utah College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Washington State Cougars head to Rice-Eccles Stadium to play the Utah Utes on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington State as 1.5 point favorites. The Cougars are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Utes are 6-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-5-0.
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Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 6-2-1 against the spread
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
11/04/17 LB Derek Moore Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 LB Isaac Dotson Lower Body is "?"
11/04/17 LB Nate DeRider Knee is "?"
09/18/17 LB Peyton Pelluer Foot out for season
Key Utah Utes Injuries
11/03/17 OL Jordan Agasiva Foot missed last game, is "?"
10/17/17 LB Christian Drews Undisclosed out for season
08/31/17 RB Armand Shyne Arm out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington State Cougars are 22nd in the country in points scored with 330. They have run 803 plays this year for 4,667 yards, which ranks them 1st in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 5.8 yards per play, which is 56th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 247 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington State has run for 850 yards as a unit, which ranks 127th in college football. They've run 264 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 55 times for 520 yards so far this year, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. Luke Falk has passed for 2,913 yards this year. He's completed 280 throws while attempting 410 passes for a completion percentage of 68.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 145. He averages 7.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Washington State is 58th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 227. They have given up a total of 2,979 yards on D, which is 30th in D-1. The Cougars are 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 145 throws on 272 attempts against the Washington State Cougars defense this season, ranking them 33rd and 54th in the nation. The Washington State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,611 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 338 attempts for 1,368 yards this season, putting them in 54th place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 60 penalties for 525 yards on defense this year. That places them 78th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Washington State is 28th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 64 punt return yards and average 3.6 yards per return, which is 117th in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 228 yards on special teams, which puts them 127th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 19 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,959. The Washington State Cougars have tried 18 field goals this year and made 15, which is 19th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Washington State Cougars kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 39 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,784 yards on 48 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 125th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utes have run for 1,446 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in college football. They've run 340 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Utah Utes have been penalized on offense 71 times for 640 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the country in penalties. They are 58th in the nation in points scored with 265. They have run 649 plays this season for 3,744 yards, which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 in total offense. Utah averages 5.8 yards per play, which is 55th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 203 1st downs this year, placing them 34th overall as an offensive unit. Tyler Huntley averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 147 passes on 220 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 142.3. He has thrown for 1,648 yards this season.
The Utah Utes rush defense has allowed 322 attempts for 1,400 yards this year, putting them in 57th place in D-1 against the run. Utah has committed 46 penalties for 442 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 51st in college football. They are 43rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 208. They have surrendered a total of 3,108 yards on D, which is 36th in the country. The Utes are ranked 36th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 156 passes on 279 attempts against the Utah defense this season, placing them 52nd and 61st in Division 1. The Utah Utes pass defense has also given up a total of 1,708 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Utah Utes have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 21, which is 1st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84%. Utah kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,555 yards on 34 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average. Utah is ranked 18th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 240 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 24th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 187 yards on special teams, ranking 129th in kick return yardage. The Utah Utes average 17 yards per kick return and they are 74th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,172.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Utes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Utes +1.5
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