Washington at Penn State Fiesta Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Washington Huskies head to University of Phoenix Stadium to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 4.5 point favorites. The Huskies are 7-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Nittany Lions are 7-4-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-6-0.
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Valuable Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Washington Huskies are 7-5-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-4-1 against the spread
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
12/03/17 WR Dante Pettis Leg left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Penn State
12/03/17 RB Lavon Coleman Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Penn State
11/15/17 LB Azeem Victor Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 WR Quinten Pounds Undisclosed is out for season
10/30/17 TE Hunter Bryant Leg is out indefinitely
10/19/17 DB Jordan Miller Ankle is out for season
10/19/17 OL Trey Adams Knee is out for season
09/26/17 WR Chico McClatcher Ankle out for season
08/29/17 TE David Ajamu Leg out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/03/17 LB Manny Bowen Suspension is "?" Saturday vs Washington U
10/06/17 DE Torrence Brown Knee out indefinitely
08/31/17 CB John Reid Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington Huskies are 20th in the country in points scored with 443. They have run 766 plays this year for 4,940 yards, which ranks them 75th in Division 1 in total offense. The Huskies average 6.4 yards per play, which is 24th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 257 1st downs this season, ranking them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington has run for 2,278 yards as a unit, which ranks 41st in college football. They've run 448 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 50 times for 424 yards so far this year, which has them 118th in the country in penalties. Jake Browning has passed for 2,544 yards this year. He's completed 212 throws while attempting 308 passes for a completion percentage of 68.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 154.3. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt.
Washington is 6th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 174. They have given up a total of 3,340 yards on D, which is 5th in D-1. The Huskies are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 240 throws on 376 attempts against the Washington Huskies defense this season, ranking them 97th and 69th in the nation. The Washington pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,221 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 420 attempts for 1,120 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the country against the run. The Huskies have had 53 penalties for 494 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Washington is 15th in the country in punt returns with 26. They've totaled 458 punt return yards and average 17.6 yards per return, which is 2nd in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 540 yards on special teams, which puts them 108th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 24 yards per kick return and they are 45th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,939. The Washington Huskies have tried 22 field goals this year and made 13, which is 71st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 59%. Washington Huskies kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 54 for 58 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,649 yards on 40 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 74th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions have run for 2,009 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in college football. They've run 413 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Penn State Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 52 times for 470 yards so far this season, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. They are 9th in the nation in points scored with 499. They have run 830 plays this season for 5,440 yards, which ranks them 27th in Division 1 in total offense. Penn State averages 6.6 yards per play, which is 16th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 271 1st downs this year, placing them 38th overall as an offensive unit. Trace McSorley averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 252 passes on 386 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 153.6. He has thrown for 3,228 yards this season.
The Penn State Nittany Lions rush defense has allowed 424 attempts for 1,430 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in D-1 against the run. Penn State has committed 76 penalties for 730 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 97th in college football. They are 7th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 186. They have surrendered a total of 3,952 yards on D, which is 20th in the country. The Nittany Lions are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 244 passes on 420 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, placing them 100th and 108th in Division 1. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also given up a total of 2,522 yards through the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Penn State Nittany Lions have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 10, which is 108th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Penn State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 66 for 66 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,203 yards on 52 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 31st in Division 1 in punting average. Penn State is ranked 22nd in the nation in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 314 punt return yards and average 13.1 yards per return, which is 11th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 616 yards on special teams, ranking 92nd in kick return yardage. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 23 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,370.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Huskies +4.5
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