West Virginia at Baylor College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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McLane Stadium is the venue for the game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Baylor Bears on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 9.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 69. The Bears are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0. The Mountaineers are 4-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-1-1.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-1-1 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Baylor Bears are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
10/15/17 OL Jacob Buccigrossi ACL "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
09/25/17 LB Brendan Ferns Shoulder out indefinitely
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
10/15/17 RB John Lovett Toe "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/15/17 CB Jordan Tolbert Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/15/17 DE K.J. Smith Shin "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/15/17 WR Pooh Stricklin Foot "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/09/17 OL Rob Saulin Shoulder out for season
10/04/17 OL Ishmael Wilson Left Team out for season
10/04/17 CB Jourdan Blake Left Team out for season
10/02/17 PK Drew Galitz Knee out for season
09/26/17 WR Chris Platt Knee out for season
09/25/17 DE Xavier Jones Leg out indefinitely
08/28/17 DB Travon Blanchard Transferred out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The West Virginia Mountaineers have run for 1,115 yards as a unit, which ranks 49th in the nation. They've run 228 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 34 times for 356 yards so far this year, which has them 92nd in the country in penalties. They are 10th in Division 1 in points scored with 265. They have run 475 plays this year for 3,288 yards, which ranks them 11th in the nation in total offense. The Mountaineers average 6.9 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Will Grier has completed 151 throws while attempting 230 passes for a completion percentage of 65.7%. He has passed for 2,092 yards this year. He averages 9.9 adjusted yards per throw and 9.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 167.8.
The Mountaineers rush defense has given up 240 attempts for 1,264 yards this season, putting them in 98th place in the country against the run. They have had 53 penalties for 475 yards on defense this year. That places them 118th in Division 1. West Virginia is 70th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 167. They have given up a total of 2,723 yards on D, which is 93rd in the nation. The Mountaineers are 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 105 throws on 192 attempts against the West Virginia Mountaineers defense this season, ranking them 45th and 59th in the country. The West Virginia pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,459 yards in the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The West Virginia Mountaineers have tried 7 field goals this year and made 4, which is 114th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. West Virginia Mountaineers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,167 yards on 30 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 107th in the NCAA in punting average. West Virginia is 36th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 47 punt return yards and average 3.9 yards per return, which is 107th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 363 yards on special teams, which puts them 53rd in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,698.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bears are 95th in Division 1 in points scored with 152. They have run 421 plays this season for 2,452 yards, which ranks them 51st in the nation in total offense. The Baylor Bears average 5.8 yards per play, which is 56th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 107 1st downs this year, placing them 111th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baylor has run for 852 yards as a team, which ranks 93rd in the country. They've run 200 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 49 times for 387 yards so far this season, which has them 24th in the nation in penalties. Zach Smith has thrown for 1,160 yards this season. He has completed 83 passes on 158 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 123.3. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Baylor is 117th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 240. They have surrendered a total of 3,110 yards on D, which is 115th in Division 1. The Bears are ranked 126th in yards per play allowed with 7. Opposing offenses have completed 119 passes on 184 attempts against the Baylor defense this season, placing them 71st and 41st in the country. The Baylor Bears pass defense has also given up a total of 1,659 yards through the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 258 attempts for 1,451 yards this year, putting them in 112th place in D-1 against the run. The Bears have committed 44 penalties for 414 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 93rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Baylor is ranked 121st in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 51 punt return yards and average 12.8 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 238 yards on special teams, ranking 108th in kick return yardage. The Baylor Bears average 14 yards per kick return and they are 90th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,741. The Bears have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 19th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Baylor kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,306 yards on 29 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 14th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +9.5
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