Western Kentucky at Georgia State Cure Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Camping World Stadium
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The Georgia State Panthers host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Camping World Stadium on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 4.5 point favorites. The Panthers have an over/under record of 3-8-0 and they are 4-7-0 against the spread. The Hilltoppers have an ATS record of 3-9-0 while their over/under record is 6-6-0.
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Valuable Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 3-9-0 against the spread
Important Georgia State Panthers Betting Trends
The Georgia State Panthers are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The Georgia State Panthers are 4-7-0 against the spread
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/03/17 DL Jaylon George Legal problems is "?" Saturday vs Georgia State
11/07/17 LB Demetrius Cain Lower Body is out for season
11/07/17 RB Quinton Baker Upper Body is out for season
10/28/17 DL Carson Jordan Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/28/17 DL Evan Sayner Leg is out for season
10/03/17 DL Jalen Madden Knee out for season
08/05/17 DB De'Andre Simmons ACL out for season
Key Georgia State Panthers Injuries
12/03/17 OL Pat Bartlett Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Western Kentucky
12/03/17 WR Penny Hart Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Western Kentucky
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have run for 803 yards as a team, which ranks 129th in college football. They've run 370 times, averaging 2.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hilltoppers have been penalized on offense 64 times for 544 yards so far this season, which has them 95th in the country in penalties. They are 81st in the nation in points scored with 314. They have run 907 plays this season for 4,807 yards, which ranks them 8th in Division 1 in total offense. The Hilltoppers average 5.3 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 277 1st downs this year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. Mike White averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 342 passes on 521 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 139.8. He has thrown for 3,826 yards this season.
The Hilltoppers rush defense has allowed 457 attempts for 2,071 yards this year, putting them in 73rd place in D-1 against the run. Western Kentucky has committed 72 penalties for 737 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 99th in college football. They are 67th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 322. They have surrendered a total of 4,484 yards on D, which is 52nd in the country. The Hilltoppers are ranked 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 208 passes on 360 attempts against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense this season, placing them 46th and 47th in Division 1. The Western Kentucky pass defense has also given up a total of 2,413 yards through the air, which is 38th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 10, which is 114th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 37 for 38 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,066 yards on 52 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 101st in Division 1 in punting average. Western Kentucky is ranked 93rd in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 40 punt return yards and average 2.8 yards per return, which is 125th in college football. They have returned 44 kicks for 845 yards on special teams, ranking 36th in kick return yardage. The Hilltoppers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,692.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Panthers are 120th in the country in points scored with 217. They have run 779 plays this year for 4,236 yards, which ranks them 51st in Division 1 in total offense. The Georgia State Panthers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 88th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 218 1st downs this season, ranking them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia State has run for 1,264 yards as a unit, which ranks 122nd in college football. They've run 394 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. Georgia State has been penalized on offense 58 times for 539 yards so far this year, which has them 105th in the country in penalties. Conner Manning has passed for 2,599 yards this year. He's completed 212 throws while attempting 331 passes for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.7. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Georgia State is 42nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 281. They have given up a total of 4,305 yards on D, which is 38th in D-1. The Panthers are 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 230 throws on 366 attempts against the Georgia State defense this season, ranking them 77th and 58th in the nation. The Georgia State Panthers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,666 yards in the air, which is 61st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 375 attempts for 1,639 yards this season, putting them in 34th place in the country against the run. The Panthers have had 61 penalties for 490 yards on defense this year. That places them 14th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia State is 85th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 96 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 81st in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 600 yards on special teams, which puts them 97th in kick return yardage. The Georgia State Panthers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,931. The Panthers have tried 20 field goals this year and made 10, which is 92nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Georgia State kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,369 yards on 58 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Hilltoppers/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers -4.5
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