Appalachian State at Penn State College Football Parlay 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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The Penn State Nittany Lions host the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 28.5 point favorites. The Nittany Lions had an over/under record of 7-6-0 and they were 8-4-1 against the spread last year. The Mountaineers had an ATS record of 6-7-0 while their over/under record was 6-7-0.
Valuable Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Appalachian State Mountaineers were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions were 7-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Penn State Nittany Lions were 8-4-1 against the spread last year
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
08/05/18 LB Manny Bowen Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs Appalachian St
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Appalachian State Mountaineers ran for 2,907 yards as a team last year, which ranked 21st in college football. They ran 530 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers were penalized on offense 91 times for 831 yards last season, which had them 21st in the country in penalties. They were 32nd in the nation in points scored with 436. They ran 887 plays last season for 5,717 yards, which ranked them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Mountaineers averaged 6.5 yards per play, which was 17th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 272 1st downs last year, placing them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. Zac Thomas averaged 3.3 yards per pass attempt and 3.3 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 6 passes on 10 attempts for a completion percentage of 60%. His quarterback rating last year was 87.7. He threw for 33 yards.
The Mountaineers rush defense allowed 459 attempts for 1,789 yards last year, putting them in 38th place in D-1 against the run. Appalachian State committed 94 penalties for 789 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 108th in college football. They were 19th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 263. They surrendered a total of 4,455 yards on D, which was 31st in the country. The Mountaineers were ranked 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses completed 218 passes on 380 attempts against the Appalachian State Mountaineers defense last season, placing them 47th and 55th in Division 1. The Appalachian State pass defense also gave up a total of 2,666 yards through the air, which was 44th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Appalachian State Mountaineers attempted 23 field goals last season and made 17, which was 32nd in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 71%. Appalachian State Mountaineers kickers made 96% of their extra points, going 52 for 55 last year. Their punters totaled 2,243 yards on 57 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That placed them 111th in Division 1 in punting average. Appalachian State was ranked 20th in the nation in punt returns with 26 last year. They accumulated 225 punt return yards and averaged 8.7 yards per return, which was 44th in college football. They returned 29 kicks for 666 yards on special teams, ranking 90th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 34th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,608.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions were 8th in the country in points scored with 534 last season. They ran 909 plays last year for 5,984 yards, which ranked them 21st in Division 1 in total offense. The Penn State Nittany Lions averaged 6.6 yards per play, which was 15th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 296 1st downs last season, ranking them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Penn State ran for 2,213 yards, which ranked 56th in college football. They ran 451 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Nittany Lions were penalized on offense 55 times for 490 yards last year, which had them 117th in the country in penalties. Trace McSorley passed for 3,570 yards last year. He completed 284 throws while attempting 427 passes for a completion percentage of 66.5%. His quarterback rating last season was 153.7. He averaged 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
Penn State was 7th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 215 last year. They gave up a total of 4,300 yards on D, which was 18th in D-1. The Nittany Lions were 14th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses completed 263 throws on 449 attempts against the Penn State defense last season, ranking them 104th and 108th in the nation. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,750 yards in the air, which was 56th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 450 attempts for 1,552 yards last season, putting them in 14th place in the country against the run. The Nittany Lions had 81 penalties for 751 yards on defense last year. That placed them 96th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Penn State was 19th in the country in punt returns with 27 last season. They totaled 329 punt return yards and averaged 12.2 yards per return, which was 15th in D-1. They returned 31 kicks for 671 yards on special teams, which put them 87th in kick return yardage. The Penn State Nittany Lions averaged 22 yards per kick return and they were 22nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,984. The Nittany Lions tried 17 field goals last year and made 9, which was 116th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 53%. Penn State kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 72 for 72 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,289 yards on 53 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranked them 30th in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions -28.5 and over 48 total points
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