Auburn at Washington College Football Picks and Predictions 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the venue for the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Washington Huskies on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 3 point favorites. The Huskies were 7-6-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 7-6-0. The Tigers were 6-7-1 ATS and their over/under record was 7-7-0.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers were 7-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Auburn Tigers were 6-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies were 7-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Washington Huskies were 7-6-0 against the spread last year
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
08/24/18 DL Daquan Newkirk Achilles is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Washington
08/24/18 OL Nick Brahms Leg is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Washington
07/04/18 WR Eli Stove Knee is out indefinitely
07/04/18 DB Jeremiah Dinson Shoulder is probable Saturday vs Washington
07/04/18 OL Kaleb Kim Ankle is probable Saturday vs Washington
07/04/18 WR Will Hastings Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
08/24/18 LB Brandon Wellington ACL is out indefinitely
08/07/18 OL Trey Adams Knee is questionable Saturday vs Auburn
07/25/18 TE Hunter Bryant Knee is out indefinitely
07/19/18 DL Greg Gaines Knee is probable Saturday vs Auburn
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Auburn Tigers ran for 3,056 yards as a team last year, which ranked 18th in the nation. They ran 643 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers were penalized on offense 63 times for 540 yards last year, which had them 103rd in the country in penalties. They were 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 475. They ran 1,023 plays last year for 6,322 yards, which ranked them 42nd in the nation in total offense. The Tigers averaged 6.2 yards per play, which was 31st in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 312 1st downs last season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Jarrett Stidham completed 246 throws while attempting 370 passes for a completion percentage of 66.5% last year. He passed for 3,158 yards. He averaged 8.8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 151.
The Tigers rush defense gave up 528 attempts for 1,918 yards last season, putting them in 49th place in the country against the run. They had 84 penalties for 679 yards on defense last year. That placed them 73rd in Division 1. Auburn was 16th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 259. They gave up a total of 4,474 yards on D, which was 32nd in the nation. The Tigers were 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses completed 232 throws on 428 attempts against the Auburn Tigers defense last season, ranking them 68th and 90th in the country. The Auburn pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,556 yards in the air, which was 36th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Auburn Tigers tried 31 field goals last year and made 22, which was 6th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 74%. Auburn Tigers kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 57 for 57 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,250 yards on 57 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranked them 108th in the NCAA in punting average. Auburn was 47th in the country in punt returns with 20 last season. They totaled 183 punt return yards and averaged 9.2 yards per return, which was 40th in D-1. They returned 27 kicks for 627 yards on special teams, which put them 97th in kick return yardage. The Tigers averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 16th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,133.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies were 19th in Division 1 in points scored with 471 last year. They ran 822 plays last season for 5,272 yards, which ranked them 67th in the nation in total offense. The Washington Huskies averaged 6.4 yards per play, which was 23rd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 270 1st downs last year, placing them 55th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington ran for 2,382 yards as a team, which ranked 42nd in the country. They ran 473 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Huskies were penalized on offense 55 times for 445 yards last season, which had them 118th in the nation in penalties. Jake Browning threw for 2,719 yards last season. He completed 230 passes on 336 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.5%. His quarterback rating last year was 152.1. He averaged 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Washington was 6th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 209 last season. They surrendered a total of 3,884 yards on D, which was 8th in Division 1. The Huskies were ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses completed 272 passes on 417 attempts against the Washington defense last season, placing them 112th and 80th in the country. The Washington Huskies pass defense also gave up a total of 2,564 yards through the air, which was 37th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 458 attempts for 1,322 yards last year, putting them in 2nd place in D-1 against the run. The Huskies committed 55 penalties for 514 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 15th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Washington was ranked 25th in the nation in punt returns with 25 last year. They accumulated 458 punt return yards and averaged 18.3 yards per return, which was 1st in college football. They returned 27 kicks for 608 yards on special teams, ranking 107th in kick return yardage. The Washington Huskies averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 48th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,338. The Huskies attempted 22 field goals last season and made 13, which was 77th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 59%. Washington kickers made 95% of their extra points, going 59 for 61 last year. Their punters totaled 1,934 yards on 46 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That placed them 60th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -3
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