Baylor at UTSA College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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The Baylor Bears travel to the Alamodome to take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 9.5 point favorites. The Bears have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Roadrunners have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Baylor Bears are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The UTSA Roadrunners are 0-1-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baylor Bears are 18th in Division 1 in points scored with 55. They have run 64 plays this season for 606 yards, which ranks them 35th in the nation in total offense. The Bears average 9.5 yards per play, which is 4th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 26 1st downs this year, placing them 34th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baylor has run for 295 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the country. They've run 36 times, averaging 8.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 5 times for 53 yards so far this season, which has them 77th in the nation in penalties. Charlie Brewer has thrown for 138 yards this season. He has completed 8 passes on 15 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.3. He averages 9.2 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Baylor is 76th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 27. They have surrendered a total of 466 yards on D, which is 100th in Division 1. The Bears are ranked 110th in yards per play allowed with 7. Opposing offenses have completed 27 passes on 40 attempts against the Baylor Bears defense this season, placing them 108th and 104th in the country. The Baylor pass defense has also given up a total of 246 yards through the air, which is 77th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 27 attempts for 220 yards this year, putting them in 108th place in D-1 against the run. The Bears have committed 5 penalties for 37 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 40th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Baylor is ranked 42nd in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 34 punt return yards and average 17 yards per return, which is 16th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 60 yards on special teams, ranking 46th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 20 yards per kick return and they are 18th in the country in all-purpose yards with 700. Baylor Bears kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 128 yards on 3 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 56th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Roadrunners have been penalized on offense 5 times for 29 yards so far this year, which has them 90th in the country in penalties. They are 121st in Division 1 in points scored with 7. They have run 77 plays this year for 220 yards, which ranks them 79th in the nation in total offense. The UTSA Roadrunners average 2.9 yards per play, which is 122nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 18 1st downs this season, ranking them 105th overall as an offensive unit. Cordale Grundy has completed 16 throws while attempting 33 passes for a completion percentage of 48.5%. He has passed for 187 yards this year. He averages 4.3 adjusted yards per throw and 5.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 90.
The UTSA Roadrunners rush defense has given up 36 attempts for 266 yards this season, putting them in 117th place in the country against the run. They have had 11 penalties for 95 yards on defense this year. That places them 112th in Division 1. UTSA is 115th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 49. They have given up a total of 503 yards on D, which is 107th in the nation. The Roadrunners are 124th in yards per play allowed with 8.4. Opponent offenses have completed 16 throws on 24 attempts against the UTSA defense this season, ranking them 51st and 35th in the country. The UTSA Roadrunners pass defense has also surrendered a total of 237 yards in the air, which is 75th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UTSA Roadrunners punters have accumulated 286 yards on 7 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 64th in the NCAA in punting average. UTSA is 95th in the country in punt returns with 1. They have returned 2 kicks for 30 yards on special teams, which puts them 77th in kick return yardage. The Roadrunners average 15 yards per kick return and they are 119th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 265.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Roadrunners +9.5
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