Charlotte at Tennessee College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Charlotte 49ers travel to Neyland Stadium to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 21.5 point favorites. The 49ers have an ATS record of 5-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Volunteers have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Charlotte 49ers are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key Charlotte 49ers Injuries
10/21/18 LB Anthony Butler Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Southern Miss
10/16/18 QB Chris Reynolds Ankle is out for season
09/04/18 DL Tommy Doctor Foot is out for season
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
10/25/18 OL Trey Smith Lung is out indefinitely
10/22/18 QB Jarrett Guarantano Chest is upgraded to probable Saturday vs South Carolina
10/21/18 TE Dominick Wood-Anderson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Carolina
10/21/18 OL Jahmir Johnson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Carolina
10/21/18 WR Josh Palmer Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Saturday vs South Carolina
10/21/18 DB Micah Abernathy Ankle is questionable Saturday vs South Carolina
10/15/18 LB Jonathan Kongbo ACL is out for season
10/08/18 DB Trevon Flowers Collarbone is out indefinitely
09/05/18 OL Brandon Kennedy ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Charlotte 49ers are 109th in Division 1 in points scored with 182. They have run 560 plays this season for 2,724 yards, which ranks them 96th in the nation in total offense. The 49ers average 4.9 yards per play, which is 116th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 160 1st downs this year, placing them 86th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Charlotte has run for 1,146 yards as a team, which ranks 100th in the country. They've run 340 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The 49ers have been penalized on offense 41 times for 375 yards so far this season, which has them 100th in the nation in penalties. Evan Shirreffs has thrown for 405 yards this season. He has completed 33 passes on 61 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 110.9. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Charlotte is 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 209. They have surrendered a total of 2,546 yards on D, which is 20th in Division 1. The 49ers are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 147 passes on 224 attempts against the Charlotte 49ers defense this season, placing them 61st and 28th in the country. The Charlotte pass defense has also given up a total of 1,831 yards through the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 231 attempts for 715 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in D-1 against the run. The 49ers have committed 40 penalties for 370 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 25th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Charlotte is ranked 95th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 38 punt return yards and average 4.2 yards per return, which is 118th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 329 yards on special teams, ranking 81st in kick return yardage. The 49ers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 117th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,091. The Charlotte 49ers have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 12, which is 18th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Charlotte 49ers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,346 yards on 35 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 116th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Volunteers have run for 1,136 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in the nation. They've run 308 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Volunteers have been penalized on offense 51 times for 389 yards so far this year, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. They are 95th in Division 1 in points scored with 205. They have run 510 plays this year for 2,812 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Tennessee Volunteers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 85th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 143 1st downs this season, ranking them 114th overall as an offensive unit. Jarrett Guarantano has completed 112 throws while attempting 174 passes for a completion percentage of 64.4%. He has passed for 1,399 yards this year. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 144.8.
The Tennessee Volunteers rush defense has given up 284 attempts for 1,358 yards this season, putting them in 77th place in the country against the run. They have had 44 penalties for 318 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in Division 1. Tennessee is 86th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 237. They have given up a total of 3,072 yards on D, which is 63rd in the nation. The Volunteers are 103rd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 133 throws on 222 attempts against the Tennessee defense this season, ranking them 28th and 25th in the country. The Tennessee Volunteers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,714 yards in the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tennessee Volunteers have tried 10 field goals this year and made 8, which is 77th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Tennessee kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,596 yards on 38 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 65th in the NCAA in punting average. Tennessee is 102nd in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 49 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 110th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 245 yards on special teams, which puts them 105th in kick return yardage. The Volunteers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 116th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,106.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Volunteers -21.5
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