Charlotte at UMass College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
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Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium is the venue for the game between the Charlotte 49ers and the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 4 point favorites. The Minutemen are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-1-0. The 49ers are 2-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-1-0.
Valuable Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Charlotte 49ers are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key Charlotte 49ers Injuries
09/12/18 QB Evan Shirreffs Abdominal is OUT 4-6 weeks
09/04/18 DL Tommy Doctor Foot is out for season
09/02/18 OL Nate Davis Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 9/29 vs UAB)
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
09/16/18 RB Bilal Ally Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Charlotte
09/16/18 TE Kyle Horn Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Charlotte
09/11/18 S Bakhari Goodson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/11/18 CB Xavier Steele Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Charlotte 49ers have run for 487 yards as a unit, which ranks 77th in the nation. They've run 136 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The 49ers have been penalized on offense 16 times for 147 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They are 95th in Division 1 in points scored with 71. They have run 215 plays this year for 1,064 yards, which ranks them 88th in the nation in total offense. The 49ers average 4.9 yards per play, which is 112th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 62 1st downs this season, ranking them 68th overall as an offensive unit. Chris Reynolds has completed 48 throws while attempting 76 passes for a completion percentage of 63.2%. He has passed for 577 yards this year. He averages 7.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 137.3.
The 49ers rush defense has given up 79 attempts for 253 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 113 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in Division 1. Charlotte is 84th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 80. They have given up a total of 1,059 yards on D, which is 62nd in the nation. The 49ers are 105th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 53 throws on 90 attempts against the Charlotte 49ers defense this season, ranking them 64th and 57th in the country. The Charlotte pass defense has also surrendered a total of 806 yards in the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minutemen are 26th in Division 1 in points scored with 121. They have run 260 plays this season for 1,636 yards, which ranks them 15th in the nation in total offense. The UMass Minutemen average 6.3 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 85 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UMass has run for 657 yards as a team, which ranks 35th in the country. They've run 130 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 19 times for 133 yards so far this season, which has them 59th in the nation in penalties. Andrew Ford has thrown for 460 yards this season. He has completed 46 passes on 75 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 113.7. He averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 4.9 adjusted yards per throw.
UMass is 128th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 167. They have surrendered a total of 1,889 yards on D, which is 126th in Division 1. The Minutemen are ranked 113th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opposing offenses have completed 59 passes on 89 attempts against the UMass defense this season, placing them 90th and 56th in the country. The UMass Minutemen pass defense has also given up a total of 810 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 202 attempts for 1,079 yards this year, putting them in 127th place in D-1 against the run. The Minutemen have committed 15 penalties for 125 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 35th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Minutemen +4
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