Cincinnati at SMU College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Gerald J. Ford Stadium to take on the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 10 point favorites. The Bearcats have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Mustangs have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
10/03/18 OL Garrett Campbell Ankle is out indefinitely
10/03/18 RB Gerrid Doaks Groin is out indefinitely
08/20/18 TE Josh Whyle Collarbone is OUT 4-6 weeks
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 36th in Division 1 in points scored with 247. They have run 522 plays this season for 3,157 yards, which ranks them 100th in the nation in total offense. The Bearcats average 6 yards per play, which is 49th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 165 1st downs this year, placing them 36th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati has run for 1,772 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the country. They've run 341 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bearcats have been penalized on offense 61 times for 599 yards so far this season, which has them 13th in the nation in penalties. Desmond Ridder has thrown for 1,173 yards this season. He has completed 96 passes on 158 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 140.2. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Cincinnati is 7th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 106. They have surrendered a total of 1,939 yards on D, which is 7th in Division 1. The Bearcats are ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses have completed 115 passes on 241 attempts against the Cincinnati Bearcats defense this season, placing them 28th and 87th in the country. The Cincinnati pass defense has also given up a total of 1,163 yards through the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 217 attempts for 776 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in D-1 against the run. The Bearcats have committed 45 penalties for 361 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 44th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati is ranked 19th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 80 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 108th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 262 yards on special teams, ranking 86th in kick return yardage. The Bearcats average 20 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,499. The Cincinnati Bearcats have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 3, which is 120th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Cincinnati Bearcats kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,665 yards on 36 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 8th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mustangs have run for 785 yards as a team, which ranks 118th in the nation. They've run 236 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 37 times for 313 yards so far this year, which has them 99th in the country in penalties. They are 79th in Division 1 in points scored with 196. They have run 484 plays this year for 2,460 yards, which ranks them 64th in the nation in total offense. The SMU Mustangs average 5.1 yards per play, which is 110th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 128 1st downs this season, ranking them 108th overall as an offensive unit. Ben Hicks has completed 84 throws while attempting 156 passes for a completion percentage of 53.8%. He has passed for 997 yards this year. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 122.7.
The SMU Mustangs rush defense has given up 320 attempts for 1,345 yards this season, putting them in 95th place in the country against the run. They have had 43 penalties for 438 yards on defense this year. That places them 81st in Division 1. SMU is 113th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 261. They have given up a total of 2,893 yards on D, which is 82nd in the nation. The Mustangs are 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 132 throws on 211 attempts against the SMU defense this season, ranking them 59th and 46th in the country. The SMU Mustangs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,548 yards in the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The SMU Mustangs have tried 5 field goals this year and made 4, which is 115th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. SMU kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 20 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,752 yards on 42 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 66th in the NCAA in punting average. SMU is 40th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 118 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 71st in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 751 yards on special teams, which puts them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 30 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,329.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mustangs +10
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