Connecticut at Syracuse College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 6.5 point favorites. The Huskies have an ATS record of 0-3-0 while their over/under record is 3-0-0. The Orange have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 0-3-0 against the spread
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
09/16/18 LB Marshe Terry Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
09/16/18 LB Omar Fortt Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
09/16/18 DB Tahj Herring-Wilson Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
08/15/18 RB Donevin O'Reilly ACL is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
09/16/18 DE Jake Pickard Knee is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
09/16/18 LB Lakiem Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
09/16/18 LS Matt Keller Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
09/15/18 QB Eric Dungey Head left last game, is questionable
08/30/18 DL Zach Morton Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Connecticut Huskies are 83rd in Division 1 in points scored with 80. They have run 214 plays this season for 1,252 yards, which ranks them 67th in the nation in total offense. The Huskies average 5.9 yards per play, which is 64th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 62 1st downs this year, placing them 69th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Connecticut has run for 607 yards as a team, which ranks 45th in the country. They've run 125 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 18 times for 172 yards so far this season, which has them 67th in the nation in penalties. David Pindell has thrown for 645 yards this season. He has completed 58 passes on 89 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 141.6. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Connecticut is 127th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 167. They have surrendered a total of 2,020 yards on D, which is 129th in Division 1. The Huskies are ranked 129th in yards per play allowed with 9.6. Opposing offenses have completed 74 passes on 101 attempts against the Connecticut Huskies defense this season, placing them 121st and 88th in the country. The Connecticut pass defense has also given up a total of 1,125 yards through the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 109 attempts for 895 yards this year, putting them in 125th place in D-1 against the run. The Huskies have committed 17 penalties for 180 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 78th in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange have run for 771 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in the nation. They've run 162 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 18 times for 128 yards so far this year, which has them 71st in the country in penalties. They are 13th in Division 1 in points scored with 147. They have run 258 plays this year for 1,457 yards, which ranks them 58th in the nation in total offense. The Syracuse Orange average 5.6 yards per play, which is 83rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 73 1st downs this season, ranking them 34th overall as an offensive unit. Eric Dungey has completed 37 throws while attempting 66 passes for a completion percentage of 56.1%. He has passed for 477 yards this year. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 148.7.
The Syracuse Orange rush defense has given up 92 attempts for 345 yards this season, putting them in 41st place in the country against the run. They have had 28 penalties for 197 yards on defense this year. That places them 92nd in Division 1. Syracuse is 51st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 59. They have given up a total of 1,149 yards on D, which is 81st in the nation. The Orange are 90th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 54 throws on 106 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, ranking them 71st and 100th in the country. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also surrendered a total of 804 yards in the air, which is 100th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Orange college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orange -6.5
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