FIU at Toledo Bahamas Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Thomas Robinson Stadium
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The FIU Golden Panthers head to Thomas Robinson Stadium to play the Toledo Rockets on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 4.5 point favorites. The Golden Panthers are 9-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-4-0. The Rockets are 6-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-4-0.
Valuable FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 9-2-0 against the spread
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 8-4-0 against the over/under
The Toledo Rockets are 6-6-0 against the spread
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
10/13/18 DL Fermin Silva Undisclosed is out for season
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
11/12/18 QB Mitchell Guadagni Shoulder is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The FIU Golden Panthers are 32nd in the country in points scored with 415. They have run 794 plays this year for 5,015 yards, which ranks them 50th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Panthers average 6.3 yards per play, which is 22nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 251 1st downs this season, ranking them 66th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground FIU has run for 2,044 yards as a unit, which ranks 63rd in college football. They've run 438 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 58 times for 520 yards so far this year, which has them 108th in the country in penalties. James Morgan has passed for 2,727 yards this year. He's completed 213 throws while attempting 326 passes for a completion percentage of 65.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 157.6. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
FIU is 46th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 296. They have given up a total of 4,640 yards on D, which is 58th in D-1. The Golden Panthers are 64th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 203 throws on 335 attempts against the FIU Golden Panthers defense this season, ranking them 31st and 25th in the nation. The FIU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,260 yards in the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 481 attempts for 2,381 yards this season, putting them in 96th place in the country against the run. The Golden Panthers have had 56 penalties for 532 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
FIU is 93rd in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 191 punt return yards and average 13.6 yards per return, which is 17th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 467 yards on special teams, which puts them 91st in kick return yardage. The Golden Panthers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,672. The FIU Golden Panthers have tried 19 field goals this year and made 14, which is 49th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. FIU Golden Panthers kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 49 for 50 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,726 yards on 40 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 16th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rockets have run for 2,683 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in college football. They've run 505 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Toledo Rockets have been penalized on offense 94 times for 876 yards so far this season, which has them 20th in the country in penalties. They are 11th in the nation in points scored with 493. They have run 862 plays this season for 5,382 yards, which ranks them 74th in Division 1 in total offense. Toledo averages 6.2 yards per play, which is 39th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 278 1st downs this year, placing them 36th overall as an offensive unit. Eli Peters averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 124 passes on 227 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 128.5. He has thrown for 1,573 yards this season.
The Toledo Rockets rush defense has allowed 454 attempts for 2,068 yards this year, putting them in 72nd place in D-1 against the run. Toledo has committed 94 penalties for 872 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 123rd in college football. They are 83rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 362. They have surrendered a total of 5,161 yards on D, which is 89th in the country. The Rockets are ranked 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 265 passes on 438 attempts against the Toledo defense this season, placing them 120th and 115th in Division 1. The Toledo Rockets pass defense has also given up a total of 3,094 yards through the air, which is 102nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Toledo Rockets have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 14, which is 58th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Toledo kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 61 for 64 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,270 yards on 56 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 80th in Division 1 in punting average. Toledo is ranked 2nd in the nation in punt returns with 35. They've accumulated 454 punt return yards and average 12.9 yards per return, which is 20th in college football. They have returned 37 kicks for 733 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Toledo Rockets average 20 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,569.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/Rockets college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockets -4.5
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