Florida Atlantic at North Texas College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Florida Atlantic Owls head to Apogee Stadium to play the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Texas as 3 point favorites. The Owls are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Mean Green are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-9-1.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 0-9-1 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
10/22/18 WR Dante Cousart Leg is out indefinitely
10/19/18 LB Azeez Al-Shaair ACL is out for season
09/08/18 CB Meiko Dotson Hip is out indefinitely
08/24/18 OL Ean Biancardi Thumb is out indefinitely
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
10/02/18 RB Loren Easly Leg is out for season
07/28/18 OL Brendon Weatherspoon ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 48th in the country in points scored with 311. They have run 688 plays this year for 4,189 yards, which ranks them 92nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Owls average 6.1 yards per play, which is 41st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 216 1st downs this season, ranking them 47th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 2,205 yards as a unit, which ranks 24th in college football. They've run 412 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 67 times for 616 yards so far this year, which has them 45th in the country in penalties. Chris Robison has passed for 1,735 yards this year. He's completed 141 throws while attempting 226 passes for a completion percentage of 62.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 129.7. He averages 6.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Florida Atlantic is 89th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 313. They have given up a total of 3,799 yards on D, which is 60th in D-1. The Owls are 84th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 183 throws on 285 attempts against the Florida Atlantic Owls defense this season, ranking them 66th and 40th in the nation. The Florida Atlantic pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,219 yards in the air, which is 64th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 363 attempts for 1,580 yards this season, putting them in 64th place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 37 penalties for 368 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is 97th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 76 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 92nd in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 641 yards on special teams, which puts them 24th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 27 yards per kick return and they are 46th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,906. The Florida Atlantic Owls have tried 10 field goals this year and made 6, which is 118th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Florida Atlantic Owls kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 27 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,270 yards on 33 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 110th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mean Green have run for 1,475 yards as a team, which ranks 86th in college football. They've run 351 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The North Texas Mean Green have been penalized on offense 45 times for 524 yards so far this season, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. They are 19th in the nation in points scored with 372. They have run 750 plays this season for 4,647 yards, which ranks them 9th in Division 1 in total offense. North Texas averages 6.2 yards per play, which is 37th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 251 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 247 passes on 388 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.7. He has thrown for 3,119 yards this season.
The North Texas Mean Green rush defense has allowed 330 attempts for 1,035 yards this year, putting them in 15th place in D-1 against the run. North Texas has committed 55 penalties for 529 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in college football. They are 26th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 203. They have surrendered a total of 3,425 yards on D, which is 32nd in the country. The Mean Green are ranked 33rd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 186 passes on 357 attempts against the North Texas defense this season, placing them 72nd and 115th in Division 1. The North Texas Mean Green pass defense has also given up a total of 2,390 yards through the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 16, which is 14th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84%. North Texas kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 42 for 44 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,786 yards on 42 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 47th in Division 1 in punting average. North Texas is ranked 104th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 173 punt return yards and average 17.3 yards per return, which is 8th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 474 yards on special teams, ranking 63rd in kick return yardage. The North Texas Mean Green average 24 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,294.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +3
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