Fresno State at Minnesota College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
TCF Bank Stadium
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TCF Bank Stadium is the venue for the game between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 3 point favorites. The Golden Gophers are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0. The Bulldogs are 1-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-0-0.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-0-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fresno State Bulldogs have run for 241 yards as a unit, which ranks 37th in the nation. They've run 42 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 3 times for 27 yards so far this year, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. They are 3rd in Division 1 in points scored with 79. They have run 71 plays this year for 488 yards, which ranks them 70th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.9 yards per play, which is 36th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 24 1st downs this season, ranking them 55th overall as an offensive unit. Marcus McMaryion has completed 19 throws while attempting 26 passes for a completion percentage of 73.1%. He has passed for 207 yards this year. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 140.
The Bulldogs rush defense has given up 32 attempts for 102 yards this season, putting them in 42nd place in the country against the run. They have had 4 penalties for 20 yards on defense this year. That places them 14th in Division 1. Fresno State is 34th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 13. They have given up a total of 307 yards on D, which is 53rd in the nation. The Bulldogs are 52nd in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 14 throws on 33 attempts against the Fresno State Bulldogs defense this season, ranking them 39th and 70th in the country. The Fresno State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 205 yards in the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Fresno State Bulldogs have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 46th in college football. Fresno State Bulldogs kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 10 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 91 yards on 2 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NCAA in punting average. The Bulldogs average 12 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 503.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Gophers are 34th in Division 1 in points scored with 48. They have run 81 plays this season for 522 yards, which ranks them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Minnesota Golden Gophers average 6.4 yards per play, which is 49th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this year, placing them 65th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 295 yards as a team, which ranks 23rd in the country. They've run 47 times, averaging 6.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 9 times for 92 yards so far this season, which has them 25th in the nation in penalties. Zack Annexstad has thrown for 220 yards this season. He has completed 16 passes on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 124.5. He averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Minnesota is 30th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 10. They have surrendered a total of 271 yards on D, which is 36th in Division 1. The Golden Gophers are ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 3.5. Opposing offenses have completed 29 passes on 58 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, placing them 116th and 127th in the country. The Minnesota Golden Gophers pass defense has also given up a total of 233 yards through the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 20 attempts for 38 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Gophers have committed 5 penalties for 50 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is ranked 28th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 123 punt return yards and average 41 yards per return, which is 2nd in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 15 yards on special teams, ranking 100th in kick return yardage. The Minnesota Golden Gophers average 8 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the country in all-purpose yards with 660. The Golden Gophers have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 24th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Minnesota kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 207 yards on 5 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 61st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +3
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