Georgia State at Troy College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Veterans Memorial Stadium
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Veterans Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the Georgia State Panthers and the Troy Trojans on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Troy as 17 point favorites. The Trojans are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-1-0. The Panthers are 2-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-3-0.
Valuable Georgia State Panthers Betting Trends
The Georgia State Panthers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Georgia State Panthers are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 4-1-0 against the spread
Key Georgia State Panthers Injuries
09/30/18 PK Brandon Wright Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Troy
09/30/18 S DeAndre Applin Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Troy
09/30/18 CB Jerome Smith Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Troy
09/30/18 S Remy Lazarus Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Troy
09/29/18 CB Cedric Stone Knee is out for season
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
09/30/18 DL Marcus Webb Leg is questionable Thursday vs Georgia State
09/30/18 TE Sam Letton Suspension is questionable Thursday vs Georgia State
09/08/18 RB Jamarius Henderson Suspension is out indefinitely
09/08/18 WR Traveon Samuel Suspension is out indefinitely
08/28/18 LB Zo Bridges Eligibility is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia State Panthers have run for 776 yards as a unit, which ranks 78th in the nation. They've run 197 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 19 times for 192 yards so far this year, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. They are 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 114. They have run 340 plays this year for 1,808 yards, which ranks them 78th in the nation in total offense. The Panthers average 5.3 yards per play, which is 96th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 99 1st downs this season, ranking them 67th overall as an offensive unit. Dan Ellington has completed 84 throws while attempting 129 passes for a completion percentage of 65.1%. He has passed for 952 yards this year. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 134.2.
The Panthers rush defense has given up 182 attempts for 1,127 yards this season, putting them in 120th place in the country against the run. They have had 31 penalties for 257 yards on defense this year. That places them 63rd in Division 1. Georgia State is 111th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 168. They have given up a total of 2,394 yards on D, which is 118th in the nation. The Panthers are 123rd in yards per play allowed with 7.3. Opponent offenses have completed 103 throws on 144 attempts against the Georgia State Panthers defense this season, ranking them 105th and 66th in the country. The Georgia State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,267 yards in the air, which is 105th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia State Panthers have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 55th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Georgia State Panthers kickers have made 69% of their extra points, going 9 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,045 yards on 20 punts, averaging 52 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NCAA in punting average. Georgia State is 121st in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 67 punt return yards and average 22.3 yards per return, which is 7th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 160 yards on special teams, which puts them 93rd in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,035.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans are 29th in Division 1 in points scored with 183. They have run 329 plays this season for 2,045 yards, which ranks them 74th in the nation in total offense. The Troy Trojans average 6.2 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 104 1st downs this year, placing them 51st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Troy has run for 981 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in the country. They've run 185 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 29 times for 248 yards so far this season, which has them 71st in the nation in penalties. Kaleb Barker has thrown for 877 yards this season. He has completed 83 passes on 116 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 154.4. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Troy is 80th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 130. They have surrendered a total of 1,874 yards on D, which is 78th in Division 1. The Trojans are ranked 62nd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 103 passes on 156 attempts against the Troy defense this season, placing them 106th and 83rd in the country. The Troy Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 1,163 yards through the air, which is 91st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 199 attempts for 711 yards this year, putting them in 63rd place in D-1 against the run. The Trojans have committed 36 penalties for 306 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 96th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Troy is ranked 60th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 128 punt return yards and average 16 yards per return, which is 24th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 387 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Troy Trojans average 26 yards per kick return and they are 33rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,560. The Trojans have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 3, which is 106th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Troy kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 901 yards on 21 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 42nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers +17
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