Houston at Army Armed Forces Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Amon G. Carter Stadium
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The Houston Cougars travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium to take on the Army Black Knights on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 1.5 point favorites. The Cougars have an ATS record of 6-6-0 while their over/under record is 8-4-0. The Black Knights have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 6-4-1 against the spread.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 8-4-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 6-6-0 against the spread
Important Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 6-4-1 against the spread
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
12/02/18 WR Courtney Lark Knee is questionable Saturday vs Army
12/02/18 WR Keith Corbin Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Army
12/02/18 RB Terence Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Army
11/30/18 DT Ed Oliver Knee is out for season
11/19/18 DL Payton Turner Undisclosed is out for season
11/18/18 QB D'Eriq King Knee is out for season
11/10/18 DE Jerard Carter Foot is out for season
10/10/18 DL Isaiah Chambers Knee is out for season
09/16/18 DB Garrett Davis Foot is out for season
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars are 7th in Division 1 in points scored with 557. They have run 936 plays this season for 6,340 yards, which ranks them 15th in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 6.8 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 311 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 2,728 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the country. They've run 494 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 82 times for 650 yards so far this season, which has them 38th in the nation in penalties. Clayton Tune has thrown for 565 yards this season. He has completed 38 passes on 85 attempts for a completion percentage of 44.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 123. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Houston is 105th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 413. They have surrendered a total of 5,867 yards on D, which is 124th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 275 passes on 466 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense this season, placing them 123rd and 129th in the country. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 3,497 yards through the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 556 attempts for 2,370 yards this year, putting them in 95th place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 88 penalties for 766 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 106th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is ranked 70th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 167 punt return yards and average 9.8 yards per return, which is 55th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 322 yards on special teams, ranking 114th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 20 yards per kick return and they are 11th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,828. The Houston Cougars have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 116th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Houston Cougars kickers have made 99% of their extra points, going 73 for 74 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,328 yards on 55 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 47th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Black Knights have run for 3,333 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the nation. They've run 716 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Black Knights have been penalized on offense 53 times for 541 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 74th in Division 1 in points scored with 339. They have run 801 plays this year for 4,228 yards, which ranks them 128th in the nation in total offense. The Army Black Knights average 5.3 yards per play, which is 95th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 245 1st downs this season, ranking them 80th overall as an offensive unit. Kelvin Hopkins Jr has completed 44 throws while attempting 81 passes for a completion percentage of 54.3%. He has passed for 895 yards this year. He averages 10.9 adjusted yards per throw and 11 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 164.2.
The Army Black Knights rush defense has given up 282 attempts for 1,172 yards this season, putting them in 5th place in the country against the run. They have had 62 penalties for 486 yards on defense this year. That places them 11th in Division 1. Army is 9th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 206. They have given up a total of 3,314 yards on D, which is 5th in the nation. The Black Knights are 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 167 throws on 279 attempts against the Army defense this season, ranking them 4th and 2nd in the country. The Army Black Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,143 yards in the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Army Black Knights have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 119th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Army kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 45 for 45 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,070 yards on 28 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 118th in the NCAA in punting average. Army is 123rd in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 136 punt return yards and average 15.1 yards per return, which is 11th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 105 yards on special teams, which puts them 128th in kick return yardage. The Black Knights average 15 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,469.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Black Knights +1.5
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