Houston at SMU College Football Parlay 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The Houston Cougars head to Gerald J. Ford Stadium to play the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 14 point favorites. The Cougars are 5-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Mustangs are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-5-0.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
10/28/18 WR Courtney Lark Leg is questionable Saturday vs SMU
10/28/18 DT Ed Oliver Knee is questionable Saturday vs SMU
10/10/18 DL Isaiah Chambers Knee is out for season
09/16/18 DB Garrett Davis Foot is out for season
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars are 2nd in the country in points scored with 398. They have run 613 plays this year for 4,564 yards, which ranks them 10th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 7.4 yards per play, which is 5th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 216 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 1,896 yards as a unit, which ranks 13th in college football. They've run 313 times, averaging 6.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 50 times for 401 yards so far this year, which has them 69th in the country in penalties. D'Eriq King has passed for 2,403 yards this year. He's completed 169 throws while attempting 262 passes for a completion percentage of 64.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 173. He averages 10.5 adjusted yards per throw and 9.2 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 87th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 240. They have given up a total of 3,841 yards on D, which is 114th in D-1. The Cougars are 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 201 throws on 342 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense this season, ranking them 126th and 129th in the nation. The Houston pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,598 yards in the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 358 attempts for 1,243 yards this season, putting them in 61st place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 60 penalties for 558 yards on defense this year. That places them 108th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 80th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 129 punt return yards and average 11.7 yards per return, which is 37th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 110 yards on special teams, which puts them 124th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 18 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,803. The Houston Cougars have tried 7 field goals this year and made 4, which is 119th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Houston Cougars kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 52 for 53 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,343 yards on 32 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 64th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mustangs have run for 789 yards as a team, which ranks 123rd in college football. They've run 265 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The SMU Mustangs have been penalized on offense 44 times for 385 yards so far this season, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. They are 86th in the nation in points scored with 216. They have run 556 plays this season for 2,792 yards, which ranks them 50th in Division 1 in total offense. SMU averages 5 yards per play, which is 114th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this year, placing them 116th overall as an offensive unit. Ben Hicks averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 106 passes on 199 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 123.4. He has thrown for 1,325 yards this season.
The SMU Mustangs rush defense has allowed 359 attempts for 1,470 yards this year, putting them in 91st place in D-1 against the run. SMU has committed 49 penalties for 489 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 86th in college football. They are 111th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 287. They have surrendered a total of 3,370 yards on D, which is 84th in the country. The Mustangs are ranked 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 165 passes on 261 attempts against the SMU defense this season, placing them 96th and 80th in Division 1. The SMU Mustangs pass defense has also given up a total of 1,900 yards through the air, which is 76th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The SMU Mustangs have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 108th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. SMU kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 22 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,112 yards on 51 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 74th in Division 1 in punting average. SMU is ranked 36th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 156 punt return yards and average 9.8 yards per return, which is 58th in college football. They have returned 27 kicks for 791 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The SMU Mustangs average 29 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,739.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mustangs +14 and over 48 total points
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