Kansas State at TCU College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Amon G. Carter Stadium
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has TCU as 8.5 point favorites. The Wildcats have an ATS record of 4-4-0 while their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Horned Frogs have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 2-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Kansas State Wildcats are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The TCU Horned Frogs are 2-6-0 against the spread
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
10/21/18 QB Alex Delton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
10/21/18 PK Blake Lynch Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
08/19/18 RB Mike McCoy Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
10/26/18 OL Cordel Iwuagwu Undisclosed is downgraded to out Saturday vs Kansas
10/26/18 CB Jeff Gladney Foot is downgraded to out Saturday vs Kansas
10/26/18 CB Julius Lewis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
10/26/18 S Niko Small Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Kansas
10/23/18 WR KaVontae Turpin Suspension has been dismissed from the team
10/22/18 QB Michael Collins None has been named the starter Saturday vs Kansas
10/22/18 QB Shawn Robinson Shoulder is out for season
10/19/18 S Innis Gaines Leg is out indefinitely
08/15/18 DT Ross Blacklock Achilles is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas State Wildcats are 113th in Division 1 in points scored with 177. They have run 514 plays this season for 2,739 yards, which ranks them 117th in the nation in total offense. The Wildcats average 5.3 yards per play, which is 101st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 146 1st downs this year, placing them 104th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas State has run for 1,478 yards as a team, which ranks 58th in the country. They've run 323 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 41 times for 399 yards so far this season, which has them 102nd in the nation in penalties. Skylar Thompson has thrown for 988 yards this season. He has completed 86 passes on 153 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.3. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Kansas State is 70th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 226. They have surrendered a total of 3,549 yards on D, which is 99th in Division 1. The Wildcats are ranked 105th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 178 passes on 300 attempts against the Kansas State Wildcats defense this season, placing them 113th and 117th in the country. The Kansas State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,012 yards through the air, which is 91st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 269 attempts for 1,537 yards this year, putting them in 97th place in D-1 against the run. The Wildcats have committed 50 penalties for 448 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 64th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas State is ranked 81st in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 156 punt return yards and average 14.2 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 493 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 18 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,388. The Kansas State Wildcats have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 10, which is 42nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Kansas State Wildcats kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,625 yards on 38 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 44th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Horned Frogs have run for 1,329 yards as a team, which ranks 74th in the nation. They've run 299 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Horned Frogs have been penalized on offense 37 times for 338 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. They are 77th in Division 1 in points scored with 225. They have run 570 plays this year for 3,264 yards, which ranks them 56th in the nation in total offense. The TCU Horned Frogs average 5.7 yards per play, which is 72nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this season, ranking them 68th overall as an offensive unit. Michael Collins has completed 36 throws while attempting 64 passes for a completion percentage of 56.3%. He has passed for 598 yards this year. He averages 9.2 adjusted yards per throw and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 149.1.
The TCU Horned Frogs rush defense has given up 310 attempts for 1,160 yards this season, putting them in 48th place in the country against the run. They have had 51 penalties for 395 yards on defense this year. That places them 35th in Division 1. TCU is 58th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 200. They have given up a total of 2,714 yards on D, which is 35th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 35th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 136 throws on 236 attempts against the TCU defense this season, ranking them 40th and 43rd in the country. The TCU Horned Frogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,554 yards in the air, which is 36th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The TCU Horned Frogs have tried 14 field goals this year and made 9, which is 68th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. TCU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,267 yards on 34 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 122nd in the NCAA in punting average. TCU is 60th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 266 punt return yards and average 20.5 yards per return, which is 5th in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 580 yards on special teams, which puts them 18th in kick return yardage. The Horned Frogs average 23 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,110.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats +8.5
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