Kansas at West Virginia College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium is the venue for the game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 26 point favorites. The Mountaineers are 4-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-0. The Jayhawks are 2-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-3-0.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-0-0 against the spread
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
09/30/18 QB Miles Kendrick Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs West Virginia
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
09/03/18 LB Charlie Benton Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas Jayhawks have run for 915 yards as a unit, which ranks 48th in the nation. They've run 185 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Jayhawks have been penalized on offense 32 times for 274 yards so far this year, which has them 51st in the country in penalties. They are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 144. They have run 334 plays this year for 1,799 yards, which ranks them 96th in the nation in total offense. The Jayhawks average 5.4 yards per play, which is 93rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this season, ranking them 95th overall as an offensive unit. Peyton Bender has completed 54 throws while attempting 90 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 495 yards this year. He averages 6.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 120.9.
The Jayhawks rush defense has given up 196 attempts for 886 yards this season, putting them in 100th place in the country against the run. They have had 38 penalties for 380 yards on defense this year. That places them 117th in Division 1. Kansas is 66th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 121. They have given up a total of 1,898 yards on D, which is 80th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 84th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 79 throws on 136 attempts against the Kansas Jayhawks defense this season, ranking them 48th and 50th in the country. The Kansas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,012 yards in the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas Jayhawks have tried 10 field goals this year and made 5, which is 57th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Kansas Jayhawks kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,505 yards on 35 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 40th in the NCAA in punting average. Kansas is 80th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 30 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 105th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 126 yards on special teams, which puts them 107th in kick return yardage. The Jayhawks average 21 yards per kick return and they are 96th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,955.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 39th in Division 1 in points scored with 169. They have run 271 plays this season for 2,128 yards, which ranks them 14th in the nation in total offense. The West Virginia Mountaineers average 7.9 yards per play, which is 4th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 101 1st downs this year, placing them 60th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground West Virginia has run for 637 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in the country. They've run 131 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 31 times for 299 yards so far this season, which has them 58th in the nation in penalties. Will Grier has thrown for 1,487 yards this season. He has completed 98 passes on 136 attempts for a completion percentage of 72.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 200.7. He averages 10.9 yards per pass attempt and 12.4 adjusted yards per throw.
West Virginia is 18th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 71. They have surrendered a total of 1,375 yards on D, which is 21st in Division 1. The Mountaineers are ranked 46th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 73 passes on 125 attempts against the West Virginia defense this season, placing them 35th and 32nd in the country. The West Virginia Mountaineers pass defense has also given up a total of 851 yards through the air, which is 38th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 152 attempts for 524 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in D-1 against the run. The Mountaineers have committed 29 penalties for 242 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 50th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
West Virginia is ranked 108th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 37 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 61st in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 147 yards on special teams, ranking 99th in kick return yardage. The West Virginia Mountaineers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,312. The Mountaineers have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 3, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. West Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 407 yards on 10 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 81st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +26
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