Louisiana Tech at Florida Atlantic College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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FAU Stadium is the venue for the game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Florida Atlantic as 2.5 point favorites. The Owls are 1-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-3-0. The Bulldogs are 4-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-3-0.
Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 1-6-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
08/22/18 QB Elijah Walker Transferred has left team
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
10/19/18 LB Azeez Al-Shaair ACL is out for season
09/08/18 CB Meiko Dotson Hip is out indefinitely
08/24/18 OL Ean Biancardi Thumb is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have run for 1,028 yards as a unit, which ranks 97th in the nation. They've run 249 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 29 times for 259 yards so far this year, which has them 124th in the country in penalties. They are 72nd in Division 1 in points scored with 203. They have run 498 plays this year for 2,796 yards, which ranks them 53rd in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.6 yards per play, which is 74th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 149 1st downs this season, ranking them 69th overall as an offensive unit. J'Mar Smith has completed 141 throws while attempting 243 passes for a completion percentage of 58%. He has passed for 1,721 yards this year. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.5.
The Bulldogs rush defense has given up 272 attempts for 1,022 yards this season, putting them in 46th place in the country against the run. They have had 36 penalties for 407 yards on defense this year. That places them 62nd in Division 1. Louisiana Tech is 46th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 163. They have given up a total of 2,437 yards on D, which is 32nd in the nation. The Bulldogs are 39th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 113 throws on 208 attempts against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense this season, ranking them 24th and 39th in the country. The Louisiana Tech pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,415 yards in the air, which is 36th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have tried 12 field goals this year and made 9, which is 37th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,499 yards on 37 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 87th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisiana Tech is 127th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 11 punt return yards and average 2.8 yards per return, which is 125th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 254 yards on special teams, which puts them 92nd in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 90th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,061.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 59th in Division 1 in points scored with 215. They have run 545 plays this season for 3,245 yards, which ranks them 62nd in the nation in total offense. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 6 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 163 1st downs this year, placing them 46th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 1,539 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the country. They've run 314 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 51 times for 484 yards so far this season, which has them 41st in the nation in penalties. Chris Robison has thrown for 1,639 yards this season. He has completed 133 passes on 213 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.1. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Florida Atlantic is 114th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 263. They have surrendered a total of 3,141 yards on D, which is 100th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 147 passes on 216 attempts against the Florida Atlantic defense this season, placing them 97th and 53rd in the country. The Florida Atlantic Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 1,768 yards through the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 289 attempts for 1,373 yards this year, putting them in 97th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 31 penalties for 303 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is ranked 76th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 75 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 81st in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 562 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 26 yards per kick return and they are 25th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,882. The Owls have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 4, which is 110th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Florida Atlantic kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 19 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,080 yards on 28 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 110th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -2.5
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