MTSU at FIU College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The FIU Golden Panthers host the MTSU Blue Raiders at FIU Stadium on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has FIU as 2.5 point favorites. The Golden Panthers have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 4-0-0 against the spread. The Blue Raiders have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0.
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Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 4-0-0 against the spread
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
09/30/18 DB O.J. Johnson Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Marshall
09/30/18 DE Tyshun Render Foot is questionable Friday vs Marshall
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
09/10/18 RB Anthony Jones Back is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders have run for 593 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in college football. They've run 177 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 29 times for 299 yards so far this season, which has them 96th in the country in penalties. They are 96th in the nation in points scored with 134. They have run 355 plays this season for 1,873 yards, which ranks them 69th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Raiders average 5.3 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 102 1st downs this year, placing them 99th overall as an offensive unit. Brent Stockstill averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 118 passes on 177 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 143. He has thrown for 1,288 yards this season.
The Blue Raiders rush defense has allowed 219 attempts for 1,021 yards this year, putting them in 88th place in D-1 against the run. MTSU has committed 31 penalties for 245 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in college football. They are 95th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 169. They have surrendered a total of 2,099 yards on D, which is 63rd in the country. The Blue Raiders are ranked 72nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 96 passes on 156 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense this season, placing them 49th and 38th in Division 1. The MTSU pass defense has also given up a total of 1,078 yards through the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The MTSU Blue Raiders have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 3, which is 109th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 15 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,082 yards on 25 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 37th in Division 1 in punting average. MTSU is ranked 118th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 77 punt return yards and average 19.3 yards per return, which is 15th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 72 yards on special teams, ranking 124th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 24 yards per kick return and they are 118th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,022.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Panthers are 43rd in the country in points scored with 191. They have run 324 plays this year for 2,154 yards, which ranks them 83rd in Division 1 in total offense. The FIU Golden Panthers average 6.6 yards per play, which is 22nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 104 1st downs this season, ranking them 94th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground FIU has run for 927 yards as a unit, which ranks 76th in college football. They've run 195 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. FIU has been penalized on offense 22 times for 210 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. James Morgan has passed for 1,057 yards this year. He's completed 65 throws while attempting 108 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 171.7. He averages 10.3 adjusted yards per throw and 9.8 yards per pass attempt.
FIU is 41st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 122. They have given up a total of 2,054 yards on D, which is 60th in D-1. The Golden Panthers are 85th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 96 throws on 156 attempts against the FIU defense this season, ranking them 48th and 36th in the nation. The FIU Golden Panthers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,129 yards in the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 199 attempts for 925 yards this season, putting them in 75th place in the country against the run. The Golden Panthers have had 25 penalties for 243 yards on defense this year. That places them 24th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
FIU is 83rd in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 137 punt return yards and average 19.6 yards per return, which is 12th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 201 yards on special teams, which puts them 86th in kick return yardage. The FIU Golden Panthers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 79th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,492. The Golden Panthers have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 105th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. FIU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 949 yards on 21 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 14th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Golden Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +2.5
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