MTSU at Kentucky College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Kentucky Wildcats host the MTSU Blue Raiders at Kroger Field on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 14.5 point favorites. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 3-7-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread. The Blue Raiders have an ATS record of 6-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-6-0.
Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
11/11/18 DB Cordell Hudson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kentucky
11/11/18 DB O.J. Johnson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Kentucky
10/25/18 RB Brad Anderson Undisclosed is out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
10/01/18 RB Sihiem King Redshirt is out for season
09/17/18 TE Keaton Upshaw Undisclosed is out for season
08/26/18 T Landon Young Knee is out for season
08/04/18 DE Joshua Paschal Illness is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders have run for 1,416 yards as a team, which ranks 92nd in college football. They've run 366 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 50 times for 506 yards so far this season, which has them 102nd in the country in penalties. They are 55th in the nation in points scored with 304. They have run 706 plays this season for 3,809 yards, which ranks them 54th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Raiders average 5.4 yards per play, which is 91st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 206 1st downs this year, placing them 65th overall as an offensive unit. Brent Stockstill averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 218 passes on 318 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 147.6. He has thrown for 2,287 yards this season.
The Blue Raiders rush defense has allowed 381 attempts for 1,652 yards this year, putting them in 71st place in D-1 against the run. MTSU has committed 60 penalties for 530 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 54th in college football. They are 64th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 265. They have surrendered a total of 4,071 yards on D, which is 79th in the country. The Blue Raiders are ranked 55th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 203 passes on 353 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense this season, placing them 101st and 109th in Division 1. The MTSU pass defense has also given up a total of 2,419 yards through the air, which is 89th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The MTSU Blue Raiders have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 9, which is 81st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 33 for 37 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,085 yards on 50 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 60th in Division 1 in punting average. MTSU is ranked 127th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 103 punt return yards and average 17.2 yards per return, which is 9th in college football. They have returned 5 kicks for 78 yards on special teams, ranking 129th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 16 yards per kick return and they are 107th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,990.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats are 106th in the country in points scored with 229. They have run 648 plays this year for 3,503 yards, which ranks them 115th in Division 1 in total offense. The Kentucky Wildcats average 5.4 yards per play, which is 90th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 199 1st downs this season, ranking them 79th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kentucky has run for 1,907 yards as a unit, which ranks 50th in college football. They've run 405 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. Kentucky has been penalized on offense 64 times for 580 yards so far this year, which has them 53rd in the country in penalties. Terry Wilson has passed for 1,386 yards this year. He's completed 144 throws while attempting 216 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 124.8. He averages 5.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Kentucky is 11th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 162. They have given up a total of 3,227 yards on D, which is 21st in D-1. The Wildcats are 31st in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 161 throws on 292 attempts against the Kentucky defense this season, ranking them 23rd and 47th in the nation. The Kentucky Wildcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,804 yards in the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 351 attempts for 1,423 yards this season, putting them in 44th place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 80 penalties for 648 yards on defense this year. That places them 106th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Kentucky is 91st in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 130 punt return yards and average 10.8 yards per return, which is 45th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 350 yards on special teams, which puts them 96th in kick return yardage. The Kentucky Wildcats average 21 yards per kick return and they are 108th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,983. The Wildcats have tried 11 field goals this year and made 5, which is 127th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 46%. Kentucky kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,217 yards on 49 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 13th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +14.5
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