MTSU at UTEP College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Sun Bowl Stadium
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The MTSU Blue Raiders head to Sun Bowl Stadium to play the UTEP Miners on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has MTSU as 16 point favorites. The Blue Raiders are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6-0. The Miners are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-5-0.
Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 5-4-0 against the spread
Important UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
11/04/18 DB Cordell Hudson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/04/18 DB O.J. Johnson Leg is questionable Saturday vs UTEP
10/25/18 RB Brad Anderson Undisclosed is out for season
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
11/04/18 QB Kai Locksley Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
11/04/18 OL Ruben Guerra Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
10/23/18 QB Ryan Metz Concussion is out indefinitely
10/16/18 FB Winston Dimel Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/14/18 LB Dylan Parsee ACL is out for season
09/01/18 OL Derron Gatewood Leg is out for season
08/29/18 OL Greg Long Undisclosed is out for season
07/28/18 LB Jayson VanHook Academics is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 72nd in the country in points scored with 256. They have run 630 plays this year for 3,318 yards, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Raiders average 5.3 yards per play, which is 96th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 185 1st downs this season, ranking them 74th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU has run for 1,277 yards as a unit, which ranks 102nd in college football. They've run 330 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 44 times for 443 yards so far this year, which has them 107th in the country in penalties. Brent Stockstill has passed for 1,935 yards this year. He's completed 187 throws while attempting 278 passes for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 142.3. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt.
MTSU is 61st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 233. They have given up a total of 3,738 yards on D, which is 84th in D-1. The Blue Raiders are 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 185 throws on 314 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense this season, ranking them 100th and 106th in the nation. The MTSU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,201 yards in the air, which is 86th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 352 attempts for 1,537 yards this season, putting them in 77th place in the country against the run. The Blue Raiders have had 59 penalties for 515 yards on defense this year. That places them 73rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU is 126th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 103 punt return yards and average 17.2 yards per return, which is 10th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 72 yards on special teams, which puts them 128th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 24 yards per kick return and they are 117th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,493. The MTSU Blue Raiders have tried 13 field goals this year and made 9, which is 71st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 29 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,918 yards on 46 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 65th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miners have run for 1,246 yards as a team, which ranks 104th in college football. They've run 347 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UTEP Miners have been penalized on offense 58 times for 458 yards so far this season, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. They are 126th in the nation in points scored with 157. They have run 575 plays this season for 2,780 yards, which ranks them 110th in Division 1 in total offense. UTEP averages 4.8 yards per play, which is 123rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 147 1st downs this year, placing them 125th overall as an offensive unit. Kai Locksley averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt and 4.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 68 passes on 131 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 100.3. He has thrown for 772 yards this season.
The UTEP Miners rush defense has allowed 340 attempts for 1,752 yards this year, putting them in 96th place in D-1 against the run. UTEP has committed 52 penalties for 479 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 48th in college football. They are 80th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 266. They have surrendered a total of 3,447 yards on D, which is 59th in the country. The Miners are ranked 97th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 137 passes on 230 attempts against the UTEP defense this season, placing them 14th and 8th in Division 1. The UTEP Miners pass defense has also given up a total of 1,695 yards through the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UTEP Miners have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 119th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. UTEP kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,233 yards on 58 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 115th in Division 1 in punting average. UTEP is ranked 24th in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 99 punt return yards and average 5.2 yards per return, which is 111th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 334 yards on special teams, ranking 87th in kick return yardage. The UTEP Miners average 20 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,213.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Miners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Miners +16
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