MTSU at Vanderbilt College Football Parlay 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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The MTSU Blue Raiders travel to Vanderbilt Stadium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Vanderbilt as 6.5 point favorites. The Blue Raiders had an ATS record of 6-7-0 last season while their over/under record was 3-9-1. The Commodores had an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they were 4-7-1 against the spread.
Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders were 3-9-1 against the over/under last season
The MTSU Blue Raiders were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores were 7-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Vanderbilt Commodores were 4-7-1 against the spread last year
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
08/23/18 S Jovante Moffatt Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Vanderbilt
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
08/22/18 LB Jordan Griffin Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
08/06/18 QB Deuce Wallace Suspension is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders were 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 332 last year. They ran 900 plays last season for 5,129 yards, which ranked them 44th in the nation in total offense. The Blue Raiders averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 61st in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 276 1st downs last year, placing them 47th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU ran for 1,866 yards as a team, which ranked 83rd in the country. They ran 426 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Raiders were penalized on offense 85 times for 824 yards last season, which had them 36th in the nation in penalties. Brent Stockstill threw for 1,672 yards last season. He completed 138 passes on 239 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7%. His quarterback rating last year was 131.9. He averaged 7 yards per pass attempt and 6.8 adjusted yards per throw.
MTSU was 55th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 321 last season. They surrendered a total of 4,694 yards on D, which was 43rd in Division 1. The Blue Raiders were ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses completed 269 passes on 436 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense last season, placing them 111th and 94th in the country. The MTSU pass defense also gave up a total of 2,902 yards through the air, which was 75th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 502 attempts for 1,791 yards last year, putting them in 39th place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Raiders committed 74 penalties for 732 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 92nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU was ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 18 last year. They accumulated 130 punt return yards and averaged 7.2 yards per return, which was 66th in college football. They returned 26 kicks for 530 yards on special teams, ranking 119th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders averaged 20 yards per kick return and they were 78th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,789. The MTSU Blue Raiders attempted 18 field goals last season and made 16, which was 63rd in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 83%. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers made 95% of their extra points, going 39 for 42 last year. Their punters totaled 2,564 yards on 65 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That placed them 110th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Commodores ran for 1,291 yards as a team last year, which ranked 122nd in the nation. They ran 348 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Vanderbilt Commodores were penalized on offense 70 times for 601 yards last year, which had them 82nd in the country in penalties. They were 99th in Division 1 in points scored with 295. They ran 751 plays last year for 4,214 yards, which ranked them 66th in the nation in total offense. The Commodores averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 73rd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 221 1st downs last season, ranking them 110th overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Shurmur completed 220 throws while attempting 380 passes for a completion percentage of 57.9% last year. He passed for 2,823 yards. He averaged 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 137.6.
The Vanderbilt Commodores rush defense gave up 479 attempts for 2,398 yards last season, putting them in 95th place in the country against the run. They had 86 penalties for 557 yards on defense last year. That placed them 23rd in Division 1. Vanderbilt was 83rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 376. They gave up a total of 4,732 yards on D, which was 45th in the nation. The Commodores were 87th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses completed 191 throws on 328 attempts against the Vanderbilt defense last season, ranking them 18th and 14th in the country. The Vanderbilt Commodores pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,335 yards in the air, which was 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Vanderbilt Commodores tried 7 field goals last year and made 4, which was 128th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 43%. Commodores kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 40 for 41 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,624 yards on 66 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranked them 103rd in the NCAA in punting average. Vanderbilt was 86th in the country in punt returns with 16 last season. They totaled 113 punt return yards and averaged 7.1 yards per return, which was 73rd in D-1. They returned 30 kicks for 659 yards on special teams, which put them 93rd in kick return yardage. The Vanderbilt Commodores averaged 22 yards per kick return and they were 116th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,986.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +6.5 and under 50 total points
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