Minnesota at Georgia Tech Quick Lane Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/26/2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Ford Field to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 3.5 point favorites. The Golden Gophers have an ATS record of 7-5-0 while their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Yellow Jackets have an over/under record of 7-4-1 and they are 5-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-5-0 against the spread
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 7-4-1 against the over/under
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 5-7-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/02/18 OL Donnell Greene Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Georgia Tech
12/02/18 DB Terell Smith Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Georgia Tech
11/06/18 RB Shannon Brooks Knee is out for season
09/24/18 DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 RB Rodney Smith Leg is out for season
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
12/02/18 LB David Curry Upper Body is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota U
09/11/18 RB KirVonte Benson Knee is out for season
08/16/18 QB Lucas Johnson Leg is out indefinitely
08/10/18 WR Adonicas Sanders Collarbone is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 70th in Division 1 in points scored with 342. They have run 814 plays this season for 4,548 yards, which ranks them 81st in the nation in total offense. The Golden Gophers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 75th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 250 1st downs this year, placing them 71st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 1,966 yards as a team, which ranks 71st in the country. They've run 480 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 47 times for 478 yards so far this season, which has them 127th in the nation in penalties. Tanner Morgan has thrown for 1,269 yards this season. He has completed 82 passes on 139 attempts for a completion percentage of 59%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.7. He averages 9.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Minnesota is 74th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 335. They have surrendered a total of 4,732 yards on D, which is 63rd in Division 1. The Golden Gophers are ranked 93rd in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 260 passes on 397 attempts against the Minnesota Golden Gophers defense this season, placing them 118th and 89th in the country. The Minnesota pass defense has also given up a total of 2,684 yards through the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 392 attempts for 2,048 yards this year, putting them in 71st place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Gophers have committed 68 penalties for 649 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is ranked 107th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 268 punt return yards and average 22.3 yards per return, which is 1st in college football. They have returned 30 kicks for 679 yards on special teams, ranking 43rd in kick return yardage. The Golden Gophers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,495. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 16, which is 36th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Minnesota Golden Gophers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 40 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,104 yards on 52 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 66th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Yellow Jackets have run for 4,020 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the nation. They've run 701 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Yellow Jackets have been penalized on offense 47 times for 448 yards so far this year, which has them 126th in the country in penalties. They are 25th in Division 1 in points scored with 427. They have run 815 plays this year for 5,032 yards, which ranks them 126th in the nation in total offense. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets average 6.2 yards per play, which is 32nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 262 1st downs this season, ranking them 58th overall as an offensive unit. TaQuon Marshall has completed 44 throws while attempting 100 passes for a completion percentage of 44%. He has passed for 824 yards this year. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 121.7.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rush defense has given up 400 attempts for 1,798 yards this season, putting them in 49th place in the country against the run. They have had 52 penalties for 430 yards on defense this year. That places them 3rd in Division 1. Georgia Tech is 79th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 347. They have given up a total of 4,414 yards on D, which is 43rd in the nation. The Yellow Jackets are 82nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 228 throws on 350 attempts against the Georgia Tech defense this season, ranking them 72nd and 34th in the country. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,615 yards in the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have tried 12 field goals this year and made 10, which is 101st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Georgia Tech kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 52 for 54 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,372 yards on 31 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 17th in the NCAA in punting average. Georgia Tech is 98th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 91 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 86th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 574 yards on special teams, which puts them 67th in kick return yardage. The Yellow Jackets average 24 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,696.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets -3.5
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