Mississippi at Texas Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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The Ole Miss Rebels head to NRG Stadium to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ole Miss as 1.5 point favorites. The Rebels were 4-7-1 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 9-3-0. The Red Raiders were 7-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 5-8-0.
Valuable Ole Miss Rebels Betting Trends
The Ole Miss Rebels were 9-3-0 against the over/under last season
The Ole Miss Rebels were 4-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders were 5-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders were 7-6-0 against the spread last year
Key Ole Miss Rebels Injuries
08/22/18 WR Braylon Sanders Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
08/14/18 WR A.J. Brown Hamstring is probable Saturday vs Texas Tech
08/14/18 DB Javien Hamilton Hamstring is probable Saturday vs Texas Tech
08/14/18 DB Kendarius Webster Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
08/14/18 DT Sincere David Knee is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
07/19/18 RB D'Vaughn Pennamon Knee is out indefinitely
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
08/14/18 WR Antoine Wesley Hip is probable Saturday vs Mississippi
08/14/18 DB Octavious Morgan Knee is out indefinitely
08/12/18 DB Jah'Shawn Johnson Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Mississippi
06/25/18 WR JoJo Robinson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
06/25/18 WR Quan Shorts Legal problems is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ole Miss Rebels were 48th in the country in points scored with 394 last season. They ran 803 plays last year for 5,550 yards, which ranked them 15th in Division 1 in total offense. The Rebels averaged 6.9 yards per play, which was 10th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 256 1st downs last season, ranking them 71st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Mississippi ran for 1,609 yards, which ranked 105th in college football. They ran 370 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Rebels were penalized on offense 91 times for 749 yards last year, which had them 20th in the country in penalties. Jordan Ta'amu passed for 1,682 yards last year. He completed 115 throws while attempting 173 passes for a completion percentage of 66.5%. His quarterback rating last season was 164.5. He averaged 10 adjusted yards per throw and 9.7 yards per pass attempt.
Mississippi was 106th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 415 last year. They gave up a total of 5,514 yards on D, which was 103rd in D-1. The Rebels were 104th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses completed 199 throws on 346 attempts against the Ole Miss Rebels defense last season, ranking them 27th and 31st in the nation. The Mississippi pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,570 yards in the air, which was 38th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 550 attempts for 2,944 yards last season, putting them in 124th place in the country against the run. The Rebels had 68 penalties for 643 yards on defense last year. That placed them 62nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Mississippi was 122nd in the country in punt returns with 7 last season. They totaled 47 punt return yards and averaged 6.7 yards per return, which was 78th in D-1. They returned 38 kicks for 940 yards on special teams, which put them 24th in kick return yardage. The Rebels averaged 25 yards per kick return and they were 38th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,536. The Ole Miss Rebels tried 24 field goals last year and made 19, which was 25th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 79%. Ole Miss Rebels kickers made 96% of their extra points, going 42 for 44 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,326 yards on 58 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranked them 79th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Red Raiders ran for 1,832 yards as a team last year, which ranked 86th in college football. They ran 459 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texas Tech Red Raiders were penalized on offense 104 times for 996 yards last season, which had them 8th in the country in penalties. They were 30th in the nation in points scored with 446. They ran 1,000 plays last season for 6,170 yards, which ranked them 8th in Division 1 in total offense. Texas Tech averaged 6.2 yards per play, which was 33rd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 319 1st downs last year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. McLane Carter averaged 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 23 passes on 46 attempts for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating last year was 121.2. He threw for 359 yards.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders rush defense allowed 488 attempts for 2,101 yards last year, putting them in 66th place in D-1 against the run. Texas Tech committed 75 penalties for 745 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 95th in college football. They were 107th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 419. They surrendered a total of 5,769 yards on D, which was 114th in the country. The Red Raiders were ranked 83rd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses completed 321 passes on 510 attempts against the Texas Tech defense last season, placing them 129th and 128th in Division 1. The Texas Tech Red Raiders pass defense also gave up a total of 3,669 yards through the air, which was 127th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas Tech Red Raiders attempted 23 field goals last season and made 12, which was 94th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 52%. Red Raiders kickers made 95% of their extra points, going 56 for 59 last year. Their punters totaled 2,490 yards on 61 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That placed them 78th in Division 1 in punting average. Texas Tech was ranked 66th in the nation in punt returns with 18 last year. They accumulated 101 punt return yards and averaged 5.7 yards per return, which was 95th in college football. They returned 31 kicks for 712 yards on special teams, ranking 77th in kick return yardage. The Texas Tech Red Raiders averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 23rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,984.
Who will win tonight's Rebels/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rebels -1.5
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