NC State at Texas A&M Gator Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/31/2018
Monday, December 31, 2018
TIAA Bank Field
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TIAA Bank Field is the venue for the game between the NC State Wolfpack and the Texas A&M Aggies on Monday, December 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas A&M as 3 point favorites. The Aggies are 8-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-6-0. The Wolfpack are 6-6-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-6-0.
Valuable NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 6-6-0 against the spread
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas A&M Aggies are 8-4-0 against the spread
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
12/02/18 LB Germaine Pratt Knee is questionable Monday vs Texas A&M
10/29/18 WR Stephen Louis Ankle is out for season
10/01/18 TE Damien Darden Undisclosed has left team
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/06/18 PK Daniel LaCamera Foot is out for season
09/12/18 LB Anthony Hines III Leg is out for season
08/29/18 DB Clifford Chattman Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/22/18 DB Ikenna Okeke Knee is out for season
08/05/18 DL Micheal Clemons Foot is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The NC State Wolfpack have run for 1,726 yards as a unit, which ranks 99th in the nation. They've run 448 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 56 times for 551 yards so far this year, which has them 113th in the country in penalties. They are 26th in Division 1 in points scored with 427. They have run 911 plays this year for 5,658 yards, which ranks them 9th in the nation in total offense. The Wolfpack average 6.2 yards per play, which is 36th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 300 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Finley has completed 275 throws while attempting 408 passes for a completion percentage of 67.4%. He has passed for 3,380 yards this year. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 150.1.
The Wolfpack rush defense has given up 371 attempts for 1,309 yards this season, putting them in 12th place in the country against the run. They have had 82 penalties for 623 yards on defense this year. That places them 51st in Division 1. NC State is 35th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 272. They have given up a total of 4,564 yards on D, which is 54th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 253 throws on 428 attempts against the NC State Wolfpack defense this season, ranking them 113th and 110th in the country. The NC State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,254 yards in the air, which is 116th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NC State Wolfpack have tried 24 field goals this year and made 22, which is 5th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. NC State Wolfpack kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 50 for 50 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,792 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 61st in the NCAA in punting average. NC State is 102nd in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 119 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 62nd in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 352 yards on special teams, which puts them 109th in kick return yardage. The Wolfpack average 21 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,128.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies are 31st in Division 1 in points scored with 416. They have run 918 plays this season for 5,590 yards, which ranks them 36th in the nation in total offense. The Texas A&M Aggies average 6.1 yards per play, which is 47th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 318 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas A&M has run for 2,446 yards as a team, which ranks 39th in the country. They've run 502 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 72 times for 587 yards so far this season, which has them 67th in the nation in penalties. Kellen Mond has thrown for 2,967 yards this season. He has completed 224 passes on 389 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 137.1. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Texas A&M is 55th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 316. They have surrendered a total of 4,256 yards on D, which is 34th in Division 1. The Aggies are ranked 86th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 226 passes on 370 attempts against the Texas A&M defense this season, placing them 65th and 59th in the country. The Texas A&M Aggies pass defense has also given up a total of 3,152 yards through the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 346 attempts for 1,104 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in D-1 against the run. The Aggies have committed 83 penalties for 707 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 85th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Texas A&M is ranked 29th in the nation in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 188 punt return yards and average 8.2 yards per return, which is 74th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 443 yards on special teams, ranking 97th in kick return yardage. The Texas A&M Aggies average 25 yards per kick return and they are 32nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,221. The Aggies have attempted 31 field goals this season and made 22, which is 6th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Texas A&M kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 46 for 46 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,404 yards on 47 punts, averaging 51 yards per punt. That places them 1st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aggies -3
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