North Texas at Utah State New Mexico Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The Utah State Aggies host the North Texas Mean Green at Dreamstyle Stadium on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 11 point favorites. The Aggies have an over/under record of 9-3-0 and they are 9-3-0 against the spread. The Mean Green have an ATS record of 4-8-0 while their over/under record is 1-10-1.
Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 1-10-1 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 4-8-0 against the spread
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 9-3-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 9-3-0 against the spread
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
10/02/18 RB Loren Easly Leg is out for season
07/28/18 OL Brendon Weatherspoon ACL is out for season
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
12/02/18 CB Deante Fortenberry Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Texas
12/02/18 WR Jordan Nathan Concussion is questionable Saturday vs North Texas
11/24/18 S Ja'Marcus Ingram Undisclosed is out for season
11/24/18 S Shaq Bond Undisclosed is out for season
09/14/18 NT Gasetoto Schuster Undisclosed is out for season
09/03/18 P Aaron Dalton Back is out for season
08/24/18 LB Kevin Meitzenheimer MCL is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Texas Mean Green have run for 1,879 yards as a team, which ranks 85th in college football. They've run 421 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 55 times for 624 yards so far this season, which has them 115th in the country in penalties. They are 24th in the nation in points scored with 437. They have run 892 plays this season for 5,674 yards, which ranks them 12th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mean Green average 6.4 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 302 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 295 passes on 457 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.5. He has thrown for 3,734 yards this season.
The Mean Green rush defense has allowed 407 attempts for 1,361 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in D-1 against the run. North Texas has committed 70 penalties for 658 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 63rd in college football. They are 28th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 262. They have surrendered a total of 4,314 yards on D, which is 39th in the country. The Mean Green are ranked 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 227 passes on 425 attempts against the North Texas Mean Green defense this season, placing them 69th and 108th in Division 1. The North Texas pass defense has also given up a total of 2,953 yards through the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 19, which is 15th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. North Texas Mean Green kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 50 for 52 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,118 yards on 50 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 45th in Division 1 in punting average. North Texas is ranked 81st in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 187 punt return yards and average 12.5 yards per return, which is 25th in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 516 yards on special teams, ranking 78th in kick return yardage. The Mean Green average 24 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,377.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies are 5th in the country in points scored with 566. They have run 862 plays this year for 5,926 yards, which ranks them 20th in Division 1 in total offense. The Utah State Aggies average 6.9 yards per play, which is 10th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 277 1st downs this season, ranking them 37th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State has run for 2,460 yards as a unit, which ranks 35th in college football. They've run 439 times, averaging 5.6 yards per rush as a unit. Utah State has been penalized on offense 94 times for 840 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. Jordan Love has passed for 3,193 yards this year. He's completed 245 throws while attempting 373 passes for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 160.2. He averages 9.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.6 yards per pass attempt.
Utah State is 36th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 276. They have given up a total of 4,622 yards on D, which is 56th in D-1. The Aggies are 32nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 227 throws on 421 attempts against the Utah State defense this season, ranking them 70th and 104th in the nation. The Utah State Aggies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,881 yards in the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 490 attempts for 1,741 yards this season, putting them in 43rd place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 90 penalties for 784 yards on defense this year. That places them 109th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State is 24th in the country in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 238 punt return yards and average 9.5 yards per return, which is 57th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 832 yards on special teams, which puts them 15th in kick return yardage. The Utah State Aggies average 30 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,995. The Aggies have tried 28 field goals this year and made 22, which is 7th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Utah State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 71 for 71 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,878 yards on 49 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 117th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mean Green +11
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