Rice at FIU College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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The Rice Owls travel to FIU Stadium to take on the FIU Golden Panthers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has FIU as 7.5 point favorites. The Owls have an ATS record of 2-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Golden Panthers have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 5-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 5-0-0 against the spread
Key Rice Owls Injuries
10/14/18 DB D Angelo Ellis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Florida Intl
10/14/18 QB Shawn Stankavage Foot injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Florida Intl
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
10/13/18 DL Fermin Silva Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 RB Anthony Jones Back is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rice Owls are 113th in Division 1 in points scored with 136. They have run 493 plays this season for 2,322 yards, which ranks them 98th in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 4.7 yards per play, which is 121st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 116 1st downs this year, placing them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rice has run for 1,105 yards as a team, which ranks 64th in the country. They've run 279 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 36 times for 312 yards so far this season, which has them 88th in the nation in penalties. Evan Marshman has thrown for 57 yards this season. He has completed 6 passes on 16 attempts for a completion percentage of 37.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 67.4. He averages 3.6 yards per pass attempt and 3.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Rice is 123rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 274. They have surrendered a total of 3,080 yards on D, which is 117th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 125th in yards per play allowed with 7.2. Opposing offenses have completed 117 passes on 182 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, placing them 61st and 42nd in the country. The Rice pass defense has also given up a total of 1,871 yards through the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 245 attempts for 1,209 yards this year, putting them in 97th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 34 penalties for 307 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 37th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Rice is ranked 123rd in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 20 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 107th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 716 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The Owls average 28 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,058. The Rice Owls have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 9, which is 29th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Rice Owls kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,009 yards on 44 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 11th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Panthers have run for 999 yards as a team, which ranks 83rd in the nation. They've run 228 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 29 times for 259 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. They are 42nd in Division 1 in points scored with 215. They have run 393 plays this year for 2,537 yards, which ranks them 55th in the nation in total offense. The FIU Golden Panthers average 6.5 yards per play, which is 20th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 125 1st downs this season, ranking them 88th overall as an offensive unit. James Morgan has completed 92 throws while attempting 144 passes for a completion percentage of 63.9%. He has passed for 1,368 yards this year. He averages 10.2 adjusted yards per throw and 9.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 170.2.
The FIU Golden Panthers rush defense has given up 239 attempts for 1,112 yards this season, putting them in 87th place in the country against the run. They have had 30 penalties for 295 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in Division 1. FIU is 44th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 143. They have given up a total of 2,383 yards on D, which is 61st in the nation. The Golden Panthers are 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 111 throws on 183 attempts against the FIU defense this season, ranking them 51st and 43rd in the country. The FIU Golden Panthers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,271 yards in the air, which is 45th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The FIU Golden Panthers have tried 8 field goals this year and made 6, which is 74th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. FIU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,003 yards on 22 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NCAA in punting average. FIU is 94th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 137 punt return yards and average 19.6 yards per return, which is 10th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 263 yards on special teams, which puts them 73rd in kick return yardage. The Golden Panthers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,936.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Golden Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers -7.5
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