Rice at Wake Forest College Football Picks & Predictions 9/27/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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The Rice Owls travel to BB&T Field to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 24.5 point favorites. The Owls have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 4-0-0. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 0-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 0-4-0 against the spread
Key Rice Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
09/23/18 QB Jamie Newman Quad is questionable Saturday vs Rice
09/23/18 DB Luke Masterson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Rice
09/06/18 OL Justin Herron ACL is out for season
09/05/18 DB Coby Davis Knee is out for season
09/05/18 DL Elontae Bateman Medical is out for season
08/20/18 RB Tyler Bell Undisclosed is out for season
08/04/18 LB Chase Monroe Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/04/18 LB Jeff Burley Knee is out for season
07/15/18 RB Arkeem Byrd ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rice Owls are 72nd in Division 1 in points scored with 109. They have run 285 plays this season for 1,544 yards, which ranks them 81st in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 5.4 yards per play, which is 93rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this year, placing them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rice has run for 741 yards as a team, which ranks 51st in the country. They've run 161 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 21 times for 195 yards so far this season, which has them 87th in the nation in penalties. Shawn Stankavage has thrown for 671 yards this season. He has completed 60 passes on 103 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.6. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Rice is 118th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 156. They have surrendered a total of 2,010 yards on D, which is 117th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 128th in yards per play allowed with 8.3. Opposing offenses have completed 81 passes on 121 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, placing them 93rd and 68th in the country. The Rice pass defense has also given up a total of 1,311 yards through the air, which is 126th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 122 attempts for 699 yards this year, putting them in 90th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 22 penalties for 197 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 49th in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Demon Deacons have run for 1,067 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the nation. They've run 218 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 12 times for 128 yards so far this year, which has them 126th in the country in penalties. They are 46th in Division 1 in points scored with 135. They have run 372 plays this year for 2,040 yards, which ranks them 46th in the nation in total offense. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 5.5 yards per play, which is 88th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 118 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Hartman has completed 80 throws while attempting 147 passes for a completion percentage of 54.4%. He has passed for 944 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 115.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons rush defense has given up 155 attempts for 679 yards this season, putting them in 85th place in the country against the run. They have had 24 penalties for 223 yards on defense this year. That places them 70th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 111th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 134. They have given up a total of 1,936 yards on D, which is 113th in the nation. The Demon Deacons are 109th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 95 throws on 150 attempts against the Wake Forest defense this season, ranking them 122nd and 119th in the country. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,257 yards in the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +24.5
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