Rutgers at Kansas College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The Kansas Jayhawks host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 3 point favorites. The Jayhawks have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread. The Scarlet Knights have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Kansas Jayhawks are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
09/09/18 QB Artur Sitkowski Arm injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
09/09/18 DB Blessuan Austin Knee is out indefinitely
09/09/18 LB CJ Onyechi Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
09/09/18 OL Mike Lonsdorf Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
09/02/18 DL Tijuan Mason Leg is out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have run for 287 yards as a team, which ranks 92nd in college football. They've run 77 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Scarlet Knights have been penalized on offense 14 times for 122 yards so far this season, which has them 54th in the country in penalties. They are 111th in the nation in points scored with 38. They have run 136 plays this season for 557 yards, which ranks them 114th in Division 1 in total offense. The Scarlet Knights average 4.1 yards per play, which is 122nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 38 1st downs this year, placing them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. Artur Sitkowski averages 5.2 yards per pass attempt and 1.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 26 passes on 47 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 88.7. He has thrown for 243 yards this season.
The Scarlet Knights rush defense has allowed 70 attempts for 301 yards this year, putting them in 77th place in D-1 against the run. Rutgers has committed 26 penalties for 239 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 127th in college football. They are 97th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 59. They have surrendered a total of 755 yards on D, which is 78th in the country. The Scarlet Knights are ranked 94th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 39 passes on 57 attempts against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense this season, placing them 83rd and 50th in Division 1. The Rutgers pass defense has also given up a total of 454 yards through the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Rutgers Scarlet Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 494 yards on 12 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 70th in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 3 kicks for 46 yards on special teams, ranking 102nd in kick return yardage. The Scarlet Knights average 15 yards per kick return and they are 122nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 600.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jayhawks are 85th in the country in points scored with 54. They have run 142 plays this year for 616 yards, which ranks them 101st in Division 1 in total offense. The Kansas Jayhawks average 4.3 yards per play, which is 119th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 34 1st downs this season, ranking them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas has run for 272 yards as a unit, which ranks 97th in college football. They've run 77 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. Kansas has been penalized on offense 14 times for 109 yards so far this year, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. Peyton Bender has passed for 317 yards this year. He's completed 36 throws while attempting 61 passes for a completion percentage of 59%. His quarterback rating this season is 118.9. He averages 6.2 adjusted yards per throw and 5.2 yards per pass attempt.
Kansas is 37th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 33. They have given up a total of 609 yards on D, which is 38th in D-1. The Jayhawks are 31st in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 30 throws on 56 attempts against the Kansas defense this season, ranking them 37th and 43rd in the nation. The Kansas Jayhawks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 319 yards in the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 78 attempts for 290 yards this season, putting them in 66th place in the country against the run. The Jayhawks have had 12 penalties for 87 yards on defense this year. That places them 40th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas is 69th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 24 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 66th in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 35 yards on special teams, which puts them 110th in kick return yardage. The Kansas Jayhawks average 18 yards per kick return and they are 119th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 675. The Jayhawks have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 34th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Kansas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 764 yards on 18 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 51st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jayhawks -3
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