SMU at Connecticut College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Rentschler Field is the venue for the game between the SMU Mustangs and the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 17 point favorites. The Huskies are 1-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-0. The Mustangs are 5-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-5-0.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 1-7-1 against the spread
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/04/18 QB Marvin Washington Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs SMU
11/04/18 DB Messiah Turner Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs SMU
11/04/18 DB Tahj Herring-Wilson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs SMU
11/04/18 WR Zavier Scott Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs SMU
10/16/18 LB Eli Thomas Medical is out indefinitely
09/26/18 RB Khyon Gillespie ACL is out for season
08/15/18 RB Donevin O'Reilly ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The SMU Mustangs have run for 985 yards as a unit, which ranks 118th in the nation. They've run 305 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 46 times for 404 yards so far this year, which has them 104th in the country in penalties. They are 67th in Division 1 in points scored with 261. They have run 640 plays this year for 3,306 yards, which ranks them 45th in the nation in total offense. The Mustangs average 5.2 yards per play, which is 110th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 167 1st downs this season, ranking them 107th overall as an offensive unit. Ben Hicks has completed 134 throws while attempting 242 passes for a completion percentage of 55.4%. He has passed for 1,643 yards this year. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 129.6.
The Mustangs rush defense has given up 406 attempts for 1,660 yards this season, putting them in 89th place in the country against the run. They have had 55 penalties for 539 yards on defense this year. That places them 84th in Division 1. SMU is 109th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 318. They have given up a total of 3,735 yards on D, which is 83rd in the nation. The Mustangs are 55th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 176 throws on 283 attempts against the SMU Mustangs defense this season, ranking them 86th and 69th in the country. The SMU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,075 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The SMU Mustangs have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 103rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. SMU Mustangs kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 28 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,308 yards on 57 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 86th in the NCAA in punting average. SMU is 26th in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 176 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 61st in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 836 yards on special teams, which puts them 4th in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 29 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,318.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies are 120th in Division 1 in points scored with 188. They have run 619 plays this season for 3,439 yards, which ranks them 106th in the nation in total offense. The Connecticut Huskies average 5.6 yards per play, which is 73rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 180 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Connecticut has run for 1,801 yards as a team, which ranks 44th in the country. They've run 368 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 40 times for 364 yards so far this season, which has them 116th in the nation in penalties. David Pindell has thrown for 1,491 yards this season. He has completed 134 passes on 227 attempts for a completion percentage of 59%. His quarterback rating this year is 123.1. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
Connecticut is 129th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 431. They have surrendered a total of 5,642 yards on D, which is 129th in Division 1. The Huskies are ranked 129th in yards per play allowed with 8.9. Opposing offenses have completed 173 passes on 238 attempts against the Connecticut defense this season, placing them 79th and 11th in the country. The Connecticut Huskies pass defense has also given up a total of 2,645 yards through the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 395 attempts for 2,997 yards this year, putting them in 129th place in D-1 against the run. The Huskies have committed 64 penalties for 633 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 116th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Connecticut is ranked 129th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 14 punt return yards and average 4.7 yards per return, which is 114th in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 613 yards on special teams, ranking 22nd in kick return yardage. The Connecticut Huskies average 18 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,066. The Huskies have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 123rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Connecticut kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,078 yards on 49 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 53rd in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Huskies +17 and over 62 total points
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