SMU at Michigan College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Michigan Stadium to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 32 point favorites. The Mustangs have an ATS record of 0-2-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Wolverines have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
09/09/18 OL Bryce Wilds Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan
09/05/18 DL Tyeson Neals Knee is OUT 2-4 weeks
08/12/18 OL Levon Livingston Back is out indefinitely
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
09/09/18 DL Aubrey Solomon Knee is questionable Saturday vs SMU
09/09/18 P Brad Robbins Back is out indefinitely
09/09/18 QB Brandon Peters Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs SMU
09/09/18 DL Lawrence Marshall Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs SMU
09/09/18 WR Nate Schoenle Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs SMU
09/03/18 WR Tarik Black Foot is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The SMU Mustangs are 117th in Division 1 in points scored with 35. They have run 114 plays this season for 498 yards, which ranks them 99th in the nation in total offense. The Mustangs average 4.4 yards per play, which is 118th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 22 1st downs this year, placing them 127th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 135 yards as a team, which ranks 127th in the country. They've run 52 times, averaging 2.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 12 times for 108 yards so far this season, which has them 76th in the nation in penalties. Ben Hicks has thrown for 363 yards this season. He has completed 30 passes on 62 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 105. He averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw.
SMU is 119th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 88. They have surrendered a total of 947 yards on D, which is 110th in Division 1. The Mustangs are ranked 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 56 passes on 79 attempts against the SMU Mustangs defense this season, placing them 120th and 107th in the country. The SMU pass defense has also given up a total of 607 yards through the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 83 attempts for 340 yards this year, putting them in 90th place in D-1 against the run. The Mustangs have committed 9 penalties for 75 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is ranked 80th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 22 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 72nd in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 207 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the country in all-purpose yards with 727. SMU Mustangs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this year. Their punters have totaled 825 yards on 19 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 40th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolverines have run for 366 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in the nation. They've run 68 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 14 times for 107 yards so far this year, which has them 53rd in the country in penalties. They are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 66. They have run 122 plays this year for 758 yards, which ranks them 91st in the nation in total offense. The Michigan Wolverines average 6.2 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 40 1st downs this season, ranking them 86th overall as an offensive unit. Shea Patterson has completed 32 throws while attempting 47 passes for a completion percentage of 68.1%. He has passed for 352 yards this year. He averages 7.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 147.8.
The Michigan Wolverines rush defense has given up 87 attempts for 255 yards this season, putting them in 50th place in the country against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 70 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in Division 1. Michigan is 27th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 27. They have given up a total of 510 yards on D, which is 18th in the nation. The Wolverines are 11th in yards per play allowed with 3.6. Opponent offenses have completed 28 throws on 56 attempts against the Michigan defense this season, ranking them 25th and 44th in the country. The Michigan Wolverines pass defense has also surrendered a total of 255 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan Wolverines have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 90th in college football. Michigan kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 301 yards on 6 punts, averaging 50 yards per punt. That ranks them 3rd in the NCAA in punting average. Michigan is 56th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 29 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 71st in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 151 yards on special teams, which puts them 22nd in kick return yardage. The Wolverines average 38 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 938.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mustangs +32
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