SMU at UCF College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The UCF Knights host the SMU Mustangs at Spectrum Stadium on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has UCF as 25 point favorites. The Knights have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread. The Mustangs have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
09/30/18 WR C.J Sanders Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Florida
09/30/18 RB Ke'Mon Freeman Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Central Florida
09/30/18 DL Ken McLaurin Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Florida
09/05/18 DL Tyeson Neals Knee is OUT 2-4 weeks
08/12/18 OL Levon Livingston Back is out indefinitely
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/30/18 DB Aaron Robinson Neck is questionable Saturday vs SMU
09/30/18 OL Parker Boudreaux Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs SMU
09/30/18 OL Wyatt Miller Leg is questionable Saturday vs SMU
09/19/18 LB Demetreius Mayes Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The SMU Mustangs have run for 647 yards as a team, which ranks 99th in college football. They've run 170 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 28 times for 255 yards so far this season, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. They are 58th in the nation in points scored with 149. They have run 336 plays this season for 1,794 yards, which ranks them 56th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mustangs average 5.3 yards per play, which is 101st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this year, placing them 101st overall as an offensive unit. William Brown averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 44 passes on 66 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 162.5. He has thrown for 541 yards this season.
The Mustangs rush defense has allowed 231 attempts for 921 yards this year, putting them in 103rd place in D-1 against the run. SMU has committed 26 penalties for 267 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 69th in college football. They are 117th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 190. They have surrendered a total of 2,031 yards on D, which is 98th in the country. The Mustangs are ranked 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 99 passes on 152 attempts against the SMU Mustangs defense this season, placing them 97th and 75th in Division 1. The SMU pass defense has also given up a total of 1,110 yards through the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The SMU Mustangs have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 118th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. SMU Mustangs kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 15 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,205 yards on 29 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 65th in Division 1 in punting average. SMU is ranked 19th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 104 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 71st in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 599 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 30 yards per kick return and they are 38th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,497.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Knights are 19th in the country in points scored with 195. They have run 321 plays this year for 2,331 yards, which ranks them 38th in Division 1 in total offense. The UCF Knights average 7.3 yards per play, which is 8th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 124 1st downs this season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCF has run for 1,091 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in college football. They've run 178 times, averaging 6.1 yards per rush as a unit. UCF has been penalized on offense 26 times for 248 yards so far this year, which has them 91st in the country in penalties. McKenzie Milton has passed for 1,223 yards this year. He's completed 84 throws while attempting 137 passes for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 163.2. He averages 9.8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
UCF is 13th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 67. They have given up a total of 1,462 yards on D, which is 35th in D-1. The Knights are 47th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 63 throws on 113 attempts against the UCF defense this season, ranking them 14th and 13th in the nation. The UCF Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 636 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 181 attempts for 826 yards this season, putting them in 88th place in the country against the run. The Knights have had 32 penalties for 340 yards on defense this year. That places them 108th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UCF is 41st in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 106 punt return yards and average 11.8 yards per return, which is 43rd in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 150 yards on special teams, which puts them 96th in kick return yardage. The UCF Knights average 17 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,587. The Knights have tried 2 field goals this year and made 2, which is 116th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. UCF kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 365 yards on 9 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 85th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Knights -25
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