Stanford at Pittsburgh Sun Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/31/2018
Monday, December 31, 2018
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Sun Bowl is the venue for the game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Pittsburgh Panthers on Monday, December 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Stanford as 7 point favorites. The Panthers are 7-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-8-0. The Cardinal are 7-4-1 ATS and their over/under record is 7-5-0.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 7-4-1 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 7-6-0 against the spread
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
12/02/18 CB Alameen Murphy Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh U
12/02/18 LB Andrew Pryts Knee is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh U
12/02/18 LB Casey Toohill Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh U
12/02/18 C Drew Dalman Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh U
12/02/18 TE Kaden Smith Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh U
12/02/18 LB Mustafa Branch Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh U
11/28/18 DE Dylan Jackson Undisclosed is out for season
11/07/18 QB Davis Mills Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/27/18 S Ben Edwards Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/20/18 OL Jimmy Morrissey Ankle is out for season
10/29/18 DL Keyshon Camp Upper Body is out for season
10/10/18 LB Quintin Wirginis Knee is out for season
10/10/18 TE Tyler Sear Personal has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Stanford Cardinal have run for 1,300 yards as a unit, which ranks 121st in the nation. They've run 350 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinal have been penalized on offense 66 times for 508 yards so far this year, which has them 87th in the country in penalties. They are 62nd in Division 1 in points scored with 355. They have run 756 plays this year for 4,745 yards, which ranks them 21st in the nation in total offense. The Cardinal average 6.3 yards per play, which is 27th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 239 1st downs this season, ranking them 90th overall as an offensive unit. K.J. Costello has completed 245 throws while attempting 367 passes for a completion percentage of 66.8%. He has passed for 3,198 yards this year. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 159.1.
The Cardinal rush defense has given up 434 attempts for 1,691 yards this season, putting them in 37th place in the country against the run. They have had 76 penalties for 756 yards on defense this year. That places them 103rd in Division 1. Stanford is 40th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 286. They have given up a total of 4,987 yards on D, which is 75th in the nation. The Cardinal are 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 272 throws on 437 attempts against the Stanford Cardinal defense this season, ranking them 122nd and 114th in the country. The Stanford pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,296 yards in the air, which is 119th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Stanford Cardinal have tried 16 field goals this year and made 16, which is 42nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 94%. Stanford Cardinal kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 40 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,594 yards on 59 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 19th in the NCAA in punting average. Stanford is 38th in the country in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 241 punt return yards and average 11.5 yards per return, which is 35th in D-1. They have returned 31 kicks for 678 yards on special teams, which puts them 44th in kick return yardage. The Cardinal average 22 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,664.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Panthers are 66th in Division 1 in points scored with 346. They have run 816 plays this season for 4,833 yards, which ranks them 120th in the nation in total offense. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 55th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 224 1st downs this year, placing them 108th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 2,984 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the country. They've run 529 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 95 times for 904 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the nation in penalties. Kenny Pickett has thrown for 1,825 yards this season. He has completed 165 passes on 265 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 131.3. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Pittsburgh is 89th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 374. They have surrendered a total of 5,230 yards on D, which is 96th in Division 1. The Panthers are ranked 97th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 224 passes on 393 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, placing them 61st and 81st in the country. The Pittsburgh Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,825 yards through the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 484 attempts for 2,405 yards this year, putting them in 100th place in D-1 against the run. The Panthers have committed 65 penalties for 530 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is ranked 66th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 124 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 82nd in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 634 yards on special teams, ranking 54th in kick return yardage. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,591. The Panthers have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 10, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 39 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,831 yards on 68 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 63rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers +7
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