Temple at UCF College Football Picks and Predictions 11/1/2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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The Temple Owls head to Spectrum Stadium to play the UCF Knights on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 6 point favorites. The Owls are 6-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Knights are 5-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-5-0.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 6-2-0 against the spread
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Temple Owls Injuries
10/28/18 WR Brodrick Yancy Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Central Florida
10/28/18 DL Freddie Booth-Lloyd Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Central Florida
10/28/18 WR Freddie Johnson Personal is questionable Thursday vs Central Florida
10/28/18 RB Ryquell Armstead Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Central Florida
10/06/18 K Aaron Boumerhi Hip is out indefinitely
Key UCF Knights Injuries
10/28/18 QB McKenzie Milton Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Temple
09/19/18 LB Demetreius Mayes Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Temple Owls are 60th in the country in points scored with 244. They have run 556 plays this year for 2,983 yards, which ranks them 60th in Division 1 in total offense. The Owls average 5.4 yards per play, which is 96th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 156 1st downs this season, ranking them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 1,070 yards as a unit, which ranks 105th in college football. They've run 285 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 52 times for 502 yards so far this year, which has them 61st in the country in penalties. Anthony Russo has passed for 1,410 yards this year. He's completed 108 throws while attempting 191 passes for a completion percentage of 56.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 123.6. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
Temple is 33rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 171. They have given up a total of 2,644 yards on D, which is 27th in D-1. The Owls are 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 136 throws on 265 attempts against the Temple Owls defense this season, ranking them 41st and 83rd in the nation. The Temple pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,180 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 369 attempts for 1,464 yards this season, putting them in 89th place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 51 penalties for 428 yards on defense this year. That places them 48th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is 50th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 199 punt return yards and average 14.2 yards per return, which is 22nd in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 545 yards on special teams, which puts them 23rd in kick return yardage. The Owls average 21 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,727. The Temple Owls have tried 8 field goals this year and made 4, which is 124th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Temple Owls kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,619 yards on 38 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 50th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Knights have run for 1,828 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in college football. They've run 313 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UCF Knights have been penalized on offense 59 times for 546 yards so far this season, which has them 31st in the country in penalties. They are 20th in the nation in points scored with 311. They have run 543 plays this season for 3,760 yards, which ranks them 58th in Division 1 in total offense. UCF averages 6.9 yards per play, which is 12th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 189 1st downs this year, placing them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. McKenzie Milton averages 9 yards per pass attempt and 9.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 119 passes on 200 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 157.4. He has thrown for 1,797 yards this season.
The UCF Knights rush defense has allowed 310 attempts for 1,280 yards this year, putting them in 68th place in D-1 against the run. UCF has committed 49 penalties for 458 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 72nd in college football. They are 9th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 127. They have surrendered a total of 2,768 yards on D, which is 39th in the country. The Knights are ranked 37th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 133 passes on 240 attempts against the UCF defense this season, placing them 32nd and 48th in Division 1. The UCF Knights pass defense has also given up a total of 1,488 yards through the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCF Knights have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 78th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. UCF kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 41 for 41 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,090 yards on 26 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 66th in Division 1 in punting average. UCF is ranked 76th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 118 punt return yards and average 9.8 yards per return, which is 57th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 257 yards on special teams, ranking 103rd in kick return yardage. The UCF Knights average 18 yards per kick return and they are 35th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,135.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Knights -6
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