UCF at East Carolina College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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The East Carolina Pirates host the UCF Knights at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has UCF as 25 point favorites. The Pirates have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread. The Knights have an ATS record of 4-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/19/18 LB Demetreius Mayes Suspension is out indefinitely
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
10/14/18 OL Donovan Noel Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Florida
10/14/18 DL Dorian Hardy Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Central Florida
10/14/18 OL Garrett McGhin Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Florida
10/09/18 DE Michael Swift ACL is out for season
10/04/18 RB Keyshawn Canady Disciplinary is out for season
10/04/18 DB Tim Irvin Disciplinary is out for season
08/27/18 TE Ben Norris Concussion is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UCF Knights have run for 1,512 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in college football. They've run 258 times, averaging 5.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Knights have been penalized on offense 45 times for 426 yards so far this season, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. They are 12th in the nation in points scored with 274. They have run 467 plays this season for 3,333 yards, which ranks them 26th in Division 1 in total offense. The Knights average 7.1 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 168 1st downs this year, placing them 12th 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 Knights rush defense has allowed 272 attempts for 1,190 yards this year, putting them in 94th place in D-1 against the run. UCF has committed 41 penalties for 398 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 90th in college football. They are 23rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 117. They have surrendered a total of 2,272 yards on D, which is 48th in the country. The Knights are ranked 35th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 104 passes on 184 attempts against the UCF Knights defense this season, placing them 40th and 48th in Division 1. The UCF pass defense has also given up a total of 1,082 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCF Knights have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 98th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. UCF Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 37 for 37 this year. Their punters have totaled 839 yards on 20 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 60th in Division 1 in punting average. UCF is ranked 67th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 107 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 48th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 257 yards on special teams, ranking 77th in kick return yardage. The Knights average 18 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,697.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates are 109th in the country in points scored with 140. They have run 517 plays this year for 2,407 yards, which ranks them 38th in Division 1 in total offense. The East Carolina Pirates average 4.7 yards per play, which is 120th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this season, ranking them 43rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground East Carolina has run for 740 yards as a unit, which ranks 115th in college football. They've run 221 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. East Carolina has been penalized on offense 29 times for 275 yards so far this year, which has them 113th in the country in penalties. Reid Herring has passed for 1,502 yards this year. He's completed 144 throws while attempting 260 passes for a completion percentage of 55.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 106.1. He averages 5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.8 yards per pass attempt.
East Carolina is 92nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 193. They have given up a total of 2,107 yards on D, which is 30th in D-1. The Pirates are 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 116 throws on 187 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, ranking them 59th and 53rd in the nation. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,398 yards in the air, which is 65th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 214 attempts for 709 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the country against the run. The Pirates have had 47 penalties for 442 yards on defense this year. That places them 104th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
East Carolina is 39th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 96 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 76th in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 462 yards on special teams, which puts them 18th in kick return yardage. The East Carolina Pirates average 19 yards per kick return and they are 72nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,965. The Pirates have tried 13 field goals this year and made 12, which is 7th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. East Carolina kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,564 yards on 40 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 103rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Knights -25
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