UCF at USF College Football Picks and Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Raymond James Stadium
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The USF Bulls host the UCF Knights at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has UCF as 14 point favorites. The Bulls have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 4-7-0 against the spread. The Knights have an ATS record of 7-3-0 while their over/under record is 3-7-0.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 7-3-0 against the spread
Important USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 4-7-0 against the spread
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/19/18 LB Demetreius Mayes Suspension is out indefinitely
Key USF Bulls Injuries
11/17/18 QB Blake Barnett Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Temple
11/13/18 LB Nico Sawtelle Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/11/18 DB Mekhi Lapointe Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Temple
09/23/18 WR Terrence Horne ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UCF Knights have run for 2,580 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in college football. They've run 443 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Knights have been penalized on offense 75 times for 666 yards so far this season, which has them 39th in the country in penalties. They are 13th in the nation in points scored with 436. They have run 752 plays this season for 5,292 yards, which ranks them 44th in Division 1 in total offense. The Knights average 7 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 270 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. McKenzie Milton averages 9.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 166 passes on 279 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 161.9. He has thrown for 2,577 yards this season.
The Knights rush defense has allowed 473 attempts for 2,133 yards this year, putting them in 95th place in D-1 against the run. UCF has committed 76 penalties for 707 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 106th in college football. They are 18th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 204. They have surrendered a total of 4,192 yards on D, which is 65th in the country. The Knights are ranked 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 175 passes on 320 attempts against the UCF Knights defense this season, placing them 25th and 48th in Division 1. The UCF pass defense has also given up a total of 2,059 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCF Knights have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 80th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. UCF Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 58 for 58 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,418 yards on 34 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 60th in Division 1 in punting average. UCF is ranked 69th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 144 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 63rd in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 420 yards on special teams, ranking 91st in kick return yardage. The Knights average 18 yards per kick return and they are 22nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,856.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulls are 50th in the country in points scored with 340. They have run 807 plays this year for 5,005 yards, which ranks them 38th in Division 1 in total offense. The USF Bulls average 6.2 yards per play, which is 42nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 248 1st downs this season, ranking them 38th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground USF has run for 2,234 yards as a unit, which ranks 37th in college football. They've run 435 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. USF has been penalized on offense 90 times for 820 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the country in penalties. Blake Barnett has passed for 2,477 yards this year. He's completed 203 throws while attempting 327 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 130.1. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
USF is 90th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 340. They have given up a total of 4,747 yards on D, which is 97th in D-1. The Bulls are 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 175 throws on 315 attempts against the USF defense this season, ranking them 24th and 42nd in the nation. The USF Bulls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,200 yards in the air, which is 40th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 526 attempts for 2,547 yards this season, putting them in 119th place in the country against the run. The Bulls have had 68 penalties for 567 yards on defense this year. That places them 52nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
USF is 41st in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 80 punt return yards and average 4.2 yards per return, which is 121st in D-1. They have returned 42 kicks for 1,042 yards on special teams, which puts them 1st in kick return yardage. The USF Bulls average 25 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,127. The Bulls have tried 17 field goals this year and made 14, which is 40th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. USF kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 36 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,622 yards on 63 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 64th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Knights -14
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