UMass at FIU College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The UMass Minutemen travel to FIU Stadium to take on the FIU Golden Panthers on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has FIU as 4 point favorites. The Minutemen have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Golden Panthers have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
09/09/18 RB Anthony Jones Thigh is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
09/09/18 OL Mershawn Miller Thigh is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UMass Minutemen are 14th in Division 1 in points scored with 97. They have run 134 plays this season for 889 yards, which ranks them 47th in the nation in total offense. The Minutemen average 6.6 yards per play, which is 40th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 42 1st downs this year, placing them 78th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UMass has run for 350 yards as a team, which ranks 67th in the country. They've run 72 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 6 times for 38 yards so far this season, which has them 121st in the nation in penalties. Andrew Ford has thrown for 264 yards this season. He has completed 22 passes on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 126.4. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw.
UMass is 125th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 104. They have surrendered a total of 852 yards on D, which is 97th in Division 1. The Minutemen are ranked 82nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 37 passes on 57 attempts against the UMass Minutemen defense this season, placing them 70th and 51st in the country. The UMass pass defense has also given up a total of 449 yards through the air, which is 78th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 95 attempts for 403 yards this year, putting them in 105th place in D-1 against the run. The Minutemen have committed 10 penalties for 60 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 14th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UMass has returned 7 kicks for 165 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 24 yards per kick return and they are 49th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,056. UMass Minutemen kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 379 yards on 10 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 100th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Panthers have run for 359 yards as a team, which ranks 66th in the nation. They've run 90 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 12 times for 105 yards so far this year, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. They are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 56. They have run 149 plays this year for 816 yards, which ranks them 70th in the nation in total offense. The FIU Golden Panthers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 85th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 47 1st downs this season, ranking them 47th overall as an offensive unit. James Morgan has completed 28 throws while attempting 47 passes for a completion percentage of 59.6%. He has passed for 341 yards this year. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 140.1.
The FIU Golden Panthers rush defense has given up 72 attempts for 306 yards this season, putting them in 80th place in the country against the run. They have had 11 penalties for 125 yards on defense this year. That places them 82nd in Division 1. FIU is 94th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 58. They have given up a total of 861 yards on D, which is 100th in the nation. The Golden Panthers are 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 47 throws on 74 attempts against the FIU defense this season, ranking them 107th and 102nd in the country. The FIU Golden Panthers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 555 yards in the air, which is 104th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
FIU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 393 yards on 9 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 37th in the NCAA in punting average. FIU is 68th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 44 punt return yards and average 14.7 yards per return, which is 25th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 97 yards on special teams, which puts them 60th in kick return yardage. The Golden Panthers average 16 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 957.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Golden Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers -4
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