UMass at Georgia College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Sanford Stadium is the venue for the game between the UMass Minutemen and the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia as 43.5 point favorites. The Bulldogs are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-5-1. The Minutemen are 4-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 7-4-0.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 4-7-0 against the spread
Important Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 4-5-1 against the over/under
The Georgia Bulldogs are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
10/30/18 RB Bilal Ally Transferred is out for season
10/28/18 QB Andrew Ford ACL is out for season
10/17/18 CB Brian Roberts Jr Transferred is out for season
10/17/18 WR Jessie Britt Transferred is out for season
10/17/18 WR Patrick Volcy Transferred is out for season
09/11/18 CB Xavier Steele Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
11/11/18 OL Ben Cleveland Leg is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
11/11/18 T Cade Mays Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
11/11/18 DT DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
11/11/18 LB David Marshall Foot is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
11/11/18 WR Demetris Robertson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
11/11/18 DE Justin Young Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
11/11/18 C Lamont Gaillard Knee is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
11/11/18 DL Michail Carter Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
08/19/18 RB Zamir White ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UMass Minutemen have run for 1,574 yards as a unit, which ranks 74th in the nation. They've run 386 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 61 times for 523 yards so far this year, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 22nd in Division 1 in points scored with 367. They have run 765 plays this year for 4,863 yards, which ranks them 6th in the nation in total offense. The Minutemen average 6.4 yards per play, which is 24th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 244 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Ross Comis has completed 101 throws while attempting 166 passes for a completion percentage of 60.8%. He has passed for 1,546 yards this year. He averages 10.2 adjusted yards per throw and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 160.5.
The Minutemen rush defense has given up 514 attempts for 2,895 yards this season, putting them in 127th place in the country against the run. They have had 48 penalties for 413 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in Division 1. UMass is 127th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 449. They have given up a total of 5,140 yards on D, which is 127th in the nation. The Minutemen are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 165 throws on 263 attempts against the UMass Minutemen defense this season, ranking them 36th and 10th in the country. The UMass pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,245 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UMass Minutemen have tried 12 field goals this year and made 9, which is 90th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. UMass Minutemen kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 46 for 47 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,852 yards on 48 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 109th in the NCAA in punting average. UMass is 120th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 58 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 87th in D-1. They have returned 47 kicks for 941 yards on special teams, which puts them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 7th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,862.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 20th in Division 1 in points scored with 370. They have run 655 plays this season for 4,628 yards, which ranks them 70th in the nation in total offense. The Georgia Bulldogs average 7.1 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 233 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia has run for 2,413 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the country. They've run 409 times, averaging 5.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 64 times for 565 yards so far this season, which has them 52nd in the nation in penalties. Jake Fromm has thrown for 1,955 yards this season. He has completed 143 passes on 212 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 169.8. He averages 9.2 yards per pass attempt and 10 adjusted yards per throw.
Georgia is 9th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 158. They have surrendered a total of 3,033 yards on D, which is 13th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 192 passes on 315 attempts against the Georgia defense this season, placing them 85th and 78th in the country. The Georgia Bulldogs pass defense has also given up a total of 1,723 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 321 attempts for 1,310 yards this year, putting them in 32nd place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 49 penalties for 376 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia is ranked 46th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 312 punt return yards and average 19.5 yards per return, which is 3rd in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 271 yards on special teams, ranking 110th in kick return yardage. The Georgia Bulldogs average 25 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,211. The Bulldogs have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 17, which is 7th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. Georgia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 43 for 43 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,309 yards on 31 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 53rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -43.5
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