UMass at Georgia Southern College Football Picks & Predictions 9/7/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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The UMass Minutemen travel to Paulson Stadium to take on the Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Georgia Southern as 1.5 point favorites. The Minutemen have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Trends
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 1-0-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UMass Minutemen are 2nd in Division 1 in points scored with 84. They have run 133 plays this season for 889 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the nation in total offense. The Minutemen average 6.7 yards per play, which is 42nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 42 1st downs this year, placing them 4th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UMass has run for 350 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the country. They've run 71 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 72nd 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 70. They have surrendered a total of 876 yards on D, which is 126th in Division 1. The Minutemen are ranked 90th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 36 passes on 57 attempts against the UMass Minutemen defense this season, placing them 125th and 126th in the country. The UMass pass defense has also given up a total of 443 yards through the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 95 attempts for 433 yards this year, putting them in 127th 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 76th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UMass has returned 7 kicks for 165 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 24 yards per kick return and they are 4th 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 373 yards on 10 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 95th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles have run for 319 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the nation. They've run 53 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 2 times for 10 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 59th in Division 1 in points scored with 37. They have run 60 plays this year for 348 yards, which ranks them 122nd in the nation in total offense. The Georgia Southern Eagles average 5.8 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 19 1st downs this season, ranking them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. Shai Werts has completed 5 throws while attempting 7 passes for a completion percentage of 71.4%. He has passed for 29 yards this year. He averages 4.1 adjusted yards per throw and 4.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 106.2.
The Georgia Southern Eagles rush defense has given up 42 attempts for 120 yards this season, putting them in 51st place in the country against the run. They have had 3 penalties for 35 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in Division 1. Georgia Southern is 17th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 6. They have given up a total of 151 yards on D, which is 12th in the nation. The Eagles are 13th in yards per play allowed with 2.9. Opponent offenses have completed 2 throws on 10 attempts against the Georgia Southern defense this season, ranking them 10th and 11th in the country. The Georgia Southern Eagles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 31 yards in the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia Southern kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 127 yards on 3 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 58th in the NCAA in punting average. Georgia Southern is 51st in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 67 punt return yards and average 33.5 yards per return, which is 4th in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 61 yards on special teams, which puts them 45th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 31 yards per kick return and they are 78th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 476.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Minutemen +1.5
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