USF at Cincinnati College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Cincinnati Bearcats host the USF Bulls at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 8 point favorites. The Bearcats have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 6-3-0 against the spread. The Bulls have an ATS record of 2-7-0 while their over/under record is 4-5-0.
Valuable USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 2-7-0 against the spread
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-3-0 against the spread
Key USF Bulls Injuries
11/04/18 LB Nico Sawtelle Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
09/23/18 WR Terrence Horne ACL is out for season
07/20/18 QB Brett Kean Academics is out indefinitely
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
10/03/18 OL Garrett Campbell Ankle is out indefinitely
10/03/18 RB Gerrid Doaks Groin is out indefinitely
08/20/18 TE Josh Whyle Collarbone is out 4-6 weeks
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USF Bulls have run for 1,977 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in college football. They've run 358 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 76 times for 701 yards so far this season, which has them 9th in the country in penalties. They are 38th in the nation in points scored with 300. They have run 675 plays this season for 4,444 yards, which ranks them 30th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulls average 6.6 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 220 1st downs this year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Blake Barnett averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 189 passes on 304 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 134.6. He has thrown for 2,405 yards this season.
The Bulls rush defense has allowed 435 attempts for 2,237 yards this year, putting them in 122nd place in D-1 against the run. USF has committed 57 penalties for 493 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 55th in college football. They are 89th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 278. They have surrendered a total of 3,979 yards on D, which is 101st in the country. The Bulls are ranked 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 138 passes on 256 attempts against the USF Bulls defense this season, placing them 17th and 36th in Division 1. The USF pass defense has also given up a total of 1,742 yards through the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USF Bulls have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 12, which is 35th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. USF Bulls kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 32 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,998 yards on 46 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 33rd in Division 1 in punting average. USF is ranked 34th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 72 punt return yards and average 4.2 yards per return, which is 120th in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 893 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 27 yards per kick return and they are 6th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,409.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bearcats are 30th in the country in points scored with 315. They have run 671 plays this year for 4,046 yards, which ranks them 83rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Cincinnati Bearcats average 6 yards per play, which is 47th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 218 1st downs this season, ranking them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati has run for 2,120 yards as a unit, which ranks 15th in college football. They've run 419 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. Cincinnati has been penalized on offense 71 times for 680 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the country in penalties. Desmond Ridder has passed for 1,703 yards this year. He's completed 142 throws while attempting 225 passes for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 141.3. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Cincinnati is 6th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 126. They have given up a total of 2,461 yards on D, which is 6th in D-1. The Bearcats are 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 140 throws on 288 attempts against the Cincinnati defense this season, ranking them 18th and 75th in the nation. The Cincinnati Bearcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,538 yards in the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 293 attempts for 923 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the country against the run. The Bearcats have had 55 penalties for 464 yards on defense this year. That places them 39th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati is 20th in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 109 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 107th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 350 yards on special teams, which puts them 82nd in kick return yardage. The Cincinnati Bearcats average 21 yards per kick return and they are 40th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,505. The Bearcats have tried 9 field goals this year and made 5, which is 122nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Cincinnati kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 40 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,991 yards on 43 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls +8
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