USF at Houston College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The Houston Cougars host the USF Bulls at TDECU Stadium on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 7.5 point favorites. The Cougars have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread. The Bulls have an ATS record of 2-5-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key USF Bulls Injuries
09/23/18 WR Terrence Horne ACL is out for season
07/20/18 QB Brett Kean Academics is out indefinitely
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
10/10/18 DL Isaiah Chambers Knee is out for season
09/16/18 DB Garrett Davis Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USF Bulls have run for 1,663 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in college football. They've run 283 times, averaging 5.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 57 times for 508 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. They are 35th in the nation in points scored with 249. They have run 512 plays this season for 3,535 yards, which ranks them 40th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulls average 6.9 yards per play, which is 13th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 164 1st downs this year, placing them 43rd overall as an offensive unit. Blake Barnett averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 134 passes on 216 attempts for a completion percentage of 62%. His quarterback rating this year is 141.2. He has thrown for 1,810 yards this season.
The Bulls rush defense has allowed 334 attempts for 1,606 yards this year, putting them in 115th place in D-1 against the run. USF has committed 44 penalties for 381 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 51st in college football. They are 60th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 180. They have surrendered a total of 2,868 yards on D, which is 79th in the country. The Bulls are ranked 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 106 passes on 205 attempts against the USF Bulls defense this season, placing them 15th and 33rd in Division 1. The USF pass defense has also given up a total of 1,262 yards through the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USF Bulls have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 9, which is 40th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. USF Bulls kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 28 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,551 yards on 36 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 38th in Division 1 in punting average. USF is ranked 38th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 71 punt return yards and average 5.1 yards per return, which is 107th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 601 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 30 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,207.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars are 3rd in the country in points scored with 341. They have run 525 plays this year for 3,880 yards, which ranks them 12th in Division 1 in total offense. The Houston Cougars average 7.4 yards per play, which is 5th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 184 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 1,631 yards as a unit, which ranks 21st in college football. They've run 265 times, averaging 6.2 yards per rush as a unit. Houston has been penalized on offense 46 times for 362 yards so far this year, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. D'Eriq King has passed for 1,984 yards this year. He's completed 141 throws while attempting 222 passes for a completion percentage of 63.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 170.1. He averages 10.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 77th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 204. They have given up a total of 3,375 yards on D, which is 113th in D-1. The Cougars are 56th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 175 throws on 303 attempts against the Houston defense this season, ranking them 124th and 129th in the nation. The Houston Cougars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,335 yards in the air, which is 128th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 317 attempts for 1,040 yards this season, putting them in 50th place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 52 penalties for 473 yards on defense this year. That places them 98th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 78th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 127 punt return yards and average 12.7 yards per return, which is 32nd in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 106 yards on special teams, which puts them 123rd in kick return yardage. The Houston Cougars average 21 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,113. The Cougars have tried 7 field goals this year and made 4, which is 111th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Houston kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 45 for 46 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,251 yards on 30 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 64th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars -7.5
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