UTEP at Louisiana Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Joe Aillet Stadium
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs host the UTEP Miners at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 25.5 point favorites. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread. The Miners have an ATS record of 3-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
10/14/18 LB Dylan Parsee ACL is out for season
10/14/18 QB Kai Locksley Ankle missed last game, is probable Saturday vs Louisiana Tech
10/14/18 FB Winston Dimel Shoulder injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Louisiana Tech
09/23/18 OL Jerrod Brooks Shoulder is out for season
09/01/18 OL Derron Gatewood Leg is out for season
08/29/18 OL Greg Long Undisclosed is out for season
07/28/18 LB Jayson VanHook Academics is out for season
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
08/22/18 QB Elijah Walker Transferred has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners have run for 955 yards as a team, which ranks 94th in college football. They've run 237 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 43 times for 325 yards so far this season, which has them 56th in the country in penalties. They are 129th in the nation in points scored with 99. They have run 388 plays this season for 1,894 yards, which ranks them 120th in Division 1 in total offense. The Miners average 4.9 yards per play, which is 118th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 99 1st downs this year, placing them 126th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Metz averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 5.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 24 passes on 52 attempts for a completion percentage of 46.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 110. He has thrown for 412 yards this season.
The Miners rush defense has allowed 234 attempts for 1,248 yards this year, putting them in 99th place in D-1 against the run. UTEP has committed 33 penalties for 314 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 44th in college football. They are 90th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 190. They have surrendered a total of 2,382 yards on D, which is 59th in the country. The Miners are ranked 109th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 90 passes on 146 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense this season, placing them 11th and 5th in Division 1. The UTEP pass defense has also given up a total of 1,134 yards through the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UTEP Miners have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 5, which is 97th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. UTEP Miners kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,391 yards on 36 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 110th in Division 1 in punting average. UTEP is ranked 35th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 70 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 103rd in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 313 yards on special teams, ranking 60th in kick return yardage. The Miners average 21 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,278.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 84th in the country in points scored with 172. They have run 437 plays this year for 2,471 yards, which ranks them 47th in Division 1 in total offense. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 5.7 yards per play, which is 72nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 130 1st downs this season, ranking them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana Tech has run for 859 yards as a unit, which ranks 105th in college football. They've run 218 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. Louisiana Tech has been penalized on offense 23 times for 204 yards so far this year, which has them 124th in the country in penalties. J'Mar Smith has passed for 1,565 yards this year. He's completed 124 throws while attempting 214 passes for a completion percentage of 57.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 129.2. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Louisiana Tech is 41st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 139. They have given up a total of 2,081 yards on D, which is 27th in D-1. The Bulldogs are 39th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 94 throws on 175 attempts against the Louisiana Tech defense this season, ranking them 15th and 29th in the nation. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,131 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 235 attempts for 950 yards this season, putting them in 58th place in the country against the run. The Bulldogs have had 30 penalties for 347 yards on defense this year. That places them 56th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Tech is 129th in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled -7 punt return yards and average -3.5 yards per return, which is 129th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 218 yards on special teams, which puts them 97th in kick return yardage. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,681. The Bulldogs have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 42nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Louisiana Tech kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,167 yards on 29 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 91st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Miners +25.5
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