UTEP at Rice College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The UTEP Miners head to Rice Stadium to play the Rice Owls on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UTEP as 1 point favorites. The Miners are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Owls are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-3-1.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 5-3-1 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 4-5-0 against the spread
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
10/28/18 OL Zuri Henry Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Rice
10/23/18 QB Ryan Metz Concussion is out indefinitely
10/16/18 FB Winston Dimel Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/14/18 LB Dylan Parsee ACL 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 Rice Owls Injuries
10/24/18 QB Evan Marshman Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/19/18 QB Shawn Stankavage Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners are 128th in the country in points scored with 123. They have run 506 plays this year for 2,370 yards, which ranks them 115th in Division 1 in total offense. The Miners average 4.7 yards per play, which is 124th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 127 1st downs this season, ranking them 127th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTEP has run for 1,046 yards as a unit, which ranks 107th in college football. They've run 302 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 55 times for 445 yards so far this year, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. Kai Locksley has passed for 579 yards this year. He's completed 55 throws while attempting 110 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating this season is 94.8. He averages 4.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.3 yards per pass attempt.
UTEP is 89th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 240. They have given up a total of 3,064 yards on D, which is 61st in D-1. The Miners are 99th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 120 throws on 198 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense this season, ranking them 14th and 6th in the nation. The UTEP pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,382 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 312 attempts for 1,682 yards this season, putting them in 104th place in the country against the run. The Miners have had 45 penalties for 434 yards on defense this year. That places them 51st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UTEP is 28th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 96 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 106th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 334 yards on special teams, which puts them 79th in kick return yardage. The Miners average 20 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,801. The UTEP Miners have tried 9 field goals this year and made 6, which is 107th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. UTEP Miners kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,009 yards on 52 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 115th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 1,325 yards as a team, which ranks 76th in college football. They've run 345 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rice Owls have been penalized on offense 44 times for 411 yards so far this season, which has them 91st in the country in penalties. They are 116th in the nation in points scored with 170. They have run 617 plays this season for 2,861 yards, which ranks them 101st in Division 1 in total offense. Rice averages 4.6 yards per play, which is 125th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 150 1st downs this year, placing them 100th overall as an offensive unit. Wiley Green averages 4.9 yards per pass attempt and 3.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 22 passes on 43 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 90.9. He has thrown for 212 yards this season.
The Rice Owls rush defense has allowed 310 attempts for 1,586 yards this year, putting them in 100th place in D-1 against the run. Rice has committed 39 penalties for 338 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in college football. They are 123rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 351. They have surrendered a total of 4,019 yards on D, which is 121st in the country. The Owls are ranked 124th in yards per play allowed with 7.2. Opposing offenses have completed 155 passes on 246 attempts against the Rice defense this season, placing them 79th and 55th in Division 1. The Rice Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 2,433 yards through the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rice Owls have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 11, which is 40th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 65%. Rice kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,516 yards on 56 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 13th in Division 1 in punting average. Rice is ranked 124th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 31 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 99th in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 763 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Rice Owls average 26 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,655.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +1
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