UTEP at Tennessee College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Neyland Stadium is the venue for the game between the UTEP Miners and the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 28.5 point favorites. The Volunteers are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Miners are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Volunteers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
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 Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
09/09/18 RB Ty Chandler Concussion is questionable Saturday vs UTEP
09/05/18 OL Brandon Kennedy ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners have run for 367 yards as a unit, which ranks 61st in the nation. They've run 73 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 18 times for 143 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. They are 118th in Division 1 in points scored with 34. They have run 133 plays this year for 617 yards, which ranks them 117th in the nation in total offense. The Miners average 4.6 yards per play, which is 115th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 35 1st downs this season, ranking them 104th overall as an offensive unit. Kai Locksley has completed 19 throws while attempting 45 passes for a completion percentage of 42.2%. He has passed for 177 yards this year. He averages 2.9 adjusted yards per throw and 3.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 70.8.
The Miners rush defense has given up 91 attempts for 523 yards this season, putting them in 115th place in the country against the run. They have had 10 penalties for 99 yards on defense this year. That places them 56th in Division 1. UTEP is 115th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 82. They have given up a total of 853 yards on D, which is 98th in the nation. The Miners are 111th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 25 throws on 40 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense this season, ranking them 19th and 13th in the country. The UTEP pass defense has also surrendered a total of 330 yards in the air, which is 34th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UTEP Miners have tried 2 field goals this year and made 2, which is 69th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. UTEP Miners kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 562 yards on 14 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 80th in the NCAA in punting average. UTEP is 5th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 52 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 80th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 139 yards on special teams, which puts them 31st in kick return yardage. The Miners average 28 yards per kick return and they are 98th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 808.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Volunteers are 51st in Division 1 in points scored with 73. They have run 123 plays this season for 715 yards, which ranks them 90th in the nation in total offense. The Tennessee Volunteers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 76th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 38 1st downs this year, placing them 95th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tennessee has run for 319 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in the country. They've run 82 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Volunteers have been penalized on offense 9 times for 67 yards so far this season, which has them 101st in the nation in penalties. Jarrett Guarantano has thrown for 326 yards this season. He has completed 27 passes on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 151.8. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Tennessee is 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 43. They have surrendered a total of 741 yards on D, which is 71st in Division 1. The Volunteers are ranked 105th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 37 passes on 63 attempts against the Tennessee defense this season, placing them 74th and 71st in the country. The Tennessee Volunteers pass defense has also given up a total of 498 yards through the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 56 attempts for 243 yards this year, putting them in 45th place in D-1 against the run. The Volunteers have committed 10 penalties for 74 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 25th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Tennessee is ranked 75th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 31 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 71 yards on special teams, ranking 80th in kick return yardage. The Tennessee Volunteers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the country in all-purpose yards with 817. Tennessee kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 399 yards on 10 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 82nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Miners +28.5
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