Utah State at Michigan State College Football Parlay 8/31/2018
Friday, August 31, 2018
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The Michigan State Spartans host the Utah State Aggies at Spartan Stadium on Friday, August 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 27 point favorites. The Spartans had an over/under record of 6-7-0 and they were 8-5-0 against the spread last year. The Aggies had an ATS record of 6-7-0 while their over/under record was 9-4-0.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies were 9-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Utah State Aggies were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Michigan State Spartans were 8-5-0 against the spread last year
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
08/04/18 LB Louy Compton Academics is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
08/06/18 DE Dillon Alexander Foot is out indefinitely
08/06/18 CB Josiah Scott Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/04/18 CB Tyson Smith Medical is out for season
08/04/18 LB Jon Reschke Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs Utah State
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah State Aggies ran for 2,228 yards as a team last year, which ranked 55th in college football. They ran 485 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aggies were penalized on offense 81 times for 728 yards last season, which had them 53rd in the country in penalties. They were 49th in the nation in points scored with 393. They ran 920 plays last season for 5,166 yards, which ranked them 65th in Division 1 in total offense. The Aggies averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 71st in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 248 1st downs last year, placing them 82nd overall as an offensive unit. Jordan Love averaged 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.5 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 129 passes on 235 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.9%. His quarterback rating last year was 119.3. He threw for 1,631 yards.
The Aggies rush defense allowed 627 attempts for 2,824 yards last year, putting them in 118th place in D-1 against the run. Utah State committed 92 penalties for 731 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 91st in college football. They were 71st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 350. They surrendered a total of 5,195 yards on D, which was 83rd in the country. The Aggies were ranked 40th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses completed 209 passes on 376 attempts against the Utah State Aggies defense last season, placing them 39th and 52nd in Division 1. The Utah State pass defense also gave up a total of 2,373 yards through the air, which was 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Utah State Aggies attempted 25 field goals last season and made 20, which was 23rd in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 76%. Utah State Aggies kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 47 for 47 last year. Their punters totaled 3,294 yards on 79 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That placed them 69th in Division 1 in punting average. Utah State was ranked 9th in the nation in punt returns with 30 last year. They accumulated 287 punt return yards and averaged 9.6 yards per return, which was 35th in college football. They returned 36 kicks for 787 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The Aggies averaged 22 yards per kick return and they were 52nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,240.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans were 88th in the country in points scored with 319 last season. They ran 969 plays last year for 4,987 yards, which ranked them 73rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Michigan State Spartans averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 102nd in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 281 1st downs last season, ranking them 45th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan State ran for 2,189 yards, which ranked 58th in college football. They ran 543 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Spartans were penalized on offense 85 times for 768 yards last year, which had them 35th in the country in penalties. Brian Lewerke passed for 2,793 yards last year. He completed 246 throws while attempting 417 passes for a completion percentage of 59%. His quarterback rating last season was 127.7. He averaged 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
Michigan State was 17th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 260 last year. They gave up a total of 3,864 yards on D, which was 6th in D-1. The Spartans were 19th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses completed 241 throws on 425 attempts against the Michigan State defense last season, ranking them 79th and 86th in the nation. The Michigan State Spartans pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,625 yards in the air, which was 41st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 368 attempts for 1,239 yards last season, putting them in 1st place in the country against the run. The Spartans had 62 penalties for 592 yards on defense last year. That placed them 33rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State was 46th in the country in punt returns with 21 last season. They totaled 82 punt return yards and averaged 3.9 yards per return, which was 120th in D-1. They returned 33 kicks for 706 yards on special teams, which put them 79th in kick return yardage. The Michigan State Spartans averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 81st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,775. The Spartans tried 20 field goals last year and made 16, which was 62nd in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 79%. Michigan State kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 38 for 38 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,895 yards on 69 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranked them 64th in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Aggies +27 and under 48 total points
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