Utah at Colorado College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Folsom Field is the venue for the game between the Utah Utes and the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 7 point favorites. The Buffaloes are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-7-0. The Utes are 6-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-4-0.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-5-0 against the spread
Key Utah Utes Injuries
11/11/18 RB Zack Moss Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs Colorado
11/04/18 QB Tyler Huntley Collarbone is out for season
10/18/18 QB Jack Tuttle Transferred has left team
10/09/18 WR Bryan Thompson Redshirt is out for season
08/30/18 OL Johnny Capra Undisclosed is out for season
08/07/18 RB Devonta'e Henry-Cole Undisclosed is out for season
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/11/18 RB Beau Bisharat Ribs is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 PK Evan Price Illness is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 DB Evan Worthington Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 PK James Stefanou Hip is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 WR Jay MacIntyre Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 WR K.D. Nixon Hip is questionable Saturday vs Utah
10/30/18 TE Chris Bounds Personal is out indefinitely
10/23/18 DB Chris Miller Wrist is out for season
10/15/18 DL Jase Franke Knee is out for season
10/07/18 LB Jacob Callier Shoulder is out for season
09/26/18 P Alex Kinney Collarbone is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah Utes have run for 2,103 yards as a unit, which ranks 33rd in the nation. They've run 422 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 59 times for 537 yards so far this year, which has them 69th in the country in penalties. They are 54th in Division 1 in points scored with 305. They have run 706 plays this year for 4,297 yards, which ranks them 73rd in the nation in total offense. The Utes average 6.1 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 216 1st downs this season, ranking them 48th overall as an offensive unit. Jason Shelley has completed 24 throws while attempting 45 passes for a completion percentage of 53.3%. He has passed for 361 yards this year. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 116.3.
The Utes rush defense has given up 322 attempts for 1,032 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the country against the run. They have had 50 penalties for 483 yards on defense this year. That places them 30th in Division 1. Utah is 22nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 197. They have given up a total of 3,252 yards on D, which is 23rd in the nation. The Utes are 28th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 189 throws on 343 attempts against the Utah Utes defense this season, ranking them 77th and 100th in the country. The Utah pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,220 yards in the air, which is 65th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Utah Utes have tried 23 field goals this year and made 20, which is 3rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. Utah Utes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,787 yards on 39 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 11th in the NCAA in punting average. Utah is 25th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 199 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 54th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 100 yards on special teams, which puts them 127th in kick return yardage. The Utes average 20 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,596.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffaloes are 61st in Division 1 in points scored with 297. They have run 729 plays this season for 4,197 yards, which ranks them 30th in the nation in total offense. The Colorado Buffaloes average 5.8 yards per play, which is 62nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this year, placing them 50th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Colorado has run for 1,534 yards as a team, which ranks 79th in the country. They've run 375 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 60 times for 572 yards so far this season, which has them 65th in the nation in penalties. Steven Montez has thrown for 2,595 yards this season. He has completed 229 passes on 344 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.3. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Colorado is 63rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 264. They have surrendered a total of 3,962 yards on D, which is 73rd in Division 1. The Buffaloes are ranked 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 203 passes on 354 attempts against the Colorado defense this season, placing them 100th and 110th in the country. The Colorado Buffaloes pass defense has also given up a total of 2,468 yards through the air, which is 96th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 383 attempts for 1,494 yards this year, putting them in 53rd place in D-1 against the run. The Buffaloes have committed 72 penalties for 636 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 102nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Colorado is ranked 5th in the nation in punt returns with 27. They've accumulated 265 punt return yards and average 9.8 yards per return, which is 57th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 351 yards on special teams, ranking 95th in kick return yardage. The Colorado Buffaloes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 51st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,813. The Buffaloes have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 11, which is 54th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Colorado kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,028 yards on 52 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 104th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Utes -7
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