Utah at Washington State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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The Utah Utes head to Martin Stadium to play the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington State as 1.5 point favorites. The Utes are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Cougars are 4-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-1-0.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 4-0-0 against the spread
Key Utah Utes Injuries
09/12/18 RB Zack Moss Ankle is probable Saturday vs Washington
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 Washington State Cougars Injuries
09/20/18 LB Derek Moore Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/20/18 DT Jonathan Lolohea Undisclosed has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah Utes are 122nd in the country in points scored with 65. They have run 215 plays this year for 1,202 yards, which ranks them 98th in Division 1 in total offense. The Utes average 5.6 yards per play, which is 80th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 57 1st downs this season, ranking them 121st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 485 yards as a unit, which ranks 104th in college football. They've run 104 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 16 times for 135 yards so far this year, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. Tyler Huntley has passed for 677 yards this year. He's completed 64 throws while attempting 108 passes for a completion percentage of 59.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 120.4. He averages 6.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
Utah is 1st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 37. They have given up a total of 616 yards on D, which is 1st in D-1. The Utes are 1st in yards per play allowed with 3.2. Opponent offenses have completed 37 throws on 79 attempts against the Utah Utes defense this season, ranking them 4th and 10th in the nation. The Utah pass defense has also surrendered a total of 279 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 114 attempts for 337 yards this season, putting them in 11th place in the country against the run. The Utes have had 14 penalties for 120 yards on defense this year. That places them 15th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars have run for 331 yards as a team, which ranks 125th in college football. They've run 91 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Washington State Cougars have been penalized on offense 36 times for 340 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the country in penalties. They are 20th in the nation in points scored with 167. They have run 319 plays this season for 1,938 yards, which ranks them 3rd in Division 1 in total offense. Washington State averages 6.1 yards per play, which is 56th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 110 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Gardner Minshew averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 154 passes on 217 attempts for a completion percentage of 71%. His quarterback rating this year is 144.8. He has thrown for 1,547 yards this season.
The Washington State Cougars rush defense has allowed 128 attempts for 409 yards this year, putting them in 29th place in D-1 against the run. Washington State has committed 36 penalties for 282 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 108th in college football. They are 50th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 82. They have surrendered a total of 1,048 yards on D, which is 18th in the country. The Cougars are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 53 passes on 110 attempts against the Washington State defense this season, placing them 22nd and 52nd in Division 1. The Washington State Cougars pass defense has also given up a total of 639 yards through the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Utes +1.5
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