West Virginia at Iowa State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Jack Trice Stadium
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Jack Trice Stadium to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 4.5 point favorites. The Mountaineers have an ATS record of 4-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Cyclones have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-1-0 against the spread
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
10/06/18 OL Joe Brown Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Kansas
10/06/18 S Joshua Norwood Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st Half Saturday vs Kansas
10/06/18 S Toyous Avery Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Kansas
09/03/18 LB Charlie Benton Knee is out for season
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
10/06/18 RB David Montgomery Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Oklahoma State
10/01/18 TE Chase Allen Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Oklahoma State
09/26/18 QB Kyle Kempt Knee is out indefinitely
09/17/18 LB Bobby McMillen III ACL is out for season
08/24/18 DB Dallas Taylor-Cortez Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 DB Jaeveyon Morton Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Joseph Scates Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Tayvonn Kyle Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 34th in Division 1 in points scored with 207. They have run 353 plays this season for 2,634 yards, which ranks them 13th in the nation in total offense. The Mountaineers average 7.5 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 130 1st downs this year, placing them 40th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground West Virginia has run for 811 yards as a team, which ranks 92nd in the country. They've run 172 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 38 times for 349 yards so far this season, which has them 54th in the nation in penalties. Will Grier has thrown for 1,819 yards this season. He has completed 126 passes on 177 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 189.9. He averages 10.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 adjusted yards per throw.
West Virginia is 21st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 93. They have surrendered a total of 1,661 yards on D, which is 19th in Division 1. The Mountaineers are ranked 35th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 94 passes on 159 attempts against the West Virginia Mountaineers defense this season, placing them 45th and 45th in the country. The West Virginia pass defense has also given up a total of 1,057 yards through the air, which is 36th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 178 attempts for 604 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in D-1 against the run. The Mountaineers have committed 35 penalties for 287 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 51st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
West Virginia is ranked 106th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 44 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 66th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 182 yards on special teams, ranking 94th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 45th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,860. The West Virginia Mountaineers have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 100th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. West Virginia Mountaineers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 483 yards on 12 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 91st in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cyclones have run for 497 yards as a team, which ranks 124th in the nation. They've run 155 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 22 times for 201 yards so far this year, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. They are 116th in Division 1 in points scored with 118. They have run 309 plays this year for 1,663 yards, which ranks them 88th in the nation in total offense. The Iowa State Cyclones average 5.4 yards per play, which is 89th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this season, ranking them 122nd overall as an offensive unit. Brock Purdy has completed 18 throws while attempting 23 passes for a completion percentage of 78.3%. He has passed for 318 yards this year. He averages 15.3 adjusted yards per throw and 13.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 243.1.
The Iowa State Cyclones rush defense has given up 195 attempts for 610 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the country against the run. They have had 31 penalties for 302 yards on defense this year. That places them 60th in Division 1. Iowa State is 42nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 122. They have given up a total of 1,748 yards on D, which is 30th in the nation. The Cyclones are 40th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 89 throws on 147 attempts against the Iowa State defense this season, ranking them 36th and 23rd in the country. The Iowa State Cyclones pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,138 yards in the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa State Cyclones have tried 8 field goals this year and made 8, which is 24th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Iowa State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,001 yards on 26 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 111th in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa State is 85th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 53 punt return yards and average 7.6 yards per return, which is 84th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 202 yards on special teams, which puts them 85th in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 25 yards per kick return and they are 122nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,918.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -4.5
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