West Virginia at Syracuse Camping World Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/28/2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
Camping World Stadium
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The Syracuse Orange host the West Virginia Mountaineers at Camping World Stadium on Friday, December 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 7 point favorites. The Orange have an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they are 8-3-1 against the spread. The Mountaineers have an ATS record of 6-3-2 while their over/under record is 7-4-0.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-3-2 against the spread
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 8-3-1 against the spread
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/02/18 CB Derrek Pitts Knee is questionable Friday vs Syracuse
12/02/18 LB Dylan Tonkery Neck is questionable Friday vs Syracuse
12/02/18 OL Yodny Cajuste Leg is questionable Friday vs Syracuse
09/03/18 LB Charlie Benton Knee is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/02/18 DB Antwan Cordy Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs West Virginia
12/02/18 DL Josh Black Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs West Virginia
10/01/18 LS Matt Keller Ankle is out for season
09/20/18 WR Ed Hendrix Lower Body is out for season
08/30/18 DL Zach Morton Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The West Virginia Mountaineers have run for 1,785 yards as a team, which ranks 95th in college football. They've run 389 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 79 times for 735 yards so far this season, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. They are 13th in the nation in points scored with 465. They have run 796 plays this season for 5,724 yards, which ranks them 8th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mountaineers average 7.2 yards per play, which is 6th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 273 1st downs this year, placing them 41st overall as an offensive unit. Will Grier averages 9.7 yards per pass attempt and 10.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 266 passes on 397 attempts for a completion percentage of 67%. His quarterback rating this year is 175.5. He has thrown for 3,864 yards this season.
The Mountaineers rush defense has allowed 402 attempts for 1,663 yards this year, putting them in 34th place in D-1 against the run. West Virginia has committed 72 penalties for 631 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in college football. They are 42nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 292. They have surrendered a total of 4,464 yards on D, which is 45th in the country. The Mountaineers are ranked 88th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 226 passes on 359 attempts against the West Virginia Mountaineers defense this season, placing them 63rd and 43rd in Division 1. The West Virginia pass defense has also given up a total of 2,801 yards through the air, which is 71st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The West Virginia Mountaineers have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 12, which is 68th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. West Virginia Mountaineers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 59 for 59 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,543 yards on 39 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average. West Virginia is ranked 114th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 63 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 361 yards on special teams, ranking 107th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,148.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange are 12th in the country in points scored with 490. They have run 983 plays this year for 5,662 yards, which ranks them 37th in Division 1 in total offense. The Syracuse Orange average 5.8 yards per play, which is 62nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 283 1st downs this season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Syracuse has run for 2,524 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in college football. They've run 550 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. Syracuse has been penalized on offense 83 times for 678 yards so far this year, which has them 36th in the country in penalties. Eric Dungey has passed for 2,565 yards this year. He's completed 205 throws while attempting 343 passes for a completion percentage of 59.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 134.9. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Syracuse is 70th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 334. They have given up a total of 5,122 yards on D, which is 86th in D-1. The Orange are 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 236 throws on 425 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, ranking them 85th and 109th in the nation. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,156 yards in the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 452 attempts for 1,966 yards this season, putting them in 61st place in the country against the run. The Orange have had 94 penalties for 734 yards on defense this year. That places them 96th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Syracuse is 28th in the country in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 356 punt return yards and average 15.5 yards per return, which is 8th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 493 yards on special teams, which puts them 84th in kick return yardage. The Syracuse Orange average 18 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,511. The Orange have tried 32 field goals this year and made 28, which is 1st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Syracuse kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 58 for 58 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,676 yards on 62 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Orange college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -7
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