West Virginia at Texas College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
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The Texas Longhorns host the West Virginia Mountaineers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas as 1.5 point favorites. The Longhorns have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread. The Mountaineers have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Texas Longhorns are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
10/25/18 CB Derrek Pitts Knee is questionable
10/25/18 LB Dylan Tonkery Undisclosed is questionable
10/25/18 OL Joe Brown Undisclosed is questionable
09/03/18 LB Charlie Benton Knee is out for season
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
10/26/18 DB Davante Davis Disciplinary is probable, but will not start Saturday vs Oklahoma State
10/26/18 DB Kris Boyd Disciplinary is probable, but will not start Saturday vs Oklahoma State
10/26/18 WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey Disciplinary is probable, but will not start Saturday vs Oklahoma State
10/25/18 QB Sam Ehlinger Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Oklahoma State
10/22/18 TE Andrew Beck Illness is probable Saturday vs Oklahoma State
10/22/18 LB Jeffrey McCulloch Neck is probable Saturday vs Oklahoma State
10/06/18 RB Kyle Porter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/17/18 DE Malcolm Roach Foot is out 6-8 weeks
09/13/18 OL Patrick Hudson Medical is out indefinitely
08/15/18 CB John Bonney Hand has left team
07/27/18 LB Demarco Boyd Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The West Virginia Mountaineers have run for 1,035 yards as a team, which ranks 108th in college football. They've run 232 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 53 times for 516 yards so far this season, which has them 55th in the country in penalties. They are 33rd in the nation in points scored with 279. They have run 459 plays this season for 3,354 yards, which ranks them 19th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mountaineers average 7.3 yards per play, which is 6th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 161 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. Will Grier averages 10.4 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 154 passes on 219 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 188.7. He has thrown for 2,272 yards this season.
The Mountaineers rush defense has allowed 261 attempts for 930 yards this year, putting them in 22nd place in D-1 against the run. West Virginia has committed 53 penalties for 457 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in college football. They are 17th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 137. They have surrendered a total of 2,446 yards on D, which is 14th in the country. The Mountaineers are ranked 46th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 129 passes on 213 attempts against the West Virginia Mountaineers defense this season, placing them 23rd and 16th in Division 1. The West Virginia pass defense has also given up a total of 1,516 yards through the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The West Virginia Mountaineers have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 7, which is 92nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. West Virginia Mountaineers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 915 yards on 22 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 71st in Division 1 in punting average. West Virginia is ranked 116th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 61 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 68th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 230 yards on special teams, ranking 109th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,645.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Longhorns are 56th in the country in points scored with 250. They have run 600 plays this year for 3,279 yards, which ranks them 47th in Division 1 in total offense. The Texas Longhorns average 5.5 yards per play, which is 86th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 187 1st downs this season, ranking them 36th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas has run for 1,236 yards as a unit, which ranks 83rd in college football. They've run 312 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. Texas has been penalized on offense 64 times for 567 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. Sam Ehlinger has passed for 1,817 yards this year. He's completed 158 throws while attempting 249 passes for a completion percentage of 63.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 140.4. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Texas is 57th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 199. They have given up a total of 3,028 yards on D, which is 58th in D-1. The Longhorns are 59th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 158 throws on 272 attempts against the Texas defense this season, ranking them 84th and 95th in the nation. The Texas Longhorns pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,962 yards in the air, which is 87th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 287 attempts for 1,066 yards this season, putting them in 35th place in the country against the run. The Longhorns have had 48 penalties for 511 yards on defense this year. That places them 94th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Texas is 70th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 147 punt return yards and average 12.3 yards per return, which is 33rd in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 263 yards on special teams, which puts them 100th in kick return yardage. The Texas Longhorns average 19 yards per kick return and they are 71st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,690. The Longhorns have tried 15 field goals this year and made 10, which is 45th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Texas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,597 yards on 41 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 108th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers +1.5
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