Western Kentucky at MTSU College Football Picks and Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium to take on the MTSU Blue Raiders on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this game has MTSU as 13 point favorites. The Hilltoppers have an ATS record of 4-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Blue Raiders have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
10/28/18 QB Drew Eckels Upper Body is questionable Friday vs Middle Tenn St
10/27/18 OL Cole Spencer Knee is out for season
09/20/18 RB Marquez Trigg Transferred has left team
08/08/18 RB Jakairi Moses Knee is out indefinitely
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
10/28/18 DB O.J. Johnson Leg is questionable Friday vs Western Kentucky
10/25/18 RB Brad Anderson Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 121st in Division 1 in points scored with 158. They have run 568 plays this season for 2,922 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Hilltoppers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 110th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 173 1st downs this year, placing them 56th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Kentucky has run for 1,004 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in the country. They've run 280 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hilltoppers have been penalized on offense 56 times for 489 yards so far this season, which has them 42nd in the nation in penalties. Davis Shanley has thrown for 928 yards this season. He has completed 95 passes on 140 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.8. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Kentucky is 88th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 240. They have surrendered a total of 3,237 yards on D, which is 77th in Division 1. The Hilltoppers are ranked 85th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 141 passes on 252 attempts against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense this season, placing them 53rd and 68th in the country. The Western Kentucky pass defense has also given up a total of 1,835 yards through the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 310 attempts for 1,402 yards this year, putting them in 83rd place in D-1 against the run. The Hilltoppers have committed 54 penalties for 530 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 101st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Western Kentucky is ranked 107th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 38 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 114th in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 474 yards on special teams, ranking 36th in kick return yardage. The Hilltoppers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 99th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,435. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 6, which is 105th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,557 yards on 44 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That places them 127th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Raiders have run for 1,021 yards as a team, which ranks 110th in the nation. They've run 287 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 41 times for 409 yards so far this year, which has them 103rd in the country in penalties. They are 74th in Division 1 in points scored with 227. They have run 545 plays this year for 2,834 yards, which ranks them 74th in the nation in total offense. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 5.2 yards per play, which is 104th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 158 1st downs this season, ranking them 90th overall as an offensive unit. Brent Stockstill has completed 163 throws while attempting 236 passes for a completion percentage of 69.1%. He has passed for 1,707 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 146.6.
The MTSU Blue Raiders rush defense has given up 327 attempts for 1,428 yards this season, putting them in 86th place in the country against the run. They have had 52 penalties for 435 yards on defense this year. That places them 53rd in Division 1. MTSU is 64th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 223. They have given up a total of 3,359 yards on D, which is 83rd in the nation. The Blue Raiders are 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 169 throws on 267 attempts against the MTSU defense this season, ranking them 101st and 86th in the country. The MTSU Blue Raiders pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,931 yards in the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The MTSU Blue Raiders have tried 8 field goals this year and made 4, which is 121st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. MTSU kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 27 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,661 yards on 39 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 47th in the NCAA in punting average. MTSU is 118th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 103 punt return yards and average 17.2 yards per return, which is 11th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 72 yards on special teams, which puts them 127th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 24 yards per kick return and they are 120th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,010.
Who will win tonight's Hilltoppers/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers +13
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