Army at Michigan NCAA Football Parlay 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Kelvin Hopkins Jr and the Army Black Knights go to Michigan Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Michigan Wolverines. Army opens this game as 23.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 49.
In their last game, the Army Black Knights took the field against the Rice Owls and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 14-7. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 12 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this contest. He racked up a total of 80 yards on 21 carries which had him averaging 3.8 yards per tote. Artice Hobbs IV was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 19 yards on 1 reception. He averaged 19.0 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Black Knights was Kelvin Hopkins Jr. who went 3/8 with 53 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Black Knights come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 this season. They are a low scoring offensive team among FBS Independent teams and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yardage, they rank 5th among FBS Independent teams and 110th in the country with 284 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Black Knights currently have a total of 1 passing touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation with an average of 14 points per contest, ranking them 114th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 231 rushing yards per game which is 1st among FBS Independent teams.
The Black Knights have one of the best defenses in Division 1 allowing 7 points per game, ranking them 1st among FBS Independent teams and 23rd in the nation. When it comes to passing yards, the Black Knights have allowed 62 yards. Opponents are completing 50% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.4 yards per attempt. They have allowed 0 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. When talking about rushing yards, Army is allowing 181 yards per game putting them 2nd among Independent teams and 100th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6 yards per carry ranking them 5th among Independent teams and 118th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 181 rushing yards through 1 game.
In their last contest, the Michigan Wolverines took on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and went home with the win by a score of 40-21. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Wolverines was Shea Patterson who went 17/29 with 203 yards by way of the pass and threw 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Zach Charbonnet paced the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 41 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 90 yards via 8 carries which meant he averaged 11.3 yards per carry. Tarik Black was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 80 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per catch in this contest.
The Wolverines come into this game with a record of 1-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Wolverines have one of the best offenses in college football. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Wolverines are ranked 7th in the Big Ten and 35th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 40 points per contest. Michigan has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 233 yards per game, putting them 37th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 233 yards rushing through 1 contest, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Wolverines average 453 yards per contest overall ranking them 57th in Division 1 and 8th in the conference.
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The Wolverines are allowing 21 points per game ranking them 8th in the Big Ten and 58th in the country. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 21 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are allowing 67 yards per game which puts them at 28th in college football and 8th in the Big Ten. This season, they have conceded 67 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in Division 1. They are giving up 234 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Wolverines currently sit at 12th in the Big Ten Conference. They have conceded 2 passing touchdowns this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Wolverines -23.5 and over 49 total points
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