Army at UTSA NCAA Football Betting Tips 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Alamodome is the venue where Frank Harris and the UTSA Roadrunners will take on the Army Black Knights on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Army as 15.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.5. The Black Knights are 1-1-0 ATS and 0-2-0 when betting on the total. The Roadrunners are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
No key injuries to report
In the last game they played, the Army Black Knights took on the Michigan Wolverines and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 24-21. Running the show from under center for the Black Knights was Kelvin Hopkins Jr. who went 2/4 with 43 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 interception in the game. Connor Slomka led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 92 yards by way of 29 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.2 yards per tote. Artice Hobbs IV was the receiving yardage leader by earning 43 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 21.5 yards per catch for the game. The Army Black Knights ran the ball a total of 61 times and racked up a total of 200 yards which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 66 plays for a total of 243 yards. Overall, the Black Knights racked up a total of 15 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 78 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, Army allowed 20 catches on 31 throws for a total of 232 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.5%. In the running game, the Black Knights allowed 108 yards on 45 attempts which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 340 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
The Black Knights head into this game 1-1 for this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 17.5 points per contest, which has them at 111th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 215.5 rushing yards per game which is 2nd among Independent teams. For total yards, they sit in 5th among D-1 Independent teams and 120th in college football with 527 yards. The Black Knights have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 15.5 points per contest putting them 1st among FBS Independent teams. When talking about yards rushing, Army is giving up 144.5 yards per game which has them at 1st among FBS Independent teams and 74th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush which has them at 1st among D-1 Independent teams and 77th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 289 rushing yards through 2 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Black Knights have conceded 294 yards. Teams are completing 60% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.5 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the UTSA Roadrunners took on the Baylor Bears and added a loss to their record by a score of 63-14. Leading the way at QB for the Roadrunners was Frank Harris who went 15/24 with 93 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game without an interception. Sincere McCormick led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 54 yards and he added 2 TD's during the game. He racked up a total of 87 yards on 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.3 yards per tote. Joshua Cephus was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 23 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 11.5 yards per catch in the game. The UTSA Roadrunners ran the ball 36 times and generated 164 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per run. In the game, the Roadrunners earned a total of 14 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 58 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In all, they ran 66 plays for a total of 266 yards. In terms of defense, UTSA gave up 16 catches on 23 tries totaling 178 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.6%. For the game, they conceded 546 yards and earned 0 takeaways. In the running game, the Roadrunners gave up 368 yards on 39 runs which gave the opponent an average of 9.4 yards per attempt allowed.
The Roadrunners step onto the field holding a record of 1-1. UTSA has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 224 rushing yards per game, which has them at 34th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 448 rushing yards through 2 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Roadrunners average 378 yards per contest overall putting them 86th in the nation and 7th in the conference. The Roadrunners are conceding 35 points per contest which puts them at 10th in Conference USA and 114th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in the nation. They are conceding 179.5 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Roadrunners sit in 3rd in the conference. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 70 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are allowing 198 yards per game which puts them at 110th in D-1 and 9th in C-USA. This season, they have allowed a total of 396 yards rushing and 5 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Black Knights -15.5
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