Georgia Southern at Minnesota NCAA Football Parlay 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
TCF Bank Stadium
Shai Werts and the Georgia Southern Eagles go to TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Georgia Southern opens this matchup as 15.5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 51.5. The Eagles are 0-2-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Gophers are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-1-1 against the spread.
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
09/08/19 RB Andrew Cunningham Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota U
09/08/19 OL Brian Miller Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota U
09/08/19 P Magill Bauerle Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota U
09/08/19 QB Shai Werts Shoulder missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota U
09/07/19 NT C.J. Wright Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Maine
09/02/19 DE Justin Ellis Knee is out for season
09/01/19 FB Wesley Kennedy III Suspension is OUT next 2 games
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
08/03/19 QB Zack Annexstad Foot is out indefinitely
In their last game, the Georgia Southern Eagles played the Maine Black Bears and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 26-18. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Justin Tomlin who went 4/9 with 63 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Matt LaRoche led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 75 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for 154 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 17.1 yards per tote. Darion Anderson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 45 yards on 1 reception. He had an average of 45.0 yards per reception for the game. The Georgia Southern Eagles ran the ball 49 times and racked up a total of 395 yards giving them an average of 8.1 yards per rush. On the day, the Eagles totaled 16 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 67 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they totaled 58 plays which added up to 458 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Georgia Southern conceded 24 catches on 48 attempts for a total of 307 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. On the ground, the Eagles conceded 49 yards on 21 runs which means they allowed 2.3 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they conceded 356 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Eagles come into this game with a record of 1-1 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they currently sit at 10th in the Sun Belt and 114th in the nation with 556 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 14.5 points per contest, ranking them 118th in the nation. As a unit, they have an average of 234.5 rushing yards per contest which is 6th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Eagles have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 36.5 points per contest putting them 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eagles have allowed 87 yards. Opponents are completing 62.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.6 yards per try. When talking about yards rushing, Georgia Southern is allowing 85.5 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the Sun Belt and 26th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.2 yards per rush ranking them 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference and 41st in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 171 yards rushing through 2 contests.
In their last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers faced the Fresno State Bulldogs and left there with a loss by a score of 35-38. Mohamed Ibrahim led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 88 yards by way of 17 carries which had him averaging 5.2 yards per run. Rashod Bateman led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 105 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 15.0 yards per reception for that game. Running the show from under center for the Golden Gophers was Tanner Morgan who went 16/23 with 234 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Minnesota Golden Gophers ran the football 52 times and generated 146 yards which had them averaging 2.8 yards per run. For the game, they totaled 75 plays for 380 yards. Overall, the Golden Gophers totaled 24 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 65 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Minnesota allowed 24 catches on 35 throws for a total of 288 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.6%. Against the run, the Golden Gophers allowed 57 yards on 27 attempts which gave them an average of 2.1 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 345 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
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The Golden Gophers head into this matchup 2-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Golden Gophers have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Minnesota is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 139 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 85th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 278 yards rushing through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Golden Gophers average 344 yards per game overall putting them 98th in D-1 and 12th in the conference. The Golden Gophers are allowing 28 points per contest ranking them 13th in the conference and 90th in Division 1. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 56 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are conceding 115.5 yards per contest which puts them at 50th in college football and 11th in the Big Ten. For 2019, they have conceded 231 yards rushing and 3 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in D-1. They are giving up 240.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Golden Gophers currently sit at 12th in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers -15.5 and over 51.5 total points
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