MTSU vs Michigan College Football Picks and Tips 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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The MTSU Blue Raiders head to Michigan Stadium to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 30 point favorites. The Blue Raiders were 8-6-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 7-7-0. The Wolverines were 6-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 8-5-0.
Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders were 7-7-0 against the over/under last season
The MTSU Blue Raiders were 8-6-0 against the spread last year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines were 8-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Michigan Wolverines were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
08/22/19 OL Andrew Stueber Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders were 53rd in the country in points scored with 392 last season. They ran 981 plays last year for 5,443 yards, which ranked them 21st in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Raiders averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 85th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 291 1st downs last season, ranking them 34th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU ran for 1,805 yards, which ranked 99th in college football. They ran 498 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Raiders were penalized on offense 76 times for 713 yards last year, which had them 68th in the country in penalties.
MTSU was 81st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 374 last year. They gave up a total of 5,298 yards on D, which was 85th in D-1. The Blue Raiders were 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses completed 248 throws on 433 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense last season, ranking them 94th and 97th in the nation. The MTSU pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,985 yards in the air, which was 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 538 attempts for 2,311 yards last season, putting them in 84th place in the country against the run. The Blue Raiders had 83 penalties for 715 yards on defense last year. That placed them 75th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU was 125th in the country in punt returns with 8 last season. They totaled 115 punt return yards and averaged 14.4 yards per return, which was 13th in D-1. They returned 4 kicks for 76 yards on special teams, which put them 130th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders averaged 19 yards per kick return and they were 82nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,634. The MTSU Blue Raiders tried 24 field goals last year and made 18, which was 22nd in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 75%. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers made 89% of their extra points, going 41 for 45 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,617 yards on 64 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranked them 73rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolverines ran for 2,649 yards as a team last year, which ranked 33rd in college football. They ran 549 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Michigan Wolverines were penalized on offense 88 times for 826 yards last season, which had them 33rd in the country in penalties. They were 22nd in the nation in points scored with 458. They ran 897 plays last season for 5,454 yards, which ranked them 80th in Division 1 in total offense. Michigan averaged 6.1 yards per play, which was 40th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 280 1st downs last year, placing them 53rd overall as an offensive unit.
The Michigan Wolverines rush defense allowed 450 attempts for 1,736 yards last year, putting them in 27th place in D-1 against the run. Michigan committed 75 penalties for 728 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 81st in college football. They were 16th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 252. They surrendered a total of 3,578 yards on D, which was 3rd in the country. The Wolverines were ranked 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses completed 163 passes on 330 attempts against the Michigan defense last season, placing them 2nd and 16th in Division 1. The Michigan Wolverines pass defense also gave up a total of 1,843 yards through the air, which was 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan Wolverines attempted 27 field goals last season and made 21, which was 9th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 78%. Wolverines kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 49 for 49 last year. Their punters totaled 2,020 yards on 43 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That placed them 4th in Division 1 in punting average. Michigan was ranked 11th in the nation in punt returns with 30 last year. They accumulated 316 punt return yards and averaged 10.5 yards per return, which was 42nd in college football. They returned 29 kicks for 533 yards on special teams, ranking 83rd in kick return yardage. The Michigan Wolverines averaged 19 yards per kick return and they were 45th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,302.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolverines -30
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