NIU at Vanderbilt NCAA Football Parlay 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Riley Neal and the Vanderbilt Commodores play the NIU Huskies at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. NIU opens this contest as 6.5-point underdogs. The Huskies are 2-1-0 ATS and 1-2-0 when betting on the total. The Commodores are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-3-0 against the spread.
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
09/22/19 OL Devin Cochran Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
09/22/19 DB Frank Coppet Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
09/22/19 OL Saige Young Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
09/22/19 DL Eddie Zinn-Turner Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
09/18/19 WR Amir Abdur-Rahman Undisclosed is out for season
09/18/19 RB Jamauri Wakefield Leg is out for season
In their last game, the NIU Huskies played the Nebraska Cornhuskers and were defeated 44-8. Jordan Nettles paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 22 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 43 yards via 9 carries which had him averaging 4.8 yards per carry. Daniel Crawford was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 71 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 14.2 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Huskies was Ross Bowers who went 25/44 with 248 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 pick in the game. The NIU Huskies ran the ball 32 times and racked up a total of 74 yards which had them averaging 2.3 yards per run. For the contest, the Huskies got 20 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 40 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they finished with a total of 81 plays which added up to 350 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, NIU gave up 19 catches on 32 throws for a total of 287 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.4%. On the day, they gave up a total of 525 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Huskies gave up 238 yards on 33 attempts which gave them an average of 7.2 yards per run allowed.
The Huskies head into this game 1-2 for the 2019 season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation with an average of 16.3 points per contest, ranking them 128th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 77 yards on the ground per contest which is 11th in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 10th in the conference and 117th in D-1 with 1,041 yards. The Huskies have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 29.7 points per contest putting them 4th in the Mid-American Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Huskies have conceded 810 yards. Teams are completing 56.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.3 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, NIU is allowing 160.7 yards per game which has them at 6th in the conference and 85th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per carry putting them 9th in the MAC and 107th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 482 yards rushing through 3 games.
In their last outing, the Vanderbilt Commodores played the LSU Tigers and were beaten 66-38. Ke'Shawn Vaughn paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 52 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the contest. He racked up a total of 130 yards on 20 carries which meant he averaged 6.5 yards per carry. Kalija Lipscomb was the receiving yardage leader by earning 68 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 13.6 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Commodores was Riley Neal who went 15/31 with 206 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. The Vanderbilt Commodores ended up rushing 34 times and totaled 145 yards earning them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 73 plays which added up to 374 yards. For the game, the Commodores earned a total of 17 1st downs and they totaled 3 infractions for 27 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. When it comes to their defensive performance, Vanderbilt allowed 26 catches on 38 throws for a total of 418 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.4%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 599 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Commodores allowed 181 yards on 36 runs which means they allowed 5.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
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The Commodores come into this matchup with a record of 0-3. Vanderbilt hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 110.7 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 109th in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 332 yards rushing through 3 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Commodores average 363.3 yards per contest overall which has them at 95th in the country and 13th in the Southeastern Conference. The Commodores are giving up 46 points per game ranking them 14th in the conference and 127th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the most anemic units in college football. They are conceding 361 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Commodores are currently ranked 14th in the Southeastern Conference. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 138 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 180 yards per contest ranking them 102nd in Division 1 and 14th in the conference. This season, they have conceded a total of 540 yards on the ground and 5.1 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Commodores -6.5 and over the total points
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