San Jose State vs Army College Football Betting Tips 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Michie Stadium is the venue where Kelvin Hopkins Jr and the Army Black Knights will take on the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday. The spread on this game has Army as 9.5-point favorites. The Spartans are 3-3-1 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Black Knights are 2-4-1 when wagering on the over/under and 2-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the San Jose State Spartans faced the San Diego State Aztecs and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-17. Leading the way at QB for the Spartans was Josh Love who went 19/36 with 218 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. Kairee Robinson paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 59 yards by way of 14 carries which gave him an average of 4.2 yards per run. Bailey Gaither was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 75 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 18.8 yards per reception for the game. The Spartans ended up running the ball 16 times and earned 55 yards which had them averaging 3.4 yards per rush. For the game, the Spartans had a total of 15 1st downs and they totaled 1 infraction for 15 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. In all, they totaled 52 plays for a total of 273 yards. When discussing the defense, San Jose State allowed 13 completions on 20 tries for a total of 88 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. On the ground, the Spartans allowed 270 yards on 52 carries which gave them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 358 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover.
The Spartans step onto the field holding a record of 3-4 for the 2019 season. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 5th in the Mountain West and 67th in college football with 2,773 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 27.6 points per game, which has them at 76th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 85.6 yards on the ground per game which is 12th in the Mountain West. The Spartans have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 29.4 points per game which has them at 7th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Spartans have allowed 2,174 yards. Opponents are completing 58.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt. In discussing rushing yards, San Jose State is giving up 225.1 yards per game putting them 12th in the MWC and 124th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush putting them 9th in the MWC and 92nd in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,576 yards rushing through 7 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Army Black Knights went up against the Georgia State Panthers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 28-21. Connor Slomka paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 38 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 89 yards on 10 carries which had him averaging 8.9 yards per run. Camden Harrison was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 58 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 14.5 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Black Knights was Kelvin Hopkins Jr. who went 6/10 with 65 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Black Knights ran the ball 61 times and earned a total of 278 yards earning them an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Black Knights had a total of 20 first downs and they had 3 penalties for 25 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. In the game, they finished with a total of 72 plays for 343 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Army conceded 20 catches on 28 throws for a total of 232 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.4%. In the game, they gave up 379 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Black Knights conceded 147 yards on 32 runs which is an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Black Knights come into this game with a record of 3-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Black Knights have one of the average offenses in the nation. Army has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 254.6 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 9th in Division 1. As a team, they have a total of 1,782 yards rushing through 7 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Black Knights average 326 yards per game overall ranking them 114th in the country and 5th among FBS Independent teams. The Black Knights are conceding 21.7 points per game which puts them at 2nd among FBS Independent teams and 39th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in Division 1. They are allowing 186.6 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Black Knights sit in 2nd among D-1 Independent teams. In regard to points given up, they have given up 152 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 159.1 yards per game which puts them at 69th in the nation and 2nd among D-1 Independent teams. In 2019, they have given up a total of 1,114 yards on the ground and 14.7 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Black Knights -9.5
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