Stanford at UCF NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
K.J. Costello and the Stanford Cardinal travel to Spectrum Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the UCF Knights. The odds on this contest have Stanford as 2.5-point favorites. The total opens at 58. The Cardinal are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Knights are 0-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-0-0 against the spread.
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
09/08/19 QB K.J. Costello Head missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Central Florida
09/03/19 OL Walker Little Leg is out indefinitely
Key UCF Knights Injuries
08/08/19 QB McKenzie Milton Knee is out indefinitely
07/11/19 QB Darriel Mack Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
In the last game they played, the Stanford Cardinal went up against the USC Trojans and ended up taking the loss by a score of 45-20. Cameron Scarlett paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 44 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 82 yards via 17 carries which had him averaging 4.8 yards per run. Colby Parkinson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 89 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 12.7 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Cardinal was Davis Mills who went 22/36 with 237 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The Stanford Cardinal ended up rushing 30 times and added 98 yards earning them an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Overall, they totaled 66 plays for 335 yards. For the contest, the Cardinal racked up a total of 23 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 60 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Stanford gave up 28 catches on 33 throws for a total of 377 yards, and a completion percentage of 84.8%. In the running game, the Cardinal gave up 115 yards on 28 carries which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded 492 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Cardinal head into this game 1-1 for the 2019 season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country averaging 18.5 points per contest, which has them at 107th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 115 rushing yards per game which is 10th in the Pac-12 Conference. For total yardage, they rank 11th in the conference and 85th in Division 1 with 700 yards. The Cardinal have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 26 points per game ranking them 9th in the Pac-12. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cardinal have allowed 470 yards. Teams are completing 66.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.2 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, Stanford is giving up 104 yards per game putting them 3rd in the conference and 36th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per carry which has them at 3rd in the Pac-12 and 50th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 208 yards rushing through 2 contests.
The last time they played, the UCF Knights went up against the Florida Atlantic Owls and added a loss to their record by a score of 14-48. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Knights was Dillon Gabriel who went 7/19 with 245 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Greg McCrae led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards and he added 1 TD during the game. He ran for 93 yards on 14 carries which meant he averaged 6.6 yards per carry. Gabriel Davis was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 98 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 32.7 yards per catch for that game. The UCF Knights ran the football 47 times and racked up a total of 312 yards which gave them an average of 6.6 yards per carry. On the day, they totaled 67 plays which gave them a total of 574 yards. On the day, the Knights had a total of 23 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 55 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, UCF gave up 18 catches on 40 throws totaling 177 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.0%. Against the run, the Knights gave up 137 yards on 47 carries which gave the opponent an average of 2.9 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded 314 yards and forced 1 turnover.
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The Knights head into this game 2-0. UCF is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 325 rushing yards per game, putting them 6th in college football. As a team, they have a total of 650 yards rushing through 2 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Knights average 634 yards per game overall which has them at 5th in D-1 and 2nd in the AAC. The Knights are giving up 7 points per game which puts them at 1st in the American Athletic Conference and 5th in D-1. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in the country. They are giving up 134.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Knights currently sit at 2nd in the conference. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 14 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are conceding 70.5 yards per game which puts them at 15th in D-1 and 3rd in the conference. In 2019, they have conceded a total of 141 yards on the ground and 1 rushing TD.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinal -2.5 and under 58 total points
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