Nevada Wolf Pack vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Sam Boyd Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada (+3.5)
Carson Strong and the Nevada Wolf Pack (6-1) travel to Sam Boyd Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the San Jose State Spartans (5-0). The odds on this game have San Jose State as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 58.5.
In their last game, the Nevada Wolf Pack faced the Fresno State Bulldogs and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 37-26. Carson Strong went 23/39 with 354 yards through the air and completed 5 TD's. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. Toa Taua led the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 17 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 39 yards on 11 carries which meant he was running for 3.5 yards per carry. Tory Horton led the team in receiving yardage by earning 148 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 29.6 yards per catch in this outing.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 31.3 PPG. As a team they hold an average of 107.7 yards on the ground which is 114th in the country. The Wolf Pack have earned 3,095 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Nevada has earned 21 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. The Wolf Pack rank 41st in the country in terms of team defense, allowing 21.9 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per rush and 120.9 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 846 running yards through 7 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Wolf Pack are giving up 1,682 yds which ranks them 77th in the country. In their 7 games played this season, they have yielded 240.3 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.2%. For the year, they are allowing 361.1 yards/outing which puts them 49th in the nation.
Carson Strong has completed 431 of his career 653 tosses for a completion percentage of 66.0%. He is passing for 259.0 yards per contest. For his career, Strong has thrown for 4,662 yds with 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 138.8 with a touchdown rate of 4.9% and an interception percentage of 1.7%. Over the course of his time in college, he has left the pocket to run 76 different times totaling -106 yards.
In their last outing, the San Jose State Spartans faced the Hawaii Warriors and earned the win by a score of 35-24. Nick Starkel went 11/23 with 167 yards via the pass and tossed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick for the game. Tyler Nevens led the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 72 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in this game. He racked up a total of 152 yards on 16 carries which gave him an average of 9.5 yards per run. Tre Walker was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 64 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 32.0 yards per reception in this game.
During the season to this point, the Spartans have thrown for a total of 1,350 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 270.0 passing yards per outing, which ranks 33rd in the country. The San Jose State Spartans hold an average of 421.8 yards per outing which is good for 45th in the country. They hold an average of 151.8 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 759 yards for this season. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Spartans are sitting 52nd in the country holding an average of 30.4 points per game. San Jose State has given up a total of 627 yards on the ground (125.4 yards/game) in addition to 5 touchdowns rushing this year. The Spartans are surrendering 17.0 points per game, which has them sitting 24th in Division 1. Overall, they have allowed 85 total points. They have yielded 6 touchdowns through the air and 221.8 yards/game, which has them ranked 56th in college football.
In the 24 games in his college career, Nick Starkel has been successful on 320 of his 536 tries for 4,261 yds. He averages 177.5 yards per game through the air with a 139.7 QB rating. Starkel has passed for 33 TD's while tossing 19 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for -69 yards on 24 tries. His touchdown percentage is 6.2% and his interception percentage is 3.5%.
Who will win tonight's Wolf Pack/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolf Pack +3.5
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