VMI Keydets vs Samford Bulldogs Prediction, 3/20/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VMI Keydets vs Samford Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Seibert Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: VMI (+4.5)
Seibert Stadium is the venue where and the Samford Bulldogs (2-2) will play the VMI Keydets (3-0) on Saturday. Samford opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 63.
In their last outing the Keydets played the Mercer Bears and earned the win by a score of 41-14. Reece Udinski went 26/36 with 242 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Korey Bridy paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 17 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 113 yards via 27 carries which gave him an average of 4.2 yards per run. Leroy Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 76 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 10.9 yards per reception for that game. The VMI Keydets ran the ball 51 times and earned 213 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 89 plays which gave them a total of 471 yards. In the game, the Keydets totaled 29 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 42 yards.
When discussing the defense, VMI gave up 10 completions on 21 tries totaling 100 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. On the ground, the Keydets gave up 70 yards on 34 tries which means they had an average of 2.1 yards per run allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 170 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
VMI has recorded 97 total points and has accumulated 12 touchdowns, while holding an average of 31:21 mins when it comes to time of possession per game. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the VMI Keydets have an average of 32.3 points per outing. When it comes to resetting the downs, VMI has compiled 40 first downs through the air and 29 rushing first downs.
In their last outing the Bulldogs took on the Wofford Terriers and notched a win by a score of 37-31. Dakota Chapman paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 6 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 38 yards on 10 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per carry. Ty King was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 178 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 25.4 yards per reception for that contest. Liam Welch went 24/36 with 359 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Samford Bulldogs rushed the ball a total of 36 times and added 106 yards earning them an average of 2.9 yards per carry. On the day, the Bulldogs racked up a total of 19 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 35 yards. In the game, they ran 72 plays which gave them a total of 465 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Samford allowed 14 completions on 24 throws for a total of 218 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. Overall, they allowed 490 yards and forced 3 turnovers. Against the run, the Bulldogs allowed 272 yards on 51 tries which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
In terms of the points being put on the board, the Bulldogs are maintaining an average of 38.0 points per contest. Recording an average of 26:56 minutes per game of ball control, the Bulldogs have earned 19 TDs and 152 points for the season. They have accumulated 33 first downs via the ground and 49 passing first downs so far this year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Samford (-4.5) and over 63 points
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