Conference Championship Bettors Preview

From the standpoint of the sports better, the staff of
breaks down some key statistical comparisons for the conference championship


Central Michigan-Miami Ohio

The Chippewas have the upper hand in most offensive
categories, but the RedHawks have the statistical
advantage defensively.

CMU amasses 78.9 more total yards per game on .7 more
yards per play. One of the more prominent areas is in rushing yards per attempt
where Central has the edge by 1.1. Miami Ohio
though relies much more on the big play. Despite completing 11.2 percent less
of their passes, the RedHawks get 1.7 more passing
yards per reception.

On defense, it’s Miami
with a superiority of 94.3 fewer yards allowed per game on .8 less yards per
play. They also allow a completion percentage of 7.2 less.

Conference USA

Tulsa-Central Florida

It’s yet another contest where one team has a fairly
significant edge on offense, while the other gets the numbers their way on defense.
Offensively, Tulsa has a yards per game pre-eminence if 124.9 total yards per game.
But it’s because of 181.4 yards
per game passing difference as UCF rushes for 56.5
more yards per game. The Golden Hurricanes do average 1.2 more yards per play,
a telling statistic say most top gamblers.

However, likewise UCF accrues .5
more yards per rush, but Tulsa 2.3
more yards per pass and 3.6 more yards per catch.

The Golden Knights allow 102.1 fewer yards on .9 less
yards per play allowed. Perhaps the biggest numerical disparity is in turnover
ratio. Tulsa is -7, but UCF +5, a
net advantage of 12 for Central.


Virginia Tech-Boston College

Although BC has an edge of 105.5 more total yards per
game, Tech rushes for 27.8 extra yards. The Eagles get 7.6 more first downs per
game. In the ever important yards per play category, it’s Boston
getting .7 more. Tech
though has a pretty significant numerical dominance of 1.1 more yards per

On defense, the check marks favor V Tech by 48.7 total
yards per game and .4 yards
per play. BC though allows 20.6 fewer rushing yards on a few half-yard less per
attempt. The Hokies have a huge turnover margin upper hand by 10.



Numerically, the Tigers are better on both sides of the
ball. LSU gets 44.8 more yards per game, though the Vols accumulate 27.8 more passing yards. The biggest
discrepancy is in passing yards per reception where LSU
gets 2.0 more. With Tennessee
completing 7.3 higher percent of the passes, the overall offensive upper hand
for LSU is fairly nominal.

Defensively LSU permits 121.8
fewer yards on 1.2 less yards per play. Tennessee
is less vulnerable to the big play, allowing 1.3 fewer passing yards per
attempt. LSU has a turnover ratio better by 12.

Big 12


These two teams are fairly close on paper. In fact, while Mizzou gets 49.8 more yards per game, Oklahoma
accumulates .3 more yards per play. Oklahoma
has the edge in both rushing yards per attempt and passing yards per attempt by
.2 and 1.4 respectively and they also get 2.4 more passing yards per reception.

Also the Sooners have slight edges in most defensive
categories including yards per game of 56.2 and .4 fewer yards per play
allowed. Yet the Tigers allow .1 less passing yards per attempt and .4 less
passing yards per reception.

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