Prairie View A&M Panthers (1-1) vs. SMU Mustangs (1-1)
Prairie View A&M Panthers vs. SMU Mustangs 9/16/23 – Both Prairie View A&M Panthers and SMU Mustangs come into Week 3 with a 1-1 record. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET and will take place at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The match will be televised on ESP+.
Ahmad Antoine, the running back for Prairie View, has posted a noteworthy performance so far, with 34 rushing attempts resulting in 192 rushing yards. His 5.6 yards per rushing attempt is a metric that shouldn’t be ignored. The wide receiver for Prairie View, identified simply as “8,” has also had an impact with 143 receiving yards and 3 receiving touchdowns.
For the SMU Mustangs, Running Back LJ Johnson Jr. has been a star player, amassing 149 rushing yards from 23 attempts, averaging a whopping 6.5 yards per carry. Wide Receiver Jake Bailey has not found the end zone yet but has racked up 82 receiving yards from 10 catches, making him a reliable option for the quarterback. If you’re looking for the free reliable NCAAF picks, consider their matchups carefully.
Prairie View A&M Panthers vs. SMU Mustangs Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Gerald J. Ford Stadium|
Trazon Connley QB vs. Preston Stone QB
Trazon Connley, the signal-caller for Prairie View A&M, has shown a mixed bag of performances in the young season. With 33 completions from 57 attempts, Connley has amassed 465 yards, earning a respectable 8.2 yards per pass attempt. However, his 57.9% completion rate and 2 interceptions point to room for improvement. His passer rating of 131 is decent but not exceptional. One major area of concern is his vulnerability to sacks; Connley has been brought down five times, losing 24 yards in the process. This indicates a potential weakness in pocket awareness and could be an exploitable aspect of his game against a defensive-minded team like SMU.
Preston Stone has been steering the SMU offense with a more consistent hand. With 49 completions on 82 attempts, Stone has racked up 498 passing yards and boasts a completion percentage of 59.8%. His passer rating sits at 124.4, slightly lower than Connley’s but indicative of reliable game management. What separates Stone from Connley are his decision-making skills and his capability to handle pressure; he has been sacked just once and has thrown only one interception. Stone’s style of play reveals a quarterback who can deliver under pressure and make smart choices, a crucial advantage that could tip the balance in favor of the SMU Mustangs.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: SMU Mustangs ML, Total Odds: –
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the betting odds for the game are not yet available. This could be due to a variety of factors, but once available, the odds will provide a clearer picture of the betting market’s view on the game.
Prairie View A&M Panthers Betting Trends
The Panthers have shown a knack for covering the spread, going 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. However, they have struggled in the win column, posting a 1-10 record straight up in their last 11 outings. Road games have also been a thorn in their side, where they are 1-9 SU. Historically, they haven’t fared well in September, going 0-7 SU.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
SMU, on the flip side, has been poor against the spread, going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. However, they are dominant at home, boasting a 16-4 SU record in their last 20 home games. Interestingly, the total has gone under in 5 of their last 6 games but has gone over in 5 of their last 6 games played in week 3.
Prairie View A&M Panthers vs. SMU Mustangs 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Based on the team analysis and betting trends, SMU seems to have the edge, especially with their home record. The Panthers’ road woes also tip the scales in favor of the Mustangs. For prop bets, considering the recent under trends for SMU, betting the under might be a reasonable option, depending on what the total is set at. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: SMU 35, Prairie View A&M 21.