Saturday, October 15, 2016
Sun Life Stadium
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The North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Sun Life Stadium. The opening line for this game has Miami as 7 point favorites. This season the Tar Heels are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Hurricanes have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
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Mitch Trubisky finished with 58 yards through the air for North Carolina last week. He completed 13 passes out of 33 attempts for a 39% completion percentage. The Tar Heels were led in rushing by T.J. Logan, who finished with 67 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. T.J. Logan was the team leader in receiving with a total of 30 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 5 yards per reception. As a team in that game North Carolina got a total of 8 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 131 yards for the game. The Tar Heels ran for 73 yards on 29 attempts.
Brad Kaaya finished with 214 yards passing for Miami last week. He went 19 for 32, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Hurricanes were led on the ground by Joseph Yearby, who finished with 39 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Stacy Coley led the team in receiving with 80 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Miami had 20 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 276 yards for the contest. The Hurricanes ran for 62 yards on 28 carries as a team.
North Carolina scores 34.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 45th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 25.2 passes on 35.8 attempts for a 70.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 299.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 22nd in college football. The Tar Heels run for an average of 125.5 yards per game on 28.5 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 116th in the nation. They also run 64.3 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 425.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 59th overall this season. The Tar Heels average 20.8 first downs per game which ranks them 76th in the country. They accumulate 66 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 29th in the nation.
North Carolina allows 197.5 passing yards per game, ranking 33rd in D-1, and they allow 31.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 91st. They give up 15.5 completions on 26.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.9. The Tar Heels allow 228.8 rushing yards per game on 50.3 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 113th in the country. North Carolina allows 426.3 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 88th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.5 penalties for 68.8 yards per game, ranking them 116th among D-1 teams.
Miami averages 41.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 16th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.8 passes per game on 26.2 attempts for a 64.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 236.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 66th in Division 1. The Hurricanes run for an average of 198.4 yards per game on 32.2 attempts for an average of 6.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 43rd on the ground. They also run 58.4 plays per game and average 7.4 yards per play for a total of 434.6 yards per game, ranking them 48th in the country on offense. The Hurricanes get an average of 19.8 first downs per game, which ranks 88th in the nation. They average 73.2 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 16th in college football.
Miami allows an average of 158.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 11th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 12.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 5th in the nation. They give up 15 completions on 27.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.3 per game. The Hurricanes allow 125.8 rushing yards per contest on 44.2 carries for a 2.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 28th in the country. Miami allows 284 total yards per game for an average of 4 yards per play, which ranks 10th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 63 yards in each contest, ranking 100th in the nation.
North Carolina Betting Trends
North Carolina is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
North Carolina has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/10/16 DT Aaron Crawford Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/10/16 DE Dajaun Drennon Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/09/16 HB Elijah Hood Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
09/22/16 DE Tomon Fox Leg out indefinitely
09/14/16 LB Allen Artis Suspension out indefinitely
09/13/16 OT John Ferranto Pectoral out for season
10/10/16 OL Sunny Odogwu Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/09/16 QB Brad Kaaya Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
10/09/16 DB Jamal Carter Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. North Carolina
10/09/16 DL Scott Patchan Knee "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/16/16 QB Tucker Beirne Legal problems out indefinitely
09/05/16 LB Jamie Gordinier Knee out for season
09/03/16 LB Juwon Young Suspension has transferred
09/03/16 WR Sam Bruce Leg out indefinitely
08/27/16 DL Al-Quadin Muhammad Dismissed has been dismissed
08/27/16 LB Jeremaine Grace Dismissed has been dismissed
08/19/16 RB Trayone Gray Knee out for season
08/18/16 WR Lawrence Cager Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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