Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sun Life Stadium
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The Pittsburgh Panthers take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Sun Life Stadium. The opening line for this game has Miami as 6 point favorites. This season the Panthers are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-1-0. The Hurricanes have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
Nathan Peterman finished with 267 yards through the air for Pittsburgh last week. He completed 13 passes out of 22 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by James Conner, who finished with 141 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Scott Orndoff was the team leader in receiving with a total of 96 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 48 yards per reception. As a team in that game Pittsburgh got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 55 total plays for 458 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 180 yards on 32 attempts.
Brad Kaaya finished with 288 yards passing for Miami last week. He went 26 for 42, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Hurricanes were led on the ground by Mark Walton, who finished with 45 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Stacy Coley led the team in receiving with 81 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Miami had 20 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 306 yards for the contest. The Hurricanes ran for 18 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Pittsburgh scores 38.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 23rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.3 passes on 23 attempts for a 62 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 191.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 102nd in college football. The Panthers run for an average of 231.8 yards per game on 45.4 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 23rd in the nation. They also run 68.4 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 423 yards per game, ranking their offense 54th overall this season. The Panthers average 20.6 first downs per game which ranks them 75th in the country. They accumulate 51.6 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, which ranks 78th in the nation.
Pittsburgh allows 312.3 passing yards per game, ranking 125th in D-1, and they allow 32.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 99th. They give up 21.5 completions on 36.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.5. The Panthers allow 103.3 rushing yards per game on 32.3 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 5th in the country. Pittsburgh allows 415.5 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 70th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 50.1 yards per game, ranking them 44th among D-1 teams.
Miami averages 32.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 44th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.6 passes per game on 30.4 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 252 yards through the air per game, ranking them 48th in Division 1. The Hurricanes run for an average of 148.9 yards per game on 32.6 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 95th on the ground. They also run 63 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 400.9 yards per game, ranking them 71st in the country on offense. The Hurricanes get an average of 19.1 first downs per game, which ranks 107th in the nation. They average 69.6 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 12th in college football.
Miami allows an average of 203.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 31st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 17th in the nation. They give up 19.4 completions on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.5 per game. The Hurricanes allow 148.8 rushing yards per contest on 42.1 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 47th in the country. Miami allows 351.9 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 25th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 56.6 yards in each contest, ranking 81st in the nation.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 7-1-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 DB Avonte Maddox Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/30/16 LB Bam Bradley Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/30/16 WR Dontez Ford Collarbone "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/30/16 WR Zach Challingsworth Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/14/16 TE Chris Clark Knee out for season
10/14/16 OL Mike Grimm Hip out for season
10/14/16 DL Zack Gilbert Heart out for season
09/16/16 LB Elijah Zeise Ankle out for season
09/16/16 DE Dewayne Hendrix Foot out for season
08/31/16 WR Chris Wuestner Personal has left team
10/11/16 OT Sunny Odogwu Ankle out indefinitely
10/10/16 WR Sam Bruce Dismissed has been dismissed
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
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 Pittsburgh
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