Miami at North Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Kenan Memorial Stadium
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Kenan Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 20.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 53. The Tar Heels are 1-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0. The Hurricanes are 3-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-5-0.
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Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-7-0 against the spread
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
10/22/17 OL Navaughn Donaldson Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
10/18/17 WR Evidence Njoku Knee is out for season
10/08/17 RB Mark Walton Ankle out for season
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
10/22/17 QB Chazz Surratt Knee is probable Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/22/17 OL Tyler Pritchett Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/22/17 RB Stanton Truitt Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/22/17 S Donnie Miles Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/13/17 CB Corey Bell Jr. Undisclosed out for season
10/13/17 WR Devin Perry Undisclosed out for season
09/29/17 TE Carl Tucker Undisclosed out for season
09/29/17 DL Tyler Powell Undisclosed out for season
09/28/17 WR Austin Proehl Collarbone out for season
09/28/17 WR Rontavius Groves Knee out for season
09/22/17 T William Sweet Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 OL Luke Elder Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 TE Noah Turner Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 WR Thomas Jackson Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 S D.J. Ford Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 RB Jacob Schmidt Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 S Jesse Cuccia Undisclosed out for season
09/18/17 LB Andre Smith Knee out for season
09/01/17 RB Antwuan Branch Undisclosed out for season
08/30/17 C Tommy Hatton Left Team out for season
08/30/17 OL Jared Cohen Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Hurricanes have run for 1,118 yards as a unit, which ranks 72nd in the nation. They've run 192 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Hurricanes have been penalized on offense 37 times for 368 yards so far this year, which has them 96th in the country in penalties. They are 70th in Division 1 in points scored with 200. They have run 410 plays this year for 2,849 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Hurricanes average 6.9 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 140 1st downs this season, ranking them 91st overall as an offensive unit. Malik Rosier has completed 127 throws while attempting 214 passes for a completion percentage of 59.3%. He has passed for 1,715 yards this year. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 145.4.
The Hurricanes rush defense has given up 257 attempts for 1,099 yards this season, putting them in 54th place in the country against the run. They have had 41 penalties for 348 yards on defense this year. That places them 52nd in Division 1. Miami is 13th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 112. They have given up a total of 2,231 yards on D, which is 25th in the nation. The Hurricanes are 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 109 throws on 209 attempts against the Miami Hurricanes defense this season, ranking them 21st and 40th in the country. The Miami pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,132 yards in the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Hurricanes have tried 12 field goals this year and made 11, which is 37th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Miami Hurricanes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,234 yards on 32 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 116th in the NCAA in punting average. Miami is 96th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 132 punt return yards and average 16.5 yards per return, which is 11th in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 407 yards on special teams, which puts them 56th in kick return yardage. The Hurricanes average 23 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,388.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tar Heels are 97th in Division 1 in points scored with 173. They have run 536 plays this season for 2,670 yards, which ranks them 70th in the nation in total offense. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 5 yards per play, which is 112th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 135 1st downs this year, placing them 96th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground North Carolina has run for 1,063 yards as a team, which ranks 79th in the country. They've run 282 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tar Heels have been penalized on offense 63 times for 591 yards so far this season, which has them 7th in the nation in penalties. Chazz Surratt has thrown for 1,261 yards this season. He has completed 104 passes on 178 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.5. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw.
North Carolina is 120th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 277. They have surrendered a total of 3,609 yards on D, which is 123rd in Division 1. The Tar Heels are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 137 passes on 242 attempts against the North Carolina defense this season, placing them 79th and 89th in the country. The North Carolina Tar Heels pass defense has also given up a total of 1,822 yards through the air, which is 95th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 373 attempts for 1,787 yards this year, putting them in 120th place in D-1 against the run. The Tar Heels have committed 44 penalties for 367 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
North Carolina is ranked 25th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 138 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 37th in college football. They have returned 31 kicks for 730 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 24 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,539. The Tar Heels have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 4, which is 120th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. North Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,442 yards on 53 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 10th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tar Heels +20.5
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