Miami at Notre Dame College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Notre Dame Stadium
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Notre Dame Stadium is the venue for the game between the Miami RedHawks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 21.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 54.5. The Fighting Irish are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-1-0. The RedHawks are 1-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-3-0.
Valuable Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Miami RedHawks are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
09/24/17 DE Dean Lemon Leg "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/24/17 RB Maurice Thomas Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
09/24/17 RB Tony Jones Jr. Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
09/18/17 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder out for season
09/14/17 DL Elijah Taylor Foot out indefinitely
09/06/17 S Alohi Gilman Eligibility out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami RedHawks have run for 528 yards as a unit, which ranks 89th in the nation. They've run 163 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The RedHawks have been penalized on offense 27 times for 238 yards so far this year, which has them 38th in the country in penalties. They are 74th in Division 1 in points scored with 105. They have run 279 plays this year for 1,409 yards, which ranks them 63rd in the nation in total offense. The RedHawks average 5.1 yards per play, which is 108th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this season, ranking them 70th overall as an offensive unit. Gus Ragland has completed 61 throws while attempting 116 passes for a completion percentage of 52.6%. He has passed for 881 yards this year. He averages 8.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 135.7.
The RedHawks rush defense has given up 135 attempts for 475 yards this season, putting them in 48th place in the country against the run. They have had 24 penalties for 231 yards on defense this year. That places them 85th in Division 1. Miami is 43rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 76. They have given up a total of 1,243 yards on D, which is 44th in the nation. The RedHawks are 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 75 throws on 130 attempts against the Miami RedHawks defense this season, ranking them 71st and 80th in the country. The Miami pass defense has also surrendered a total of 768 yards in the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami RedHawks have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 41st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Miami RedHawks kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 983 yards on 23 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 56th in the NCAA in punting average. Miami is 77th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 24 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 83rd in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 118 yards on special teams, which puts them 112th in kick return yardage. The RedHawks average 12 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,551.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Irish are 21st in Division 1 in points scored with 155. They have run 289 plays this season for 1,837 yards, which ranks them 102nd in the nation in total offense. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 6.4 yards per play, which is 35th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this year, placing them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 1,174 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the country. They've run 172 times, averaging 6.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 23 times for 193 yards so far this season, which has them 62nd in the nation in penalties. Brandon Wimbush has thrown for 663 yards this season. He has completed 62 passes on 114 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 108.4. He averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Notre Dame is 39th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 74. They have surrendered a total of 1,552 yards on D, which is 84th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish are ranked 37th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 91 passes on 158 attempts against the Notre Dame defense this season, placing them 113th and 126th in the country. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish pass defense has also given up a total of 946 yards through the air, which is 86th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 156 attempts for 606 yards this year, putting them in 82nd place in D-1 against the run. The Fighting Irish have committed 33 penalties for 300 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 114th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Notre Dame is ranked 16th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They have returned 9 kicks for 215 yards on special teams, ranking 58th in kick return yardage. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 24 yards per kick return and they are 35th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,054. The Fighting Irish have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 5, which is 43rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Notre Dame kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,004 yards on 22 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 16th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -21.5
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