Miami at Pittsburgh College Football Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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Heinz Field is the venue for the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 14 point favorites. The Panthers are 3-5-2 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-7-1. The Hurricanes are 5-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-8-0.
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Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 1-8-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-4-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-7-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-5-2 against the spread
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/12/17 LB Charles Perry Leg is out for season
11/06/17 DL Demetrius Jackson Lower Body is out for season
11/06/17 WR Dionte Mullins Undisclosed is out for season
10/18/17 WR Evidence Njoku Knee is out for season
10/08/17 RB Mark Walton Ankle out for season
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/12/17 LB Anthony McKee Jr. Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/12/17 DB Avonte Maddox Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/12/17 WR Dontavius Butler-Jenkins Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/12/17 FB George Aston Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/08/17 QB Max Browne Shoulder out for season
09/22/17 FB Colton Lively Upper Body out for season
09/22/17 WR Michael Vardzel Upper Body out for season
09/06/17 LB Quintin Wirginis Lower Body out indefinitely
08/25/17 WR Tre Tipton Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Hurricanes have run for 1,781 yards as a unit, which ranks 69th in the nation. They've run 333 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Hurricanes have been penalized on offense 54 times for 539 yards so far this year, which has them 102nd in the country in penalties. They are 46th in Division 1 in points scored with 337. They have run 667 plays this year for 4,425 yards, which ranks them 52nd in the nation in total offense. The Hurricanes average 6.6 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 210 1st downs this season, ranking them 91st overall as an offensive unit. Malik Rosier has completed 183 throws while attempting 325 passes for a completion percentage of 56.3%. He has passed for 2,611 yards this year. He averages 8.2 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 141.6.
The Hurricanes rush defense has given up 410 attempts for 1,541 yards this season, putting them in 42nd place in the country against the run. They have had 64 penalties for 553 yards on defense this year. That places them 56th in Division 1. Miami is 10th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 177. They have given up a total of 3,658 yards on D, which is 31st in the nation. The Hurricanes are 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 190 throws on 351 attempts against the Miami Hurricanes defense this season, ranking them 54th and 87th in the country. The Miami pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,117 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Hurricanes have tried 18 field goals this year and made 15, which is 40th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Miami Hurricanes kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 40 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,003 yards on 52 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 117th in the NCAA in punting average. Miami is 100th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 188 punt return yards and average 15.7 yards per return, which is 7th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 498 yards on special teams, which puts them 104th in kick return yardage. The Hurricanes average 22 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,111.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Panthers are 96th in Division 1 in points scored with 263. They have run 748 plays this season for 4,047 yards, which ranks them 71st in the nation in total offense. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 89th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 216 1st downs this year, placing them 83rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 1,628 yards as a team, which ranks 83rd in the country. They've run 415 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 41 times for 404 yards so far this season, which has them 127th in the nation in penalties. Ben DiNucci has thrown for 1,091 yards this season. He has completed 88 passes on 158 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.8. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Pittsburgh is 74th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 305. They have surrendered a total of 4,566 yards on D, which is 87th in Division 1. The Panthers are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 201 passes on 355 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, placing them 74th and 92nd in the country. The Pittsburgh Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,863 yards through the air, which is 110th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 381 attempts for 1,703 yards this year, putting them in 56th place in D-1 against the run. The Panthers have committed 51 penalties for 409 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 11th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is ranked 36th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 318 punt return yards and average 15.9 yards per return, which is 5th in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 532 yards on special teams, ranking 97th in kick return yardage. The Pittsburgh Panthers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,897. The Panthers have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 10, which is 84th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 59%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,273 yards on 51 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 13th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Panthers +14
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