Syracuse at Miami College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Hard Rock Stadium
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 14.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54.5. The Orange have an ATS record of 4-2-1 while their over/under record is 1-6-0. The Hurricanes have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 4-2-1 against the spread
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
10/15/17 DE Jake Pickard Knee "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/15/17 DL Josh Black Leg "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/15/17 DL Kendall Coleman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/15/17 LB Kyle Kleinberg Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/15/17 WR Sean Avant Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/15/17 DL Shaq Grosvenor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/12/17 OL Aaron Roberts Knee out for season
09/10/17 CB Antwan Cordy Leg out indefinitely
08/30/17 DB Devon Clarke Eligibility out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
10/15/17 WR Ahmmon Richards Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
10/15/17 WR Dayall Harris Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Syracuse
10/15/17 LB Michael Pinckney Chest left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
10/15/17 OL Navaughn Donaldson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
10/15/17 DB Sheldrick Redwine Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
10/08/17 RB Mark Walton Ankle out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Syracuse Orange are 34th in Division 1 in points scored with 219. They have run 599 plays this season for 3,241 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The Orange average 5.4 yards per play, which is 89th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 175 1st downs this year, placing them 4th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Syracuse has run for 1,013 yards as a team, which ranks 69th in the country. They've run 283 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 57 times for 461 yards so far this season, which has them 6th in the nation in penalties. Eric Dungey has thrown for 2,080 yards this season. He has completed 188 passes on 294 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 134.1. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Syracuse is 73rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 170. They have surrendered a total of 2,463 yards on D, which is 71st in Division 1. The Orange are ranked 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 136 passes on 231 attempts against the Syracuse Orange defense this season, placing them 104th and 112th in the country. The Syracuse pass defense has also given up a total of 1,561 yards through the air, which is 90th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 233 attempts for 902 yards this year, putting them in 55th place in D-1 against the run. The Orange have committed 48 penalties for 477 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 119th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Syracuse is ranked 16th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 79 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 78th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 478 yards on special teams, ranking 24th in kick return yardage. The Orange average 24 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,798. The Syracuse Orange have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 14, which is 3rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Syracuse Orange kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,493 yards on 34 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 25th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hurricanes have run for 998 yards as a team, which ranks 74th in the nation. They've run 158 times, averaging 6.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Hurricanes have been penalized on offense 32 times for 326 yards so far this year, which has them 99th in the country in penalties. They are 68th in Division 1 in points scored with 173. They have run 332 plays this year for 2,385 yards, which ranks them 72nd in the nation in total offense. The Miami Hurricanes average 7.2 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 118 1st downs this season, ranking them 98th overall as an offensive unit. Malik Rosier has completed 101 throws while attempting 171 passes for a completion percentage of 59.1%. He has passed for 1,371 yards this year. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 146.1.
The Miami Hurricanes rush defense has given up 206 attempts for 835 yards this season, putting them in 42nd place in the country against the run. They have had 38 penalties for 326 yards on defense this year. That places them 59th in Division 1. Miami is 10th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 93. They have given up a total of 1,832 yards on D, which is 15th in the nation. The Hurricanes are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 95 throws on 167 attempts against the Miami defense this season, ranking them 21st and 18th in the country. The Miami Hurricanes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 997 yards in the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Hurricanes have tried 10 field goals this year and made 9, which is 40th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. Miami kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,003 yards on 26 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 111th in the NCAA in punting average. Miami is 102nd in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 120 punt return yards and average 17.1 yards per return, which is 9th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 285 yards on special teams, which puts them 92nd in kick return yardage. The Hurricanes average 22 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,790.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orange +14.5
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