LSU at Miami College Football Picks & Predictions 9/2/2018
Sunday, September 2, 2018
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The LSU Tigers travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday, September 2, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites. The Tigers had an ATS record of 7-5-1 last season while their over/under record was 5-8-0. The Hurricanes had an over/under record of 3-10-0 and they were 5-8-0 against the spread.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers were 5-8-0 against the over/under last season
The LSU Tigers were 7-5-1 against the spread last year
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes were 3-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Miami Hurricanes were 5-8-0 against the spread last year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
08/28/18 QB Joe Burrow None has been named the starter Sunday vs Miami Florida
08/24/18 DB Kristian Fulton Not Suspended is probable Sunday vs Miami Florida
08/18/18 WR Drake Davis Legal problems is out indefinitely
08/08/18 LB Tyler Taylor Suspension is out indefinitely
08/04/18 OL Ed Ingram Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
08/23/18 DB Trajan Bandy Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Sunday vs LSU
08/22/18 LB De'Andre Wilder Neck is questionable Sunday vs LSU
08/15/18 OL George Brown Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
08/09/18 LB Zach McCloud Wrist is upgraded to probable Sunday vs LSU
08/08/18 TE Michael Irvin II Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The LSU Tigers were 66th in Division 1 in points scored with 354 last year. They ran 863 plays last season for 5,344 yards, which ranked them 82nd in the nation in total offense. The Tigers averaged 6.2 yards per play, which was 34th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 261 1st downs last year, placing them 64th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground LSU ran for 2,699 yards as a team, which ranked 29th in the country. They ran 563 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers were penalized on offense 75 times for 658 yards last season, which had them 68th in the nation in penalties. Joe Burrow threw for 61 yards last season. He completed 7 passes on 11 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.6%. His quarterback rating last year was 110.2. He averaged 5.5 yards per pass attempt and 5.5 adjusted yards per throw.
LSU was 11th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 246 last season. They surrendered a total of 4,116 yards on D, which was 13th in Division 1. The Tigers were ranked 34th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses completed 202 passes on 378 attempts against the LSU Tigers defense last season, placing them 28th and 54th in the country. The LSU pass defense also gave up a total of 2,439 yards through the air, which was 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 432 attempts for 1,677 yards last year, putting them in 25th place in D-1 against the run. The Tigers committed 62 penalties for 465 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 7th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
LSU was ranked 58th in the nation in punt returns with 20 last year. They accumulated 191 punt return yards and averaged 10.1 yards per return, which was 32nd in college football. They returned 21 kicks for 385 yards on special teams, ranking 129th in kick return yardage. The Tigers averaged 18 yards per kick return and they were 65th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,920. The LSU Tigers attempted 27 field goals last season and made 16, which was 70th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 59%. LSU Tigers kickers made 93% of their extra points, going 40 for 43 last year. Their punters totaled 2,375 yards on 59 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That placed them 95th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hurricanes ran for 2,090 yards as a team last year, which ranked 63rd in the nation. They ran 413 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Miami Hurricanes were penalized on offense 68 times for 641 yards last year, which had them 91st in the country in penalties. They were 57th in Division 1 in points scored with 378. They ran 839 plays last year for 5,244 yards, which ranked them 51st in the nation in total offense. The Hurricanes averaged 6.3 yards per play, which was 26th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 251 1st downs last season, ranking them 76th overall as an offensive unit. Malik Rosier completed 224 throws while attempting 415 passes for a completion percentage of 54% last year. He passed for 3,120 yards. He averaged 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 131.1.
The Miami Hurricanes rush defense gave up 540 attempts for 1,912 yards last season, putting them in 48th place in the country against the run. They had 74 penalties for 655 yards on defense last year. That placed them 66th in Division 1. Miami was 28th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 273. They gave up a total of 4,735 yards on D, which was 46th in the nation. The Hurricanes were 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses completed 256 throws on 447 attempts against the Miami defense last season, ranking them 94th and 107th in the country. The Miami Hurricanes pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,822 yards in the air, which was 65th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Hurricanes tried 23 field goals last year and made 17, which was 35th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 74%. Hurricanes kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 46 for 46 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,902 yards on 75 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranked them 117th in the NCAA in punting average. Miami was 96th in the country in punt returns with 14 last season. They totaled 220 punt return yards and averaged 15.7 yards per return, which was 5th in D-1. They returned 36 kicks for 753 yards on special teams, which put them 62nd in kick return yardage. The Miami Hurricanes averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 53rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,217.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +3
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