Miami at NIU College Football Picks and Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
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The NIU Huskies host the Miami RedHawks at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has NIU as 7.5 point favorites. The Huskies have an over/under record of 2-8-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread. The RedHawks have an ATS record of 6-4-0 while their over/under record is 6-4-0.
Valuable Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Miami RedHawks are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important NIU Huskies Betting Trends
The NIU Huskies are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The NIU Huskies are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
11/11/18 DB Daryus Thompson Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs No Illinois
11/11/18 DB Deondre Daniels Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs No Illinois
11/11/18 DL Isaac Hampton Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs No Illinois
11/07/18 DB De'Andre Montgomery Undisclosed is out for season
11/05/18 LB Junior McMullen Undisclosed is out for season
10/30/18 DT Nate Trawick Undisclosed is out for season
09/18/18 WR James Gardner Undisclosed is out for season
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
10/25/18 CB Albert Smalls Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami RedHawks have run for 1,461 yards as a team, which ranks 88th in college football. They've run 347 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The RedHawks have been penalized on offense 73 times for 641 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the country in penalties. They are 73rd in the nation in points scored with 282. They have run 682 plays this season for 3,742 yards, which ranks them 65th in Division 1 in total offense. The RedHawks average 5.5 yards per play, which is 84th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 190 1st downs this year, placing them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. Gus Ragland averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 200 passes on 331 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 132.4. He has thrown for 2,281 yards this season.
The RedHawks rush defense has allowed 406 attempts for 1,563 yards this year, putting them in 62nd place in D-1 against the run. Miami has committed 69 penalties for 657 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 108th in college football. They are 73rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 278. They have surrendered a total of 3,669 yards on D, which is 48th in the country. The RedHawks are ranked 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 174 passes on 295 attempts against the Miami RedHawks defense this season, placing them 48th and 54th in Division 1. The Miami pass defense has also given up a total of 2,106 yards through the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami RedHawks have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 98th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Miami RedHawks kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,199 yards on 51 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 31st in Division 1 in punting average. Miami is ranked 93rd in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 32 punt return yards and average 2.7 yards per return, which is 129th in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 765 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The RedHawks average 26 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,539.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies are 119th in the country in points scored with 211. They have run 724 plays this year for 3,185 yards, which ranks them 123rd in Division 1 in total offense. The NIU Huskies average 4.4 yards per play, which is 126th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 195 1st downs this season, ranking them 86th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NIU has run for 1,802 yards as a unit, which ranks 55th in college football. They've run 439 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. NIU has been penalized on offense 66 times for 605 yards so far this year, which has them 48th in the country in penalties. Marcus Childers has passed for 1,383 yards this year. He's completed 162 throws while attempting 282 passes for a completion percentage of 57.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 106.1. He averages 4.7 adjusted yards per throw and 4.9 yards per pass attempt.
NIU is 28th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 210. They have given up a total of 3,548 yards on D, which is 39th in D-1. The Huskies are 14th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 203 throws on 356 attempts against the NIU defense this season, ranking them 102nd and 114th in the nation. The NIU Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,452 yards in the air, which is 91st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 402 attempts for 1,096 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the country against the run. The Huskies have had 65 penalties for 509 yards on defense this year. That places them 42nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
NIU is 43rd in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 126 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 84th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 182 yards on special teams, which puts them 121st in kick return yardage. The NIU Huskies average 17 yards per kick return and they are 126th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,493. The Huskies have tried 15 field goals this year and made 10, which is 69th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. NIU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,677 yards on 65 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 71st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the RedHawks +7.5
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