North Carolina at Miami College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
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Hard Rock Stadium is the venue for the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 20 point favorites. The Hurricanes are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-1-0. The Tar Heels are 1-1-1 ATS and their over/under record is 2-1-0.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-1-1 against the spread
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
09/23/18 DT Aaron Crawford Knee is questionable Thursday vs Miami Florida
09/23/18 WR Beau Corrales Suspension Served is probable Thursday vs Miami Florida
09/23/18 OL Brian Anderson Suspension Served is probable Thursday vs Miami Florida
09/23/18 QB Chazz Surratt Suspension Served available Thursday vs Miami Florida
09/23/18 OL Jordan Tucker Suspension Served is probable Thursday vs Miami Florida
09/23/18 LB Malik Robinson Suspension Served is probable Thursday vs Miami Florida
09/23/18 S Myles Dorn Leg is questionable Thursday vs Miami Florida
09/23/18 OL Quiron Johnson Suspension Served is probable Thursday vs Miami Florida
09/23/18 DL Tyrone Hopper Suspension Served is probable Thursday vs Miami Florida
09/04/18 DE Malik Carney Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/13 vs Virginia Tech)
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
09/23/18 WR Ahmmon Richards Knee is questionable Thursday vs North Carolina
09/23/18 LB De'Andre Wilder Neck is questionable Thursday vs North Carolina
09/23/18 DB Jaquan Johnson Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs North Carolina
09/23/18 QB Jarren Williams Abdominal is questionable Thursday vs North Carolina
09/18/18 TE Brian Polendey Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 DL Gregory Rousseau Ankle is out indefinitely
08/15/18 OL George Brown Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
08/08/18 TE Michael Irvin II Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Carolina Tar Heels have run for 498 yards as a unit, which ranks 102nd in the nation. They've run 103 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Tar Heels have been penalized on offense 25 times for 234 yards so far this year, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. They are 115th in Division 1 in points scored with 74. They have run 213 plays this year for 1,182 yards, which ranks them 103rd in the nation in total offense. The Tar Heels average 5.5 yards per play, which is 87th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 58 1st downs this season, ranking them 119th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Elliott has completed 59 throws while attempting 104 passes for a completion percentage of 56.7%. He has passed for 669 yards this year. He averages 5.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 112.6.
The Tar Heels rush defense has given up 134 attempts for 608 yards this season, putting them in 75th place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 120 yards on defense this year. That places them 13th in Division 1. North Carolina is 75th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 100. They have given up a total of 1,191 yards on D, which is 33rd in the nation. The Tar Heels are 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 54 throws on 98 attempts against the North Carolina Tar Heels defense this season, ranking them 25th and 25th in the country. The North Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 583 yards in the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hurricanes are 14th in Division 1 in points scored with 174. They have run 291 plays this season for 1,797 yards, which ranks them 48th in the nation in total offense. The Miami Hurricanes average 6.2 yards per play, which is 49th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 89 1st downs this year, placing them 45th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 838 yards as a team, which ranks 35th in the country. They've run 173 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hurricanes have been penalized on offense 18 times for 160 yards so far this season, which has them 97th in the nation in penalties. Malik Rosier has thrown for 611 yards this season. He has completed 38 passes on 73 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 139.5. He averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Miami is 40th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 74. They have surrendered a total of 895 yards on D, which is 5th in Division 1. The Hurricanes are ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opposing offenses have completed 43 passes on 87 attempts against the Miami defense this season, placing them 6th and 16th in the country. The Miami Hurricanes pass defense has also given up a total of 580 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 143 attempts for 315 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in D-1 against the run. The Hurricanes have committed 17 penalties for 151 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hurricanes -20
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