Louisville vs Miami College Football Betting Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Hard Rock Stadium
Micale Cunningham and the Louisville Cardinals go to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Miami Hurricanes. Louisville opens this matchup as 6-point underdogs. The Cardinals are 5-3-0 ATS and 3-5-0 when betting on the total. The Hurricanes are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals faced the Virginia Cavaliers and won 28-21. Leading the way at QB for the Cardinals was Micale Cunningham who went 6/10 with 126 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. Javian Hawkins led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards and he added 2 TD's for the game. He ran for a total of 136 yards by way of 28 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per tote. Tutu Atwell was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 122 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 20.3 yards per reception for the game. The Cardinals ended up rushing 45 times and earned a total of 227 yards which had them averaging 5.0 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 59 plays for 360 yards. On the day, the Cardinals got 17 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 30 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, Louisville conceded 24 catches on 42 tries totaling 233 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. Overall, they conceded 311 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Cardinals conceded 78 yards on 26 attempts which is an average of 3.0 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cardinals come into this game with a record of 5-3 this season. For total yardage, they currently sit at 5th in the ACC and 55th in Division 1 with 3,566 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 32.8 points per contest, which has them at 48th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 219.8 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the ACC. The Cardinals have one of the worst defenses in college football, giving up 31.9 points per contest which has them at 14th in the conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, Louisville is giving up 177.9 yards per contest ranking them 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 86th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry putting them 12th in the conference and 89th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 1,423 rushing yards through 8 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cardinals have allowed 1,808 yards. Teams are completing 59.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.3 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Miami Hurricanes played the Florida State Seminoles and earned the victory by a score of 27-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Hurricanes was Jarren Williams who went 21/37 with 313 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. DeeJay Dallas led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown during the game. He racked up a total of 61 yards by way of 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Jeff Thomas was the receiving yardage leader by earning 84 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 21.0 yards per catch during the game. The Hurricanes rushed the ball a total of 24 times and totaled 40 yards which had them averaging 1.7 yards per run. In all, they finished with a total of 61 plays for 353 yards. On the day, the Hurricanes got 13 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 65 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Miami conceded 20 catches on 28 tries for a total of 172 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.4%. Overall, they conceded a total of 203 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Hurricanes conceded 31 yards on 41 runs which gave them an average of 0.8 yards per carry allowed.
The Hurricanes head into this matchup 5-4. Miami hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 112.3 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 120th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,011 rushing yards through 9 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Hurricanes average 381.7 yards per game overall putting them 82nd in the nation and 8th in the conference. The Hurricanes are conceding 18.3 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the conference and 18th in college football. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 165 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 98 yards per game ranking them 12th in D-1 and 2nd in the conference. For this season, they have conceded a total of 882 yards rushing and 7.2 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the top groups in the nation. They are allowing 192.3 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Hurricanes currently sit at 4th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hurricanes -6
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