Miami at Cincinnati NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats host the Miami RedHawks at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Cincinnati as 17-point favorites. The total opens at 48.5. The RedHawks are 1-1-0 ATS and 2-0-0 when betting on the total. The Bearcats are 0-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
09/09/19 S Kyriq McDonald Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/08/19 QB Desmond Ridder Arm is probable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/07/19 RB Gerrid Doaks Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/19 S James Wiggins Knee is out for season
08/29/19 CB Arquon Bush Toe is out indefinitely
08/29/19 RB Charles McClelland ACL is out for season
The last time they played, the Miami RedHawks went up against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and left there with a win by a score of 48-17. Running the show from under center for the RedHawks was Brett Gabbert who went 10/17 with 152 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game without an interception. Tyre Shelton paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 65 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he was running for 5.9 yards per tote. Jalen Walker was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 60 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 30.0 yards per reception for the game. The Miami RedHawks ran the ball a total of 40 times and totaled 190 yards which gave them an average of 4.8 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 58 plays for a total of 349 yards. For the contest, the RedHawks earned 14 first downs and they totaled 10 penalties for 95 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. On the defensive side of the ball, Miami (OH) allowed 23 completions on 34 throws totaling 208 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. Overall, they gave up 282 yards and forced 3 turnovers. In the running game, the RedHawks allowed 74 yards on 36 carries which gave the opponent an average of 2.1 yards per carry allowed.
The RedHawks step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. For total yardage, they sit in 9th in the MAC and 109th in the country with 594 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 31 points per game, ranking them 67th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 124.5 rushing yards per contest which is 8th in the Mid-American Conference. The RedHawks have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 27.5 points per contest ranking them 6th in the conference. In discussing rushing yards, Miami is allowing 143.5 yards per game putting them 6th in the MAC and 72nd in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per rush which has them at 4th in the conference and 61st in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 287 yards rushing through 2 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the RedHawks have allowed 345 yards. Opponents are completing 68.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt.
The last time they played, the Cincinnati Bearcats took on the Ohio State Buckeyes and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 42-0. Tavion Thomas led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 58 yards via 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.3 yards per run. Alec Pierce was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 93 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 23.3 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Bearcats was Desmond Ridder who went 13/20 with 166 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. The Cincinnati Bearcats ran the ball 34 times and earned 107 yards which earned them an average of 3.1 yards per carry. For the game, the Bearcats racked up a total of 13 1st downs and they totaled 10 infractions for 78 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 57 plays for a total of 273 yards. In terms of defense, Cincinnati allowed 22 catches on 27 tries totaling 238 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.5%. Overall, they allowed 508 yards and earned 0 turnovers. In the running game, the Bearcats allowed 270 yards on 46 tries which gave the opponent an average of 5.9 yards per run allowed.
The Bearcats come into this game with a record of 1-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Bearcats have one of the most lackluster offenses in Division 1. Cincinnati is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 141 rushing yards per game, ranking them 83rd in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 282 rushing yards through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Bearcats average 345 yards per game overall ranking them 97th in the country and 9th in the conference. The Bearcats are allowing 28 points per game which puts them at 9th in the American Athletic Conference and 89th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the top units in D-1. They are giving up 197 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bearcats currently sit at 7th in the American Athletic Conference. In regard to points given up, they have given up 56 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 166 yards per contest ranking them 95th in Division 1 and 10th in the conference. This season, they have given up 332 yards on the ground and 4 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bearcats -17
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