Miami at North Carolina NCAA Football Picks 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Kenan Memorial Stadium
Sam Howell and the North Carolina Tar Heels play the Miami Hurricanes at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Miami opens this matchup as 6.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 49.
The last time they played, the Miami Hurricanes faced the Florida Gators and went home in defeat by a score of 24-20. DeeJay Dallas led the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 50 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for a total of 94 yards on 11 carries which had him averaging 8.5 yards per tote. Brevin Jordan was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 88 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 17.6 yards per reception in this game. Running the show from under center for the Hurricanes was Jarren Williams who went 19/30 with 214 yards via the pass and added 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Hurricanes head into this game 0-1 for this season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 20 points per game, ranking them 101st in the nation. As a unit, they have an average of 94 rushing yards per contest which is 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 98th in the nation with 308 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Hurricanes currently have a total of 1 passing TD and 1 rushing TD. They are a low scoring offensive team in the conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Hurricanes have one of the average defenses in the nation allowing 24 points per contest, putting them 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 69th in Division 1. When it comes to yards on the ground, Miami is giving up 52 yards per contest which has them at 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 20th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 1.9 yards per carry putting them 3rd in the ACC and 21st in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 52 rushing yards through 1 contest. When it comes to passing yards, the Hurricanes have allowed 214 yards. Teams are completing 63% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 9.4 yards per try. They have conceded 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing TD.
In their last game, the North Carolina Tar Heels went up against the South Carolina Gamecocks and ended up getting the win by a score of 24-20. Javonte Williams paced the team on the ground in this contest. He had a long run of 26 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 102 yards on 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.7 yards per tote. Dazz Newsome was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 74 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 18.5 yards per catch in this contest. Leading the way at QB for the Tar Heels was Sam Howell who went 15/24 with 245 yards via the pass and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Tar Heels come into this matchup with a record of 1-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Tar Heels have one of the middle tier offenses in Division 1. When looking at their ability to score points, the Tar Heels currently sit at 9th in the conference and 84th out of all the teams in the country averaging 24 points per contest. North Carolina is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 238 yards per contest, which has them at 33rd in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 238 rushing yards through 1 game, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Tar Heels average 483 yards per contest overall putting them 41st in the nation and 4th in the ACC.
The Tar Heels are conceding 20 points per contest which puts them at 5th in the ACC and 54th in the country. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 20 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 128 yards per game which puts them at 70th in D-1 and 6th in the conference. In 2019, they have conceded 128 yards on the ground and 1 rushing TD. Their passing defense is one of the top units in Division 1. They are giving up 142 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tar Heels are currently ranked 2nd in the ACC. They have conceded 1 passing TD for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hurricanes -6.5
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