Miami at Ohio State NCAA Football Tips 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Brett Gabbert and the Miami RedHawks go to Ohio Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Ohio State Buckeyes. The odds on this game have Ohio State as 38.5-point favorites. The total opens at 56.5. The RedHawks are 1-2-0 ATS and 2-1-0 when betting on the total. The Buckeyes are 1-1-1 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
09/15/19 WR C.J. Saunders Knee is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/15/19 S Jahsen Wint Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/15/19 WR Kamryn Babb Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/15/19 DL Noah Donald Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/15/19 S Owen Fankhauser Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/15/19 DT Taron Vincent Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/15/19 TE Cormontae Hamilton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/15/19 S Ronnie Hickman Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/15/19 DT Jaden McKenzie Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
08/30/19 DE Jonathon Cooper Ankle is out indefinitely
In their last outing, the Miami RedHawks played the Cincinnati Bearcats and took the defeat by a score of 35-13. Tyre Shelton led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 39 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 3.5 yards per carry. Dominique Robinson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 46 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 23.0 yards per reception for that contest. Running the show from under center for the RedHawks was Brett Gabbert who went 10/18 with 143 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Miami RedHawks ended up rushing 40 times and generated 64 yards which earned them an average of 1.6 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the RedHawks earned 14 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 55 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 58 plays which added up to 207 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Miami (OH) gave up 14 catches on 30 throws totaling 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.7%. In the game, they gave up a total of 420 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the RedHawks gave up 234 yards on 48 tries which gave the opponent an average of 4.9 yards per attempt allowed.
The RedHawks come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 for the 2019 season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 25 points per contest, putting them 89th in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 104.3 rushing yards per contest which is 10th in the Mid-American Conference. For total yards, they sit in 12th in the MAC and 117th in the nation with 801 yards. The RedHawks have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 30 points per game which has them at 7th in the conference. In discussing yards on the ground, Miami is allowing 173.7 yards per game which has them at 9th in the MAC and 90th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per carry which has them at 7th in the MAC and 85th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 521 rushing yards through 3 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the RedHawks have conceded 488 yards. Opponents are completing 61.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try.
In their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes faced the Indiana Hoosiers and won 51-10. Leading the way at QB for the Buckeyes was Justin Fields who went 14/24 with 199 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. J.K. Dobbins paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 56 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 193 yards on 22 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.8 yards per carry. Chris Olave was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 70 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 23.3 yards per catch for the game. The Ohio State Buckeyes ran the ball 42 times and racked up a total of 306 yards giving them an average of 7.3 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 71 plays which gave them a total of 520 yards. Overall, the Buckeyes earned a total of 30 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 45 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Ohio State allowed 21 completions on 36 throws totaling 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.3%. In the running game, the Buckeyes allowed 42 yards on 31 runs which gave the opponent an average of 1.4 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed 257 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Buckeyes step onto the field holding a record of 3-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Buckeyes have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Ohio State has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 271 rushing yards per game, ranking them 15th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 813 rushing yards through 3 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Buckeyes average 499 yards per contest overall ranking them 24th in the country and 3rd in the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes are allowing 10.3 points per game ranking them 3rd in the Big Ten and 10th in Division 1. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 31 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 57 yards per game ranking them 4th in Division 1 and 3rd in the Big Ten. For this year, they have given up a total of 171 yards rushing and 0.9 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the elite units in the country. They are conceding 195.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Buckeyes are ranked 9th in the Big Ten.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -38.5
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