Miami vs Florida State Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Doak Campbell Stadium
Doak Campbell Stadium is the venue where James Blackman and the Florida State Seminoles will take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday. Florida State opens this game as 1-point favorites. The Hurricanes are 4-4-0 ATS and 4-4-0 when betting on the total. The Seminoles are 3-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Miami Hurricanes took on the Pittsburgh Panthers and earned the win by a score of 16-12. Cam'Ron Harris led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 60 yards by way of 16 carries which meant he was running for 3.8 yards per carry. K.J. Osborn was the receiving yardage leader by earning 94 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 15.7 yards per catch during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Hurricanes was N'Kosi Perry who went 10/24 with 104 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 1 pick in the game. The Hurricanes ended up running the ball 27 times and earned 54 yards giving them an average of 2.0 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Hurricanes totaled 12 1st downs and they totaled 3 infractions for 35 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. In all, they ran 59 plays which gave them a total of 208 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Miami conceded 18 completions on 32 attempts for a total of 146 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. Against the run, the Hurricanes conceded 176 yards on 42 attempts which is an average of 4.2 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up 322 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Hurricanes come into this game with a record of 4-4 for 2019. For total yardage, they rank 7th in the ACC and 73rd in the country with 3,082 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 26.8 points per contest, ranking them 84th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 121.4 rushing yards per contest which is 12th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 19.4 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the ACC. In discussing rushing yards, Miami is giving up 106.4 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 17th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.1 yards per rush ranking them 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 14th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 851 yards rushing through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Hurricanes have allowed 2,111 yards. Opponents are completing 54.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.5 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Florida State Seminoles faced the Syracuse Orange and earned the win by a score of 35-17. Cam Akers paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 27 yards and he tallied 4 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for 144 yards via 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.2 yards per run. Tamorrion Terry was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 84 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 42.0 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Seminoles was Alex Hornibrook who went 15/26 with 196 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 Seminoles ran the ball 47 times and generated 241 yards which had them averaging 5.1 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they totaled 79 plays for a total of 487 yards. For the game, the Seminoles totaled 26 first downs and they had a total of 11 penalties for 76 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In terms of defense, Florida State allowed 20 catches on 33 tries for a total of 151 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.6%. For this contest, they conceded 343 yards but finished the game without a turnover. On the ground, the Seminoles allowed 192 yards on 51 carries which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Seminoles come into this game with a record of 4-4. Florida State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 139.9 yards on the ground per game, putting them 95th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,119 yards rushing through 8 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Seminoles average 417 yards per game overall ranking them 51st in the country and 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Seminoles are conceding 29 points per game which puts them at 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 78th in Division 1. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 232 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are conceding 169 yards per game which puts them at 79th in Division 1 and 11th in the conference. This year, they have given up 1,352 yards on the ground and 14.4 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are allowing 275.3 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Seminoles currently sit at 13th in the ACC.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hurricanes +1
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