Miami vs Ohio NCAA Football Picks 11/6/2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Peden Stadium is the site where Nathan Rourke and the Ohio Bobcats will play the Miami RedHawks on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Ohio as 7.5-point favorites. The RedHawks are 4-4-0 ATS and 5-3-0 when betting on the total. The Bobcats are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-6-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Miami RedHawks went up against the Kent State Golden Flashes and won 23-16. Running the show from under center for the RedHawks was Brett Gabbert who went 13/29 with 178 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Tyre Shelton paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 53 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 148 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 10.6 yards per carry. Dominique Robinson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 80 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 26.7 yards per catch in the game. The RedHawks ran the football 42 times and totaled 289 yards which had them averaging 6.9 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the RedHawks had a total of 21 first downs and they had a total of 11 penalties for 101 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. For the game, they totaled 71 plays for 467 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Miami gave up 23 catches on 44 tries for a total of 209 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.3%. In the game, they allowed 336 yards and forced 2 turnovers. In the running game, the RedHawks gave up 127 yards on 40 attempts which is an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The RedHawks head into this matchup 4-4 for 2019. For total yardage, they rank 11th in the Mid-American Conference and 126th in the country with 2,391 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 22.5 points per contest, which has them at 108th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 126.5 rushing yards per contest which is 9th in the conference. The RedHawks have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, allowing 33 points per game putting them 9th in the Mid-American Conference. In discussing yards rushing, Miami is giving up 184.3 yards per game ranking them 6th in the MAC and 92nd in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the Mid-American Conference and 79th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,474 rushing yards through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the RedHawks have allowed 1,379 yards. Opponents are completing 58.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.8 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Ohio Bobcats played the Ball State Cardinals and won by a score of 34-21. Nathan Rourke paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 21 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in the game. He rushed for 127 yards on 18 carries which meant he averaged 7.1 yards per run. Isiah Cox was the receiving yardage leader by earning 92 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 18.4 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Bobcats was Nathan Rourke who went 8/16 with 131 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The Bobcats rushed the ball a total of 56 times and totaled 316 yards which earned them an average of 5.6 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Bobcats racked up a total of 21 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they finished with a total of 72 plays which added up to 447 yards. When discussing the defense, Ohio gave up 11 completions on 20 attempts totaling 109 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. Overall, they conceded a total of 353 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Bobcats gave up 244 yards on 34 tries which means they had an average of 7.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Bobcats come into this game with a record of 4-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Bobcats have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Ohio has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 193.5 rushing yards per game, putting them 38th in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 1,548 rushing yards through 8 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Bobcats average 411.6 yards per game overall putting them 58th in D-1 and 5th in the conference. The Bobcats are giving up 29.5 points per game ranking them 7th in the conference and 84th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in D-1. They are giving up 241.4 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bobcats sit in 9th in the MAC. In regard to points given up, they have given up 236 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 205.3 yards per contest which puts them at 113th in D-1 and 9th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up 1,642 yards rushing and 14.4 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the RedHawks +7.5
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