Miami vs Pittsburgh College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Heinz Field is the site where Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Panthers will take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday. Miami opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The Hurricanes are 3-4-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Panthers are 2-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Miami Hurricanes played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and lost 28-21. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Hurricanes was N'Kosi Perry who went 16/28 with 188 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Cam'Ron Harris led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 42 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 136 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he was running for 7.6 yards per tote. Dee Wiggins led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 62 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 31.0 yards per catch for the game. The Hurricanes ended up running the ball 32 times and racked up 157 yards which earned them an average of 4.9 yards per rush. Overall, the Hurricanes had a total of 21 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 25 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they totaled 63 plays which added up to 357 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Miami conceded 10 completions on 19 tries totaling 138 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.6%. In the running game, the Hurricanes conceded 207 yards on 45 runs which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed 345 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Hurricanes come into this matchup with a record of 3-4 this year. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 7th in the ACC and 54th in college football with 2,874 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 28.3 points per contest, which has them at 75th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 131 rushing yards per contest which is 10th in the conference. The Hurricanes have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 20.4 points per game putting them 3rd in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Hurricanes have allowed 1,957 yards. Opponents are completing 54.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.8 yards per try. In terms of rushing yards, Miami is allowing 96.4 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the conference and 15th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.9 yards per carry which has them at 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 11th in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 675 rushing yards through 7 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Pittsburgh Panthers faced the Syracuse Orange and ended up getting the win by a score of 27-20. A.J. Davis led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 19 yards and he tallied 1 TD in the game. He racked up a total of 103 yards by way of 16 carries which meant he averaged 6.4 yards per tote. Maurice Ffrench was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 92 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 15.3 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Panthers was Kenny Pickett who went 18/33 with 232 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Panthers ran the ball 43 times and racked up 145 yards which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Panthers racked up 25 first downs and they had 8 penalties for 79 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In all, they ran 76 plays which added up to 377 yards. When discussing the defense, Pittsburgh conceded 19 catches on 44 throws totaling 277 yards, and a completion percentage of 43.2%. On the ground, the Panthers conceded 51 yards on 34 runs which gave them an average of 1.5 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded 328 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Panthers come into this game with a record of 5-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Panthers have one of the middle tier offenses in the country. Pittsburgh hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 120.6 rushing yards per game, ranking them 107th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 844 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Panthers average 390.9 yards per contest overall ranking them 80th in D-1 and 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Panthers are giving up 22.1 points per contest ranking them 4th in the ACC and 41st in D-1. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in Division 1. They are conceding 212.4 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Panthers sit in 6th in the ACC. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 155 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 90.4 yards per contest ranking them 7th in the country and 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For this season, they have given up 633 yards rushing and 7.7 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers -3
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