Miami vs Western Michigan College Football Pick and Parlay
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Jon Wassink and the Western Michigan Broncos host the Miami RedHawks at Waldo Stadium on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The spread on this contest has Western Michigan as 12.5-point favorites. The RedHawks are 2-3-0 ATS and 4-1-0 when betting on the total. The Broncos are 2-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-3-0 against the spread.
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
10/06/19 WR Jack Sorenson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Western Michigan
10/06/19 RB Jaylon Bester Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Western Michigan
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
10/06/19 TE Brett Borske Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
10/06/19 DL Ken Aguirre Foot is questionable Saturday vs Miami Ohio
09/27/19 WR Tyron Arnett Redshirt is out for season
09/25/19 WR D'Wayne Eskridge Collarbone is out for season
In their last outing, the Miami RedHawks took on the Buffalo Bulls and won by a score of 34-20. Jaylon Bester led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 107 yards via 24 carries which meant he averaged 4.5 yards per carry. James Maye led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 83 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 27.7 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the RedHawks was Brett Gabbert who went 8/17 with 120 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. The RedHawks ended up running the ball 55 times and racked up 145 yards earning them an average of 2.6 yards per run. Overall, the RedHawks earned 16 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 20 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. For the game, they ran 73 plays for a total of 265 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Miami (OH) allowed 7 completions on 20 tries totaling 89 yards, and a completion percentage of 35.0%. For the game, they allowed 398 yards and earned 4 takeaways. In the running game, the RedHawks allowed 309 yards on 49 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 6.3 yards per run allowed.
The RedHawks come into this game with a record of 2-3 this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 22.8 points per contest, ranking them 102nd in college football. As a team, they are averaging 106 rushing yards per contest which is 9th in the Mid-American Conference. For total yards, they rank 12th in the MAC and 131st in college football with 1,198 yards. The RedHawks have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up 37.2 points per contest ranking them 10th in the MAC. In regard to yards rushing, Miami is giving up 211.4 yards per contest putting them 10th in the Mid-American Conference and 112th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per rush which has them at 7th in the conference and 104th in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 1,057 rushing yards through 5 games. When it comes to passing yards, the RedHawks have conceded 668 yards. Teams are completing 60.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.7 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the Western Michigan Broncos played the Toledo Rockets and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-24. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Broncos was Jon Wassink who went 25/51 with 303 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. LeVante Bellamy led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 39 yards and he added 1 TD in the game. He racked up a total of 70 yards via 13 carries which meant he was running for 5.4 yards per run. Skyy Moore was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 101 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 14.4 yards per catch during the game. The Broncos ran the ball a total of 29 times and added 117 yards which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per run. Overall, they ran 80 plays which gave them a total of 420 yards. In the game, the Broncos got 23 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 36 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Western Michigan gave up 14 completions on 22 attempts totaling 200 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. Against the run, the Broncos gave up 275 yards on 53 attempts which gave the opponent an average of 5.2 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 475 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
Related: Parlay Calculator
The Broncos come into this game with a record of 3-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Broncos have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Western Michigan is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 185.5 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 48th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,113 yards rushing through 6 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 Broncos average 485.5 yards per game overall which has them at 17th in the nation and 1st in the Mid-American Conference. The Broncos are giving up 28.7 points per contest which puts them at 6th in the Mid-American Conference and 82nd in the country. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in college football. They are allowing 244.7 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Broncos sit in 6th in the conference. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 172 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 204.8 yards per game which puts them at 110th in Division 1 and 9th in the Mid-American Conference. In 2019, they have allowed 1,229 yards on the ground and 10.2 rushing TDs.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the RedHawks +12.5 and under the total points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Football Picks