NIU vs Miami NCAA Football Pick and Parlay
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Fred Yager Stadium
Fred Yager Stadium is the venue where Brett Gabbert and the Miami RedHawks will play the NIU Huskies on Saturday. NIU opens this game as 3-point favorites. The Huskies are 4-2-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The RedHawks are 4-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-4-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the NIU Huskies played the Ohio Bobcats and earned the victory by a score of 39-36. Tre Harbison led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 23 yards and he tallied 3 TD's in the game. He ran for a total of 113 yards via 25 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per run. Cole Tucker led the team in receiving yardage by earning 118 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 14.8 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Huskies was Ross Bowers who went 23/39 with 338 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. The Huskies ended up running the ball 31 times and generated 169 yards earning them an average of 5.5 yards per run. On the day, the Huskies racked up 22 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 11 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. In the game, they ran 71 plays for a total of 510 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, NIU allowed 20 catches on 33 attempts for a total of 260 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.6%. Overall, they allowed 438 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. In the running game, the Huskies allowed 178 yards on 34 runs which gave them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt allowed.
The Huskies step onto the field holding a record of 2-4 for this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country averaging 21 points per game, ranking them 110th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 109.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 9th in the Mid-American Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 5th in the Mid-American Conference and 82nd in the nation with 2,328 yards. The Huskies have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 29.3 points per game ranking them 5th in the Mid-American Conference. In terms of rushing yards, NIU is giving up 180.7 yards per game which has them at 5th in the conference and 91st in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5 yards per carry putting them 9th in the MAC and 107th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,084 rushing yards through 6 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Huskies have conceded 1,672 yards. Opponents are completing 58.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.4 yards per try.
In their last outing, the Miami RedHawks played the Western Michigan Broncos and took the defeat by a score of 38-16. Jaylon Bester led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 45 yards via 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.1 yards per tote. James Maye was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 76 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 15.2 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the RedHawks was Brett Gabbert who went 26/45 with 260 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 3 picks in the game. The RedHawks rushed the ball a total of 34 times and racked up a total of 105 yards which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per attempt. On the day, they totaled 80 plays for 365 yards. In the game, the RedHawks got 19 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 83 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, Miami (OH) gave up 15 completions on 25 throws for a total of 137 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. For the game, they gave up 310 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the RedHawks gave up 173 yards on 40 carries which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per carry allowed.
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The RedHawks come into this matchup with a record of 2-4. In terms of offensive proficiency, the RedHawks have one of the most lackluster offenses in the nation. Miami hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 105.8 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 119th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 635 yards rushing through 6 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 RedHawks average 260.5 yards per game overall putting them 130th in Division 1 and 12th in the Mid-American Conference. The RedHawks are conceding 37.3 points per game which puts them at 12th in the conference and 121st in college football. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 224 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 205 yards per game ranking them 109th in Division 1 and 10th in the conference. For this year, they have allowed 1,230 rushing yards and 13.2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in D-1. They are giving up 207.7 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the RedHawks sit in 4th in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Huskies -3 and under the total points
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