Miami Hurricanes vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 9/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Cardinal Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+2)
D'Eriq King and the Miami Hurricanes head to Cardinal Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Louisville Cardinals. The odds on this contest have Louisville as 2-point favorites. The O/U opens at 59.5.
Last week the Miami Hurricanes played the UAB Blazers and earned the win by a score of 31-14. Cam'Ron Harris paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 66 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for this game. He rushed for 134 yards on 17 carries which meant he averaged 7.9 yards per carry. Brevin Jordan was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 51 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 17.0 yards per reception in this game. D'Eriq King went 16/24 with 144 yards by way of passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Hurricanes head into this matchup after finishing 6-7 last season. They are a team that had trouble scoring points in the ACC and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yards, they sat in 10th in the conference and 86th in college football with 4,776 yards. They were in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 25.7 points per contest, putting them 89th in college football. As a team, they had an average of 118.2 rushing yards per contest which was 14th in the conference.
The Hurricanes had one of the best defenses in the nation giving up 20.2 points per game, ranking them 2nd in the conference and 23rd in college football. When it comes to yards through the air, the Hurricanes allowed 3,240 yards. Opponents completed 54.8% of the throws they attempted against them and averaged 6.7 yards per attempt. When it comes to yards rushing, Miami gave up 114.8 yards per game putting them 2nd in the conference and 17th in D-1. Opposing teams ran for an average of 3.2 yards per rush which had them at 2nd in the conference and 9th in the nation overall. In total, they allowed 1,492 yards rushing through 13 games.
Last week the Louisville Cardinals went up against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and earned the win by a score of 35-21. Javian Hawkins paced the team on the ground in this contest. He tore off a long run of 19 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this contest. He ran for a total of 71 yards via 19 carries which meant he was running for 3.7 yards per run. Dez Fitzpatrick was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 110 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 27.5 yards per reception in this contest. Micale Cunningham went 19/34 with 343 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick for the game.
The Cardinals come into this game after finishing 2019 with a record of 8-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cardinals had one of the best offenses in the nation. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Cardinals were ranked 2nd in the ACC and 30th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 33.1 points per game. Louisville made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 213.8 yards per contest, which had them at 24th in Division 1. As a team, they had a total of 2,779 yards rushing through 13 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cardinals averaged 448 yards per contest overall ranking them 24th in Division 1 and 4th in the conference.
The Cardinals conceded 33.4 points per game ranking them 14th in the conference and 108th in the nation. When it comes to points given up, they allowed 434 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they gave up 205.9 yards per game which put them at 111th in Division 1 and 13th in the ACC. For the season, they conceded a total of 2,677 rushing yards. Their pass defense was one of the middling groups in the country. They gave up 234.2 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinals sat in 9th in the ACC.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals -2 and over 59.5 total points
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