North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Hard Rock Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina (+4)
Sam Howell and the North Carolina Tar Heels (7-3) are headed to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Miami Hurricanes (8-1). Miami opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 63.5.
In their last game, the North Carolina Tar Heels went up against the Western Carolina Catamounts and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 49-9. Sam Howell went 20/23 with 287 yards via the pass and completed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Michael Carter led the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 22 yards and he ran for 3 TD's for this game. He rushed for 73 yards via 8 carries which meant he averaged 9.1 yards per run. Dazz Newsome led the team in receiving yardage by earning 82 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 13.7 yards per catch in this game.
When it comes to scoring, the North Carolina Tar Heels hold an average of 41.1 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 218.6 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 19th in D-1. The Tar Heels have tallied 5,345 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to getting in the endzone, North Carolina has amassed 26 touchdowns through the air and 29 rushing touchdowns. When talking about yards through the air, the Tar Heels are allowing 2,489 yards which puts them in 121st in D-1. For the season, they are giving up 404.0 yards/contest which ranks them 72nd in the country. The Tar Heels rank 75th in Division 1 concerning team defense, conceding 28.6 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per rush and 155.1 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of their 10 games played this year, they have conceded 248.9 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 58.2%. During the season, they have allowed 1,551 yards via the running game in 10 games.
Sam Howell has completed 464 of his attempted career 720 throws for a completion percentage of 64.4%. He is passing for 294.3 yds per game. For his career, Howell has thrown for a total of 6,770 yds with 64 TD's and 13 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 169.2 with a touchdown percentage of 8.9% and an interception rate of 1.8%. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 170 different times for a total of 151 yards.
In their last game, the Miami Hurricanes took the field against the Duke Blue Devils and ended up getting the win by a score of 48-0. D'Eriq King went 16/24 with 248 yards via the pass and tossed 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Cam'Ron Harris led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 34 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for this outing. He rushed for 96 yards via 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.4 yards per run. Mike Harley led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 105 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 52.5 yards per reception for the game.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Hurricanes sit 23rd in the country holding an average of 34.9 PPG. For the season so far, the Hurricanes have compiled 2,452 passing yards as well as holding an average of 272.4 passing yards per game, which is ranked 31st in the country. They have an average of 173.0 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,557 yards in total. The Miami Hurricanes maintain an average of 445.4 yards/contest which has them ranked 26th in Division 1. The Hurricanes are giving up 22.0 PPG, which puts them 42nd in Division 1. Overall, they have conceded 198 pts. Miami has surrendered a total of 1,252 yards rushing (139.1 yards/game) as well as 9 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have allowed 14 touchdowns through the air and 227.1 yards per contest, which has them ranked 66th in the country.
King has passed for 70 touchdowns compared to 14 picks in his career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 7.9% and his interception rate is 1.6%. He has rushed for 1,888 yards on 364 attempts. He is averaging 168.7 yds per game through the air with a 154.6 quarterback rating. In 43 games in his collegiate career, D'Eriq King has completed 551 of his 882 tries for a total of 7,256 yds.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hurricanes -4
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