Miami Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-12.5)
The Miami Hurricanes (3-4) are headed to Heinz Field on Saturday where they will compete against the Pittsburgh Panthers (6-1). Miami opens as 12.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 63.5.
The Miami Hurricanes step onto the field holding a record of 3-4 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Hurricanes faced the NC State Wolfpack and went home with a win by a final score of 31-30. Jaylan Knighton led the offense in rushing for the Hurricanes with 21 carries for 83 yds (4.0 yards per carry). Tyler Van Dyke finished 25/33 with 325 yards through the air and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 198.5 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. In the running game, the Hurricanes gave up 111 yards on 22 attempts, which averages out to 5.0 yards per run surrendered. Miami surrendered 24 pass completions on 42 attempts for 310 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. Overall, they tallied 71 plays which totaled 420 yards. The Miami Hurricanes ended up rushing 38 times and accrued 95 yds, which came out to an average of 2.5 yards per attempt.
When talking about scoring points, the Miami Hurricanes are averaging 32.1 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 151.1 yards via the ground game which ranks them 79th in the country. The Hurricanes have earned 3,033 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Miami has compiled 14 touchdowns through the air and 13 rushing touchdowns. Miami has recorded 169 first downs, and they have been hurt by 52 infractions for 476 yards. They have turned the football over 10 times.
When talking about passing yards, the Hurricanes are giving up 1,715 yds which has them sitting in 93rd in Division 1. They have surrendered 245.0 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 60.1%. In total, they are surrendering 390.1 yards per outing which ranks them 86th in the country. They have allowed 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per tote and 145.1 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,016 rushing yards through 7 games. The Hurricanes are sitting in 109th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 30.0 points per game.
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The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 6-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Panthers took home the win by a final score of 27-17 against the Clemson Tigers. Kenny Pickett (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 302 yds on 25/39 passing while his QB rating was 146.1. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 7.7. Vincent Davis carried the rock 12 times for 30 yds, finishing the game with 2.5 yards per carry for Pittsburgh. The Panthers finished with 464 yards while running 82 plays (5.7 yds per play). Pittsburgh rushed for 3.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 162 yards on 43 attempts. Pittsburgh conceded 30 rushing attempts for 164 yds (5.5 yards per carry). The Panthers secondary conceded a completion percentage of 46.9%, relinquishing 151 yds on 15 for 32 through the air.
The Pittsburgh Panthers average 520.9 yards per game, which is good for 7th in college football. The Pittsburgh offense has racked up 470 yds of penalties on 49 violations, which has them ranked 43rd in college football in terms of giving up free yards. For the season thus far, the Panthers have thrown for 2,450 yards via the pass along with an average of 350.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 7th in D-1. Regarding how much they score, the Panthers rank 4th in D-1 holding an average of 45.3 points per game.
The Panthers are conceding 19.6 points per game, which puts them 39th in the nation. Pittsburgh has allowed a total of 765 yards on the ground (109.3 yards/game) in addition to 9 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. This season, they have relinquished 137 points in total. They have conceded 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 209.4 yards/outing, which has them ranked 59th in college football. The Panthers defense has taken the field for 449 plays, which is 37th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hurricanes +12.5
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