Michigan State Spartans vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-8)
The Michigan State Spartans (2-0) are headed to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Miami Hurricanes (1-1). Michigan State opens as 8-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 55.
The Michigan State Spartans step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last matchup, the Spartans took the field against the Youngstown State Penguins and notched a win by a score of 42-14. Payton Thorne went 15/21 with 280 yards through the air and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 246.3 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Jordon Simmons led the offense in rushing for the Spartans with 16 carries for 121 yards (7.6 yds per attempt). When the final whistle blew, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 595 yds. The Michigan State Spartans ran the rock 38 different times and accrued 272 yds, earning them an average of 7.2 yds per carry. Against the run, the Spartans conceded 167 yds on 45 tries, which is an average of 3.7 yds per run allowed. Michigan State relinquished 16 pass completions on 32 tries for 137 yards, and a completion rate of 50.0%.
The Spartans have tallied 1,106 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Michigan State has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns via the ground. Michigan State has a total of 48 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 12 penalties for 106 yds. As a team they average 299.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 7th in the nation. When it comes to scoring points, the Michigan State Spartans are averaging 40.0 points per game.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Spartans have allowed 420 yards which has them ranked 98th in Division 1. They have conceded 210.0 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 61.3%. In total, they have surrendered 352.0 yards per outing which puts them 98th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 142.0 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have given up 284 yards via the ground game in 2 outings. The Spartans are sitting in 56th in college football concerning team defense, allowing 17.5 points per contest.
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The Hurricanes step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Hurricanes walked away with a victory by a final of 25-23 when they played the Appalachian State Mountaineers. D'Eriq King carried the ball 19 times for 79 yds, ending the game with 4.2 yds per carry for Miami. D'Eriq King ended the game with 200 yds on 20/33 through the air while his QB rating was 111.5. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.1. Miami relinquished 38 rush attempts for 153 yards (4.0 yards per carry). The Hurricanes passing defense conceded a completion rate of 61.8%, surrendering 199 yds on 21 for 34 through the air. The Hurricanes ended up finishing with 391 yds while running 74 plays (5.3 yards per play). Miami rushed for 4.7 yds per attempt, finishing with 191 yards on 41 carries.
The Miami Hurricanes hold an average of 328.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 79th in the country. The Miami offense has accrued 135 yards of penalties on 13 violations, which ranks 53rd in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign to this point, the Hurricanes have earned 378 yards via the pass as well as an average of 189.0 throwing yards per game, ranking them 75th in college football. Regarding how much they score, the Hurricanes currently sit 111th in the nation with 19.0 points per game.
Miami has yielded a total of 300 yards on the ground (150.0 yards per contest) as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 276.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 132nd in college football. The Hurricanes defense has taken part in 149 plays, which has them ranked 128th in Division 1. The Hurricanes are conceding 33.5 points per game, which has them ranked 124th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 67 total points.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans +8
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