NC State Wolfpack vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+2.5)
The Miami Hurricanes (2-4) will go up against the NC State Wolfpack (5-1) at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday. Miami opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 53.
The NC State Wolfpack come into this game with a record of 5-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Wolfpack faced the Boston College Eagles and walked away with a win by a score of 33-7. Devin Leary finished 16/24 with 251 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 195.8 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Zonovan Knight was the rushing leader for the Wolfpack with 11 totes for 41 yds (3.7 yards per carry). The NC State Wolfpack ended up rushing 34 times and had 130 yards, which came out to an average of 3.8 yds per carry. When all was said and done, they had 58 plays which converted into 381 yds. NC State allowed 21 pass completions on 39 tries for a total of 194 yds, and a completion rate of 53.8%. On the ground, the Wolfpack gave up 97 yards on 30 tries, which is an average of 3.2 yards per run surrendered.
The Wolfpack have earned 2,552 yards in total over the course of this season. In terms of scoring, NC State has totaled 15 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 5 times. NC State has 138 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 36 penalties for 348 yds. As a team they average 165.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 67th in the nation. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the NC State Wolfpack have an average of 32.3 PPG.
Concerning passing yardage, the Wolfpack are giving up 1,211 yds which ranks them 34th in Division 1. They have relinquished 201.8 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 54.7%. Overall, they are granting 294.8 yards per contest which ranks them 25th in the country. They have relinquished 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 1 touchdown pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rush and 93.0 rushing yards per game this season. Overall, they have allowed 558 rushing yards through 6 games. The Wolfpack rank 18th in D-1 concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 14.3 PPG.
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The Hurricanes come into this game with a record of 2-4 this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Hurricanes took a defeat with a final score of 45-42 when they faced the North Carolina Tar Heels. Tyler Van Dyke (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 264 yds on 20/45 through the air while his QB rating was 87.7. He tossed 3 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.9. Jaylan Knighton ran the football 17 times for 92 yards, finishing the contest with 5.4 yards per attempt for Miami. Miami ran the football for 4.6 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 157 yds on 34 attempts. The Hurricanes finished the game with a total of 421 yds and they ran 79 plays (5.3 yards per play). The Hurricanes pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 65.4%, relinquishing 154 yards on 17 for 26 through the air. Miami relinquished 48 rushing attempts for 228 yds (4.8 yards per carry).
The Miami Hurricanes average 435.5 yards per contest, which has them sitting 46th in the country. The Miami offense has 410 penalty yds on 43 infractions, ranking them 43rd in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. During the season to this point, the Hurricanes have thrown for a total of 1,650 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 275.0 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 26th in the nation. Concerning how much they score, the Hurricanes are sitting 40th in Division 1 with an average of 32.3 PPG.
Miami has conceded a total of 905 yards on the ground (150.8 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns through the air and 234.2 yards/game, which puts them in 92nd in Division 1. The Hurricanes defense has taken the field for 438 plays, which ranks them 79th in the nation. The Hurricanes are conceding 30.0 points per game, which has them 105th in Division 1. Overall, they have given up 180 points.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hurricanes +2.5
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