MTSU Blue Raiders vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-26.5)
The MTSU Blue Raiders (2-1) are hitting the road to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Miami Hurricanes (2-1). Miami opens this matchup as 26.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 52.5.
The MTSU Blue Raiders head into this game 2-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Blue Raiders faced the Tennessee State Tigers and earned the victory with a final of 49-6. Frank Peasant was the rushing leader for the Blue Raiders with 13 attempts for 125 yards (9.6 yds per attempt). Chase Cunningham went 20/24 with 216 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 178.1 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. On the ground, the Blue Raiders gave up 61 yards on 27 attempts, which averages out to 2.3 yds per run allowed. MTSU allowed 18 completions on 29 attempts for 149 yds, and a completion percentage of 62.1%. Overall, they tallied 70 plays which gave them a total of 438 yards. The MTSU Blue Raiders ran the ball 45 times and tallied 226 yds, earning them an average of 5.0 yds per attempt.
When talking about scoring, the MTSU Blue Raiders are sitting at 30.0 points per game. Offensively they have an average of 117.3 yards rushing which has them sitting 104th in the nation. The Blue Raiders have tallied 937 yards in total over the course of this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, MTSU has earned 4 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns. MTSU has earned 53 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 16 infractions for 155 yds. They have surrendered the ball 4 times.
When talking about yards through the air, the Blue Raiders are conceding 692 yards which puts them in 79th in D-1. They have conceded 230.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 64.2%. For the season, they have given up 334.7 yards/game which ranks them 46th in the nation. They have yielded 10 touchdowns through the air and 0 touchdown pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.8 yards per run and 104.0 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have allowed 312 rushing yards through 3 games. The Blue Raiders are ranked 61st in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 23.0 points per game.
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The Hurricanes step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Hurricanes went home defeated by a final of 17-9 when they played the Texas A&M Aggies. Henry Parrish Jr. ran the ball 16 times for 85 yards, walking away from the game with 5.3 yds per attempt for Miami. Tyler Van Dyke walked away from the contest with 217 yds on 21/41 passing while his QB rate was 95.7. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.3. Miami allowed 32 rushing attempts for 124 yards (3.9 yds per rush). The Hurricanes pass defense conceded a completion rate of 50.0%, surrendering 140 yards on 10 out of 20 passing. The Hurricanes finished the game with a total of 392 yards while they ran 77 plays (5.1 yards per play). Miami rushed the football for 4.9 yards per carry, totaling 175 yds on 36 carries.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Hurricanes are sitting 50th in D-1 by tallying 36.3 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Hurricanes have a total of 774 passing yards along with an average of 258.0 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 51st in D-1. The Miami Hurricanes maintain an average of 476.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 33rd in college football. The Miami offense has compiled 170 yards of penalties on 20 violations, which has them ranked 56th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
Miami has given up a total of 251 yards via the ground game (83.7 yards per contest) and 1 touchdown by way of the ground game this year. They have yielded 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 198.7 yards/game, which has them in 47th in the country. The Hurricanes defense has been on the field for 158 plays, which ranks 9th in the nation. The Hurricanes are conceding 12.3 points per contest, ranking them 18th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 37 pts.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +26.5
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