North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-3)
The Miami Hurricanes (2-2) host the North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1) at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday. North Carolina opens as 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 66.
The North Carolina Tar Heels come into this game with a record of 4-1 this season. In their last contest, the Tar Heels played the Virginia Tech Hokies and notched a win by a score of 41-10. Drake Maye connected on 26/36 with 363 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 184.4 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Drake Maye was the leader on the ground for the Tar Heels with 13 carries for 73 yds (5.6 yards per carry). The North Carolina Tar Heels ended up running the ball 32 times and totaled 160 yds, which had them averaging 5.0 yards per attempt. On the day, they had 73 plays which gave them a total of 527 yards. North Carolina surrendered 20 completions on 35 attempts for 174 yds, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. When it came to stopping the run, the Tar Heels conceded 99 yards on 35 attempts, which averages out to 2.8 yds per run allowed.
The Tar Heels have racked up 2,536 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, North Carolina has compiled 19 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 5 different times. North Carolina has 124 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 34 penalties for 314 yards. As a team they hold an average of 187.6 yards on the ground which ranks them 39th in D-1. Regarding putting points on the board, the North Carolina Tar Heels have an average of 45.4 points per game.
Concerning passing yards, the Tar Heels have given up 1,289 yds which has them ranked 103rd in the country. They have conceded 257.8 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.3%. Overall, they are conceding 450.8 yards per outing putting them at 120th in the country. They have conceded 14 touchdowns through the air in addition to 8 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up 4.6 yards per run and 193.0 rushing yards per contest on the year. During the season, they have given up 965 running yards through 5 games. The Tar Heels sit in 112th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 33.6 PPG.
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The Hurricanes head into this matchup 2-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Hurricanes walked away with a loss by a score of 45-31 against the MTSU Blue Raiders. Jake Garcia finished the contest with 169 yards on 10/19 through the air while his quarterback rating was 127.3. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 8.9. Henry Parrish Jr. carried the football 14 times for 57 yds, finishing the game with 4.1 yds per attempt for Miami. Miami ran the ball for 1.6 yds per attempt, totaling 60 yds on 38 carries. The Hurricanes finished the game with a total of 367 yards while they ran 89 plays (4.1 yds per play). The Hurricanes secondary allowed a completion percentage of 64.0%, surrendering 408 yds on 16 for 25 through the air. Miami gave up 36 attempts on the ground for 99 yards (2.8 yards per rush).
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Hurricanes currently rank 40th in Division 1 with an average of 35.0 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Hurricanes have compiled 1,081 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 270.3 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 41st in Division 1. The Miami Hurricanes maintain an average of 448.8 yards/contest, which ranks them 37th in D-1. The Miami offense has 185 penalty yards on 24 infractions, which is good for 110th in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
Miami has surrendered a total of 350 yards rushing (87.5 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 251.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 94th in the nation. The Hurricanes defense has been on the field for 219 plays, which ranks 1st in the country. The Hurricanes are relinquishing 20.5 PPG, which has them 33rd in Division 1. This year, they have given up 82 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tar Heels +3
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