The No. 25 Miami Hurricanes (2-1) hit the field against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-1) in college football action at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Miami vs. Middle Tennessee Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 25.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Miami as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Miami has -7900 odds to pick up the win, while Middle Tennessee is listed at +1625 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 53.5 points.
How to Watch Miami vs. Middle Tennessee Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ACC Network
- Location: Miami Gardens, Florida
- Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium
Miami has the 34th-ranked offense this season (474.3 yards per game), and has been even more effective defensively, ranking 24th-best with only 282.0 yards allowed per game. Miami ranks 50th in points scored this year (36.3 points per game), but has been shining on defense, ranking 16th-best in the FBS with 12.3 points allowed per game. Offensively, Miami ranks 52nd in the FBS with 257.3 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 48th in passing yards allowed per contest (198.7). On defense, Miami has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 18th-best by surrendering only 83.3 per game. The Hurricanes rank 27th on offense (217.0 rushing yards per game). Miami owns the 63rd-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (35.9% third-down percentage allowed), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 11th-best with a 55.3% third-down conversion rate. Miami owns the 22nd-best turnover margin in college football at +3, forcing six turnovers (25th in the FBS) while turning it over three times (33rd in the FBS).
Middle Tennessee ranks 22nd-worst in total yards per game (313.3), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 46th in the FBS with 334.7 total yards surrendered per contest. In terms of points scored Middle Tennessee ranks 81st in the FBS (30.0 points per game), and it is 60th defensively (23.0 points allowed per contest). In terms of passing, Middle Tennessee ranks 101st in the FBS (197.0 passing yards per game) and 79th on the other side of the ball (230.7 passing yards allowed per game). In terms of rushing, Middle Tennessee ranks 103rd in the FBS on offense (116.3 rushing yards per game) and 43rd defensively (104.0 rushing yards allowed per game). From an offensive angle, Middle Tennessee is putting up a 37.8% third-down conversion rate (82nd-ranked). It ranks 71st in the FBS on defense (37.2% third-down rate allowed). Middle Tennessee sports a +2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 35th in the FBS.
Miami vs. Middle Tennessee Betting Analysis
Miami Betting Insights
Miami has covered the spread in a game one time this season (1-2-0). Miami has an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 25.5-point favorites. This season, Miami games have hit the over once. The Hurricanes have been the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Hurricanes have yet to play as a moneyline favorite of -7900 or shorter.
Blue Raiders Betting Insights
Middle Tennessee has covered the spread in a matchup two times this season (2-1-0). Middle Tennessee games have gone over the total once this season. The Blue Raiders have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Blue Raiders have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +1625 moneyline set for this game.
Miami vs. Middle Tennessee Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||52.7||56.5||45.0|
|Implied Total AVG||40.3||47.5||26.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
|Point Total AVG||56.7||52.5||58.8|
|Implied Total AVG||35.0||36.0||34.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-1||0-0||1-1|
Players to Watch
- With six tackles and one interception in three games, James Williams has been a significant part of the Hurricanes’ defensive unit in 2022.
- The Hurricanes’ defense has been aided by the play of Leonard Taylor, who has played three games and totaled 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and four tackles.
- Corey Flagg Jr. has helped lead the Hurricanes’ defense with seven tackles and 3.0 TFL in three games.
- Akheem Mesidor has been a big piece of the Hurricanes’ defense in 2022, with four tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in three games.
- Jordan Ferguson has recorded 17 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks in three games for the Blue Raiders.
- The Blue Raiders’ Teldrick Ross has recorded 1.0 TFL and 24 tackles in three games.
- In three games for the Blue Raiders, Quindarius Dunnigan has amassed nine tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks.
- Christian Dixon has collected 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two sacks In three games for the Blue Raiders.
Miami vs. Middle Tennessee Predictions and Pick
Miami vs. Middle Tennessee betting card
- Pick ATS:
Blue Raiders (+25.5)
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Our pick to win this matchup is Middle Tennessee, and we predict that Middle Tennessee will cover the spread (Miami -25.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 53.5 points.