Northwestern vs. Miami (OH) Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The Northwestern Wildcats (1-2) and Miami (OH) RedHawks (1-2) will clash in a matchup at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.

Northwestern vs. Miami (OH) Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Northwestern as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Northwestern has -302 odds to pick up the win, while Miami (OH) is listed at +237 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 50 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Northwestern vs. Miami (OH) Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BTN
  • Location: Evanston, Illinois
  • Stadium: Ryan Field

Betting Preview


Northwestern ranks 38th in total offense (473.0 yards per game) and 106th in total defense (427.7 yards allowed per game) this year. Northwestern is totaling 26.0 points per game on offense (91st in the FBS), and ranks 95th defensively with 30.0 points allowed per game. Northwestern has struggled on defense against the pass, ranking 12th-worst in the FBS (285.3 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Wildcats rank 15th-best on offense, totaling 320.7 passing yards per game. Northwestern is averaging 152.3 rushing yards per game on offense this year (85th in the FBS), and is surrendering 142.3 rushing yards per game (71st) on defense. Northwestern is putting up a 36.0% third-down percentage on offense this season (90th in the FBS), and is allowing a 42.9% third-down percentage (105th) on the other side of the ball. Northwestern ranks 100th in college football with a -3 turnover margin after forcing 5 turnovers (49th in the FBS) while committing eight (115th in the FBS).

Miami (OH)

Miami (OH)’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, registering 293.7 total yards per game, which ranks 16th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 52nd with 343.7 total yards surrendered per contest. Miami (OH)’s offense has been bottom-25 this season, compiling 20.3 points per game, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 93rd with 29.7 points ceded per contest. Miami (OH) has struggled on both offense and defense in terms of passing this season, ranking 18th-worst in passing yards (162.3 per game) and 24th-worst in passing yards surrendered (273.0 per game). Miami (OH)’s run defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks ninth-best in the FBS with 70.7 rushing yards allowed per game. In terms of offense, it is compiling 131.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 93rd. Miami (OH)’s offense has been struggling on third down, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with a 31.7% third-down conversion rate. It has been better on defense, giving up a 33.3% third-down rate (50th-ranked). At +1, Miami (OH) owns the 45th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with six forced turnovers (27th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (72nd in the FBS).

Northwestern vs. Miami (OH) Betting Analysis

Northwestern Betting Insights

Northwestern has not covered the spread this season (0-2-0). Northwestern has not covered the spread (0-2) when they are at least 7.5-point favorites. The Wildcats have been listed as the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they lost both of the games. The Wildcats have played as a moneyline favorite of -302 or shorter in only two games this season, and they lost both.

RedHawks Betting Insights

Miami (OH) has covered the spread once in three games with a set spread. Miami (OH) has an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs. This season, Miami (OH) games have hit the over just once. The RedHawks have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. This season, the RedHawks have won one of their three games when they’re the underdog by at least +237 on the moneyline.

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Northwestern vs. Miami (OH) Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.5 57.5
Implied Total AVG 35.0 35.0
ATS Record 0-2-0 0-2-0 0-0-0
Over/Under Record 0-2-0 0-2-0 0-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-2 0-2 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.8 52.0 54.5
Implied Total AVG 38.3 40.0 35.0
ATS Record 1-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 1-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-0 0-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-1 0-1

Players to Watch


  • With 1.0 sack to go with 3.0 TFL, 11 tackles, and two interceptions in three games, Xander Mueller has been a significant piece of the Wildcats’ defense in 2022.
  • Bryce Gallagher has hit the gridiron for three games, totaling 21 tackles and 2.0 TFL for the Wildcats.
  • The Wildcats’ defensive unit has been helped by the play of Adetomiwa Adebawore, who has suited up for three games and recorded eight tackles and one sack.
  • With 1.0 sack to go along with 2.0 TFL and eight tackles, Coco Azema has helped lead the Wildcats’ defense over three games.


  • On defense, Caiden Woullard has helped lead the way with four tackles, 2.0 TFL, and three sacks in three games.
  • On defense, Ryan McWood has helped lead the charge with 10 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one interception in three games.
  • Eli Blakey has compiled eight tackles and one interception in three games for the RedHawks.
  • Ty Wise has amassed 2.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and six tackles in three games for the RedHawks.

Northwestern vs. Miami (OH) Predictions and Pick

Northwestern vs. Miami (OH) betting card

    Pick ATS:

    RedHawks (+7.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (50)

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Our prediction to win this game is Northwestern, and we expect that Miami (OH) will cover the spread (Northwestern -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 50 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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