Miami (OH) RedHawks vs Miami Hurricanes Eagles 9/1/2023 – The MAC and the ACC will open their college football seasons in South Beach when they face off. The Miami (OH), RedHawks, are traveling down the east coast Friday night to face the Miami Hurricanes. Miami (OH), which finished 2022 with a 6-7 record, lost 24-20 to UAB at the Bahamas Bowl. Miami (OH) struggled during Mario Cristobal’s first year as head coach.
The team finished the season 5-7 and failed to qualify for a bowl game a second time in a row. In their respective history, these programs have only met once as FBS rivals. On November 7, 1987, the Hurricanes steamed their way to an overwhelming 54-3 victory on their way to winning a national title. This is going to be an exciting game between two top teams. The week 1 college football betting odds are updated for bettors to place their bets on their favorite teams.
Miami (OH) RedHawks vs Miami Hurricanes Eagles 9/1/2023
|When:||Friday, September 1, 2023 6:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Hard Rock Stadium|
|RedHawks||+16.5 (-110)||45.5 o (-110||+550|
|Eagles||-16.5 (-110)||45.5 u (-110)||-750|
It is FINALLY Gameday‼️
Miami at Miami (FL)
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— Miami Football (@MiamiOHFootball) September 1, 2023
Chuck Martin vs Mario Manuel Cristobal
Miami (OH), who finished the season 6-7, hopes to have a better year this time around. They lost in the Bahamas Bowl against UAB. Coach Chuck Martin is looking at a team that led the conference last year in scoring defense (22.6% ppg), but the RedHawks’ key player is the quarterback. Brett Gabbert, the MAC Freshman Of The Year for 2019, played just four games in the 2018 season due to a broken collarbone. He was unable to play the remainder of the year. To boost an offense that ranked 11th in conference scoring offense last season, the RedHawks must keep Gabbert upright and healthy. Three of their starting offensive linemen are returning to the team, which should help them keep Gabbert in the game.
The Red Hawks struggled on the offensive end of the football last season. They finished 121st nationally in passing offense (165.5 yards per game), and 63rd for rushing (140.1 yards per game). Miami (OH), which scored 20.2 points per game, was 112th among FBS teams in terms of scoring offense. They were also 34th for scoring defense by allowing 22.6% per game. Brett Gabbert completed 816 yards of passes with four touchdowns, no interceptions, and 55 rushing yards and a score last season. Aveon Smith completed 108 of 217 passes for 1,299 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed 553 yards and scored six times, a team record.
Keyon Mozee finished second on the team with 109 carries and 471 yards, plus two touchdowns. Kevin Davis (54 carries for 285 yards and a TD), Kenny Tracy (37.5 carries for 153 yards), and Kenny Tracy each return as depth to the team’s run game. Miles Marshall (24 catches for 390 yards and two TDs) and Jack Coldiron (24 catches for 286 yards) will be the team’s anchors this season in the passing game. Joe Wilkins Jr., Gage Larvadain, and Que Williams (freshmen) will all be looking to contribute. Graham Nicholson scored 27 out of 28 extra points and 18 out of 23 field goal attempts with a long score of 49 in the last season.
Miami had high hopes for the upcoming season after Mario Cristobal assumed the helm of the program. The team lost seven of its final 10 games, including a 45-30 loss to Middle Tennessee at home, after a 2-0 season. They ended the year with a record of 5-7. Miami finished 3-5 in ACC competition, with four of its losses coming by at least a 24-point margin. It will be a tough road for the Hurricanes to return to contention in the ACC. They have a number of new faces, but they are still going to need to work hard. Miami returns just a few starters from both sides of the football and hopes to find enough players who can contribute after last year.
NCAAF Betting Odds: Miami-FL Hurricanes -17.5 — Over/Under: 46
The Hurricanes ranked 59th nationally in passing offense, averaging 239 yards in the air per game. They also ranked 95th for rushing offense, averaging 128.1 yards on the ground. Miami ranked 96th among FBS teams in scoring offense, averaging 23.8 points a game. The team is tied for 66th place in scoring defense with 26.8 points allowed per game. Tyler Van Dyke completed 160 of 253 passes for 1,844 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Jacurri Brown was 27 of 45 for 230 yards with three touchdowns, three interceptions, and added 223 rushing to provide depth. Henry Parrish Jr. was the top runner on the ground, with 131 carries and 617 yards. He also scored four touchdowns. The team will rely heavily on him as Thad Franklin Jr. and Jaylan Knighton both transferred to SMU. Brassard (33 catches for 308 yards), Colbie (32 grabs for 376 yards and five touchdowns), and Frank Ladson Jr. (298 yards & TD), along with Xavier Restrepo (20 grabs 240 yards & two TDs) are all valuable return options this season. Andres Borregales was successful in all 32 extra-point attempts, 17 of 20 field goals, and a long of 48 last season.
Miami (OH), Redhawks finished 6-7 in last year’s season. They were also 4-4 within the MAC. Miami (OH), which alternated between losses and victories in its first seven matches, won three of its last four regular-season games. The Redhawks did well to lose 37-13 on the road against Kentucky in their first game of last season. Miami (OH), despite Northwestern’s bad season in 2022, did beat Northwestern on the road. This is a fantastic win. The Redhawks lost to UAB by 24-20 in the Bahamas Bowl.
Brett Gabbert, who was injured last season, will start for the Redhawks again. Gabbert is capable of being a very good quarterback, but staying healthy will be a priority. Gabbert’s return is one of Miami (OH)’s few bright spots, as they lost a lot of production from their offensive line and receivers last year. Redhawks’ defenses have been very strong in recent years and should continue to be so this year, with a large number of starters returning from last season. This team will be led by the defense once again, and the offense is yet to be determined.
Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami-OH’s last 10 games.
Total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami-OH’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami-OH’s last 6 games played in September.
Miami-OH are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games played in week 1.
Miami-OH are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games played on a Friday.
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
Miami-FL are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami-FL’s last 6 games.
Miami-FL are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
Hurricanes are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Miami-FL are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in September.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami-FL’s last 9 games played in week 1.
Miami (OH) RedHawks vs Miami Hurricanes Eagles Betting Pick
Miami Hurricanes finished 5-7 in ACC competition last year. Ohio began the season by winning two games against Bethune-Cookman, and Southern Miss. However, they didn’t play well thereafter. Hurricanes’ only other wins came against Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. The 45-31 loss at home to Middle Tennessee in late September was one of the low points of the year. Tyler Van Dyke, the quarterback who will return this season, was not very impressive in his first year.
Miami will have a lot of receivers back and their offensive line should be stronger. The Hurricanes must get their offense moving in this game as they play Texas A&M in Week 2. Miami’s defensive unit had a lot of problems last season and allowed more than 40 points in three out of four of their games. Although the Hurricanes have a new coordinator on defense and a number of their starters are returning, they still need to perform better than last season.
Miami Hurricanes are looking to end last season with a win, but Miami (OH), could cause them some problems. The Redhawks are expected to have a very strong defense and take on a Miami Hurricanes team that struggled with scoring last season. The football betting odds are in favor of the Redhawks to win this game.