NC State Wolfpack vs. Miami-FL Hurricanes - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami-FL Hurricanes (6-4) at NC State Wolfpack (5-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Carter-Finley Stadium)
The Line: NC State Wolfpack 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh on Saturday, November 19, we’ve got an interesting ACC college football matchup in Week 12 coming between the Miami Hurricanes and the North Carolina State Wolfpack.
The Hurricanes enter play here with a 6-4 record on the season and have won their last two games, including a 34-14 win over Virginia this past Saturday. In that game, Miami QB Brad Kaaya logged 228 yards, two touchdowns and a pick while Mark Walton led the rush attack on 16 carries, 111 yards and one score. Ahmmon Richards led the receivers as usual with three catches, 100 yards and one score for Miami.
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So far this season, Kaaya sits on 2568 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions, while Walton is tops for the Hurricanes on the ground with 160 carries 885 yards and 11 scores. Richards is Miami’s leading receiver so far with 34 catches 732 yards and two touchdowns.
Over on the NC State side, they’re entering this matchup with a 5-5 record, and stopped a four-game losing streak this past Saturday with a 35-20 win over Syracuse. In that one, NC State QB Ryan Finley went 20-of-29 for 340 yards and a TD, while Matthew Dayes was tops in the running game on 27 carries for 108 yards and three touchdowns.
On the year thus far, Finley holds 2459 yards with 15 touchdowns and seven picks, while Dayes sits atop the North Carolina State rushers on 194 carries, 939 yards and seven touchdowns. Stephen Louis is the high man in receiving for the Wolfpack with 24 catches for 463 yards and one score.
Miami is 4-0 ATS in their last four games in November, and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win. Miami is also 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win, and 14-2 ATS in their last 16 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
Meanwhile, North Carolina State is 5-1 ATS in their last six home games, and 5-1 ATS in their last six games on grass. North Carolina State is also 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win, and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall.
NC State was pretty impressive versus Syracuse this past weekend, holding the Orange to just 28 yards rushing overall. Still, the Hurricanes have managed 85 points in their last two games, and have allowed a relatively thin 42 in that span. I think Miami has more than enough juice to cover this one without a whole lot of trouble, so I’ll stick with the Hurricanes.