Savannah State Tigers (0-1) at Miami-FL Hurricanes (0-0)
|Date & Time||Tuesday September 4, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami-FL Hurricanes -62 -- Over/Under: 69
The Savannah State Tigers will be visiting the Miami Hurricanes in college football action from Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, September 8.
In their opening game this year, Savannah State was blown out by UAB 52-0. The Tigers allowed 28 points in the first half, and things didn’t get much better from there as they flailed to another shutout loss.
The Tigers registered all of one completion between Dvonn Gibbons (1-for-9; 23 yards; INT) and TJ Bell (0-for-8; INT). Savannah State fared a bit better on the ground, however, with Rashad Saxton and Jaylen McCloud combining for 89 yards on 19 carries.
Over on the Miami side, they’re 0-1 following a tough loss to LSU on Saturday. The Hurricanes were down 33-3 in the fourth quarter, but saved some face with a couple late TDs in a 33-17 defeat.
In the LSU loss, Miami QB Malik Rosier was just 15-of-35 for 259 yards, a score and two INTs. DeeJay Dallas led the Hurricanes rush with 38 yards, while Jeff Thomas had a big day with five catches for 132 yards.
The Tigers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games in September and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up loss of more than 20 points. Savannah State is also 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games on grass. The under is 4-0 in Miami’s last four games after rushing for less than 100 yards in their previous game.
There’s not much to like about Savannah State’s opening loss; they really didn’t come away with anything to build on. It goes without saying that the Tigers will have some retooling to do in the passing game, and will probably rely almost exclusively on the run until then. Despite the Canes’ limp opening game I have no reason to believe this will not be another epic blowout, so I’m going Miami.