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Miami (OH) vs. Tennessee Tech - 9/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Miami (OH) RedHawks
Date & Time Saturday September 7, 2019, 2:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Yager Stadium
Oxford, OH
The Line
The Line: Miami (OH) -37.5 -- Over/Under: 60
TV Channel
ESPN+
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Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and Miami (OH) RedHawks meet Saturday in college football action at Yager Stadium.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles look for another win after surviving a shootout against Samford in double overtime. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have lost 16 of their last 18 road games. Bailey Fisher completed 31 of 44 passes for 415 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Fisher was sacked just once in the thrilling opening victory. Darrius Stafford and Austin Hicks have combined for 228 receiving yards on 12 catches while David Gist has three receptions. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 246 yards per contest, and Andrew Goldsmith leads the way with 97 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Tennessee Tech is allowing 58 points and 562 yards per game. Nathan East leads the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles with 12 tackles, Aaron Atkinson for loss and Coutrell Plair has three pass deflections.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks look for a victory after losing their opener to the Iowa Hawkeyes by 24 points. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have split their last six home games. Brett Gabbert is completing 63 percent of his passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Gabbert enters this game with 27 career pass attempts. Luke Mayock and Jack Sorenson have combined for 109 receiving yards and one touchdown while Jalen Walker has one reception. The Miami (OH) RedHawks ground game is averaging 59 yards per contest, and Davion Johnson leads the way with 22 yards on six carries. Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing 38 points and 465 yards per game. Ryan McWood leads the Miami (OH) RedHawks with 10 tackles, Zedrick Raymond has one pass deflection and Kobe Burse has one quarterback hurry.

It seems like the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles get waxed whenever they step up in competition, and this is obviously one of those times. However, I'm not sure the Miami (OH) RedHawks are capable of blowing teams out and I don't love laying monster sized chalk this early in the season when still breaking in a young quarterback. There's obviously better options on a loaded Saturday card, but if forced to pick, I want the points with Tennessee Tech.

Pick:
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +37.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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