Miami (OH) RedHawks at Ohio State Buckeyes
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:30 PM (Ohio Stadium)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -38 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Saturday in college football action at Ohio Stadium.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks look for a statement victory to get back to a .500 record. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have lost four of their last five road games. Brett Gabbert is completing 59.7 percent of his passes for 481 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Gabbert enters this game with 62 career pass attempts. Jalen Walker and Dominique Robinson have combined for 219 receiving yards on nine catches while Davion Johnson has eight receptions. The Miami (OH) RedHawks ground game is averaging 104.3 yards per contest, and Tyre Shelton leads the way with 108 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing 30 points and 389 yards per game. Sterling Weatherford leads the Miami (OH) RedHawks with 20 tackles, Kameron Butler has two sacks and Bart Baratti has one interception.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look for another victory to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Ohio State Buckeyes haven’t lost a home game since September of 2017. Justin Fields is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 657 yards, nine touchdowns and zero interceptions. Fields has 13 career touchdown passes on 113 pass attempts. Binjimen Victor and Chris Olave have combined for 398 receiving yards and three touchdowns while KJ Hill has 13 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 271 yards per contest, and J.K. Dobbins leads the way with 425 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 10.3 points and 252.7 yards per game. Jordan Fuller leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 17 tackles, Chase Young has five sacks and Josh Proctor has one interception.
The Redhawks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games on fieldturf, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Buckeyes last 4 non-conference games. The over is 5-2 in Redhawks last 7 road games.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks have covered six of their last seven games as an underdog of at least 21 points. The Ohio State Buckeyes have failed to cover each of their last three games as a favorite of at least 21 points. Ohio State has the playmakers to smoke lesser competition and we're starting to see this team click, outscoring its last two opponents 93-10. However, this is a lot of points to lay and Miami (OH) has played some tough road games already in Cincinnati and Iowa. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have also been highly profitable in covering as big underdogs. There's much better options on Saturdays card, but I'd lean toward the points if forced to pick this game.