Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (1-1) vs. Miami (Fla) Hurricanes (2-0)
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Miami (Fla) Hurricanes 9/14/23 – Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (1-1) will face off against Miami (Fla) Hurricanes (2-0) on September 14, 2023, for what promises to be an exciting game at Hard Rock Stadium; kickoff is set for 7:30 PM ET, and ACCN will cover it live.
The Wildcats have displayed their offensive capabilities through key performances from Jouvensly Bazil and Daveno Ellington. The team’s running back accumulated 10 attempts for 78 yards at an average of 7.8 yards per carry while scoring two touchdowns. Meanwhile, wide receiver Daveno Ellington collected nine receptions totaling 77 yards, with his longest being a 27-yarder; overall, their performances have been inconsistent, especially against Miami and away games.
The Hurricanes have proven themselves formidable this season. Running back Henry Parrish Jr. has amassed 140 yards on 19 attempts at an average of 7.4 yards per carry and scored one touchdown; wide receiver Xavier Restrepo also impressed, tallying 11 receptions for 194 yards at 17.6 yards per catch! Despite these impressive statistics, covering the spread has proven challenging at home for the Hurricanes. If you’re looking for the best NCAAF picks, consider their matchups carefully.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Miami (Fla) Hurricanes Game Info
|When:||Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Hard Rock Stadium|
Luke Sprague QB vs. Tyler Van Dyke QB
Luke Sprague has completed 26 of 35 passing attempts for the Wildcats, amassing 244 passing yards with a completion percentage of 74.3%. While his 7 yards per attempt indicate a conservative passing game, his two touchdowns and zero interceptions show effective decision-making. Sprague has been sacked twice, losing 12 yards, and holds a passer rating of 151.7.
Tyler Van Dyke, on the other hand, has been prolific for the Hurricanes. He has completed 38 of 52 passing attempts, totaling 575 passing yards. His completion percentage sits at a similar 73.1%, but with an average of 11.1 yards per pass, he takes more downfield risks. He has thrown six touchdowns and only one interception, proving both productive and efficient. Van has been sacked twice and holds an exceptional passer rating of 200.2.
When analyzing both quarterbacks, Tyler Van appears to be the more aggressive and productive passer. He is not afraid to go for high-reward plays, which is reflected in his high yards per pass attempt and the number of touchdowns. Luke Sprague is more of a game manager, making safer throws and maintaining a clean slate with zero interceptions. His conservative approach may not be enough to keep up with Van, who will undoubtedly be looking to exploit Bethune-Cookman’s weaknesses.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Miami (Fla) Hurricanes ML, Total Odds: –
The betting odds for this matchup have not been provided, making a standard odds-based analysis difficult. However, we lean towards the Miami (Fla) Hurricanes to edge out the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Betting Trends
Bethune-Cookman has a slew of troubling trends going into this matchup. They are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games and have a dismal road record. Especially concerning is their 0-6 SU trend against Miami-FL. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 5 games, hinting at their defensive vulnerabilities.
Miami (Fla) Hurricanes Betting Trends
While the Hurricanes have a strong SU record against Bethune-Cookman, their ATS stats are less reassuring, sitting at 3-10 in their last 13 games. They are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, suggesting they often fail to cover the spread when playing at Hard Rock Stadium. However, with a record of 14-6 SU in games played in September, Miami appears well-positioned for a win.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Miami (Fla) Hurricanes 9/14/23 Betting Picks
Given the glaring disparity in both teams’ recent performances and the stats of their key players, the Miami Hurricanes seem to be the clear favorite in this matchup, according to the best expert sports picks. While Bethune-Cookman’s Luke Sprague is a reliable quarterback, he lacks the explosiveness that Tyler Van Dyke brings to Miami’s offense. The overall SU and ATS trends favor Miami, despite some of their recent struggles to cover the spread at home. Bethune-Cookman will likely find it challenging to keep up with Miami’s offensive firepower, and their past performance trends don’t inspire confidence either. Expect the Hurricanes to secure a comfortable win in this Week 3 matchup.
Free Pick and Prediction: Miami (Fla) Hurricanes will win 42-14 .