Louisville Cardinals (9-1) vs. Miami Hurricanes (6-4)
Louisville Cardinals vs. Miami Hurricanes 11/18/23 – As NCAAF enters Week 12, fans and bettors alike can anticipate an exciting clash between Louisville Cardinals and Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday. Not only do fans and bettors alike eagerly anticipate this rivalry game which promises high stakes competition between both teams; multi-expert best picks by various analysts also give insight into this highly contentious contest.
The Louisville Cardinals enter this game riding high momentum. Running back Jawhar Jordan has been instrumental in their success with 976 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns to his name – his ability to break through defenses being one of his main threats. Wide receiver Jamari Thrash also stands out, having amassed 734 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns as an essential target in their passing game. Moreover, their multifaceted and dynamic offense has contributed immensely towards their impressive season run.
Miami Hurricanes’, while less dominant on paper, bring their own strengths to the field. Running back Henry Parrish Jr. has been an outstanding performer with 469 rushing yards and four touchdowns scored while Jacolby George made an impactful contribution with 707 receiving yards and seven touchdowns caught. Their combined ground and air games make them formidable opponents for Cardinals fans to face off against.
Louisville Cardinals vs. Miami Hurricanes Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Hard Rock Stadium|
Jack Plummer QB vs. Tyler Van Dyke QB
Jack Plummer of the Louisville Cardinals has had an outstanding season as quarterback with 2402 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, a 65.5% completion rate and impressive long passes – including his longest pass of 85 yards! – and an outstanding passer rating of 155.1. However, 9 interceptions and 20 sacks suggest some vulnerabilities under pressure; his playing style allows him to gain significant ground while taking calculated risks that sometimes leads to turnovers.
Tyler Van Dyke of the Miami Hurricanes boasts an excellent record, including 2086 passing yards and 16 touchdowns with a completion percentage of 66.7%. Van has made 64-yard passes so far and boasts a passer rating of 145.7. Compared to Plummer, Van has been sacked less frequently (9), though his 12 interceptions show areas for improvement; Van’s style tends toward consistency and reliability while sometimes struggling in high-pressure situations.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Louisville Cardinals -130, Total Odds: 52.5
The betting odds slightly favor the Louisville Cardinals, reflecting their stronger season performance. The point spread of +1.5 for the Cardinals indicates expectations of a close game. The total of 52.5 points suggests that a moderate scoring game is anticipated, aligning with both teams’ offensive capabilities.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have proven themselves as an underachiever by going 10-1 straight up (SU). Unfortunately, their road performance (5-13 SU in 18 games and 4-2 ATS against Miami shows some fluctuation, and 10 of their last 15 games saw totals go UNDER which suggests strong defense keeps scores low.
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Hurricanes have had an uneven season, which is evident by their betting trends. Their 6-14 record against the spread in their last 20 games indicates they have struggled to live up to expectations; however, their home record shows they play much better when in familiar surroundings. Their poor results against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents and in the Atlantic Division highlight specific areas of weakness that need further attention.
Louisville Cardinals vs. Miami Hurricanes 11/18/23 Betting Picks
By looking at the data, it appears that Louisville Cardinals hold a slight edge in this matchup due to their consistent performance throughout the season and key players’ standout performances. However, do not underestimate Hurricanes home advantage – making this contest tight and unpredictable. NCAAF analysts’ picks lean towards Louisville due to their robust offense and strong record in conference.
Bettors looking to choose their team wisely might do better betting on Louisville given their overall record and performance trends, with total UNDER being an effective strategy given both teams’ tendencies over recent games. Prop bets could focus on individual player performances such as Jawhar Jordan rushing yards or Jamari Thrash receiving yards to add depth.
Free Pick and Prediction: Louisville Cardinals 27, Miami Hurricanes 24