Miami (FL) Vs. Michigan State: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – September 18, 2021

Written By Staff on September 18, 2021

The Michigan State Spartans (2-0) will battle to keep their three-game winning streak alive in matchup with the No. 24 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (1-1). The Hurricanes (-7) and the Spartans (+205 to win on the moneyline) take to the field on September 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET. A total of 58 points has been set for the contest by oddsmakers.

In this article we will break down what you need to know to make a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, stats and trends, while also providing you with the best odds available.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 18, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Miami (FL) Vs. Michigan State Betting Odds

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Miami (FL) Offense Vs. Michigan State Defense

Hurricanes Offense Stats (Rank) Spartans Defense
19.0 (111) Points/Gm 17.5 (43)
320.5 (106) Yards/Gm 348.0 (72)
189.0 (92) Pass Yards/Gm 206.0 (71)
131.5 (91) Rush Yards/Gm 142.0 (75)
5.8 (109) Yards/Pass 5.5 (30)
3.6 (94) Yards/Rush 3.4 (52)
36.7% (77) 3rd Down % 43.6% (97)
3 (79) Turnovers 1 (86)
4 (102) Sacks 4 (19)

Michigan State Offense Vs. Miami (FL) Defense

Michigan State Offense Stats (Rank) Miami (FL) Defense
40.0 (26) Points/Gm 33.5 (111)
553.0 (9) Yards/Gm 413.5 (102)
254.0 (48) Pass Yards/Gm 276.5 (111)
299.0 (6) Rush Yards/Gm 137.0 (70)
9.4 (26) Yards/Pass 7.6 (93)
8.0 (3) Yards/Rush 3.6 (62)
42.1% (59) 3rd Down % 48.4% (111)
1 (20) Turnovers 2 (58)
2 (51) Sacks 1 (86)

When Miami (FL) Has The Ball

  • The Hurricanes’ pass protection has resulted in four sacks conceded, 26th-most in college football. The Spartans’ defense has four (19th-most).
  • Miami (FL) averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt (109th in the FBS) compared to the 5.5 per pass Michigan State gives up (30th in college football).
  • The Hurricanes’ offense ranks 111th in the FBS at 19.0 points per game. The Spartans give up 17.5 per game (43rd in college football).
  • Miami (FL) ranks 94th in the FBS averaging 3.6 yards per carry. Michigan State allows 3.4 per rushing attempt (52nd in college football).

When Michigan State Has The Ball

  • The Hurricanes’ defense ranks 102nd in yards allowed per game (413.5), while the Spartans’ offense is ninth in college football at 553.0 yards per game.
  • Michigan State has the 26th-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 40.0 points per game. Miami (FL)’s defense is 111th, giving up 33.5 points per contest.
  • The Spartans’ passing attack averages 9.4 yards per pass attempt (26th in the FBS). The Hurricanes give up 7.6 per pass (93rd in college football).
  • Michigan State’s rushing game ranks sixth in the FBS (299.0 yards per game), while Miami (FL) allows 137.0 per game (70th-ranked run defense).

Miami (FL) Betting Trends And Insights

  • Miami (FL) is winless against the spread this season (0-2-0).
  • The Hurricanes have not covered the spread this season (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 7-point favorites.
  • The Hurricanes have been listed as the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won.

Michigan State Betting Trends And Insights

  • Michigan State has won one game against the spread this year.
  • The Spartans won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

Miami (FL) Players To Watch

  • D’Eriq King has thrown for 378 yards while completing 67.2% of his passes (43-of-64), with one touchdown and two interceptions this year (189.0 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 29 times for 77 yards, averaging 38.5 yards per game.
  • Cam’Ron Davis has picked up a team-best 129 rushing yards (64.5 per game) and one touchdown.
  • This season Keyshawn Smith has eight catches and leads the team with 110 yards (55.0 per game).
  • Charleston Rambo has hauled in 12 catches for 85 yards (42.5 yards per game).
  • Xavier Restrepo has 73 receiving yards on four receptions, with one touchdown, averaging 36.5 yards per game.

Michigan State Players To Watch

  • Payton Thorne has thrown for 465 yards while completing 65.2% of his passes (30-of-46), with five touchdowns and zero interceptions this year (232.5 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball eight times for 47 yards and one touchdown, averaging 23.5 yards per game.
  • Kenneth Walker III has racked up a team-best 321 rushing yards (160.5 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • So far this year Jordan Simmons has rushed for 131 yards on 21 carries (65.5 ypg).
  • Jayden Reed has nine catches and paces his team with 245 receiving yards (122.5 ypg) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • Tre Mosley has also contributed with five catches for 66 yards this year. He averages 33.0 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Jalen Nailor is averaging 29.5 yards per game, with six catches for 59 yards and one touchdown.

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