Michigan State Spartans (2-0) vs. Miami-FL Hurricanes (1-1)
September 18, 2021 12:00 p.m. EDT
The line: Miami-FL Hurricanes -6.5 / Michigan State Spartans +6.5; Over / Under: 54.5
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The Miami Hurricanes meet the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday in week three of college football action at Hard Rock Stadium. The Michigan State Spartans are looking for another victory after beating Northwestern and Youngstown State. The Miami Hurricanes are looking for a win to secure a game above a .500 record.
The Michigan State Spartans are aiming for their first 3-0 start since the 2015 CFB season. Payton Thorne completes 65.2% of his passes for 465 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. Jayden Reed and Tre Mosley combined for 311 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jalen Nailor has six receptions. The Michigan State Spartans’ rushing game is averaging 299 yards per game, and Kenneth Walker III leads the way with 321 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan State is allowing 17.5 points and 352 yards per game. Xavier Henderson leads the Michigan State Spartans with 17 tackles, Quavaris Crouch has one sack and Angelo Grose has two passing deflections.
The Miami Hurricanes have won five of their last six home games. D’Eriq King completed 68.3% of his passes for 379 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Key’Shawn Smith and Charleston Rambo have 196 yards on 20 receptions while Xavier Resterpo has four receptions. The Miami Hurricanes’ rushing game is averaging 139 yards per game, and Cam’Ron Harris is leading the way with 128 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Miami is allowing 33.5 points and 426.5 yards per game. Gurvan Hall Jr. leads the Miami Hurricanes with 18 tackles, Jahfari Harvey has a sack and Amari Carter has an interception.
The Spartans are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Hurricanes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The upper hand is 5-0 in the Spartans’ last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the Hurricanes’ last 5 grass games.
The Michigan State Spartans are an old school Big Ten team that is physical in the trenches and lashing out defensively. Across two games, MSU has one of the best rushing attacks in the country. Miami didn’t look good in two games, being blown up by Alabama and nearly losing to App State. Manny Diaz doesn’t seem like a good head coach and Miami doesn’t feel like a good football team. This line is quite surprising. Give me Michigan State and the points, a game the Spartans could win.
Randy Chambers Free Pick:
Michigan State Spartans +6.5