Miami Hurricanes vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 09/17/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 9:00 pm ET, Saturday, September 17, 2022
Venue:  Kyle Field, College Station, TX 
Where to Watch:  ESPN

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Miami +5, TAMU -5; Over/Under:  48 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Miami +5.5, TAMU -5.5; Over/Under:  48.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Miami +5.5, TAMU -5.5; Over/Under:  48.5 points
 

Season Record

Miami Hurricanes:  2-0 (4th place, ACC Coastal)
Texas A&M Aggies:  1-1 (7th place, SEC West)
 
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Miami Hurricanes:  won their last game at home against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 30-7.
Texas A&M Aggies:  lost their last game at home against the Appalachian State Mountaineers 17-14.

 

Miami Hurricanes vs Texas A&M Aggies Preview and Analysis

 
Miami-FL is entering this game with a 2-0 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 1st road game of the season here. They won against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in their last game at home 30-7. Tyler Van Dyke started that game at QB and he completed 20/29 passes for 253 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Henry Parrish Jr. led the team in rushing with 97 yards and 1 TD on 21 rushing attempts. Xavier Restrepo led the team in receiving with 72 yards on 6 receptions. DJ Ivey led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 0 assisted tackles. Leonard Taylor, Jacob Lichtenstein, and Nyjalik Kelly all led the defense in sacks with 1 each while Tyrique Stevenson came away with the only interception for them in that one.
 
 
 
Texas A&M is entering this game with a 1-1 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 3rd home game of the season as they are 1-1 in their home games this year. They lost against the Appalachian State Mountaineers in their last game at home 17-14. Haynes King started that game at QB and he completed 13/20 passes for 97 yards. Devon Achane led the team in rushing with 66 yards and 1 TD on 10 rushing attempts. Evan Stewart led the team in receiving with 48 yards on 5 receptions. Chris Russell led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 6 assisted tackles. Chris Russell and Shemar Turner both led the defense in sacks with 0.5 each while no one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that one.

 

Miami vs Texas A&M Prediction

The current betting odds have Miami listed as a 5 point underdog in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Miami has looked really good in their 2 games this year winning both of them with some good defense and a lot of offense. They have always lacked a great QB to run their offense well but now they have that quarterback who can put up points, and they also have one of the best defenses with that dangerous secondary and good run defense as well. Texas A&M was really bad in their last game, losing at home to App State in a game they should have won. Their defense has not fixed the problems that they were having and this offense really struggled to move the ball on App State the entire game. Fisher is in his 5th season with the team and Texas A&M was supposed to be very good this year, a lot of people projecting them to have a chance at the final four, but after that performance they are definitely not a playoff team this year. Between the strong offense that can move the ball well and this very good defense that will stunt Texas A&M, Miami could end up winning this game as they are playing a lot better right now. The best way to place a bet here is on Miami to cover the spread in this game.
 
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Miami Hurricanes: 25-16 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points. 17-7 ATS in a road game where the total is between 45.5 and 49. 19-12 UNDER off 2 consecutive home wins.
Texas A&M Aggies: 10-18 ATS after gaining 125 or less rushing yards in 2 straight games. 13-7 UNDER as a favorite. 14-7 UNDER as a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points. 
 

Key Injuries

 
Miami Hurricanes:  J. Harrell (S) Elig Sat - Suspension. J. George (WR) Elig Sat - Suspension. T. Citizen (RB) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed.
Texas A&M Aggies:  M. Wright (TE) Ques Sat - Knee. W. Nolen (DL) Ques Sat - Leg. B. Foster (OL) Ques Sat - Illness.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"He's a good young man, and we gotta get to work and continue to get better and better, and he wants to be good. He's got a really, really bright future. We're gonna choose not to create narratives and drama out there in our program." - Mario Cristobal on Avantae Williams.
 
 
"In time, I would. Possibly could. You always evaluate those things." - Jimbo Fisher on giving up the play calling duties for the team’s offense.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Miami Hurricanes
WR Smith, Key'Shawn
WR Redding III, Michael
WR Restrepo, Xavier 
TE Mallory, Will 
QB Van Dyke, Tyler
RB Parrish Jr., Henry 
 
Texas A&M Aggies
WR Stewart, Evan
WR Lane, Chase
WR Smith, Ainias 
TE Crownover, Dametrious
QB King, Haynes
RB Achane, Devon 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Miami Hurricanes
Passing: T. Van Dyke (446)
Rushing: H. Parrish Jr. (205)
Receiving: X. Restrepo (172)
Touchdowns: H. Parrish Jr. (4) 
 
Texas A&M Aggies
Passing: H. King (461)
Rushing: D. Achane (108)
Receiving: A. Smith (185)
Touchdowns: D. Achane (2)
 
Coaches:
Miami Hurricanes: Mario Cristobal (1st season)
Texas A&M Aggies: Jimbo Fisher (5th season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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