Miami football Appalachian State betting lines out

BOONE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17: Ahmmon Richards
BOONE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17: Ahmmon Richards /

The Miami football team has opened as an eight-point favorite over Appalachian State with the over/under total at 54.5, the Hurricanes 31 and the Mountainers at 23. You make your pick now on WynnBET. Miami failed to cover as a 19.5 point underdog in a 44-13 loss in the season opener on Saturday.

Appalachian State covered in a 33-19 victory in its season-opening victory over East Carolina on Thursday night in Charlotte. The Mountainers and Pirates came in just below the under of 56. Miami and Alabama were significantly below the over/under of 62. Appalachian State had good offensive balance in the season opener.

The Mountaineers threw for 259 yards and ran for 226. Miami is familiar with Appalachian State quarterback Chase Brice who played for Duke last season and Clemson before that. Brice was 20-27 for 259 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against East Carolina. Miami held Brice to 20-25 for 94 yards in 2020.

Appalachian State running back Camerun Peoples ran 14 times for 100 yards and two TDs against East Carolina. The Pirates threw for 295 yards but had only 86 yards rushing on 24 carries. Miami should be able to throw against the Mountaineers. App State averaged 33.8 points per game in 2020 and allowed 20.0.

The Miami football team averaged 34.0 PPG in 2020 and allowed 27. The over/under seems exactly on. The Miami offensive line needs to improve against Appalachian State. The Mountaineers had five tackles for loss and four sacks against East Carolina. Appalachian State ranks 18th nationally with four sacks per game.

Miami had 13 tackles for loss, four sacks and one QB hurry last year against Brice when he was playing for Duke in a 48-0 Hurricanes victory. The familiarity with Brice should help Manny Diaz game plan for Appalachian State. Shutting down the Mountaineers run game will be the likely priority for the Miami defense.

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The key for Miami against Appalachian State will be to put the Alabama game behind them and focus on moving forward. Miami has to come out focused against a good Appalachian State team. The Hurricanes won 45-10 at Appalachian State in 2016. Miami should expect a more competitive game on Saturday.