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Appalachian State at Miami (FL) Picks & Betting Tips – Canes To Bounce Back

  • Appalachian State at Miami (FL) tips for Saturday, September 11
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:00 ET at Hard Rock Stadium
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Appalachian State at Miami (FL) Picks & Betting Tips


Miami can bounce back from their Week 1 blowout with a win in their home opener.

The Hurricanes simply had no answers for defending national champions Alabama last Saturday.

Appalachian State will be a solid test but this defense is nowhere near as dominant as the Crimson Tide’s.

And this Miami is not coming up against an offense as potent as that Alabama group.

The Canes can rebound on both sides of the football to get their first win on the board and cover.

  • Miami (FL) lost 44-13 to #1 Alabama in their season opener
  • Miami (FL) are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 Week 2 games
  • Miami (FL) are 4-1 straight up in their last five games at Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami (FL) are 17-3 straight up in their last 20 games played in September
  • Appalachian State beat East Carolina 33-19 in their season opener
  • Appalachian State are 2-6 against ranked opposition since 2011
  • Appalachian State were 0-5 against the spread as a road underdog since the start of last season
  • The total has gone Over in 5 of Miami (FL)’s last 7 games as a home favorite
  • The total has gone Over in 4 of Appalachian State’s last 6 games

Head To Head


  • Miami (FL) lead the all-time series 1-0
  • Miami (FL) won 45-10 when these two teams last met in September 2016

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Appalachian State made a strong start to the season as they cruised to a 33-19 victory.

The Mountaineers led 33-9 before allowing 10 points in ‘garbage time’ to make it look closer than it was.

Nate Noel and Camerun Peoples combined for 226 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Thomas Hennigan had 114 yards receiving and one TD.

QB Chase Brice threw for 259 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the victory, but his record against Miami is poor.

He faced the Hurricanes as Duke starting QB last season. He threw for just 94 yards as the Blue Devils were blown out, 48-0.

Miami (FL) Form


Miami knew they were up against it in their season opener and they were taught a lesson by Alabama.

The Hurricanes were dominated on both sides of the football in a 44-13 loss to the defending national champions.

D’Eriq King was held to 179 yards passing, with one touchdown and two interceptions. He managed just 10 yards rushing and was sacked four times.

Cam’ron Harris had just 37 yards rushing and Xavier Restrepo was the only man to have more than 50 yards receiving.

Defensively they were gashed through the air, allowing 354 yards and four passing TDs.

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Verdict

Miami had a nightmare in Week 1. We should not read too much into that loss to Alabama though.

Appalachian State will be no pushover, but the Hurricanes can bounce back to notch their first win and cover.

Best Bet: Miami (FL) -7.5 Spread @-116.28 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Miami & +53.5 Moneyline & Total Points @150 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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