Miami (OH) RedHawks (11-2) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-5)
Miami (OH) RedHawks who are set to compete against Appalachian State Mountaineers at FBC Mortgage Stadium this Saturday will meet Appalachian State in an anticipated Cure Bowl matchup, making for a compelling battle – as well as providing an incredible opportunity for those interested in bowl picks! This thrilling clash promises not only to provide fans with thrilling action, but also provide expert NCAAF free bowl predictions!
RedHawks success can be partially credited to key players like running back Rashad Amos and wide receiver Gage Larvadain, whose performances have been outstanding this season. Amos has been an incredible force in the backfield, rushing for 895 yards and 12 touchdowns on just 177 attempts for an average 5.1 yards per carry average. Larvadain made his mark in receiving game, collecting 38 receptions for 643 yards with 6 touchdowns at 16.9 average reception yards per reception average – creating constant threats against defenses.
Appalachian State Mountaineers have demonstrated their resilience and ability to excel under pressure thanks primarily to Nate Noel and Kaedin Robinson. Noel led his team with 834 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 173 attempts while Robinson became an invaluable target in the passing game, totalling 787 receiving yards with 10 touchdowns on 59 receptions; his ability to find the end zone has proven essential to their offensive strategy.
Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Game Info
|Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET
|FBC Mortgage Stadium
Brett Gabbert QB vs. Joey Aguilar QB
Quarterback Brett Gabbert has put together an efficient season for the RedHawks, completing 59.4% of passes for 1634 yards, 14 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He excels at quick decision making and spreading the ball around to playmakers. However, he doesn’t have elite arm strength or size. The Mountaineers will attempt to pressure Gabbert and force him into mistakes. If given time, he has the accuracy to dice up this secondary.
Joey Aguilar has been one of the FBS’ most prolific passers with over 3,546 yards through the air. He has impressive arm talent and has excelled at throwing deep shots outside the numbers. However, he has been turnover-prone at times with 9 interceptions. If Miami (OH) can generate pressure and confuse coverage looks, Aguilar could falter. But if protected, he can single-handedly win this game.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Appalachian State Mountaineers -245, Total Odds: 44.5
The betting odds favor the Appalachian State Mountaineers, with a spread of -6.5 and a moneyline of -245. The total of 44.5 points suggests a moderately scoring game, reflective of the teams’ balanced offensive and defensive capabilities.
Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Trends
The RedHawks are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games and have covered in 5 straight. They are also 5-0 SU in their past 5 contests. Miami (OH) has gone under in 9 of last 9 December games as they tend to tighten up defensively late in the year.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
App State is 4-1 SU in last 6 but just 1-6 ATS in last 7 December games. They are 4-1 SU against the MAC over the past 5 seasons but have struggled to cover as favorites at 3-10 ATS in last 13 instances. The under has hit in 3 of last 4 bowl games for the Mountaineers.
Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers 12/16/23 Betting Picks
Considering the trends and performances, this game poses an intriguing challenge for bettors. The RedHawks’ impressive ATS record and tendency for low-scoring games contrast with the Mountaineers’ overall strong SU record but weaker ATS performance in December.
In terms of betting, while the Mountaineers are favored, the RedHawks’ ability to cover the spread and their defensive prowess make them an attractive pick, especially as underdogs. Prop bets focusing on individual performances, such as quarterback yards or running back touchdowns, could provide additional betting interest. For those engaging with top sportsbooks, this matchup offers a range of betting possibilities, from moneyline to over/under bets.