Miami Looks to Get Back to Business in College Football Week 4 vs. Toledo

Miami Looks to Get Back to Business in College Football Week 4 vs. Toledo

Written by on September 20, 2017

The 14th-ranked Miami Hurricanes (1-0) will look to get back to business in College Football Week 4 when they host the dangerous Toledo Rockets (3-0) in their first game since their regular season opener on September 2.Like a lot of South Florida-based teams, Miami has been off the field for a couple of weeks because Hurricane Irma. If you want to know if the Canes can get the win to keep their playoff hopes alive while covering the College Football spread against the Rockets, then let’s find out right now.

Miami vs. Toledo College Football Week 4 Betting Analysis

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:30 PM ETWhere: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FloridaCollege Football Week 4 Odds: Miami-FL Hurricanes -13.5Total: 57.5TV: ACCNRadio: WNOG 97.3 FM (Miami) / 1370 AM (Toledo)Live Stream: The ACC

Why Bet Miami Hurricane Odds at -13.5?

Miami is playing their first game since their opener because of Hurricane Irma, but they pounded overmatched Bethune-Cookman 41-13 in their opener as quarterback Malik Rosier completed 17-of-28 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns while running back Mark Walton rushed 16 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns and wide receiver Darrell Langham caught three balls for 65 yards and one score.Even with their time off, Toledo coach Jason Candle knows the Hurricanes are extremely talented – and dangerous.“I see a team that’s built on players from South Florida,” Candle said. “Lot of speed. They play fast on defense. They’re running to the football and getting to you with bad intentions when they do get to the ball. And on offense there’s a multitude of guys that can score from anywhere. They’ve got a tremendous back in Mark Walton and some good receivers on the perimeter that can score it.”Senior wide receiver Braxton Berrios said he and his teammates simply want to get back to playing football.“From a football aspect, it’s very frustrating,” Berrios said. “Never in my life, since I started playing football at 7 or 8, have I had a period of time where we do nothing and are just sitting around on Thursday, on Friday and on Saturday, and we are just watching all those games and knowing that could be you. It’s frustrating, to say the least.”

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 41
  • Total Yards: 550
  • Rush Yards: 317
  • Passing Yards: 233
  • Average Score Against: 13
  • Total Yards: 350
  • Rush Yards: 121
  • Passing Yards: 229

Why Bet Toledo Rockets Odds at +13.5?

The best reason to back Toledo in this contest is that they’ve been putting points on the board like they’re going out of style this season.The Rockets have scored at least 37 points in all three of their games this season, including their stunning 54-51 win over Tulsa last weekend. Quarterback Logan Woodside is playing out of his mind right now and comes into this contest on fire after going 22 for 33 for 458 yards with six touchdowns and one interception against Tulsa the last time out.Toledo is one of the most dangerous opponents in College Football Week 4.Wide receiver Cody Thompson caught nine passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns while fellow wideout Dionte Johnson added four catches for 142 yards and two scores. For the season, Woodside is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 1,004 yards with eight touchdowns and one interception. Toledo’s play this season has gotten the attention of Miami and head coach Mark Richt.“Obviously, offensively they’re very, very good at what they do,” Richt said. “They can put a lot of points on the board.”“This is a very fast-paced offense,” said Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, who hopes depth will give Miami’s an edge. “They’re going to come after us. We have the ability to play multiple people at every position, which is going to help us regardless of if we have played or have not played over the last couple weeks.”

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 46
  • Total Yards: 552.6
  • Rush Yards: 218
  • Passing Yards: 334.6
  • Average Score Against: 29.3
  • Total Yards: 369.6
  • Rush Yards: 220
  • Passing Yards: 149.6

Expert College Football Week 4 Analysis and Prediction

Miami may be the more well-known program and they may have more elite recruits on the field in this Week 4 matchup, but for me, the Toledo Rockets are the pick to cover the spread at the very least – if not win outright.Toledo has posted a blistering 8-1-1 ATS mark in their last 10 games in the month of September while also going 14-2 ATS in their last 16 road games. While Miami has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up win and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall, I like Toledo to cover the spread even though a whopping 71 percent of public bettors is backing Miami.College Football Week 4 Pick: Toledo +14.5

Latest College Football Week 4 Betting Trends

-Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games-Rockets are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games-The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toledo’s last 6 games on the road-Hurricanes are 6-3 ATS in the last 9 games at home-Hurricanes are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games at home-The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami-FL’s last 7 games at home