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Pinstripe Bowl Betting Preview: Miami Hurricanes vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

December 28, 2023


The 2023 Pinstripe Bowl will take place on Thursday, December 28th, and will feature the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Miami Hurricanes in New York City, New York at Yankee Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 2:15 PM ET on Thursday afternoon and will air on ESPN.

 

Rutgers has the chance to finish the season with a winning record for the first time since the 2014 college football season as they enter this game with a record of 6-6, however, they are on a four-game losing streak including a 24-42 loss at home against the Maryland Terrapins in their season finale. Rutgers was a below-average scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 22.58 points per game, however, they have an above-average rushing offense as they are averaging 165.5 rushing yards per game. 

 

Kyle Monangai played a pivotal role in the success of the rushing offense as he leads the team in rushing with 1,099 yards and seven touchdowns while adding six receptions for 61 yards. The success of Rutgers this season can be attributed to their defense as they are allowing an average of 21 points per game.

 

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will look to end the season with a winning record and end their four-game losing streak when they play the Miami Hurricanes.

 

The Miami Hurricanes started the season with a record of 4-0 which included wins over the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks and the Texas A&M Aggies, however, they would lose five of their final eight games this season but ended their three-game losing streak with a 45-20 win on the road against the Boston College Eagles in their season finale and ended the season with a record of 7-5 which led to a 9th place finish in the ACC.

 

Miami was an above-average team offensively this season and had one of the better passing offenses in college football as they enter this game averaging 32.08 points and 256.08 passing yards per game. 

 

Tyler Van Dyke led the team in passing as he completed 219 of 333 attempts for 2,703 yards with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, however, he will not be playing in this matchup as he is not on the team anymore following a transfer to the Wisconsin Badgers. The Hurricanes also had an above-average scoring defense as they enter this game allowing an average of 22.08 points per game.

 

The Miami Hurricanes will look to build off the momentum following the win in their season finale against the Boston College Eagles when they play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 2023 Pinstripe Bowl.

 

BookMaker has the Miami Hurricanes listed as 1-point favorites against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 2023 Pinstripe Bowl on Thursday afternoon. Miami has won the nine games all-time in the series and has won by an average margin of 39.45 points per game all-time and 36.67 points per game over the last three meetings.

 

The Hurricanes are 6-3 ATS all-time in the series while the Scarlet Knights are 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-5-1 ATS overall and 1-4-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Miami Hurricanes are 6-6 ATS overall and 3-4 ATS as a favorite on the year.

 

Miami enters this game with a better record and has dominated the series against Rutgers winning the nine games all-time and has won by an average margin of 39.45 points per game in those contests and is 6-3 ATS all-time in the series.

 

Scarlet Knights are in good shape coming into this game while Miami has lost almost a dozen players entering the transfer portal or draft.

 

Spooky Express Pick: Rutgers +1.5