2009 Miami at Virginia Tech Betting Preview: Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
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Saturday, 26 September 2009 07:18
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Miami at VT

The feature game of week four of the college football season will be at Lane Stadium on Saturday when No. 11 Virginia Tech hosts No. 9 Miami at 3:30PM ET.

Bet Miami at Virginia Tech

This battle of ACC foes gives the Hokies a chance to get back into the top 10 after losing to Alabama in the season opener, while the Hurricanes are trying to prove they are for real by beating their third-straight ranked opponent.

Miami opened the season with a 38-34 win at Florida State and followed it with a 33-17 win over Georgia Tech last Thursday at home. Now, Randy Shannon brings in his Hurricanes to another hostile environment in Blacksburg. Miami defeated Virginia Tech last year 16-14, and this season, quarterback Jacory Harris has emerged as a Heisman candidate through two games. Harris has thrown for 656 yards and five touchdowns on 41-of-59 passing. Harris has spread the wealth in the passing game, throwing to 12 different receivers on the season. The Hurricanes lead the ACC in yards per-game but are amongst the bottom half of the conference in defense statistics, mostly due to the difficulty of the schedule.

The Hokies lost 34-24 to Alabama in the opener but have followed up with a 52-10 win over Marshall and a 16-15 win at home against Nebraska last weekend. The Hokies have yet to hit the road, but are facing their third ranked opponent on the season on Saturday. Tyrod Taylor has throw for 444 yards and three touchdowns on the season while being held to just 10 yards rushing. Ryan Williams has carried the offense with 342 yards on the ground with six touchdowns while Dyrell Roberts is averaging 48.3 yards per-kick return, including a 98-yard return for a touchdown. Defensively, Virginia Tech is last in the ACC in rushing yards allowed with 601, which may not be an issue against the Hurricanes.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Miami 3-point road favorites over Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 47.5.

College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 12-5 against the spread versus MIAMI since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 9-8 straight up against MIAMI since 1992

8 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 against the spread versus MIAMI over the last 3 seasons 

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-1 straight up against MIAMI over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at VIRGINIA TECH since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 6-2 against the spread versus MIAMI since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 5-3 straight up against MIAMI since 1992

3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at VIRGINIA TECH over the last 3 seasons.

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-0 against the spread versus MIAMI over the last 3 seasons 

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-0 straight up against MIAMI over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

MIAMI: 8-2 Over off an Under

VIRGINIA TECH: 7-1 ATS as home underdog

Miami is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games

Miami is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Virginia Tech is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Miami

Virginia Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami

VIRGINIA TECH is 72-49 ATS (+18.1 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1992.

VIRGINIA TECH is 91-66 ATS (+18.4 Units) in games played on a grass field since 1992.
Week 4 College Football Injury Report

Shayon Green L Out For Season (leg)

Gavin Hardin DE Out For Season (neck)

Adewale Ojomo DE Out Indefinitely (jaw)

Aldarius Johnson WR Questionable Week 4 (hamstring)

Levi Paalua LB Questionable Week 4 (chest)

Lee Chambers RB Questionable Week 4 (leg)


Darren Evans RB Out For Season (ACL)

Stephan Virgil CB Questionable Week 4 (knee)

Ryan Williams RB Questionable Week 4 (ankle)

Miami at Virginia Tech Current Odds

Miami Hurricanes -3 Over 47.5 (-120)

Virginia Tech Hokies +3 Under 47.5 (+140)

Player Props:

Total passing yards for Jacory Harris (MIA): Over/Under 240.5

Total passing touchdowns + Interceptions for Harris: Over/Under 3.5

Total rushing yards for Greg Cooper (MIA): Over/Under 52.5

Total rushing attempts for Javarris James (MIA): Over/Under 11.5

Total receiving yards for Travis Benjamin (MIA): Over/Under 39.5

Total receptions for Leonard Hankerson (MIA): Over/Under 2.5

Total receptions for LaRon Byrd (MIA): Over/Under 3

Total pass attempts for Tyrod Taylor (VT): Over/Under 23.5

Total rushing attempts for Taylor: Over/Under 10.5

Total rushing yards for Ryan Williams (VT): Over/Under 87.5

Total rushing attempts for David Wilson (VT): Over/Under 6.5

Total receptions for Jarrett Boykin (VT): Over/under 3.5

Total receptions for Danny Coale (VT): Over/under 1.5

Bet Miami at Virginia Tech

Posted: 9/26/09 12:18PM ET



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