|ESPN Thursday Night ACC College Football Odds: Virginia Tech vs. Miami|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:30|
Virginia Tech vs. Miami Odds
Miami is 4-4 on the season, 3-2 in the ACC and 2-2 at home. Virginia Tech is 4-4 overall, 2-2 in the ACC and 0-4 on the road. The Hurricanes are 5-3 against the spread this year while the Hokies are 2-6 ATS. Virginia Tech has won three straight in this series.
Trends show that the Hokies are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 meetings with the Hurricanes and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 trips to Miami. These two teams have combined to hit the under in 7 of their last 9 meetings and their last four encounters at Miami.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Virginia Tech is the slight favorite in this game, as the Hokies have odds of -1.5 points at Miami on Thursday night. The over/under total has been set at 57.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Virginia Tech favored by 2 points. The spread reached a peak of 2.5 points during the week before closing at Virginia Tech -1.5.
Virginia Tech is coming off a 38-17 loss at Clemson last week. The Hokies have now lost three of their last four games and are having a disappointing season thus far. The Virginia Tech offense is averaging 29 points per game this year while the defense is holding opponents to 24 points per game. Leading the team this year is quarterback Logan Thomas, who has thrown for 1,910 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 298 yards and five scores.
Miami is coming off a 33-20 loss to Florida State last week. The Hurricanes have lost three straight games entering tonight’s contest. The Miami offense is currently averaging 26.9 points per game while the defense is giving up 32.4 points per contest. The team is being led by quarterback Stephen Morris, who has thrown for 2,214 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season.
In terms of Injuries, Virginia Tech tackle Nick Acree is out for the rest of the year with a knee injury while center Caleb Farris is probable with an ankle injury. Miami running back Eduardo Clements will miss the rest of the season with an undisclosed injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Miami. The Hurricanes are getting 56% of the wagers with odds of +1.5 points against Virginia Tech on Thursday.