Virginia vs. Miami Total Pick

Virginia vs. Miami, 10/8/19 College Football Week 7 Predictions & Preview

Will No. 20 Virginia be able to lock up another offense when the Cavs go on the road this Friday to face Miami at 8PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

109 Virginia vs. 110 Miami

Friday, October 11, 2019

8PM ET – Hard Rock Stadium

TV: ESPN

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Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, Miami is the slim favorite at home, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -1 point against Virginia. The over/under total for the game is listed at 45.5 points. The public betting currently has 77 percent going on Virginia as the slight underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Cavs come in rested

Virginia had the weekend off in Week 6 and the Cavs are coming off a 35-20 loss at Notre Dame on Sept. 28 for its first loss. UVA is 4-1 on the year, 2-0 in the ACC, 2-2-1 against the spread and 3-2 with the over.

Virginia has been one of the stronger defensive teams in the country this year, allowing 21.4 points and 279.6 yards per game. They have 24 sacks as a unit this year with Jordan Mack leading the way with six. Offensively, the Cavs are putting up just 32.2 points and 363.6 yards per game this season. Bryce Perkins has thrown for 1,177 yards and eight touchdowns this season, but also has six interceptions and has been sacked 15 times. Perkins has rushed for 164 yards while Wayne Taulapapa is the leading rusher with 183 yards and five touchdowns. Hasise Dubois and Joe Reed have combined for 57 catches for 656 yards and six touchdowns.

Miami stunned by Tech

Miami had quite a game on Saturday, overcoming a big deficit against Virginia Tech only to lose in the closing seconds, 42-35. The Hurricanes are just 2-3 on the year, 0-2 in the ACC, 2-3 against the spread and 3-2 with the over.

The Hurricanes have pretty good stats for being a team that is just 2-3. Miami is allowing only 21.2 points and 283.4 yards per game on defense while the offense is averaging 32 points and 450.4 yards per game. Jarren Williams has thrown for 1,074 yards and seven touchdowns, but has three interceptions and has been sacked 19 times. He is currently listed as questionable with an arm injury. N’Kosi Perry has to step in against Virginia Tech. He threw for 422 yards against the Hokies. DeeJay Dallas is the team’s leading rusher with 409 yards and six touchdowns while Brevin Jordan has caught 23 passes for 369 yards and two scores.

College Football Betting Trends

Virginia

The Cavs are 6-2 with the over in their last eight Friday games and 10-1 with the over in their last 11 games after allowing less than 170 passing yards in their previous game.

Miami

The Hurricanes have hit the under in four straight Friday games and in seven of their last nine games in October.

Prediction:

These two have hit the under in four of their last five encounters. This is the lowest total they have faced since 2014. Both teams are defensive-minded teams. Virginia is more physical, while the Canes use their speed to stop passing attacks. Miami should be encouraged by how Perry played against the Hokies, as he finally seemed to give the Hurricanes a spark on offense. Perry is more experienced and could give Miami a better shot in this game if he plays. Virginia isn’t dynamic on offense, but the Cavs had an extra week to prepare for this game and gets the Miami defense on a short week. That could lead to an offensive boost.

College Football Week 7 Prediction: Virginia/Miami Over 45.5

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