Virgina vs. Miami Week 8 Prediction

Virginia vs. Miami, 10/24/20 College Football Week 8 Predictions

ACC rivals square off at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday night when No. 11 Miami hosts 1-3 Virginia at 8:00 p.m. ET. Are the Hurricanes worth laying 14 points as a home favorite or is there a better play for bettors in this conference matchup?

Game Snapshot

329 Virginia Cavaliers (+14) at 330 Miami Hurricanes (-14); o/u 54

8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 24, 2020

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

TV: ACC Network

Virginia Cavaliers Game Notes

UVA redshirt sophomore QB Brennan Armstrong (head) is still in concussion protocol. Armstrong (6'2/220) suffered the injury in a home loss to NC State and was unable to practice or play last week against Wake Forest. Backup QB Lindell Stone started in his place and while performing adequately, Stone was not up to the task of defeating Wake Forest as he clearly lacked the polish of Armstrong. OC Robert Anae said Armstrong had attended practice this week, but that he was limited to stretching and light jogging. UVA has a tough matchup this week against Miami in South Beach.

Miami Hurricanes Game Notes

Miami redshirt senior QB D'Eriq King completed 16-of-31 passes for 222 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-19 victory over Pitt on Saturday. King (5'11/202) also rushed 11 times for 32 yards as Miami was able to exploit Pitt's secondary despite averaging only 2.6 YPC on the ground. Despite putting 31 points on the board, Miami's offense had it's struggles on the day, converting only four-of-13 third-downs and rolling up a modest 331 total yards. Still, King was able make plays when it counted, hitting Will Mallory on two of his four touchdown passes, including a 45-yard streak right down the seam. It was a nice bounce back game after a down performance last week against Clemson.

Virginia vs. Miami Betting Prediction

The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Miami Gardens and is 17-5 in the Cavaliers’ last 22 games overall. The over is also a perfect 8-0 in Virginia’s last eight conference games, is 5-0 in its last five games coming off a loss and is 4-0 in its last four road games. On the other side, the over is 8-3 in the Hurricanes’ last 11 home games versus an opponent with a losing road record, is 6-2-1 in their last nine games when listed as the favorite and is 4-1-1 in their last six conference matchups.


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