Miami vs. Virginia Tech Prediction
An important battle in the ACC will take place on Saturday when the Miami Hurricanes visit the Virginia Tech Hokies at 12:00 p.m. ET. With the Hokies now listed as 2.5-point home chalk and the total sitting at 68 points, what’s the best place in this conference tilt?
155 Miami Hurricanes (+2.5) at 156 Virginia Tech Hokies (-2.5); o/u 68
Lane Stadium, Worsham, Blacksburg, VA
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 14, 2020
Miami Hurricanes Game Notes
Miami redshirt senior QB D'Eriq King completed 31-of-41 passes for 430 yards and five touchdowns while rushing 15 times for 105 yards in Friday's 44-41 win over North Carolina State. The Hurricanes nearly let themselves get upset in this one. Entering the fourth quarter, Miami was down 31-38. After two consecutive field goals followed by a touchdown drive, Miami pulled ahead with just a few minutes left for North Carolina State to match. King's efforts were instrumental in leading the comeback, and he did so in a number of ways. On the second field goal drive, King dashed all around the North Carolina State defense, earning on huge 28-yard rush that opened things up. On the following touchdown drive, he found two 30-plus yard completions, including the go-ahead 54-yarder to Mike Harley. Miami squeeze by to 6-1 with Virginia Tech on schedule for next week.
Virginia Tech Hokies Game Notes
Virginia Tech redshirt junior QB Hendon Hooker completed 20-of-27 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing 20 times for 156 yards in a 38-35 loss to Liberty on Saturday. Since recovering from an undisclosed early season injury, Hooker (6'4/220) has been nearly flawless executing HC Justin Fuente's offense. His prowess in utilizing run-pass option plays had Liberty on their heels all game, as all four of his red zone touchdowns came as a result of his correct RPO reads. Virginia Tech appeared to have won the game on a last second field goal block and subsequent return for a touchdown. However HC Fuente called a timeout right before the ball was snapped, nullifying the play and giving Liberty another chance at a 51-yard game winning field goal, which they converted for the win. Virginia Tech carries a 4-3 record into next Saturday's game against ACC rival Miami.
Miami vs. Virginia Tech Betting Prediction
The favorite is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams while the Hurricanes are 1-4 against the number in their last five road games and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. Meanwhile, the Hokies are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off a loss and are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 BETTING PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES -2.5