Miami vs. Virginia Tech Total Pick
Can Miami and Virginia Tech put together enough offense when the two ACC foes meet up this Saturday at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, November 17, 2018
3:30PM ET – Lane Stadium
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Miami is favored on the road, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Hokies. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 51.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 69 percent going on Miami on the road.
Miami on a losing skid
The Miami Hurricanes have lost four straight games entering this weekend, including a 27-21 loss at Georgia Tech last week. Miami is 5-5 overall and 2-4 in the ACC while posting a 3-7 record against the spread and a 5-5 record with the over/under total. The Canes have hit the under in four straight games.
Miami is pretty strong on defense, allowing just 20.1 points and 268.6 yards per game. Their pass defense is one of the best in the nation, allowing only 134.3 yards per game. Offensively, Miami is putting up 30.9 points and 381.1 yards per game. Their rushing attack averages 190.7 yards per contest. Travis Homer is the leading rusher with 732 yards and three touchdowns while DeeJay Dallas has 562 yards with five scores. The team has struggled at QB. N’Kosi Perry started in the last game and has 866 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Tech on a skid as well
Virginia Tech has lost three straight games coming into this weekend, suffering a 52-22 loss at Pittsburgh last week. The Hokies are now 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the ACC. They have a 3-6 record against the spread and 5-4 with the over.
The Hokies are moving the ball pretty well on offense, averaging 29.8 points and 431.2 yards per game. Ryan Willis has thrown for 1,770 yards and 16 touchdowns to lead the offense while also rushing for 282 yards and three scores. Steven Peoples is the leading rusher with 546 yards and five touchdowns while Damon Hazelton has caught 40 passes for 687 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Virginia Tech is giving up 31.0 points and 447.4 yards per game. They have really struggled to stop the run, giving up 212.7 rushing yards per contest.
College Football Betting Trends
Miami has hit the under in 11 of its last 13 road games and in five of its last six games in November.
Virginia Tech is 4-1 with the under in its last five games following a loss and in 35 of its last 52 conference games.
Both offenses have their weaknesses, but the Tech offense is more capable of moving the ball. The problem is, the Hokies face the better of the two defenses in Miami. Miami’s offense should move the ball a little better against the Hokies, but the Canes just can’t throw it consistently enough to put up big totals. I look for this to be another grind for Miami and the Hokies, especially with the game in Blacksburg.
College Football Prediction: Miami/Virginia Tech Under 51.5