Miami vs. Virginia Tech Prediction
Which struggling ACC team will pick up a needed win on Saturday when the Virginia Tech Hokies host the Miami Hurricanes today 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 -6.5 points against the Hokies. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 53 points. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on Miami on the road.
Tech loses three straight
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. They have failed to cover in five straight games.
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.
Miami drops four straight
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 failed to cover the spread in five straight contests.
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.
College Football Betting Trends
The Hokies are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games and 1-5 ATS in their last six in November.
Miami has failed to cover in five straight conference games and they are 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games.
Neither team is playing well right now but the concern should be more with Virginia Tech. The Hokies are lost on defense right now, giving up 132 points over their last three games. Miami has at least been competitive and still respectable on defense. The Canes are just struggling to find their offense. They may find that today against this struggling VT defense. Miami’s defense is still holding up to a degree and I think the Canes will be led by their defense today.
College Football Prediction: Miami -6.5