Hurricanes vs Hokies Betting Matchup
In a game that will help decide who wins the ACC's Coastal Division the Miami Hurricanes host the Virginia Tech Hokies Thursday night (7:30 pm ET, ESPN).
Miami, which is tied for the lead in the division at 3-2 in conference play, was an early two-point home dog vs. V-Tech, which is 2-2 in ACC play.
The Hokies are 13-4 ATS in 17 games against Miami since 1995, a whopping trend in favor of V-Tech.
Hokies vs Hurricanes Betting Line: The home team opened as 2-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at BetOnline. No over under line was available as of Monday morning, but was set to posted shortly, usually first out is BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 88 and the Hokies sitting at No. 51. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 33-23 result in favor of the Hokies this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 72-ranked offense (26.9 PPG) against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 48 at 24 PPG. The Hurricanes passing attack has averaged 288.4 yards per game, more than the Hokies give up through the air (203.4 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Hokies own the league's No. 107-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 242.7 yards per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 102 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Virginia Tech was a 38-17 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Clemson. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of UNDER bettors. Virginia Tech didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Tigers as Clemson blasted them 38-17 in Week 8 action.
Miami was a 33-20 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida State. They covered the 21-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (53) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Hurricanes suffered a Week 8 loss against Florida State in their last game, falling 33-20 at Sun Life Stadium.
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in November are 10-0
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Hokies at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia Tech's last 9 games when playing Miami
Virginia Tech is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games when playing Virginia Tech
Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech home to Florida State, Thursday, November 8
Miami at Virginia, Saturday, November 10