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Miami favored by -5 against Virginia Tech on Sunday

Virginia Tech HokiesMiami Hurricanes
6-3December 08, 2013, 12:30 | BankUnited Center5-4

The Miami Hurricanes will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Virginia Tech Hokies at BankUnited Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Hurricanes bring a 5-4 record (2-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-3 Hokies, who are 4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Miami go 1-6 so far and the Hokies go 2-2.

View Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Hokies were listed as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Hurricanes - Hokies odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miami is rated No. 46 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Virginia Tech is at No. 257.

Virginia Tech was an 81-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Winthrop. Jarell Eddie poured in a team-high 34 points for Virginia Tech on Tuesday, as they defeated Winthrop 81-63 at Cassell Coliseum.

Miami was a 60-49 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Rion Brown scored 25 points for Miami on Wednesday, but the Cornhuskers managed a 60-49 victory over the Hurricanes at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Miami has the nation's No. 244-rated offensive output, at 63.89 PPG. The visiting Hokies defense ranks No. 141 allowing on average 70.67 PPG. The Hurricanes FG% has averaged 40.55% so far, less than the Hokies marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, December 21st
Miami at Savannah State, Thursday, December 19th