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Miami HurricanesVirginia Tech Hokies
Oct 8, 3:30 PM | Grass of Lane Stadium

Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds


The Virginia Tech Hokies host a team they have dominated against the spread on Saturday, as they host Miami at Lane Stadium.

They are 9-1 ATS in 10 recent games against the Hurricanes, although they are just 6-4 SU. The Hokies have been bleeding money for bettors, as they are a weak 1-4 ATS so far in 2011.

View Miami vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 63-rated Hurricanes taking on the No. 11-rated Hokies in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 38-32 win for the Hokies on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 66-ranked offense, averaging 28.4 PPG, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 20 PPG. The Hokies aerial game is averaging 199.8 yards per game, more than the Hurricanes secondary allows through the air, 179.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Hurricanes feature the league's No. 51-rated road run defense, allowing 151 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 50 in rushing offense at home.

Miami was a 45-14 winner in its last match at home against Bethune-Cookman. They failed to cover the 42.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 59 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 23-3 loser as they battled Clemson at home. Virginia Tech failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 26 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Hurricanes at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games when playing Virginia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 12 games
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Virginia Tech is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia Tech's last 8 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games

Next up:
Miami at North Carolina, Saturday, October 15
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, Saturday, October 15