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Hurricanes home to Cavaliers in NCAAF betting action

Virginia CavaliersMiami Hurricanes
2-8November 23, 2013, 12:00 | Sun Life Stadium7-3

Miami looks to cover the Hurricanes-Cavaliers point spread this week and improve its overall 7-3 mark when they host Virginia in Week 13 action.

They bring a 7-3 record (4-6 ATS) to the Week 13 battle against the 2-8 Cavaliers, who are 3-6-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Miami go 5-5 so far and the Cavaliers go 8-2.

View Virginia Cavaliers vs Miami Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Hurricanes were listed as -19.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

The Hurricanes - Cavaliers odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to power ranks. Miami is rated No. 55 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 100. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 35-14 win for the Hurricanes.

Last time out for Virginia, they were a 45-14 loser as they battled North Carolina on the road. Virginia failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Virginia got a 100-yard performance from Kevin Parks, but North Carolina prevailed 45-14. Stephen Morris's 379-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Duke earned a 48-30 win over Miami on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 37-ranked offense (34.5 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 100 at 33.8 PPG. The Hurricanes passing attack has averaged 278.2 yards per game, more than the Cavaliers give up through the air (234.3 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 115 yards per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 60 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cavaliers at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Virginia is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games
Virginia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Miami is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Miami is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Virginia home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, November 30th
Miami at Pittsburgh, Friday, November 29th