The Miami Hurricanes have basically folded once they faced real competition and if they want to stay alive in the ACC Coastal division, they need a win against Virginia Tech on Thursday. The Hurricanes have gotten the better of the Hokies at the betting window, as they are 4-1 ATS in the past five between the two teams.
The ‘Canes lost their past two games while combining to score just 32 points, which is less than they scored in a single game before that. It has been the rushing attack that has been especially bad, as Miami has averaged just 3.1 yards per carry in its past two.
Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans may not be a household name, but he has been one of the best statistical QBs in the nation. The junior is completing 62.7 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions.
Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick
The Virginia Tech Hokies were listed as -4.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Sportsbook on the college football lines menu.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 25-21 result in favor of the Hokies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Miami-FL Hurricanes vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Miami-FL Hurricanes will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Thursday, as they are 4-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-3 ATS. Miami-FL is 3-3 against the over under total, while Virginia Tech is 3-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs Miami-FL injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Virginia Tech Hokies rated this week at No. 19 and the Miami-FL Hurricanes sitting at No. 32.
Offensively, the game matches up the Virginia Tech Hokies No. 34-ranked offense (35.67 PPG) against a Miami-FL Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 6 at 14 PPG. The Virginia Tech Hokies passing attack has averaged 232.67 yards per game, more than the Miami-FL Hurricanes give up through the air (181.67 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Miami-FL Hurricanes feature the league's No. 78-rated road run defense, allowing 196.5 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 53 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Hurricanes suffered a Week 7 loss against North Carolina in their last game, falling 20-13 at Hard Rock Stadium.
In Virginia Tech's last outing, Jerod Evans threw for 307 yards in a losing cause against the Orange, 31-17 at Carrier Dome.
Next Betting Matchups
Miami-FL at Notre Dame, Saturday, October 29th
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, Thursday, October 27th