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No. 9 Hurricanes look for payback against No. 13 Hokies

It’s a battle for ACC Coastal supremacy Saturday when the Virginia Tech Hokies roll into Hard Rock Stadium to play the Miami Hurricanes. Both teams are coming off wins against college football doormats in Duke and UNC. They now put their national rankings and potential college playoff hopes on the line and the Hokies may need to be strongly considered for bettors after opening as 2.5-point favorites.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 3-7 SU in the last 10 games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of Virginia Tech’s last 11 games on the road.
  • Miami is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games.

If Virginia Tech hadn’t lost to Clemson at home in Week 5, we may be talking about the Hokies as national title contenders. Instead, after a brutal loss at home against the Tigers, they now take on an undefeated ’Canes team looking for payback after the U got whupped last season 37-16 at Lane Stadium.

The total opened at 50 points for this showdown and the UNDER may be the best pick of the game considering these teams’ recent results this season. The total has gone UNDER in four of the Hokies’ last five games while the total also has gone UNDER in Miami’s last five games. That’s a recipe for a low-scoring affair where both teams will try to limit miscues and turnovers to ensure they don’t play themselves out of this high-stakes game.

The larger narrative to this game is whether the Miami Hurricanes are ready to ascend back to ACC royalty. With a record of 7-0, if they can defeat Virginia Tech and hold their ground at home, they’ll spoil college football fans to another chapter in Catholics vs Convicts when they host No. 5-ranked Notre Dame.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Miami Hurricanes as 1.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time. Check BetOnline for the latest on the OVER/UNDER.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 35-33 win for the Hokies. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami-FL Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Hurricanes sport a record of 7-0 and 3-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Virginia Tech Hokies sit at 7-1 and 5-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER totals records are 1-6 for the Hurricanes and 2-5-1 for the Hokies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Virginia Tech injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Miami Hurricanes) and the No. 7 (Virginia Tech Hokies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Miami Hurricanes' No. 42-ranked offense (32 PPG) against a Virginia Tech Hokies defense that ranks No. 2 at 11.5 PPG. The Hurricanes passing attack has averaged 298.14 yards per game, more than the Hokies give up through the air (173.75 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Hokies own the league's No. 13-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 96.5 yards per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Duke didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Hokies as Virginia Tech blasted them 24-3 in Week 9 action.

Malik Rosier led the way last time out for the Hurricanes, connecting for 356 passing yards in a 24-19 victory over the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia Tech is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Virginia Tech is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games
  • Virginia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Miami is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Miami- is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami-FL's last 5 games
  • Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Saturday, November 11
Miami-FL home to Notre Dame, Saturday, November 11

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