Virginia Tech Hokies at Miami Hurricanes
11-04-17 Betting Pick
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 4, 2017
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Betting Line: Virginia Tech -1
Virginia Tech vs Miami Betting Preview
Fresh off a 24-3 rout of Duke, No. 13 Virginia Tech heads to Miami for a prime-time battle Saturday with the sixth-ranked Hurricanes, who beat North Carolina 24-19 to remain the ACC’s only undefeated team. With 12 straight victories dating back to last November, Miami has the FBS’s longest current winning streak. The Hokies, who have won three straight since a loss to Clemson by a combined 106-20 score and have held an opponent to 10 or fewer points five times this season.
Virginia Tech (7-1, 3-1 ACC) defense ranks second in the nation in scoring defense (11.5 points per game), third in third-down conversion defense (24.0 percent) and sixth in first downs allowed (111). Freshman quarterback Josh Jackson passed for 200 yards and a touchdown against Duke last week and now owns team frosh records with 2,032 yards passing and 17 touchdowns for the season. The Hokies have gotten it done on the ground with a stable of backs as the team has rushed for at least 180 yards in five games.
Miami (7-0, 5-0) quarterback Malik Rosier threw for a career-high 356 yards with three touchdowns last Saturday against North Carolina. However the struggling running game was held to a season-low 59 yards rushing against North Carolina and 136 the previous week against Syracuse.
Virginia Tech vs Miami Prediction:
The Hokies are a much better team than Miami and this is the week that Miami gets exposed as a NOT top 25 team. The Virginia Tech defense will be able to shutdown the Miami offense and the Virginia Tech offense will be able to grind out a lead going into the fourth quarter. At that point I have more faith in the Virginia Tech defense scoring than the Miami offense. This game has line movement all over the place and both teams have been favored at times. I am taking Virginia Tech minus the points but I am also doing a lot of line shopping and hammering them when ever they go to pick or minus one point.