Thursday, October 20, 2016
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The Miami Hurricanes take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Lane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 4.5 point favorites. This season the Hurricanes are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Hokies have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
Brad Kaaya finished with 224 yards through the air for Miami last week. He completed 16 passes out of 31 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Hurricanes were led in rushing by Mark Walton, who finished with 82 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. David Njoku was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Miami got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 363 yards for the game. The Hurricanes ran for 139 yards on 36 attempts.
Jerod Evans finished with 307 yards passing for Virginia Tech last week. He went 20 for 33, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Hokies were led on the ground by Jerod Evans, who finished with 61 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Cam Phillips led the team in receiving with 83 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. Virginia Tech had 21 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 468 yards for the contest. The Hokies ran for 161 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Miami scores 36.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 30th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.7 passes on 27 attempts for a 61.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 234.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 62nd in college football. The Hurricanes run for an average of 188.5 yards per game on 32.8 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also run 59.8 plays per contest and average 7.1 yards per play for an average of 422.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 56th overall this season. The Hurricanes average 19.3 first downs per game which ranks them 97th in the country. They accumulate 68.2 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 24th in the nation.
Miami allows 181.7 passing yards per game, ranking 25th in D-1, and they allow 14 points per contest on defense, which ranks 6th. They give up 18 completions on 30.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.7. The Hurricanes allow 131.8 rushing yards per game on 44 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 30th in the country. Miami allows 313.5 total yards per game including 4.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.7 penalties for 62.5 yards per game, ranking them 97th among D-1 teams.
Virginia Tech averages 35.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 34th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.2 passes per game on 28.2 attempts for a 60.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 232.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 67th in Division 1. The Hokies run for an average of 188.7 yards per game on 48.8 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 52nd on the ground. They also run 77 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 421.3 yards per game, ranking them 59th in the country on offense. The Hokies get an average of 21.2 first downs per game, which ranks 65th in the nation. They average 49.8 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 89th in college football.
Virginia Tech allows an average of 177.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 15th in the nation. They give up 14.7 completions on 32.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 44.7 per game. The Hokies allow 113.8 rushing yards per contest on 36.3 carries for a 3.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 17th in the country. Virginia Tech allows 291.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.2 yards per play, which ranks 7th in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 8.7 penalties for 62.5 yards in each contest, ranking 98th in the nation.
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 DL Gerald Willis Knee "?" Thursday vs. Virginia Tech
10/11/16 OT Sunny Odogwu Ankle out indefinitely
10/10/16 WR Sam Bruce Dismissed has been dismissed
09/16/16 QB Tucker Beirne Legal problems out indefinitely
09/05/16 LB Jamie Gordinier Knee out for season
09/03/16 LB Juwon Young Suspension has transferred
08/27/16 DL Al-Quadin Muhammad Dismissed has been dismissed
08/27/16 LB Jeremaine Grace Dismissed has been dismissed
08/19/16 RB Trayone Gray Knee out for season
08/18/16 WR Lawrence Cager Knee out for season
10/16/16 OL Parker Osterloh Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Miami Florida
09/17/16 RB Deshawn McClease Lower Body out for season
09/12/16 LB Trent Young Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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