Virginia Tech at Miami College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Hard Rock Stadium
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1.5 point favorites. The Hokies have an ATS record of 5-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-5-1. The Hurricanes have an over/under record of 1-6-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-5-1 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
10/29/17 WR C.J. Carroll Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/29/17 OL Yosuah Nijman Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/06/17 DB Divine Deablo Foot out for season
09/13/17 LB Tavante Beckett Legal problems out indefinitely
08/30/17 RB D.J. Reid Left Team out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
10/29/17 DB Dee Delaney Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/29/17 OL Navaughn Donaldson Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/18/17 WR Evidence Njoku Knee is out for season
10/08/17 RB Mark Walton Ankle out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 32nd in Division 1 in points scored with 283. They have run 611 plays this season for 3,575 yards, which ranks them 38th in the nation in total offense. The Hokies average 5.9 yards per play, which is 56th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 183 1st downs this year, placing them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 1,443 yards as a team, which ranks 52nd in the country. They've run 359 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 39 times for 336 yards so far this season, which has them 106th in the nation in penalties. Josh Jackson has thrown for 2,032 yards this season. He has completed 149 passes on 239 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 153.9. He averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 9.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia Tech is 2nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 92. They have surrendered a total of 2,277 yards on D, which is 10th in Division 1. The Hokies are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 102 passes on 227 attempts against the Virginia Tech Hokies defense this season, placing them 8th and 34th in the country. The Virginia Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 1,390 yards through the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 288 attempts for 887 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies have committed 61 penalties for 440 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 69th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech is ranked 1st in the nation in punt returns with 32. They've accumulated 362 punt return yards and average 11.3 yards per return, which is 26th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 294 yards on special teams, ranking 117th in kick return yardage. The Hokies average 25 yards per kick return and they are 31st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,232. The Virginia Tech Hokies have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 13, which is 22nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 65%. Virginia Tech Hokies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,731 yards on 40 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 33rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hurricanes have run for 1,180 yards as a team, which ranks 85th in the nation. They've run 222 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Hurricanes have been penalized on offense 42 times for 428 yards so far this year, which has them 100th in the country in penalties. They are 66th in Division 1 in points scored with 224. They have run 481 plays this year for 3,267 yards, which ranks them 42nd in the nation in total offense. The Miami Hurricanes average 6.8 yards per play, which is 14th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 156 1st downs this season, ranking them 90th overall as an offensive unit. Malik Rosier has completed 143 throws while attempting 252 passes for a completion percentage of 56.7%. He has passed for 2,071 yards this year. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 144.9.
The Miami Hurricanes rush defense has given up 303 attempts for 1,275 yards this season, putting them in 58th place in the country against the run. They have had 48 penalties for 404 yards on defense this year. That places them 56th in Division 1. Miami is 12th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 131. They have given up a total of 2,659 yards on D, which is 28th in the nation. The Hurricanes are 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 129 throws on 255 attempts against the Miami defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 74th in the country. The Miami Hurricanes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,384 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Hurricanes have tried 14 field goals this year and made 12, which is 29th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Miami kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,539 yards on 40 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 116th in the NCAA in punting average. Miami is 96th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 160 punt return yards and average 16 yards per return, which is 8th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 437 yards on special teams, which puts them 69th in kick return yardage. The Hurricanes average 22 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,864.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hurricanes -1.5
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