Virginia at Miami College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Hard Rock Stadium
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to Hard Rock Stadium to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 17 point favorites. The Cavaliers are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Hurricanes are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-8-0.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 1-8-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
10/09/17 WR Ben Hogg Undisclosed out for season
09/04/17 CB Tim Harris Wrist out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/12/17 LB Charles Perry Leg is out for season
11/06/17 DL Demetrius Jackson Lower Body is out for season
11/06/17 WR Dionte Mullins Undisclosed is out for season
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 Cavaliers are 82nd in the country in points scored with 258. They have run 735 plays this year for 3,644 yards, which ranks them 44th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cavaliers average 5 yards per play, which is 114th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 203 1st downs this season, ranking them 69th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia has run for 1,126 yards as a unit, which ranks 115th in college football. They've run 323 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 49 times for 452 yards so far this year, which has them 104th in the country in penalties. Kurt Benkert has passed for 2,492 yards this year. He's completed 237 throws while attempting 402 passes for a completion percentage of 59%. His quarterback rating this season is 124.8. He averages 6.5 adjusted yards per throw and 6.2 yards per pass attempt.
Virginia is 66th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 266. They have given up a total of 3,601 yards on D, which is 43rd in D-1. The Cavaliers are 52nd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 143 throws on 272 attempts against the Virginia Cavaliers defense this season, ranking them 13th and 24th in the nation. The Virginia pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,802 yards in the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 396 attempts for 1,799 yards this season, putting them in 84th place in the country against the run. The Cavaliers have had 55 penalties for 504 yards on defense this year. That places them 55th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia is 27th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 98 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 103rd in D-1. They have returned 32 kicks for 879 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Cavaliers average 28 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,621. The Virginia Cavaliers have tried 10 field goals this year and made 8, which is 105th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Virginia Cavaliers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,668 yards on 61 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hurricanes have run for 1,633 yards as a team, which ranks 63rd in college football. They've run 301 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Miami Hurricanes have been penalized on offense 50 times for 499 yards so far this season, which has them 103rd in the country in penalties. They are 57th in the nation in points scored with 293. They have run 607 plays this season for 4,067 yards, which ranks them 53rd in Division 1 in total offense. Miami averages 6.7 yards per play, which is 14th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 195 1st downs this year, placing them 87th overall as an offensive unit. Malik Rosier averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 168 passes on 297 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 142. He has thrown for 2,401 yards this season.
The Miami Hurricanes rush defense has allowed 382 attempts for 1,486 yards this year, putting them in 50th place in D-1 against the run. Miami has committed 58 penalties for 513 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 59th in college football. They are 7th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 149. They have surrendered a total of 3,219 yards on D, which is 21st in the country. The Hurricanes are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 162 passes on 314 attempts against the Miami defense this season, placing them 32nd and 76th in Division 1. The Miami Hurricanes pass defense has also given up a total of 1,733 yards through the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Hurricanes have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 14, which is 30th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Miami kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,854 yards on 48 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 118th in Division 1 in punting average. Miami is ranked 94th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 188 punt return yards and average 15.7 yards per return, which is 6th in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 465 yards on special teams, ranking 105th in kick return yardage. The Miami Hurricanes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,721.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +17
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