Miami at Virginia Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Lane Stadium to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites. The Hurricanes have an ATS record of 3-7-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Hokies have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 3-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-6-0 against the spread
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/07/18 RB Lorenzo Lingard Knee is out for season
10/13/18 LB Charles Perry Undisclosed has left team
10/07/18 WR Ahmmon Richards Knee is out for season
09/27/18 LB De'Andre Wilder Neck is out for season
09/18/18 TE Brian Polendey Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 DL Gregory Rousseau Ankle is out indefinitely
08/15/18 OL George Brown Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
08/08/18 TE Michael Irvin II Knee is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/11/18 DL Emmanual Belmar Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
11/11/18 DL Houshun Gaines Knee injured last game, is doubtful Saturday vs Miami Florida
11/04/18 DB Bryce Watts Forearm is out indefinitely
11/04/18 DL Xavier Burke Achilles is out indefinitely
10/22/18 OL D'Andre Plantin Left Team has left team
10/12/18 WR C.J. Carroll Personal has left team
09/24/18 QB Josh Jackson Leg is out indefinitely
09/23/18 DL Trevon Hill Dismissed is out for season
08/22/18 LB Alan Tisdale Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DB Jeremy Webb Achilles is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Hurricanes are 52nd in Division 1 in points scored with 309. They have run 673 plays this season for 3,811 yards, which ranks them 99th in the nation in total offense. The Hurricanes average 5.7 yards per play, which is 72nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 187 1st downs this year, placing them 101st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 1,907 yards as a team, which ranks 51st in the country. They've run 392 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hurricanes have been penalized on offense 58 times for 496 yards so far this season, which has them 73rd in the nation in penalties. N'Kosi Perry has thrown for 866 yards this season. He has completed 69 passes on 128 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 131.3. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Miami is 25th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 201. They have surrendered a total of 2,682 yards on D, which is 7th in Division 1. The Hurricanes are ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses have completed 130 passes on 246 attempts against the Miami Hurricanes defense this season, placing them 3rd and 5th in the country. The Miami pass defense has also given up a total of 1,343 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 393 attempts for 1,339 yards this year, putting them in 34th place in D-1 against the run. The Hurricanes have committed 48 penalties for 461 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is ranked 74th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 252 punt return yards and average 18 yards per return, which is 4th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 619 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Hurricanes average 24 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,682. The Miami Hurricanes have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 119th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Miami Hurricanes kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 39 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,694 yards on 45 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 120th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies have run for 1,527 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in the nation. They've run 356 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 51 times for 476 yards so far this year, which has them 98th in the country in penalties. They are 82nd in Division 1 in points scored with 268. They have run 658 plays this year for 3,881 yards, which ranks them 60th in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 5.9 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 202 1st downs this season, ranking them 75th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Willis has completed 143 throws while attempting 238 passes for a completion percentage of 60.1%. He has passed for 1,770 yards this year. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 141.4.
The Virginia Tech Hokies rush defense has given up 360 attempts for 1,914 yards this season, putting them in 94th place in the country against the run. They have had 43 penalties for 291 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in Division 1. Virginia Tech is 74th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 279. They have given up a total of 4,027 yards on D, which is 76th in the nation. The Hokies are 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 164 throws on 262 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, ranking them 29th and 8th in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,113 yards in the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Tech Hokies have tried 11 field goals this year and made 7, which is 103rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 33 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,010 yards on 47 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 39th in the NCAA in punting average. Virginia Tech is 17th in the country in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 123 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 108th in D-1. They have returned 32 kicks for 716 yards on special teams, which puts them 15th in kick return yardage. The Hokies average 22 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,721.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hurricanes -3
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