Virginia vs Miami Line and Predictions ATS
Friday, October 11, 2019
Hard Rock Stadium
Jarren Williams and the Miami Hurricanes play the Virginia Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium on Friday, October 11, 2019. The spread on this game has Miami as 2.5-point favorites. The Cavaliers are 2-2-1 ATS and 3-2-0 when betting on the total. The Hurricanes are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-3-0 against the spread.
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
08/21/19 DB Darrius Bratton Knee is out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
10/06/19 QB Jarren Williams Arm left last game, is questionable Friday vs Virginia
The last time they played, the Virginia Cavaliers played the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and were beaten 35-20. Wayne Taulapapa paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 31 yards by way of 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.1 yards per tote. Hasise Dubois led the team in receiving yardage by earning 143 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 15.9 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cavaliers was Bryce Perkins who went 30/43 with 334 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 2 picks during the game. The Cavaliers ended up rushing 29 times and earned 4 yards which had them averaging 0.1 yards per rush. For the game, they totaled 72 plays for 338 yards. For the contest, the Cavaliers earned 19 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 52 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In terms of defense, Virginia gave up 17 completions on 25 tries totaling 165 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. For this contest, they conceded 343 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Cavaliers gave up 178 yards on 35 attempts which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per run allowed.
The Cavaliers head into this game 4-1 in 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 32.2 points per contest, ranking them 54th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 107.6 rushing yards per game which is 14th in the conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 12th in the ACC and 100th in D-1 with 1,818 yards. The Cavaliers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 21.4 points per game ranking them 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Cavaliers have allowed 1,280 yards. Opponents are completing 57% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.5 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, Virginia is allowing 95.6 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the ACC and 17th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per rush putting them 4th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 12th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 478 rushing yards through 5 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Miami Hurricanes took on the Virginia Tech Hokies and were defeated 42-35. Running the show from under center for the Hurricanes was N'Kosi Perry who went 28/47 with 422 yards through the air and completed 4 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. DeeJay Dallas led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 62 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He rushed for 66 yards on 6 carries which gave him an average of 11.0 yards per run. Brevin Jordan led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 136 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 19.4 yards per catch in the game. The Hurricanes ran the ball a total of 23 times and generated 94 yards which earned them an average of 4.1 yards per run. On the day, they totaled 75 plays which added up to 563 yards. Overall, the Hurricanes earned 27 first downs and they had 11 infractions for 90 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Miami gave up 10 catches on 20 tries totaling 184 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 337 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Against the run, the Hurricanes gave up 153 yards on 43 attempts which gave the opponent an average of 3.6 yards per attempt allowed.
The Hurricanes head into this matchup 2-3. Miami hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 135.4 rushing yards per game, which has them at 94th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 677 rushing yards through 5 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Hurricanes average 450.4 yards per game overall ranking them 38th in the country and 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes are allowing 21.2 points per contest ranking them 4th in the ACC and 37th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in D-1. They are allowing 204.6 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Hurricanes currently sit at 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 106 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are giving up 78.8 yards per game ranking them 7th in the country and 2nd in the conference. This year, they have allowed 394 yards on the ground and 6 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hurricanes -2.5
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