Virginia Cavaliers vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Hard Rock Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia (+11)
Brennan Armstrong and the Virginia Cavaliers (1-3) head to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Miami Hurricanes (4-1). Virginia opens this game as 11-point underdogs. The total opens at 59.5.
The last time they played, the Virginia Cavaliers went up against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 40-23. Keytaon Thompson led the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 71 yards via 10 carries which gave him an average of 7.1 yards per run. Billy Kemp IV led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 68 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 7.6 yards per reception in this game. Lindell Stone went 24/42 with 193 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 2 picks for the game.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Virginia Cavaliers are sitting at 26.3 points per game. Offensively they're averaging 158.8 yards rushing ranking them 44th in the country. The Cavaliers have tallied 1,692 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Virginia has compiled 8 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to passing yards, the Cavaliers are giving up 1,108 yds which ranks them 65th in the nation. Overall, they are surrendering 413.5 yards/outing which puts them 56th in college football. The Cavaliers rank 75th in the country concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 34.8 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per rush on the ground and 136.5 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of their 4 games, they are conceding 277.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 54.3%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 546 yards via the ground game in 4 games.
Brennan Armstrong has completed 71 of his career 122 passes for a completion percentage of 58.2%. He is throwing for 77.6 yards per game. For his career, Armstrong has thrown for 854 yards with 7 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 122.8 with a TD rate of 5.7% and an interception rate of 6.6%. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 54 times totaling 223 rushing yds.
In their last contest, the Miami Hurricanes faced the Pittsburgh Panthers and ended up getting the win by a score of 31-19. D'Eriq King went 16/31 with 222 yards by way of the pass and threw 4 touchdowns. He threw 2 picks for the contest. D'Eriq King paced the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 22 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 32 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he was running for 2.9 yards per carry. Will Mallory was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 51 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 25.5 yards per reception in this outing.
For the year so far, the Hurricanes currently sit at 1,140 passing yards not to mention an average of 228.0 passing yards per contest, which ranks 42nd in Division 1. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 407.0 yards per game which has them ranked 37th in D-1. They are averaging 179.0 yards via the ground game and have run for 895 yards for the season. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Hurricanes are ranked 24th in college football averaging 35.6 points per game. Miami has conceded a total of 720 yards on the ground (144.0 yards/game) in addition to 5 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Hurricanes are giving up 23.8 PPG, ranking them 36th in college football. In total, they have allowed 119 pts. They have allowed 9 touchdowns via the pass and 252.2 yards per outing, which has them ranked 59th in college football.
During the 39 contests in his career, D'Eriq King has completed 459 of his 749 tries for 6,001 yards. He averages 153.9 yds per game through the air with a 151.3 QB rating. King has thrown 60 TD's while tossing 14 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 1,694 yds on 306 attempts. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 8.0% and his interception rate is 1.9%.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +11
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