Virginia Cavaliers vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 9/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-4)
Hard Rock Stadium is the site where the Miami Hurricanes (2-2) will try to beat the Virginia Cavaliers (2-2) on Thursday. Miami opens this contest as 4-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 62.5.
The Virginia Cavaliers come into this game with a record of 2-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Cavaliers faced off with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 37-17. Brennan Armstrong connected on 33/59 with 407 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 121.7 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. Brennan Armstrong was the best rusher for the Cavaliers with 17 attempts for 33 yds (1.9 yds per carry). The Virginia Cavaliers ended up running the ball 27 times and had 99 yds, which came out to an average of 3.7 yards per attempt. At the end of the game, they had 86 plays for 506 yds. Virginia relinquished 17 pass completions on 29 attempts for a total of 270 yards, and a completion rate of 58.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Cavaliers conceded 203 yds on 45 tries, which calculates to 4.5 yards per rush allowed.
Concerning scoring, the Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 35.3 points per outing. Offensively they maintain an average of 114.8 yards on the ground ranking them 110th in the country. The Cavaliers have tallied 2,181 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Virginia has totaled 13 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns via the ground. Virginia has recorded 111 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 30 infractions for 281 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 different times.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Cavaliers are conceding 887 yards which has them sitting in 82nd in the nation. They are conceding 221.8 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 58.6%. For the year, they are granting 423.0 yards/game which ranks them 113th in D-1. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns by air in addition to 5 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per rushing attempt and 201.3 rushing yards per game on the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 805 running yards through 4 games. The Cavaliers are ranked 101st in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 27.5 points per game.
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The Hurricanes step onto the field holding a record of 2-2 for this year. For their last game, the Hurricanes took home the win by a final score of 69-0 against the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils. Jake Garcia (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 147 yards on 11/14 passing while his QB rate was 213.9. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 10.5. Cody Brown carried the ball 14 times for 77 yards, finishing the contest with 5.5 yards per carry for Miami. Miami ran for 7.2 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 322 yds on 45 attempts. The Hurricanes finished the contest with a total of 739 yards while running 70 plays (10.6 yards per play). The Hurricanes secondary allowed a completion percentage of 51.4%, relinquishing 169 yards on 19 out of 37 passing. Miami allowed 26 running attempts for 29 yds (1.1 yds per rush).
The Miami Hurricanes average 455.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 32nd in the country. The Miami offense has compiled 259 yds of penalties on 26 infractions, which is 62nd in the country in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign so far, the Hurricanes have earned 1,183 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 295.8 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 25th in the nation. When it comes to how much they score, the Hurricanes are ranked 60th in D-1 with an average of 31.0 points per outing.
The Hurricanes are allowing 26.3 points per contest, which puts them 95th in the nation. Miami has surrendered a total of 496 rushing yards (124.0 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 105 total points. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns via the pass and 245.8 yards per outing, which has them sitting 104th in the nation. The Hurricanes defense has been on the field for 285 plays, which has them ranked 109th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +4
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