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Virginia Tech Hokies at Miami Hurricanes

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Date: 11/01/2012 at 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Opening Lines: Va Tech -2, O/U NA
Television: ESPN

Virginia Tech Hokies: Frank Beamer and the Hokies (4-4 straight up, 2-6 against the spread) started the season with a lot of hope, but have since dropped three of their last four games and sit just 2-2 in the ACC ranks. Virginia Tech has had nearly two weeks to let a 38-17 loss at Clemson sink in, a game that was marred by four turnovers, including two interceptions by junior Logan Thomas who ranks 72nd in the country with a 127.6 QB rating (13 TD, 10 INT). Despite their pedestrian record, the Hokies still have a chance to make it to the conference championship if they can win out and get some help along the way. Beamer's bunch has had the Hurricanes' number recently with five wins in the last six meetings, also covering five of the clashes.

Miami Hurricanes: The 'Canes have dropped their last three games, including conference setbacks to North Carolina (18-14) and Florida State (33-20) after opening the ACC schedule with a 3-0 mark. Miami (4-4 SU, 5-3 ATS) was also idle this past Saturday and will have to address the running game on both sides of the ball. The Hurricanes managed to gain just 29 yards on 21 carries vs. Florida State while surrendering more than 200 on the ground for the seventh straight game. Miami ranks next-to-last in the country (123rd) allowing nearly 250 yards per game rushing. A couple of key injury notes find QB Stephen Morris probable with a left-ankle sprain, an injury he suffered in the Oct. 13 loss to the Tar Heels, while RB Duke Johnson is also currently listed as probable with a foot injury. Miami's last three games have stayed 'under' the total, and four of the last five in this series played in Miami have also failed to reach the number.

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11/01/2012 06:51 PM

Virginia Tech at Miami

October 31, 2012

The switch to the ACC for the Thursday night matchups provided a dud last week with Clemson blowing out Wake Forest. This week's matchup has the potential to be a gem with two former national powers looking for a path to the ACC Coastal title. This rivalry provided an exciting game last season with fourth quarter lead changes and the winning score in the final minute and as the line suggests, Virginia Tech and Miami could be in line for another tight game. Here is a look at the teams and the history in this series.

Matchup: Virginia Tech Hokies at Miami Hurricanes
Venue: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Time/TV: 7:30 PM ET - ESPN
Line: Virginia Tech -1 ½, Over/Under 57½
Last Meeting: 2011, Virginia Tech (-7½) 38-35, at Virginia Tech

The ACC Coastal division is wide open with Duke currently leading the way at 3-2. Virginia Tech and Miami are certainly in the mix as North Carolina is not eligible for the postseason this year. While the Atlantic champion, likely Florida State or Clemson, will be a heavy favorite over the Coastal champion in the conference championship game, the Coastal champion has won four of the past five title games. The winner of this game could be in the driver's seat for the division title.

This is the first of two back-to-back Thursday night affairs for a Virginia Tech team that has lost three of the last four games to fall to 4-4. The Hokies are 2-2 in conference play and only once in the eight years that Virginia Tech has been in the ACC has the team lost more than two conference games. Virginia Tech has also never finished worst than second in the Coastal division. Frank Beamer has not had a five-loss team since 2003 and he has not led a team at .500 or below since 1992. The Hokies will be solid favorites the final two weeks of the season against Boston College and Virginia, but they host Florida State next week, making this is a pretty critical game.

Expectations were pretty low for Miami this season with self-imposed and NCAA sanctions starting to grab hold of the once dominant program. Miami squeaked by Boston College in the opening week of the season and then was hammered by Kansas State, a loss that no longer looks so terrible. The Hurricanes are 3-2 in ACC play and 4-4 overall and while a few losses have been ugly, they have all come against highly regarded teams. Three of Miami's four losses have come against top 10 teams. Miami has lost three straight after starting the ACC season 3-0, but if they win Thursday, they have winnable road games to close the conference season, at Virginia, and at Duke.

The Hurricanes have posted solid offensive numbers led by a passing attack that is putting up 288 yards per game. Junior quarterback Stephen Morris has passed for 2,200 yards already this season, but he has completed just over 57 percent of his passes and only has 10 touchdowns against seven interceptions. Miami has not had a consistent rushing attack and part of that has been due to playing from behind in several games. The main issues for Miami have been on defense however. The 'Canes have allowed over 32 points per game on nearly 500 yards per game. Only one FBS opponent has been held to fewer than 32 points this season.

Virginia Tech is accustomed to featuring one of the top defenses in the nation, but this season the Hokies have very average numbers, allowing 370 yards per game including an alarming 167 yards per game on the ground. The numbers are far better than what Miami has done on defense, but the schedule has not been nearly as difficult. Virginia Tech is incredibly 0-4 away from home this season with the defense allowing 465 yards and 37 points per game in the non-home games. The Hokies have also lacked stable production on the ground with their leading rusher featuring just 338 yards on the season. Quarterback Logan Thomas is a duel-threat, but he has been turnover-prone and he is completing less than 54 percent of his passes and already with as many interceptions as he had all last season.

Thomas is a big, mobile quarterback and Miami had serious problems containing Collin Klein early in the year. Miami has been out-rushed in every game since the opening week, often by a significant margin, but this has been a team that can put together great scoring stretches, delivering wild runs to win against Georgia Tech and N.C. State earlier this season. The home team has won four of the last five meetings in this series, but Virginia Tech has owned the recent ATS history, including covering in the last five trips to Miami. Both teams have battled injuries on the offensive line and in the backfield which seems to be the root of many of the problems for both offenses.

Line Movement: Virginia Tech opened as a two-point road favorite. The line did briefly climb to -2 ½, but has since dropped to -1 ½. The total has elevated slightly from 57 to 57 ½.

Last Meeting: Last season in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech led most of the way after opening with a 14-0 lead. A touchdown seconds before halftime kept the margin at 14 points and that lead was cut to 10 entering a wild fourth quarter. The teams traded touchdowns in the first three minutes of the final quarter and Miami got within three a few minutes later. The Hurricanes broke a big run from now Miami Dolphin Lamar Miller to take the lead with less than three minutes to go. Logan Thomas and the Hokies had the last laugh with a 19-yard run to clinch the win with under a minute to go. Both teams had big days on offense, combining for over 1,000 total yards and Thomas had one of his best overall games. The star running backs for both teams are now in the NFL and former Miami quarterback Jacory Harris started for the Hurricanes.

Series History: This rivalry has moved from the Big East to the ACC, but Virginia Tech has dominated the recent meetings. Miami won seven straight in this series from the 1981 Peach Bowl to 1994, while Virginia Tech is 12-5 S/U since then, including winning S/U in each of the last three seasons and in seven of the last nine. The Hokies are also 17-7 ATS since 1981 in this series including covering in nine of the last 11, although Miami covered as an underdog last season.

Virginia Tech Historical Trends: Virginia Tech is 0-3 S/U and ATS in road games this season and 0-4 S/U & ATS in non-home games. That goes against a great recent run as a road performer for the Hokies, going 32-6 S/U and 28-10 ATS from 2004 through 2011. Since 1994, Virginia Tech is 40-23 ATS as a road favorite including going 21-8 ATS since 2004. The Hokies have been less successful as a very slight favorite, going just 17-14-1 ATS as a favorite of three or less, though still going 10-4-1 ATS in situations as a slight road favorite.

Miami, FL Historical Trends: It is no secret that the Miami program has hit hard times in the last decade or so. Miami is just 25-40 ATS at home since 2002. Miami is 5-2 as a home underdog in that span, however, including going 2-0 ATS in the home underdog role this season. Miami is still 49-20 S/U since 2002 at home, as this is still a team that does not often lose at home, rather often failing to live up to expectations as favorites.

There are two additional games Thursday night this week:

Eastern Michigan at Ohio 6:00 PM ET
Line: Ohio -17, Over/Under 57

The perfect start for Ohio was showing signs of decay with a couple of narrow wins against light competition, but last week the Bobcats were not able to dig out of an early hole, losing to Miami, Ohio. The Bobcats now are in a tough four-way race for the MAC East title and the schedule after this week will get more difficult. Ohio was held to a season-low 20 points last week and there will be opportunities to get back on track against an Eastern Michigan team that has allowed almost 38 points per game. This is a second straight road game for the Eagles and the short week will also present a challenging set-up. Statistically, Ohio has been a far better team on both sides of the ball, but the Bobcats have failed to cover in four straight games and the dreams of a perfect season have been dashed.

Middle Tennessee State at Western Kentucky 9:15 PM ET
Line: Western Kentucky -9, Over/Under 54

Western Kentucky bounced back from its first conference loss by sneaking by Florida International last week, but it was clearly a flat performance. The Hilltoppers will need help to get back in the Sun Belt race, as this is a team that needs a few more wins to ensure a bowl bid after being left out af 7-5 last season. Middle Tennessee State could also make a postseason run after going just 2-10 last year. The Blue Raiders have won three road games this season, but Western Kentucky has been the vastly superior defensive team in this matchup. The Hilltoppers are 7-1 ATS on the season, as these teams went to overtime last season with Middle Tennessee State losing despite a sizable yardage advantage.

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11/01/2012 06:52 PM

NCAAF
Dunkel

Week 10

Virginia Tech at Miami (FL)
The Hokies look to take advantage of a Miami (FL) team that is coming off a 33-20 loss to Florida State and is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. Virginia Tech is the pick (-1 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Hokies favored by 4. Dunkel Pick: Virginia Tech (-1 1/2). Here are all of this week's lined games.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Game 303-304: Eastern Michigan at Ohio (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Eastern Michigan 69.136; Ohio 84.122
Dunkel Line: Ohio by 15; 62
Vegas Line: Ohio by 17; 57
Dunkel Pick: Eastern Michigan (+17); Over

Game 305-306: Virginia Tech at Miami (FL) (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Virginia Tech 92.435; Miami (FL) 88.328
Dunkel Line: Virginia Tech by 4; 51
Vegas Line: Virginia Tech by 1 1/2; 57
Dunkel Pick: Virginia Tech (-1 1/2); Under

Game 307-308: Middle Tennessee State at Western Kentucky (9:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Middle Tennessee State 75.661; Western Kentucky 90.377
Dunkel Line: Western Kentucky by 14 1/2; 49
Vegas Line: Western Kentucky by 9; 54
Dunkel Pick: Western Kentucky (-9); Under

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cnotes Posts:25674 Followers:33
11/01/2012 06:52 PM

NCAAF
Dunkel

Week 10

Virginia Tech at Miami (FL)
The Hokies look to take advantage of a Miami (FL) team that is coming off a 33-20 loss to Florida State and is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. Virginia Tech is the pick (-1 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Hokies favored by 4. Dunkel Pick: Virginia Tech (-1 1/2). Here are all of this week's lined games.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Game 303-304: Eastern Michigan at Ohio (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Eastern Michigan 69.136; Ohio 84.122
Dunkel Line: Ohio by 15; 62
Vegas Line: Ohio by 17; 57
Dunkel Pick: Eastern Michigan (+17); Over

Game 305-306: Virginia Tech at Miami (FL) (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Virginia Tech 92.435; Miami (FL) 88.328
Dunkel Line: Virginia Tech by 4; 51
Vegas Line: Virginia Tech by 1 1/2; 57
Dunkel Pick: Virginia Tech (-1 1/2); Under

Game 307-308: Middle Tennessee State at Western Kentucky (9:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Middle Tennessee State 75.661; Western Kentucky 90.377
Dunkel Line: Western Kentucky by 14 1/2; 49
Vegas Line: Western Kentucky by 9; 54
Dunkel Pick: Western Kentucky (-9); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/01/2012 06:53 PM

NCAAF
Long Sheet

Week 10

Thursday, November 1

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E MICHIGAN (1 - 7) at OHIO U (7 - 1) - 11/1/2012, 6:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
OHIO U is 1-0 against the spread versus E MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons
OHIO U is 1-0 straight up against E MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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VIRGINIA TECH (4 - 4) at MIAMI (4 - 4) - 11/1/2012, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VIRGINIA TECH is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA TECH is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) when the line is +3 to -3 over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA TECH is 44-23 ATS (+18.7 Units) as a road favorite since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) as a road favorite of 3 points or less since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 59-39 ATS (+16.1 Units) in road games since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 59-39 ATS (+16.1 Units) in road lined games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 1-1 against the spread versus VIRGINIA TECH over the last 3 seasons
VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 straight up against MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MIDDLE TENN ST (5 - 3) at W KENTUCKY (6 - 2) - 11/1/2012, 9:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MIDDLE TENN ST is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all games this season.
W KENTUCKY is 11-1 ATS (+9.9 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 12-1 ATS (+10.9 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) after playing a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in games played on turf over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all lined games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
W KENTUCKY is 2-0 against the spread versus MIDDLE TENN ST over the last 3 seasons
W KENTUCKY is 1-1 straight up against MIDDLE TENN ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25674 Followers:33
11/01/2012 06:53 PM

NCAAF
Long Sheet

Week 10

Thursday, November 1

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E MICHIGAN (1 - 7) at OHIO U (7 - 1) - 11/1/2012, 6:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
OHIO U is 1-0 against the spread versus E MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons
OHIO U is 1-0 straight up against E MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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VIRGINIA TECH (4 - 4) at MIAMI (4 - 4) - 11/1/2012, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VIRGINIA TECH is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA TECH is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) when the line is +3 to -3 over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA TECH is 44-23 ATS (+18.7 Units) as a road favorite since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) as a road favorite of 3 points or less since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 59-39 ATS (+16.1 Units) in road games since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 59-39 ATS (+16.1 Units) in road lined games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 1-1 against the spread versus VIRGINIA TECH over the last 3 seasons
VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 straight up against MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MIDDLE TENN ST (5 - 3) at W KENTUCKY (6 - 2) - 11/1/2012, 9:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MIDDLE TENN ST is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all games this season.
W KENTUCKY is 11-1 ATS (+9.9 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 12-1 ATS (+10.9 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) after playing a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in games played on turf over the last 2 seasons.
W KENTUCKY is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all lined games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
W KENTUCKY is 2-0 against the spread versus MIDDLE TENN ST over the last 3 seasons
W KENTUCKY is 1-1 straight up against MIDDLE TENN ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/01/2012 06:55 PM

NCAAF

Week 10

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Trend Report
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Thursday, November 1

6:00 PM
EASTERN MICHIGAN vs. OHIO
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

7:30 PM
VIRGINIA TECH vs. MIAMI
Virginia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia Tech's last 9 games when playing Miami
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia Tech

9:15 PM
MIDDLE TENNESSEE vs. WESTERN KENTUCKY
Middle Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games at home
Western Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/01/2012 06:56 PM

NCAAF

Thursday, November 1

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Nine things bettors should know about EMU-Ohio
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Eastern Michigan at Ohio Bobcats (-17, 57.5)
Time: 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU

1. Ohio is No. 1 in the nation with only three turnovers lost. Eastern Michigan ranks 82 in the nation in that category with 17.

2. Temperatures are expected to be in the low-30s tomorrow night with winds at 11 mph. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain.

3. Ohio – the MAC East preseason favorite – has failed to cover its past four games, ranging as a favorite from 6.5 to 23.5 points.

4. Ohio is hinting it may mix up its playbook more than you might expect for a short week. They’re going to work in Ryan Boykin more at running back and have some designed QB runs. Head coach Frank Solich said it’s because teams have caught on to their option. Miami (Ohio) had six sacks last week in a 23-20 upset and held Ohio to 162 rushing yards, after averaging 210.4 per game on the season.

“We've got to get more production in terms of running more read-type of plays or more quarterback-design kind of runs, because right now they're zeroing in on our running back pretty well," Solich told reporters.

5. Eastern Michigan ranks 114th in the nation in scoring defense and owns the worst rushing defense in the country with 302.4 yards against per game.

6. Ohio ranks 106th in third-down efficiency this season. Solich says that’s due to having too many third-and-longs, which he hopes to correct by mixing things up Thursday.

7. Ohio’s Matt Weller has made 17-of-24 field goals including a 56-yarder last week. He ranks third in the nation in FG percentage.

8. EMU has been outscored 67-27 in the first quarter and shut out five times in the opening frame this season.

9. Ohio is 0-6 against the spread in its last six games against teams with a losing record at the time the Bobcats played them. New Mexico State is the only FBS team they’ve beaten by more than 17 points this season.


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/01/2012 06:57 PM

NCAAF

Thursday, November 1

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Virginia Tech at Miami: What bettors need to know
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Virginia Tech Hokies at Miami Hurricanes (+1.5, 57)

Despite recent struggles for both teams, a berth in the ACC championship game may be on the line when Virginia Tech visits Miami on Thursday. Virginia Tech has dropped three of four games, but the Hokies have beaten Duke and Georgia Tech in the Coastal Division already and North Carolina is not eligible for postseason play.

The Hurricanes have lost three consecutive games after a strong start and still have destiny in their own hands. Both teams have been inconsistent running the ball, so the game will likely be in the hands of quarterbacks Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech and Miami’s Stephen Morris.

The Hokies won last year’s battle 38-35 and another shootout is expected with the Hurricanes allowing 32.4 points per game and the Hokies 24.0 – 35.3 in the last three.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.

LINE: Virginia Tech opened as high as -2.5 and has been bet down to -1.5. The total is set at 57 points.

WEATHER: The forecast for Sun Life Stadium is calling for partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 70s. Winds are expected to blow WSW at 8 mph.

ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH (4-4, 2-2 ACC, 2-6 ATS): The Hokies are off to their worst start through eight games since 1992 and are winless in three road games. Coach Frank Beamer said the effort has been there, but execution needs be more consistent. Thomas has been intercepted 10 times in the last six games and completes only 53.6 percent of his passes. The Hokies are in the lower half of the nation in rushing and J.C. Coleman has the only 100-yard effort. Virginia Tech has turned the ball over 15 times and allowed an average of 409.2 yards in the last six contests after allowing 254.5 in the first two with one turnover. The Hokies' Cody Journell has made 10 straight field goals.

ABOUT MIAMI (4-4, 3-2, 5-3 ATS): The Hurricanes lost to North Carolina and a pair of teams now ranked in the top seven – Notre Dame and Florida State – in the last three games. Miami comes in off 12 days of rest for the final stretch, where it can achieve its goals with improved defense. Miami has allowed almost 500 yards per contest, ranking 116th out of 120 teams in the nation, and is second to last in rushing defense (249.3). One problem is that opponents have possessed the ball an average of 10:14 more per game. Running backs Mike James and Duke Johnson - both with more than 400 yards - have the talent to help turn those numbers around.

TRENDS:

* Under is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Miami.
* Hokies are 5-0 ATS in their last five meetings in Miami.
* Hokies are 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings.
* Under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings.
* Underdog is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
* Road team is 6-2 ATS in their last eight meetings.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman has 31 tackles combined over the last three games.

2. Virginia Tech’s Kyshoen Jarrett is fourth in the nation in punt returns (18.1).

3. Miami leads the series 17-12, but Virginia Tech has won the last three meetings.


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/01/2012 06:57 PM

NCAAF

Thursday, November 1

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Virginia Tech at Miami: What bettors need to know
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Virginia Tech Hokies at Miami Hurricanes (+1.5, 57)

Despite recent struggles for both teams, a berth in the ACC championship game may be on the line when Virginia Tech visits Miami on Thursday. Virginia Tech has dropped three of four games, but the Hokies have beaten Duke and Georgia Tech in the Coastal Division already and North Carolina is not eligible for postseason play.

The Hurricanes have lost three consecutive games after a strong start and still have destiny in their own hands. Both teams have been inconsistent running the ball, so the game will likely be in the hands of quarterbacks Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech and Miami’s Stephen Morris.

The Hokies won last year’s battle 38-35 and another shootout is expected with the Hurricanes allowing 32.4 points per game and the Hokies 24.0 – 35.3 in the last three.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.

LINE: Virginia Tech opened as high as -2.5 and has been bet down to -1.5. The total is set at 57 points.

WEATHER: The forecast for Sun Life Stadium is calling for partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 70s. Winds are expected to blow WSW at 8 mph.

ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH (4-4, 2-2 ACC, 2-6 ATS): The Hokies are off to their worst start through eight games since 1992 and are winless in three road games. Coach Frank Beamer said the effort has been there, but execution needs be more consistent. Thomas has been intercepted 10 times in the last six games and completes only 53.6 percent of his passes. The Hokies are in the lower half of the nation in rushing and J.C. Coleman has the only 100-yard effort. Virginia Tech has turned the ball over 15 times and allowed an average of 409.2 yards in the last six contests after allowing 254.5 in the first two with one turnover. The Hokies' Cody Journell has made 10 straight field goals.

ABOUT MIAMI (4-4, 3-2, 5-3 ATS): The Hurricanes lost to North Carolina and a pair of teams now ranked in the top seven – Notre Dame and Florida State – in the last three games. Miami comes in off 12 days of rest for the final stretch, where it can achieve its goals with improved defense. Miami has allowed almost 500 yards per contest, ranking 116th out of 120 teams in the nation, and is second to last in rushing defense (249.3). One problem is that opponents have possessed the ball an average of 10:14 more per game. Running backs Mike James and Duke Johnson - both with more than 400 yards - have the talent to help turn those numbers around.

TRENDS:

* Under is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Miami.
* Hokies are 5-0 ATS in their last five meetings in Miami.
* Hokies are 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings.
* Under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings.
* Underdog is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
* Road team is 6-2 ATS in their last eight meetings.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman has 31 tackles combined over the last three games.

2. Virginia Tech’s Kyshoen Jarrett is fourth in the nation in punt returns (18.1).

3. Miami leads the series 17-12, but Virginia Tech has won the last three meetings.


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: