Virginia Tech at Miami Pick and Preview
- Updated: November 13, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
Virginia Tech (6-3) at Miami-Florida (6-3)
Thursday, 7:45 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Miami-Florida – 3 , Total 44
The battle for the top spot in the ACC Coastal Division is on the line Thursday as Miami of Florida hosts Virginia Tech. Both teams come into the game at 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the ACC. ESPN will televise what should be an excellent Thursday night matchup. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Virginia Tech on the Road.
Virginia Tech has been fantastic on Thursday night ESPN games. They are 15-3 playing on ESPN on Thursday nights. The matchup against Miami will be the 26th all-time between the two teams. The Hurricanes lead the all-time series 16-9. Last year it was Virginia Tech that won big, 44-14. Two years ago in Miami it was Virginia Tech winning 17-10.
Virginia Tech is unbeaten at home but they are only 2-3 on the road this season. The Hurricanes are 3-2 at home and 3-1 on the road. The Hokies have the better defense, but just barely. They have allowed 182 points this season while the Hurricanes have allowed 197. The better offense belongs to Miami who has scored 268 points compared to Virginia Tech’s 214.
Here are the College Football betting stats for Thursday’s game. The visiting team has won three of the last four games, and four of the last seven. The Hokies are 16-3 on the road in their last 19 ACC games. Virginia Tech has a 14-1 record in their last 15 November games. The Hokies are 0-2 in Dolphin Stadium. The Hokies are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 Thursday games. The Hokies are 25-9 ATS in their last 34 conference games. The Hokies are 19-7 in their last 26 road games. The Hokies are 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass. The Hokies are 5-1 in their last 6 meetings in Miami.
The Hurricanes are 7-15-1 in their last 23 conference games. The Hurricanes are 5-16-1 in their last 22 home games.
SBG Global Current Line: Miami-Florida – 4.5 , Total 43
The Over is 4-1 in the Hokies last 5 road games. The Under is 8-0 in the Hokies last 8 Thursday games. The Under is 4-1 in the Hokies last 5 games on grass. The Under is 7-3 in the Hokies last 10 games in November. The Under is 8-2 in the Hurricanes last 10 Thursday games. The Under is 21-7 in the Hurricanes last 28 games in November. The Under is 26-9 in the Hurricanes last 35 home games.
Pick: Miami 2 out of 5 units
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