Virginia Tech at Miami - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (3-3) at Miami Hurricanes (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Sun Life Stadium)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -6 -- Over/Under: 52 See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday afternoon at Sun Life Stadium.
The Virginia Tech Hokies look for their second road victory that would get them a game above a .500 record. Brenden Motley is completing 56.1 percent of his passes for 1,019 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Motley has four touchdown passes in his last two games. Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips have combined for 695 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Bucky Hodges has 14 receptions. The Virginia Tech Hokies ground game is averaging 172 yards per contest, and Travon McMillian leads the way with 319 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 22.3 points and 341.2 yards per game. Chuck Clark leads the Hokies with 51 tackles, Woody Baron has three sacks and Adonis Alexander has three interceptions. Corey Marshall, Michael Brewer and Desmond Frye are questionable.
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The Miami Hurricanes look to remain unbeaten at home by picking up their first ACC victory. Brad Kaaya is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,499 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. Kaaya has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Rashawn Scott and Herb Waters have combined for 714 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Stacy Coley has nine receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 143.8 yards per contest, and Joseph Yearby leads the way with 457 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 23.2 points and 383 yards per game. Raphael Kirby leads the Hurricanes with 40 tackles, Trent Harris has 2.5 sacks and Rayshawn Jenkins has three interceptions. Demetrius Jackson, Jeremaine Grace and Kendrick Norton are questionable.
The Hokies are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games and 11-23 ATS in their last 34 games following a S.U. win. The Hurricanes are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 conference games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss. The Hokies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Miami and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings overall.
Virginia Tech is just not talented enough offensively in order to hang with a very talented Miami offensive squad. The Canes can put points up in a hurry and Virginia Tech will be in trouble if they get an early lead.
Miami crushed Virginia Tech last season on the road, and I expect the same this time at Sun Life.