Virginia Cavaliers (1-3) at Miami-FL Hurricanes (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami-FL Hurricanes -11 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday in week 8 ACC college football action at Hard Rock Stadium.
The Virginia Cavaliers need a bounce back victory here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Virginia Cavaliers have lost five of their last six road games. Brennan Armstrong is completing 55.7 percent of his passes for 596 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. Armstrong and Lindell Stone have combined for eight touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season. Billy Kemp IV and Terrell Jana have combined for 559 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Lavel Davis Jr. has nine receptions. The Virginia Cavaliers ground game is averaging 158.7 yards per contest, and Wayne Taulapapa leads the way with 245 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Virginia is allowing 34.8 points and 413.5 yards per game. Nick Jackson leads the Virginia Cavaliers with 37 tackles, Jowon Briggs has three sacks and Brenton Nelson has two interceptions.
The Miami Hurricanes look for their fourth home victory to improve to 5-1 on the season. The Miami Hurricanes have won four straight home games. D’Eriq King is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,079 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. King has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Brevin Jordan and Mark Pope have combined for 431 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Mike Harley has 17 receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 179 yards per contest, and Cam'Ron Harris leads the way with 338 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 23.8 points and 396.2 yards per game. Bubba Bolden leads the Miami Hurricanes with 33 tackles, Jared Harrison-Hunte has three sacks and Al Blades Jr. has two interceptions.
The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Hurricanes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 17-5 in Cavaliers last 22 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Hurricanes last 6 conference games. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Miami and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Virginia has been awful defensively during this three-game losing streak and the Cavs have turned the ball over a lot at the quarterback position. Miami is 3-0 SU at home this season and is winning those games by an average of 23.6 points. Miami is also 3-0 against the spread this season as a double-digit favorite while Virginia is 6-6 ATS in its last 12 games as a double-digit underdog. I don't like what I've seen from Virginia lately, and Miami has been rather impressive at home up to this point.
I'll take the Hurricanes by two touchdowns.