Free Week 8 Prediction: Hurricanes vs Hokies Odds
Looking for Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies free picks? Week 8 College football betting sees the Hurricanes taking on the Hokies Thursday October 20th at Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(4-2) Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (4-2)
Date: Thursday, October 20th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: Opened Virginia Tech -4 NOW -5.5
NCAA Betting Total: 51
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A pair of 4-2 ACC Coastal Division participants meet on Thursday night as the Miami Hurricanes head to Virginia Tech to do battle with the Hokies.
Virginia Tech currently has the upper hand of the two teams, as they sit 2-1 in the conference, with the Hurricanes at 1-2.
After starting the season at 4-0, the Hurricanes have dropped back to back games and are in real danger of being bounces from the ACC race.
Losses to Florida State and now North Carolina, has really been thanks to the struggles offensively for the Canes.
Miami has produced under 20 points in both losses and the production of QB Brad Kaaya is to blame last game.
Kaaya didn’t turn the ball over, but he never made the big play when he needed to. He finished with just 224 yards with no touchdowns.
If Miami hopes to stay in the ACC title race, a win here is a must. With the loss to UNC, they are now an extra game back in the tiebreaker.
Miami won the last meeting between the two teams in 2015, grabbing a 30-20 home victory.
Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies stint in the Top 25 lasted just 1 week, as they had a very costly loss to the Syracuse Orange on Saturday.
Virginia Tech entered play as 23 point favorites, only to get trounced by 2 touchdowns, as the Hokies defense just couldn’t find a stop.
The Orange racked up 561 total yards of offense, as they torched Virginia Tech for over 400 yards through the air.
The struggles defensively came as a huge shock, as the Hokies have leaned on their defense through the early portion of the season.
Virginia Tech ranks 20th in the nation, giving up just 177 pass yards per game. Points wise, they’re top 20 as well.
With just 18.2 points against, the Hokies sit 15th in the nation in that category.
This has the potential to be a solid bounce back spot for them here, as the Hurricanes offense is just in all sorts of whack and can’t move the ball with any sort of efficiency.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Hurricanes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Hurricanes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Hurricanes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
- Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Hokies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- Hokies are 21-10 ATS in their last 31 Thursday games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
This game is going to be rather low scoring here.
Both teams have good defenses and don’t have much explosion in terms of their offense. Look for this one to come down to the wire, with a late play making the difference.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Miami Hurricanes +4
Miami steals this one late on the road, as they get a huge play from Kaaya at some point down the stretch of this one, something he hasn’t done over the past 2 weeks.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Miami 30 – Virginia Tech 27
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