The Week 8 college football spread favors Virginia Tech when they host Miami in what has turned out to be an important ACC matchup. The game kicks-off on Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 PM ET from Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA.
Miami Hurricanes at Virginia Tech Hokies Spread & ATS Pick
Virginia Tech opened as a -4 home favorite and with most of the bets landing on the Hokies, they are now a -6 home favorite. The total in this game is 51 points. Virginia Tech is 4-2 straight up. The Hokies are 3-3 against the spread. Miami is 4 and 2 both straight up and against the spread.
What: Miami Hurricanes (4-2) at Virginia Tech Hokies (4-2)
When: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Blacksburg, VA
Stadium: Lane Stadium
Spread: Virginia Tech -4.5
Moneyline: Miami Fl. +160 at Virginia Tech -185
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Miami FL. vs Virginia Tech
Bet on Miami +6 Because‚Ä¶
Miami has played well in every game this season. Forget about the wins. Think
about how well the Hurricanes have played in their 2 losses. Against Florida State, Miami was in it until the very end. Against North Carolina, again, Miami was in it until the very end. The Hurricanes never give up.¬†¬†
Bet on Virginia Tech -6 Because‚Ä¶
Virginia Tech’s defense has been stunning in 3 out of the past 4 weeks. The Hokies beat Boston College 49 to 0 on Sept. 17. They drubbed East Carolina 54 to 17 on Sept. 24. On Oct. 8, Virginia Tech beat North Carolina 34 to 3. If the Hokies’ defense steps it up on Thursday night, Miami could be in some trouble.
Expert ATS Pick
I don’t think it’s a good idea to give up so many points to the Miami Hurricanes. Although North Carolina did beat Miami by 7 points, 20 to 13, in last Saturday’s game, the Canes played exceptionally well for most of the game.
Virginia Tech goes into this battle having lost 17 to 31 to Syracuse as a -23 road favorite. That’s a bad loss for the Hokies. I’m sure they’ll play much better against Miami than they did versus Syracuse.
But Miami is a much better team than Syracuse. Hurricane QB Brad Kaaya might be the best quarterback that Virginia Tech has faced this season outside of Joshua Dobbs at Tennessee.
Kaaya and Mark Richt’s leadership as the head coach could lead Miami to an upset win over the Hokies.