Virginia Vs Miami Odds & Expert PickJosh Bailey
Can Struggling Virginia Cover Chalk Against Surging No. 2 Miami in Week 12 ACC Clash?
Not only are the Virginia Cavaliers struggling at the worst possible time, but they’re also facing a huge task by trying to pull off the upset over the now, second-ranked and clearly surging Miami Hurricanes when they square off on Saturday. The NCAA football odds favor Miami by 19.5-points over Virginia.
This Week 12 ACC clash will go won live from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami at 12:00 PM ET while airing live of ABC. Now, let’s find out where the value in this matchup lies.
Virginia Vs Miami Odds & Expert Pick
Virginia (6-4) at No. 2 Miami (9-0)
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 18, 2017
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAF Odds: Miami -19.5
Is Virginia a Smart Pick to Beat Miami?
Virginia has dropped three of four and comes into this contest off a humbling 380-21 smackdown at the hands of Lamar Jackson and Louisville last weekend while failing to cover the spread as a 13.5-point road underdog. The Cavaliers have been held to 21 points or less in all three of their recent losses and 14 points or less in two of those defeats. Making matters worse, Virginia is giving up more points per game (26.6 ppg) than they average this season (25.8 ppg) and come into this contest having allowed at least 31 points in each of their last four games.
Is Miami a Smart Pick To Beat Virginia?
Miami improved to a perfect 9-0 on the season and moved up to No. 2 in the national AP Poll by absolutely crushing previously third-ranked Notre Dame 41-8 on Saturday as dual-threat quarterback Malik Rosier passed for one touchdown and ran for another to lead the way to victory. Miami’s defense picked off Notre Dame signal-caller Brandon Wimbush twice in the win while limiting the Irish star to just 119 passing yards.
Virginia Vs Miami Expert Pick
42% of public money is backing Virginia to cover the spread in this contest.
The Cavaliers are an uninspiring 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games and just 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games while streaking Miami is a perfect 8-0 ATS in their last eight games in the month of November, a near-perfect 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win, a bankroll-boosting 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall and consistent 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
The two-touchdown plus spread may look a bit daunting, but right now, Miami’s confidence is clearly growing and they look just too good on both sides of the ball for Virginia to hang with them. The Canes cover the chalk to remain undefeated and close in on a possible College Football Playoff berth!