19th-ranked Virginia and unranked Miami will both be looking to get back in the win column following losses in their respective last contests. With both ACC rivals going all out for the victory in Week 7, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their college football betting odds.
Virginia vs Miami 2019 College Football Week 7 Odds & Game Preview
- When: Friday October 11, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium Miami Gardens, FL
- TV: ESPN
- College Football Week 6 Odds: Miami -2.5 / Total: 45
- Scattered Thunderstorms: 24°C/76°F
- Humidity: 78%
- Precipitation: 40%
- Wind: 12 mph ENE
- Cloud Cover: 39%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Virginia?
The best reasons to back the cavaliers in this matchup is because they’ve been the far more consistent team this season and have only suffered one loss against a Notre Dame team that is ranked inside the national top 10. Virginia is well-rested and will be highly motivated after suffering a convincing 35-20 road loss against the Irish two weeks ago, although they allowed a whopping eight sacks in the defeat while quarterback Bryce Perkins had five turnovers alone (two interceptions, three fumbles).
“There is no comfort zone for our offensive line,” Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall told reporters. “There’s continual expectation, asking and directing and prompting and driving, and they want to get better, they need to get better, and they’re working hard to get better.”
- Average Score For: 32.20
- Total Yards: 363.60
- Pass Yards: 256
- Rush Yards: 107.60
- Average Score Against: 21.40
- Total Yards: 279.60
- Pass Yards: 184
- Rush Yards: 95.60
Why Bet On Miami?
The best reasons to back Miami is because the Canes will be completely and utterly desperate in this contest after dropping two of their last four games including a humbling 42-35 home loss against Virginia Tech last weekend. Miami nearly overcame a 28-point deficit against the Hokies, so they should have a small measure of momentum coming into this contest. Miami averages less than one point per game fewer than Virginia Tech, but the Hurricanes have the slight better defense statistically.
“I think this is what we need. Obviously, we have a lot of respect for Virginia and I think we need to get right back on the saddle and come right back to work,” Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz told reporters. “The team will fight for each other. … Now, we just have to look at how we can fix some of our issues and our self-inflicted wounds which are keeping us from being a good football team right now. Right now, we’re not.”
- Average Score For: 31.25
- Total Yards: 421.75
- Pass Yards: 276.50
- Rush Yards: 145.25
- Average Score Against: 16
- Total Yards: 270
- Pass Yards: 209.75
- Rush Yards: 60.25
College Football Week 7 Betting Trends for Virginia vs Miami
- Virginia is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games against Miami-FL
- Virginia is 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went OVER in 6 of Virginia’s last 9 games
- Miami is 4-9 ATS in the last 13 games
- Miami is 4-8 SU in thelast 12 games
- The total went UNDER in 9 of Miami-FL’s last 12 games
Virginia vs Miami Expert Analysis and Prediction
Miami might be playing at home, but the Hurricanes have been wildly inconsistent all season long and that leads me to believe the steadier Cavaliers are the pick to get the big road upset. The road team in this series has gone 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings and the Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. With Virginia also going a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four road dates against Miami and the underdog in this ACC rivalry going 13-2 ATS in their last 15 meetings, I’m going to take the points and the Virginia Cavaliers to get ‘er done in a nail-biter!
Pick: Virginia 28 Miami 27