Virginia Tech and Miami have a long list of conference championships between the two programs. In fact, both programs rank inside the top 25 all-time in winning percentage and the Hokies and Hurricanes have combined to win 20 conference titles with Virginia Tech holding the 11-9 edge. However, with both teams entering Saturday’s ACC showdown at 2-2, title talk might seem a little farfetched. Justin Fuente’s fourth season with the Hokies has included losses to Boston College and Duke, while Miami’s first year under Manny Diaz has featured losses to Florida and North Carolina. But a bowl game would mean a lot to both programs and a win on Saturday could go a long way towards carrying one of these teams there. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The Hurricanes are 14-point favorites with the total set at 46 in the latest Miami vs. Virginia Tech odds. But before you make any Week 6 college football predictions, be sure to check out the Miami vs. Virginia Tech picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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The model enters Week 6 of the 2019 college football season on a strong run, going 52-34 on its top-rated picks. It also called North Carolina (+27.5) covering with plenty of room to spare against Clemson and Ohio State (-17) easily covering against Nebraska last week. Anybody who has been following it is way up.
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The model knows that Miami has played pretty well defensively for Diaz, who was the defensive coordinator under Mark Richt last season. Diaz’s defense has stymied opposing rushing attacks, allowing just 60.3 yards per game and giving up just 2.1 yards per carry.
An upperclassmen-laden front seven includes future NFL prospects like Shaquille Quarterman, Michael Pinckney, Trevon Hill and Jonathan Garvin. However, with all those elder statesmen, the player the Hokies might have to be most concerned about is redshirt freshman Gregory Rousseau, who has 4.5 tackles for loss and three sacks this season. He’ll be going after Virginia Tech quarterback Ryan Willis all afternoon.
But just because the Hurricanes are favored doesn’t guarantee they’ll cover the Miami vs. Virginia Tech spread on Saturday.
The model also knows that Virginia Tech’s defense can be difficult to move the ball against through the air. The Hokies have only allowed 163.3 passing yards per game and held three of their four opponents to a 56.3 percent completion rate or worse. Jermaine Waller has great length at 6-foot-1 at one cornerback position, as does Caleb Farley on the other side at 6-foot-2. Meanwhile, nickelback Chamarri Conner has proven he can be disruptive for the Hokies, having already recoded three tackles for loss and two sacks coming off the edge.
So who wins Virginia Tech vs. Miami? And which side of the spread can you bank on in nearly 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Virginia Tech vs. Miami spread to jump on Saturday, all from the advanced computer model that is up $4,200 on its top-rated college football picks, and find out.