Virginia Cavaliers at Miami Hurricanes 10/11/19 - NCAAF Picks & Predictions
The Virginia Cavaliers are set to visit Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida for an ACC clash against the Miami Hurricanes. The Virginia Cavaliers come into this matchup with a 4-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 35-20. QB Bryce Perkins had an inconsistent game through the air for the Cavaliers as he connected on 30 of his 43 pass attempts for 334 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 interceptions. Senior WR Hasise Dubois was the top target for Perkins and the Cavaliers as he hauled in 9 catches for 143 yards and a TD.
The Virginia Cavaliers struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as they allowed them to score 28 points and rack up a total of 322 yards of offense. Junior safety Joey Blount led the way for the Virginia defense with 10 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 pass deflection. Junior LB Zane Zandier was able to get into the Notre Dame backfield a handful of times as he contributed 8 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 TFL.
The Miami Hurricanes come into this matchup with a 2-3 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Virginia Tech Hokies, 42-35. QB N’Kosi Perry had a big game through the air for the Hurricanes as he threw for 422 yards, 4 TDs, and 1 interception. TE Brevin Jordan and WR Jeff Thomas were the top targets for Perry and the Hurricanes as they combined for 13 catches for 260 yards and 3 TDs.
The Miami Hurricanes struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Virginia Tech Hokies as they allowed them to score 42 points and rack up a total of 337 yards of offense. Senior LB Michael Pinckney had a big game for the Miami defense as he contributed 11 tackles and 3 TFL. Senior DL Trevon Hill was able to get into the Virginia Tech backfield and rack up a sack and a TFL while Jonathan Ford contributed a pass deflection.
The Virginia Cavaliers have covered the spread in 5 of their last 6 meetings with the Miami Hurricanes. The Miami Hurricanes have been a mess this season, and a major problem as of recent has been their defense which was supposed to be one of the strong points for this team. The Cavaliers are coming off a bye week which means they have had two weeks to prepare for the Hurricanes, and I expect their defense to be improved after allowing Notre Dame to run wild. The Cavaliers have a very good QB in Bryce Perkins who is one of the top dual threats in the ACC, and we saw Virginia Tech destroy the Hurricanes with a similar type QB. The Cavaliers should have no problem beating a Miami team who has looked lackluster with close games this season. Final Score Prediction, Virginia Cavaliers win and cover ATS 27-21.