Miami football Game Saturday: Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech odds and prediction for Week 10

Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team returns home on Saturday to host Georgia Tech. Miami is 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the ACC. Georgia Tech is 3-5 and 2-4. The Hurricanes and Yellow Jackets have both played North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia so far this season. Miami and Georgia Tech are both 1-2 in those games.

Virginia defeated Miami and Georgia Tech. The Hurricanes lost to North Carolina and defeated Pittsburgh. Georgia Tech defeated the Tar Heels and lost to the Panthers. After losing to Michigan State on September 18, Miami failed to cover the point spread for the fifth straight game dating to the final two games of 2020.

Since the loss to the Spartans, the Hurricanes have covered the point spread in four of their last five games. Miami lost 30-28 as a 3.5 point favorite on September 30. After three straight games covering the point spread to end September, Georgia Tech did not cover the point spread in any of their October games.

Miami football Game Saturday: Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech odds and prediction for week 10

Coming home, the Miami football team should be energized after the big wins over North Carolina State and Pittsburgh. Miami defeated ranked teams for the first time in program history in consecutive weeks while unranked. Miami will not play a ranked team for the remainder of the 2021 season.

Following Georgia Tech, Miami will play at Florida State, host Virginia Tech and travel to Duke. The final four Miami opponents are 13-19. Virginia Tech is the highest-ranked of the remaining Miami opponents in 2021. The Hokies are ranked 48th according to the ESPN Football Power Index. Duke is the lowest at 104th.

Miami vs Georgia Tech Odds Week 10

The Week 10 betting odds on WynnBET have the Miami football team as 9.0 point favorites at home. Miami has -320 moneyline odds, while Georgia Tech is the underdog at +260. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 64.0 points.

Miami vs Georgia Tech Prediction Week 10

Miami has not defeated Georgia Tech since 2017. The teams did not play last season with the game canceled due to a COVID outbreak for the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech won 28-21 in overtime at Miami in 2019 as an 18 point underdog. Georgia Tech won 27-21 at home in 2019 as a three-point favorite.

Miami has the 34th best scoring offense in college football averaging 32.9 points per game. Georgia Tech is 72nd averaging 28.5 PPG. The Yellow Jackets are 83rd in scoring defense also allowing 28.5 PPG. The Hurricanes are 97th in scoring defense allowing 38.5 points per game.

The Miami offense has been exceptional the last two games and in the second halves against Virginia and North Carolina. Miami offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee has been in a grove calling the Hurricanes offense and Tyler Van Dyke is 57-75 for 753 yards, seven TDs and one interception in the last two games.

Based on the two defenses and how well the Miami offense has played this season, the Hurricanes covering the point spread and the over being exceeded seem to be the most likely occurrences. Miami has played its two best games of the season the last two weeks in wins against ranked teams.

With the softest part of their schedule remaining over the last four weeks, if Miami can remain focused and locked in offensively, they can end the regular season with six straight wins. That would put the Hurricanes in contention to earn a berth in one of the higher-tiered ACC Bowl Games.

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