Miami football at Virginia Tech: Week 7 best bets

Nov 20, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team is a seven-point favorite at Virginia Tech on Saturday after the Hurricanes were favored 7.5 points early this week via FanDuel. A low-scoring game is expected between Miami and Virginia Tech with the over/under set at 46.5 points by Fan Duel. Virginia Tech has a low-rated offense.

The Hokies are 11th in the ACC points per game and 12th in total offense. Miami is sixth in the ACC in scoring defense and eighth in yards allowed. Miami and Virginia Tech both enter the game on Saturday with three straight losses. The Hokies have been outscored 101-27 during its three-game skid.

Miami turned around its passing game in a big way versus North Carolina last week. Tyler Van Dyke threw for a career-high and the second-most yards in Miami history with a 496-yard performance versus the Tar Heels. Van Dyke is potentially one of the interesting prop bets to watch on Saturday.

Virginia Tech is fourth in the ACC allowing 202.8 passing yards per game. North Carolina blitzed Virginia Tech for 307 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Virginia Tech has allowed 202 passing yards or less in its other five games. Van Dyke seems likely to be closer to UNC than the Virginia Tech average yards allowed.

Miami football at Virginia Tech: Best Bets for Week 7

It’s difficult to trust Miami as a seven-point favorite. Miami was favored versus Middle Tennessee State and North Carolina and lost straight up. The 46.5-point total is tough to gauge. How well Virginia Tech plays offensively will likely determine if the total is reached. The Hokies are averaging only 20.0 points per game in 2022.

Best Miami Bets Week 7

There are several prop bets listed this week by Fan Duel. One of the best is Van Dyke and the total passing yards at 232.5 at -114. Van Dyke would only need to get slightly more than half the total passing yards he had versus UNC. Pittsburgh shredded the Virginia Tech defense for 43 carries for 326 rushing yards and six TDs.

Panthers’ running back Israel Abanikanda had 36 carries for 320 rushing yards and all six TDs. That type of performance should not be expected from Miami. The Hurricanes had 62 carries for 106 yards rushing and two TDs in the last two games. Henry Parrish has a total of 64.5 rushing yards as a prop bet.

Parrish is also the favorite at -150 to score a TD versus Virginia Tech. Parrish leads Miami with six TDs with four rushing and two receiving including one last week versus North Carolina. Parrish is the +500 favorite to score the first TD. There are many other prop bets on either team, the players and including the exact final score.

The Miami football team had by far its best game offensively versus an FBS opponent this season. If Miami can stay out of an early first-half deficit Van Dyke won’t have the throw as much, but should still exceed the 232.5 passing yards set for him. Miami just needs to put together an entire 60-minute effort versus Virginia Tech.

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