Miami football versus Virginia: Week 9 Prediction, Odds, Spread and total

Oct 29, 2022; Mandatory Credit: Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2022; Mandatory Credit: Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team hosts Virginia on Saturday hoping to build on the momentum after the 28-20 double overtime over Clemson last week. Virginia travels to Hard Rock Stadium with a two-game winning streak after beginning the 2023 season with five consecutive losses. Virginia upset North Carolina 31-27 last week.

The Miami football team sits just outside the top 25 in this week’s rankings. A win over Virginia and losses by teams in front of them could allow the Hurricanes to appear in the first 2023 college football playoff rankings on Tuesday. Miami and Virginia both enter the game on Saturday with 2-2 ACC records.

Miami enters the game 4-3 versus the spread this season. The Hurricanes covered the point spread as a favorite versus Miami (Ohio) and Temple and as an underdog versus Clemson and Texas A&M. Miami did not cover as a favorite versus Georgia Tech and at North Carolina earlier this month.

Virginia is 5-2 versus the point spread this season. The Cavaliers covered as a favorite versus William and Mary and as an underdog versus James Madison, North Carolina State, Boston College and North Carolina. Virginia did not cover the point spread as an underdog versus Tennessee and at Maryland.

Virginia at Miami football: Odds, Spread and Total

The Miami football team is an 18.5-point favorite over Virginia per FanDuel. The moneyline lists Miami as a minus 1200 favorite. Virginia is plus 680 on the money line. The total for the game is 47.5. FanDuel lists the over at minus 115 and the under at minus 105. FanDuel has 10 prop bets listed for Saturday.

Virginia at Miami Betting Trends

The Cavaliers are at least a 16-point underdog for the fourth time this season. Miami is at least a 16.5-point favorite for the fifth time this season. Miami is 2-2 when favored by 16.5 or more points in 2023. Virginia is 1-2 when at least a 16-point underdog this season. Virginia games have gone over three times this season.

The other four Virginia games in 2023 have split between the under and a push. Four Miami games have gone over and three under in 2023. Miami has been as high as a 19.5-point favorite versus Virginia and as low as 18. Most metrics point towards a significant advantage for Miami.

Virginia at Miami: How to Watch and Listen

Television (ACC Network)
• Jorge Sedano (play-by-play)
• Orlando Franklin (color)
• Marilyn Payne (sideline)

Flagship Radio (560 WQAM)
• Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)
• Don Bailey, Jr. (color)
• Josh Darrow (sideline)

Spanish Radio (americaradio 1260)
• Alfredo Alvarez (play-by-play)
• Jose Martinez (color)

Courtesy CollegePressBox.Com

Virginia at Miami: Key Players to Watch

The players to watch for Virginia are quarterback Tony Muskett and wide receiver Malik Washington. Virginia has had its two best games of the season offensively with Muskett back healthy in the last two games. Washington leads the ACC in receptions and receiving yards entering week nine.

The players to watch for Miami are QB Tyler Van Dyke who could be a gametime decision after missing the win over Clemson and edge rusher Rueben Bain. Bain was the ACC Defensive Lineman and Rookie of the Week after recording eight tackles, two tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble versus Clemson.

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The game should be closer than the point spread. Miami should win comfortably but three TDs is a lot to expect. The over/under will likely depend on the health of Van Dyke. If Van Dyke plays the over should be exceeded. If Emory Williams starts the under is the safer bet with a more conservative Miami offense.