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How the public is betting Miami vs. Virginia Tech

Miami comes in as slight underdogs to an unranked Virginia Tech despite coming in as the No. 9 team in college football.

Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King runs through warmup drills before a game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Hurricanes come in ranked as the No. 9 team in the country as they get set to head on the road to play the Virginia Tech Hokies. After a bye week, Miami outdueled NC State 44-41 last weekend, while Virginia Tech is fresh off a heartbreaking defeat to the Liberty Flames 38-35 at home. Virginia Tech is coming in as short favorites in this matchup.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

In one of the surprises among the college football betting community, Virginia Tech heads into this game against a top-10 opponent as 2.5-point favorites at home. Miami is getting 66% of the bets including 54% of the handle.

Is the public right? This is such a confusing line, but this appears to be a situation where the oddsmakers found something that should give the Hokies the upper hand, so I’ll go with them to cover this spread and win by more than a field goal.


The point total for this game is set at 68 with 73% of bets going toward the over as well as 89% of the handle.

Is the public right? Yes. Both teams have been scoring and giving up a ton of points all season long. Take the over in this one and watch the points flood in. There’s no better feeling than getting to halftime knowing your over bet is going to cash.


Miami has +108 odds to get in on the moneyline, while Virginia Tech has -132 odds to win this game outright. The Hurricanes are getting 83% of bets on their side of the moneyline including 82% of the handle.

Is the public right? While I would take Virginia Tech to cover this spread, this game should be close enough that Miami winning this game on the road should have more value than Virginia Tech.

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