Virginia vs. Miami odds, line, spread: 2021 college football picks, Week 5 predictions from model on 81-61 run

The Virginia Cavaliers go on the road to play their next ACC foe, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes, on Thursday night. The Cavaliers (2-2) are coming off a disappointing loss at home against Wake Forest. Miami (2-2), meanwhile, dominated Central Connecticut State en route to a 69-0 win. The last time these teams faced off, the Hurricanes came out with a 19-14 victory.

Kickoff from Hard Rock Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Hurricanes are favored by 5.5-points in the latest Virginia vs. Miami odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 62.5. Before making any Miami vs. Virginia picks, make sure you see the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,300 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. After going a sizzling 9-3 in Week 4, it also enters Week 5 of the 2021 season on a 81-61 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Virginia vs. Miami. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Miami vs. Virginia:

Virginia vs. Miami spread: Miami -5.5Virginia vs. Miami over-under: 62.5 pointsVirginia vs. Miami money line: Virginia +180, Miami -220UVA: The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference gamesMIA: The under is 7-2 in Miami’s last 9 Thursday games

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Why Virginia can cover

Virginia’s offense has been able to successfully push the ball downfield. The Cavaliers are averaging 430.5 passing yards per game while averaging 35.3 points per contest. Junior quarterback Brennan Armstrong is off a hot start and looks to continue it on the road.

Armstrong has completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,705 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Ohio native has thrown for at least 339 passing yards and two touchdowns in every game this year. In Virginia’s last two losses against Wake Forest and North Carolina, Armstrong has combined to throw for 961 yards and six touchdowns. The junior quarterback has the ability to gash Miami’s defense, which has given up 38 or more points in two of its last four games. 

Why Miami can cover

The Hurricanes were able to get back on track last week after getting blown out by Michigan State 38-17 in Week 3. Miami bounced back in a big way by defeating the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils 69-0. The Hurricanes were able to successfully run and pass the ball at will. Miami’s offense is averaging 455 total yards of offense but exploded for 739 yards against Central Connecticut State.

Freshman quarterback Tyler Van Dyke replaced redshirt senior quarterback D’Eriq King, who was out with a shoulder injury. Van Dyke stepped in and went 10-of-11 for 270 yards with three touchdowns. Junior running back Cam’Ron Harris gave the Blue Devils’ defense fits all game. Harris rushed for 100 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns and hauled in an 83-yard touchdown pass. If King can’t play, Van Dyke and Harris will need to have big games and both guys showed they are capable of doing exactly that. 

How to make Miami vs. Virginia picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 56 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine. 

So who wins Virginia vs. Miami? And which side of the spread hits in nearly 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.  


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