UVA has just two games left in their regular season with the final road game coming up Saturday against Miami. The Hurricanes are undefeated and sit third in the newest college football playoff rankings system. We’ve seen them play down to the competition before, will they do it again on Saturday? Before we get to the pick, here are some trends:
- UVA is 16-9 against the spread the last three seasons as an underdog.
- They’ve covered five of their last six on the road in this series.
- Miami has covered eight of their last 10 November games.
- The Canes have played eight unders in their nine games this season.
If you’ve been listening to our airwaves, you know where I’m going for this one. In the handicapping community, there are a lot of things to consider. Miami is coming off two emotional wins over Virginia Tech and Notre Dame in primetime contests. Now they have a noon kickoff against what they probably perceive to be a lowly UVA squad. The atmosphere will be nowhere near as good for this one as a lot of the kids probably won’t even show up. Now I will say that them checking in third as opposed to second in the rankings might fire them up more, but I expect big time malaise from the Canes. If the right UVA shows up, this will be an easy cover as they have a solid offense to go with a healthy defense. Miami probably wins this one, but the Hoos get the cover.
Miami 27, UVA 17