ACC Coastal: Miami Hosts Georgia Tech for Division Top Spot

Miami Hurricanes ACC Coastal

Hurricanes Look to Hold on to Top Spot

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the 11th- ranked Miami Hurricanes will meet in a critical ACC Coastal clash on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:20 pm EST. It will be televised nationally by ABC.

Oddsmakers have the Hurricanes favored by 6.5-points. The total is sitting at 51.

ACC Coastal is Cluttered at the Top and Miami Wants Breathing Room

Miami-FL won its last outing  24-20 against the Florida State Seminoles on October 07. Miami covered in that game as a -2.5-point favorite, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

With a win today Miami can put some space between themselves and the two other undefeated teams and the lone one-loss teams in the ACC Coastal. A win over Georgia Tech would give the Jackets two losses in the conference. Virginia is 2-0, and Virginia Tech sits at 1-1.

The loss of running back Mark Walton to a season-ending ankle surgery will impact more than just Miami’s running game. His replacement was a consistent special teams performer and was the special teams player of the game against Florida State. He may not be available on special teams today.

Walton’s replacement is Travis Homer. He has been a key performer on Miami’s special teams. He is eager though as he refused to take a break in last week’s 24-20 victory over Florida State. Homer has rushed for 207 yards in a backup role behind Walton, averaging 8.3 yards a carry and catching five passes for 71 yards.

Walton is not the only injury the Canes’ will be dealing with. Wide receiver Ahmmon Richards is questionable for this week with a hamstring injury. Guard Navaughn Donaldson also is questionable with an ankle injury.

Georgia Tech is the Forgotten ACC Coastal Team

Georgia Tech was a 33-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina Tar Heels. They covered the -10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (40) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Georgia Tech comes into the game as the forgotten team in the ACC race. After losing the season-opener opener in overtime to Tennessee, by a 1/2 yard, they have rebounded. They couldn’t hold onto a late fourth-quarter lead in the loss to the Vols.  The Yellow Jackets have rolled to three straight wins by an average score of 35-11.

Quarterback TaQuan Marshall has led the offense that is destroying opponents. They are out-gaining teams 396-102 yards a game rushing. Marshall accounts for about 131 of that himself.

The Yellow Jackets’ have the ability to control the pace of the game with its punishing ground attack. The 396 yards per game, is second in the nation.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Georgia Tech3-14-036.5019.0017.54-00-01-31-30-0
Miami-FL4-03-137.0017.2519.751-12-01-31-10-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GATECH13.1313.68-0.55
MI-FL12.7222.23-9.51
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GATECH17.539.318.22
MI-FL13.8010.243.56
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GATECH5.913.842.07
MI-FL6.403.842.56
Team Records

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall3-13-10-04-04-00-036.5019.0017.50
vs Conf2-02-00-02-02-00-034.0012.0022.00
Last 33-03-00-03-03-00-035.0011.3323.67

Miami Hurricanes

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall4-02-02-03-11-12-037.0017.2519.75
vs Conf2-00-02-02-00-02-027.5013.0014.50
Last 33-01-02-03-01-02-035.6718.6717.00

ACC Coastal Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense36.503417.2518
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense286.50114
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense103.0032
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense37.003219.0029
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense283.0042
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense285.5011

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Georgia Tech3-73-75-522.80279.405.1014.4043.7587.50366.901.70
Miami-FL7-37-35-530.60156.204.7926.6060.90252.50408.701.30

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 1, 2016MI-FLGATECH35-211142413550267943613
Nov 21, 2015GATECHMI-FL21-38314593734863003860
Oct 4, 2014MI-FLGATECH17-281072453522318533710
Oct 5, 2013GATECHMI-FL30-453356640132273245514
Sep 22, 2012MI-FLGATECH42-3617343660922871324190
Oct 22, 2011GATECHMI-FL7-241347721131221402621
Nov 13, 2010MI-FLGATECH35-1027723050723081014092
Sep 17, 2009GATECHMI-FL17-339513322801842704540
Nov 20, 2008MI-FLGATECH23-411052833882472465181
Oct 13, 2007GATECHMI-FL17-142641143781167562230

ACC Coastal Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 30, 2017UNC33-7W-10/58W/U403534561061412470H
Sep 23, 2017PITT35-17W-7.5/54W/U43648484371982353H
Sep 9, 2017JACKST37-10W-16/21011232211673189-3H
Sep 4, 2017TENN41-42L4/54.5W/O5351206551482213692H
Dec 31, 2016KENTUC33-18W-3/61.5W/U266105371149175324-1A

Miami-FL Hurricanes

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 7, 2017FLAST24-20W-2.5/45W/U83254337203203406-1A
Sep 29, 2017DUKE31-6W-5/55W/U139270409183166349-1A
Sep 23, 2017TOLEDO52-30W-13/61W/O254333587853444290H
Sep 2, 2017BTHUN41-13W-46/63.5L/U317233550121229350-2H
Dec 28, 2016WESTV31-14W-3/57.5W/U8128236395134229-1H

Weather in
MiamiUnited States

Weather is Partially cloudy  89°F

Partially cloudy
Humidity is 78%
Wind is East 11 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Miami

Next up:
Georgia Tech home to Wake Forest Saturday, October 21
Miami-FL home to Syracuse Saturday, October 21

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