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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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Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Georgia Tech 3-1 4-0 36.50 19.00 17.5 4-0 0-0 1-3 1-3 0-0
Miami-FL 4-0 3-1 37.00 17.25 19.75 1-1 2-0 1-3 1-1 0-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
GATECH 13.13 13.68 -0.55
MI-FL 12.72 22.23 -9.51
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
GATECH 17.53 9.31 8.22
MI-FL 13.80 10.24 3.56
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
GATECH 5.91 3.84 2.07
MI-FL 6.40 3.84 2.56
Team Records

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-1 3-1 0-0 4-0 4-0 0-0 36.50 19.00 17.50
vs Conf 2-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 34.00 12.00 22.00
Last 3 3-0 3-0 0-0 3-0 3-0 0-0 35.00 11.33 23.67

Miami Hurricanes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 37.00 17.25 19.75
vs Conf 2-0 0-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 27.50 13.00 14.50
Last 3 3-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 35.67 18.67 17.00

ACC Coastal Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 36.50 34 17.25 18
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 286.50 114
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 103.00 32
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 37.00 32 19.00 29
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 283.00 42
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 285.50 11

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Georgia Tech 3-7 3-7 5-5 22.80 279.40 5.10 14.40 43.75 87.50 366.90 1.70
Miami-FL 7-3 7-3 5-5 30.60 156.20 4.79 26.60 60.90 252.50 408.70 1.30

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 1, 2016 MI-FL GATECH 35-21 114 241 355 0 267 94 361 3
Nov 21, 2015 GATECH MI-FL 21-38 314 59 373 4 86 300 386 0
Oct 4, 2014 MI-FL GATECH 17-28 107 245 352 2 318 53 371 0
Oct 5, 2013 GATECH MI-FL 30-45 335 66 401 3 227 324 551 4
Sep 22, 2012 MI-FL GATECH 42-36 173 436 609 2 287 132 419 0
Oct 22, 2011 GATECH MI-FL 7-24 134 77 211 3 122 140 262 1
Nov 13, 2010 MI-FL GATECH 35-10 277 230 507 2 308 101 409 2
Sep 17, 2009 GATECH MI-FL 17-33 95 133 228 0 184 270 454 0
Nov 20, 2008 MI-FL GATECH 23-41 105 283 388 2 472 46 518 1
Oct 13, 2007 GATECH MI-FL 17-14 264 114 378 1 167 56 223 0

ACC Coastal Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 30, 2017 UNC 33-7 W -10/58 W/U 403 53 456 106 141 247 0 H
Sep 23, 2017 PITT 35-17 W -7.5/54 W/U 436 48 484 37 198 235 3 H
Sep 9, 2017 JACKST 37-10 W -16/ 210 112 322 116 73 189 -3 H
Sep 4, 2017 TENN 41-42 L 4/54.5 W/O 535 120 655 148 221 369 2 H
Dec 31, 2016 KENTUC 33-18 W -3/61.5 W/U 266 105 371 149 175 324 -1 A

Miami-FL Hurricanes

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 7, 2017 FLAST 24-20 W -2.5/45 W/U 83 254 337 203 203 406 -1 A
Sep 29, 2017 DUKE 31-6 W -5/55 W/U 139 270 409 183 166 349 -1 A
Sep 23, 2017 TOLEDO 52-30 W -13/61 W/O 254 333 587 85 344 429 0 H
Sep 2, 2017 BTHUN 41-13 W -46/63.5 L/U 317 233 550 121 229 350 -2 H
Dec 28, 2016 WESTV 31-14 W -3/57.5 W/U 81 282 363 95 134 229 -1 H

Weather in
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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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