Miami-Virginia 2017: Hurricanes open as big home favorite

Chad Thomas goes high with a teammate to help make a tackle against Virginia. (Getty Images)

Chad Thomas (right) and Miami’s defensive line stopped Virginia last year in Charlottesville. (Getty Images)

[LB Perry out for year; day-after injury updates]

Miami’s first game as a top-four College Football Playoff team — assuming the selection committee — will come with a huge point spread.

The Hurricanes (9-0, 6-0 ACC) opened as a 17-point favorite at home for Saturday’s homecoming game against Virginia (noon, ABC), according to VegasInsider. By Sunday evening, the line had moved to 19 points.

The Cavaliers (6-4, 3-3) have lost three of their last four after a 5-1 start, most recently dropping a 38-21 decision at Louisville. The Hoos are in a clump of three Coastal teams with three ACC losses (Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech) battling for second in the ACC Coastal.

UVa’s loss last week clinched the Coastal crown for Miami. It will meet Clemson on Dec. 2 in Charlotte for the ACC title.

Miami has been favored in every game this year except last week against Notre Dame (3.5-point underdog), according to OddsShark. It was a 46-point favorite over Bethune-Cookman, an FCS team, a 21-point favorite at North Carolina and a 17-point favorite against Syracuse.

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