2009 Nebraska at Virginia Tech Betting Preview: Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Saturday, 19 September 2009 07:18
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Huskers & Hokies

No. 13 Virginia Tech can avenge a season-opening loss to a ranked team on Saturday when the Hokies host No. 19 Nebraska at 3:30PM ET from Lane Stadium.

Bet Nebraska at Virginia Tech

A 34-24 loss to Alabama in the season opener made way for a 52-10 win over Marshall last week for the Hokies. Virginia Tech racked up 605 yards of offense in the win, with Tyrod Taylor throwing for 161 yards and rushing for 58 as part of the Hokies’ rushing attack that totaled 444 yards on the ground. Ryan Williams and David Wilson each rushed for over 160 yards in the game while Williams scored three touchdowns. Defensively, the Hokies held the Thunder Herd to 252 yards of offense and 10 first downs.

The Hokies defeated the Cornhuskers last season 35-30 on the road, but Nebraska looks to be a tougher team this season after dominant wins over Florida Atlantic and Arkansas State. Last week, the Cornhuskers defeated the Red Wolves 38-9 behind 340 yards passing and four touchdowns from quarterback Zac Lee. Lee connected with Mike McNeill for two scores and also found Tyler Legate and Niles Paul for touchdowns. The Nebraska defense had four sacks and one turnover while holding Arkansas State to 274 yards of offense.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Virginia Tech 4.5-point home favorites over Nebraska on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 51.5.

College Football Week 3 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-1 against the spread versus NEBRASKA since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-1 straight up against NEBRASKA since 1992

2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-0 against the spread versus NEBRASKA over the last 3 seasons 

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-0 straight up against NEBRASKA over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

VIRGINIA TECH is 32-12 ATS (+18.8 Units) as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points since 1992.

VIRGINIA TECH is 72-48 ATS (+19.2 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1992.

VIRGINIA TECH is 91-65 ATS (+19.5 Units) in games played on a grass field since 1992.

Nebraska is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games at home

NEBRASKA: 17-35 ATS off home win by 28+ pts

VIRGINIA TECH: 32-12 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points
Week 3 College Football Injury Report
NEBRASKA

No significant injuries.

VIRGINIA TECH

No significant injuries.

Nebraska at Virginia Tech Current Odds

Nebraska Cornhuskers +4.5 Over 51.5 (+180)

Virginia Tech Hokies -4.5 Under 51.5 (-220)

Bet Nebraska at Virginia Tech

Posted: 9/19/09 12:18PM ET

 

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