Thursday Night Football

No. 14 Virginia Tech looks to continue its road to the 2009 ACC Championship Game on Thursday night when the Hokies host North Carolina at 7:30PM ET from Lane Stadium.

Bet North Carolina at Virginia Tech
The Hokies are 5-2 on the season and 3-4 against the spread. Virginia Tech is coming off a loss to Georgia Tech two weeks ago, 28-23. The Hokies allowed the Yellowjackets to run for 309 yards as a team and quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw two interceptions to contribute to the loss. The Hokies are unbeaten against UNC since joining the ACC in 2004, but to win, Taylor has to play better than his last outing. Taylor has thrown for 1,154 yards and nine touchdowns on the year while Ryan Williams has rushed for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, the Hokies are allowing 19.1 points and 317.4 yards per-game this season. On special teams, Dyrell Roberts is averaging 40.8 yards per-return, including a 98-yard return for a touchdown.

UNC is 4-3 on the season and 2-4 against the spread as the Tar Heels have lost three of their last four games. North Carolina has the top defense in the ACC, allowing just 16.4 points and 266.3 yards per-game. The Tar Heels have allowed just 718 yards rushing in seven games. On offense, UNC hasn’t had much success, scoring just 23.1 points and tallying 289.4 yards per-game. T.J. Yates has thrown for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns, but has eight interceptions, while Shaun Draughn has rushed for 481 yards and one score.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Virginia Tech 16.5-point home favorites over North Carolina on Thursday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 43.
College Football Week 9 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 3-3 against the spread versus N CAROLINA since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 5-1 straight up against N CAROLINA since 1992

3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-1 against the spread versus N CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons 

VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 straight up against N CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at VIRGINIA TECH since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-1 against the spread versus N CAROLINA since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 straight up against N CAROLINA since 1992

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

Games played at VIRGINIA TECH over the last 3 seasons.

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

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

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 9 College Football Injury Report
N CAROLINA

[T] 09/07/2009 - Carl Gaskins out for season ( Knee ) 

[S] 09/07/2009 - Matt Merletti out for season ( Knee ) 

[DB] 10/03/2009 - Terry Shankle "?" ( Illness ) 

[TE] 09/15/2009 - Zack Pianalto is downgraded to expected to miss 3-4 weeks ( Foot ) 

[C] 09/16/2009 - Lowell Dyer is downgraded to expected to miss 3-4 weeks ( Shoulder ) 

[LB] 10/03/2009 - Ryan Taylor "?" ( Knee ) 

[CB] 10/03/2009 - LeCount Fantroy "?" ( Thigh ) 

[WR] 10/03/2009 - Joshua Adams "?" ( Shoulder ) 

[OL] 10/03/2009 - Jonathan Cooper "?" ( Ankle ) 

[LB] 10/03/2009 - Linwan Euwell "?" ( Ankle ) 

[OL] 10/03/2009 - Kyle Jolly injured last game, "?" ( Leg ) 

VIRGINIA TECH

[RB] 08/13/2009 - Darren Evans out for season ( ACL )
North Carolina at Virginia Tech Current Odds
North Carolina Tar Heels +16.5 Over 43 (+710) 
Virginia Tech Hokies -16.5 Under 43  (-1200)
Bet North Carolina at Virginia Tech
Posted: 10/29/09 10:36AM ET

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