Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina Pick
Will Saturday afternoon’s matchup between Virginia Tech and East Carolina turn into a defensive struggle?
Who: Virginia Tech (2-0) vs. East Carolina (0-2)
When: 3:30PM ET, Saturday, September 16
Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hokies are now 23-point road favorites to beat the Pirates after opening as a 21-point favorite. As for the total, the number posted at 60.5 but has been bet down to 60.
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
The Hokies are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall and have covered in four of their last five non-conference games. That said, they’re just 8-17-1 at the betting window in their last 26 games in September and is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games versus a team with a losing home record.
East Carolina Betting Trends
The Pirates have failed to cover in 26 of their last 35 games overall and have failed to cover in four of their last five home games. They’re also winless at 0-4 against the number in their last four non-conference games and are 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games in September.
Our Prediction: The under has been a great play when Virginia Tech hits the road, cashing in seven of the Hokies’ last nine road games. The under is also 4-1 in the Hokies’ last five road games when facing a team with a losing home record and is 8-3 in the Pirates’ last 11 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous contest.
College Football Week 3 Pick: VIRGINIA TECH/EAST CAROLINA UNDER 60.5