Duke vs. Virginia Tech Total Pick
Will Saturday night's ACC battle between Duke and Virginia Tech turn into a defensive struggle at 7:20PM ET?
Who: Duke (4-4) at Virginia Tech (6-1)
When: 7:20PM ET, Saturday, October 28
Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under for Saturday's game sits at 48.5 points after hitting the board at 49. As for the point spread, the Hokies are 15.5-point home favorites versus the Blue Devils, who also opened as 15.5-point underdogs at the majority of sports books.
Public Betting Information
As of this writing, 70% of public bettors are currently backing the Hokies and laying the double-digit points. Both of these teams have the exact same ATS record, as Duke is 4-4 straight up and 4-3-1 against the spread, while Virginia Tech is 6-1 straight up and 4-3-1 at the betting window.
Key Betting Trends
The underdog is a perfect 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams. That said, the Blue Devils are just 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games overall, are 0-3-1 against the number in their last four conference games, and have failed to cover in four of their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
OUR PREDICTION: The under has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams. The under is also 5-2-1 in the Hokies' last eight games overall, is 4-1-1 in their last six home games, and has hit in 20 of their last 29 conference games. On the other side, the under is 6-0 in the Blue Devils' last six games overall, is 5-1 in their last six games coming off a loss, and is 20-8-2 in their last 30 games played in the month of October.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PICK: DUKE/VIRGINIA TECH UNDER 48.5