Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame Total Pick
After being beat up on the road last week, will No. 16 Notre Dame get back to being a powerful defense when the Irish host Virginia Tech on Saturday at 2:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
341 Virginia Tech vs. 342 Notre Dame
Saturday, November 2, 2019
2:30PM ET – Notre Dame Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Notre Dame is favored at home, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -17.5 points against Virginia Tech. The over/under total for the game is listed at 58 points. The public betting currently has 52 percent going on Virginia Tech as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Hokies heating up
Virginia Tech is riding a three-game winning streak right now following a 43-41 OT win over North Carolina two weeks ago. The Hokies are now 5-2 on the season, 2-5 against the spread and 4-3 with the over.
The Hokies are middle of the road on offense and defense. Offensively, Virginia Tech is putting up 30.3 points and 395.1 yards per game while the defense is giving up 29.6 points and 396.3 yards per contest. Ryan Willis is leading the offense with 906 passing yards and nine touchdowns in limited starts. Deshawn McClease is the leading rusher with 475 yards and three touchdowns while Tayvion Robinson is the leading receiver with 24 catches for 267 yards and a score. Rayshard Ashby is leading the Tech defense with 71 tackles and three sacks.
Irish beat up at Michigan
Notre Dame had a three-game win streak ended last weekend in a 45-14 loss at Michigan in a rough showing for the Irish. They are now 5-2 on the season, 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 with the under.
The Fighting Irish have been respectable on offense and defense this year. The offense is averaging 35.6 points and 414.9 yards per game, while the defense is allowing 20.9 points and 360.7 yards per contest. Ian Book has thrown for 1,492 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 201 yards and three scores. He was pulled during last week’s game, but Brian Kelly has said Book will remain the starter. Tony Jones Jr. is leading ND on the ground with 571 rushing yards and four touchdowns while Chase Claypool has caught 29 passes for 436 yards and four scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Hokies are 5-1 with the over in their last six against a winning team and 8-2 in their last 10 following a win.
The Irish are 7-2 with the over in their last nine home games against a team with a winning road record, but 7-3 with the under in their last 10 games overall.
These two have hit the over in their last two meetings, putting up at least 65 points in both encounters. The Hokies have been improving offensively since getting beat down by Duke a month ago. They have scored at least 34 in three straight. ND isn’t a bad defensive team, but the Irish are likely to give up some points on Saturday. Following an ugly showing on offense in a rainy game with Michigan, the ND offense should also be eager to really get back on track this week. The Tech defense isn’t the unit we remember from years ago. The Hokies can give up points and likely will against an angry Notre Dame offense.
College Football Week 10 Prediction: Virginia Tech/Notre Dame Over 58