VA Tech vs. Georgia Tech Prediction
Is Virginia Tech only laying a field goal on the road to Georgia Tech a sucker play or are the Hokies a safe bet to cover the number at 12:20 p.m. ET?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Virginia Tech. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Yellow Jackets are 3-point home underdogs versus the Hokies, who hit the board as a 1.5-point road favorite. As for the total, the number currently sits at 50 points after opening at 52.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: Virginia Tech. As of this writing, over 65% of tickets are backing the Hokies minus the points.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: Virginia Tech. While the underdog is 10-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams, so is the road team. The Hokies are also 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games in Atlanta. The under, meanwhile, is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams.
WHO WE LIKE: Virginia Tech. I'm fading Oklahoma State today in Ames because I don't expect the Cowboys to get off the mat after losing to Oklahoma last week. Now I'm going to back Virginia Tech despite the Hokies losing last week to the Hurricanes. I guess that makes me contradicting but so be it.
Georgia Tech was a live dog in September and threw the first couple of weeks in October but the Yellow Jackets look like they're running out of gas to me. Yes, Virginia Tech did allow 219 yards on the ground last week to Miami so that might spell trouble today against Georgia Tech. But Virginia Tech loss last season to Georgia Tech at home and I like the Hokies in a revenge spot.
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