Virginia Tech vs. Virginia Prediction
It's rivalry week in college football! Will the Virginia Cavaliers cover the spread as a home underdog tonight when they host their rivals the Virginia Tech Hokies at 8:00 p.m. ET?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Virginia Tech. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hokies are 7-point road favorites versus the Cavaliers, who opened as 8-point home underdogs earlier in the week. As for the total, the number hit the board at 50 but has dropped slightly to 49.5.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: Virginia Tech. As of Friday morning, nearly 60% of tickets were on the Hokies to cover the point spread tonight on the road.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: All over the board. The home team is a perfect 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams while the underdog has cashed in four of the last five meetings. That said, the Hokies are 9-4 at the betting window in their last 13 games versus the Cavaliers. The under is also 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
WHO WE LIKE: Virginia. When was the last time Virginia Tech was overly impressive? I feel like everyone just anointed the Hokies as an excellent ACC team but seriously, what have they done? They beat a sub par Pittsburgh team by six last week as a 14-point home favorite. They lost to Georgia Tech the week before and were trounced by Miami 28-10 as a 2-point underdog. What is the Hokies' best win? West Virginia in Week 1?
The Hokies are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven conference games, and have failed to cover in six of their last eight road games. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games versus team with a winning record and are 9-4-1 against the number in their last 14 games coming off an ATS win. Virginia will hang tonight at home.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 13 PICK: VIRGINIA CAVALIERS +7