Virginia Tech vs. Virginia Prediction
Can No. 24 Virginia Tech go on the road and pick up a big win against Virginia when the two play for a spot in the ACC Championship today at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
315 Virginia Tech vs. 316 Virginia
Friday, November 29, 2019
Noon ET – Scott Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Virginia Tech is the slight favorite on the road, as the Hokies are getting odds of -2.5 points against Virginia. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 47 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on Virginia Tech as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Virginia seeks first ACC Championship Game
Virginia has never reached the ACC Championship Game, but the Cavs are a win at home away from getting there. UVA has won its last three games, including a 55-27 win over Liberty last weekend. The Cavs are 8-3 on the season, 5-2 in the ACC, 5-5-1 against the spread and 7-4 with the over.
Virginia has been led by its defense this year. The Cavs are giving up just 22.9 points and 325.1 yards per contest. Jordan Mack is leading the defense with 63 tackles and 7.5 sacks. Offensively, Virginia is putting up 33.2 points and 381 yards per game. Bryce Perkins is leading UVA this year with 2,638 passing yards and 15 touchdowns. He also is the leading rusher with 523 yards and nine scores. Wayne Taulapapa has rushed for 399 yards and 11 touchdowns as well. Hasise Dubois has 51 catches for 710 yards and three touchdowns.
Tech playing with momentum
Virginia Tech is on a three-game win streak following a 28-0 win at home over Pittsburgh last weekend. The Hokies haven’t allowed a point in their last two games. Tech is now 8-3 on the season, 5-2 in the ACC and 6-5 against the spread.
After some struggles early, Virginia Tech has been able to lock in defensively as of late. The Hokies are giving up 22.3 points and 348.5 yards per game this season. Rayshard Ashby is leading the defense with 98 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Offensively, Virginia Tech is putting up 31 points and 381.8 yards per game. Hendon Hooker has taken over as starting QB. He has 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year, while also rushing for 262 yards and four scores. Deshawn McClease is the team’s leading rusher with 631 yards and five scores, while Tre Turner is the top receiver with 26 catches for 408 yards and three touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Virginia is 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine against a winning team.
The Hokies have covered the spread in five straight games in November and in five of their last six Friday games.
Virginia Tech has had Virginia’s number for a while. The Hokies have won 15 straight in the series while covering the spread in the last three meetings. This should probably be an ugly game with a lot of defensive stops, but I think that favors the Hokies. Tech has been a little big stronger on defense recently and I believe the Hokies have the guys that can break plays on offense. Tech has the championship poise that UVA hasn’t been able to earn and that is important in a game like these where everything is at stake.
College Football Week 14 Prediction: Virginia Tech -2.5