Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Prediction
Will Virginia Tech’s trample over Virginia when the two meet later this afternoon?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Virginia Tech is favored at home, as the Hokies are getting odds of -17.5 points against the Cavaliers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 54.5 points. Virginia Tech has won 10 straight over Virginia, but the Cavaliers are 3-1 against the spread in the last four meetings.
Virginia Tech is coming off a 34-31 win at Notre Dame to move to 8-3 on the season. The Hokies are also 5-2 in the ACC and 5-6 against the spread, going 1-3 ATS in their last four. Tech has a pretty good defense, allowing just 22.1 points and 339.9 yards per game this season. They are especially tough against the pass, allowing just 190.7 yards per game. Offensively, Tech is averaging 33.3 points and 442 yards per game. Jerod Evans has thrown for 2,792 yards and 24 touchdowns to lead the offense while also rushing for 675 yards and seven touchdowns. Travon McMillian has added 568 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Isaiah Ford has caught 65 passes for 881 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the receiving group.
Virginia is in a free fall right now, losing six straight to drop to 2-9 on the season and 1-6 in the ACC. The Cavaliers are 4-6-1 against the spread, failing to cover in the last three games. The Virginia offense is averaging just 23.6 points and 362.5 yards per game. They are led by their pass game as Kurt Benkert has thrown for 2,430 yards and 20 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. Benkert does a nice job of spreading the ball around, as four different receivers have 46 receptions or more. Taquan Mizzell is the leading rusher with 827 yards and five touchdowns. The Cavs are allowing 32.1 points and 434.5 yards per game this season, including 181 rushing yards per contest.
Virginia Tech should be up for this game, as they are playing an in-state rival and can remain one of the top teams in the ACC. The Hokies should have a ground game that will trample over Virginia’s defense. The Cavaliers aren’t going to be able to move the ball much on the Hokies either, so look for Tech to cover with some ease.
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