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Hokies battle Terrapins in Week 12 odds

Maryland Terrapins Virginia Tech Hokies
5-4 November 16, 2013, 12:30 | Lane Stadium 7-3



The Hokies hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Terrapins pay a visit to Lane Stadium in Week 12 betting action.

They bring a 7-3 record (4-4-2 ATS) to the Week 12 battle against the 5-4 Terrapins, who are 5-4 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Virginia Tech go 4-6 so far and the Terrapins go 5-4.

View Maryland Terrapins vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 15-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 44-rated Hokies and the No. 92-ranked Terrapins, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 27-21 result in favor of the Hokies.

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Maryland was a 20-3 loser in its last match at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 23 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Logan Thomas led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 366 yards Saturday as the Hokies downed the Hurricanes 42-24 at Sun Life Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Tech's No. 92-ranked offense (24.1 PPG) against a Terrapins defense that ranks No. 52 at 24.89 PPG. The Hokies passing attack has averaged 244.7 yards per game, more than the Terrapins give up through the air (228.78 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Terrapins feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 85 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 91 in rushing offense at home.

A few Terrapins at Hokies trends to consider:
Maryland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Maryland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Maryland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Maryland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Virginia Tech is 8-14-3 ATS in its last 25 games
Virginia Tech is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games


Next up:
Maryland at Boston College, Saturday, November 23rd
Virginia Tech at Virginia, Saturday, November 30th