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Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
The Hokies will try to win and cover the spread at Lane Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Cavaliers in Week 13 action.
They battle the Cavaliers, currently with a 4-7 mark (1-9-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 6-4 for the Hokies and 5-5 for the Cavaliers.
Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Hokies as 10-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Hokies - Cavaliers odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Virginia Tech is rated No. 46 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 45. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 28-20 win for the Hokies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 76-ranked offense, averaging 26.9 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 82 this week at 30 PPG. The Hokies aerial game is averaging 243.6 yards per game, more than the Cavaliers secondary allows through the air, 215.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 83-rated road run defense, allowing 198.8 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 62 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Virginia was a 37-13 loser at home against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (50) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Virginia didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Tar Heels as North Carolina blasted them 37-13 in Week 12 action.
Virginia Tech was a 30-23 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Boston College. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (53) made winners of OVER bettors. Marcus Davis hauled in 5 passes for 104 yards against the Boston College defense in the team's last game, leading Virginia Tech over the Eagles 30-23 on Saturday.
Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Cavaliers at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
Virginia is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Virginia
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
Virginia Tech is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home