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UNC vs Virginia Tech NCAA Preview

The Virginia Tech Hokies will look to stay on track to winning the ACC Coastal Division this Thursday night when they host the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Despite their 9-1 SU record, Virginia Tech is just 3-7 ATS this year. Six of the last seven games between these two teams has gone UNDER the total.

Logan Thomas passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two in Virginia Tech’s win over Georgia Tech last Thursday night.

The Hokies are 9-1 so far on the season, and 3-7 ATS vs. the number. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, are 6-4 and 4-6 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Virginia Tech go 4-6 and the Tar Heels go 5-5 on the totals.

View North Carolina vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Hokies were listed as 10.5-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line. The UNC vs Virginia Tech over under sat at 47 early Thursday with the best number at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Hokies and the No. 56-ranked Tar Heels, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 38-29 result in favor of the Hokies.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Tech's No. 47-ranked offense (29.9 PPG) against a Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 47 at 23.7 PPG. The Hokies passing attack has averaged 225.6 yards per game, less than the Tar Heels give up through the air (248.1 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Tar Heels feature the league's No. 42-rated road run defense, allowing 147 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 47 in rushing offense at home.

North Carolina lost its last outing, a 13-0 result against North Carolina State on November 5. North Carolina failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 13 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 37-26 winner as they battled Georgia Tech on the road. Virginia Tech covered in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 63 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in November are 10-0
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Tar Heels at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina's last 7 games when playing Virginia Tech
North Carolina is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Virginia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing North Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games when playing North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina home to Duke, Saturday, November 26
Virginia Tech at Virginia, Saturday, November 26

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