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Virginia Tech looks for continued road success

Bucky Hodges

The Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-1 SU in their last seven games on the road but have failed to cover the spread in each of their last three games away from home. The Hokies hope to pick up another road win facing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday in South Bend.

SHARK BITES
  • Notre Dame is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games in November.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of Notre Dame's last 10 games in Week 12.
  • Notre Dame is 24-6 SU in its last 30 games at home.

Virginia Tech's surprising home loss to Georgia Tech as a 14-point favorite was largely overshadowed in a wild weekend of college football. The Hokies have had a decent season at 7-3 SU and 4-5 ATS, but they've left plenty to be desired with two losses as favorites of two touchdowns or more. At 9-1 in the ACC, the Hokies could have been firmly in the playoff conversation.

Notre Dame came into the season expected to be in the playoff conversation but has instead stumbled to a 4-6 SU and ATS record in 2016.

The Fighting Irish had won at least eight games in each of their first six seasons under Brian Kelly, but they now find themselves in serious danger of failing to become bowl-eligible with this game and a road game against USC remaining.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Virginia Tech Hokies listed as 3-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 36-27 win for the Hokies on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Tech Hokies will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-6 ATS. Virginia Tech is 5-5 against the over under total, while Notre Dame is 4-6 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 34 (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and the No. 21 (Virginia Tech Hokies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 31.3 PPG, against a Virginia Tech defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 21.2 PPG. The Notre Dame aerial game is averaging 254.8 yards per game, more than the Virginia Tech Hokies secondary allows through the air, 184.9 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Virginia Tech Hokies own the league's No. 55-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 175 yards per game when on the road. Notre Dame, on the other hand, rates No. 86 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Virginia Tech's last outing, Jerod Evans threw for 316 yards in a losing cause against the Yellow Jackets, 30-20 at Lane Stadium.

Notre Dame cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 44-6 score against Army at Alamodome.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Virginia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games
  • Virginia Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 5 games
  • Notre Dame is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Notre Dame is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia Tech home to Virginia, Saturday, November 26th
Notre Dame at USC, Saturday, November 26th

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