Bowling Green Falcons vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
Lane Stadium features a battle between the host Virginia Tech Hokies and the visiting Bowling Green Falcons in betting action Saturday.
The Hokies currently sports a record of 2-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-3 ATS. The Falcons are 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hokies post a 1-1 over under record this season, while the Falcons have gone 0-3 against the number.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 22-point favorites in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Hokies, currently No. 111 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Falcons, who rate No. 105 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 28-16 victory for the Hokies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 80-ranked offense, averaging 26.3 PPG, against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 55 this week at 22.3 PPG. The Hokies aerial game is averaging 242.3 yards per game, less than the Falcons secondary allows through the air, 273 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Falcons feature the league's No. 57-rated road run defense, allowing 175 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 82 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Bowling Green was a 27-15 loser on the road against Toledo. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (42) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Anthon Samuel ran through the Toledo defense for 112 yards in Bowling Green's last game, but the Falcons still lost a 27-15 decision at Glass Bowl.
Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 35-17 loser as they battled Pittsburgh on the road. Virginia Tech failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 52 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Virginia Tech lost its last outing 35-17 against Pittsburgh on Saturday, getting a 129-yard receiving performance from Marcus Davis in a losing cause at Heinz Field.
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Falcons at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 7 games on the road
Bowling Green is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Bowling Green is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Virginia Tech is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Virginia Tech is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
Virginia Tech is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Bowling Green home to Rhode Island, Saturday, September 29
Virginia Tech at Cincinnati, Saturday, September 29