Week 9 odds - Hokies vs. Blue Devils
Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
The Blue Devils will try to win and cover the spread at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Hokies in Week 9 action.
The Blue Devils are 3-4 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs. the number. The Hokies, meanwhile, are 7-1 and 2-6 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Duke go 1-6 and the Hokies go 3-5 on the totals.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Blue Devils in this one will find them as 14-point underdogs. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Blue Devils at No. 72 and the Hokies at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 40-21 result in favor of the Hokies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duke's No. 82-ranked offense (24.7 PPG) against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 10 at 16.1 PPG. The Blue Devils passing attack has averaged 286.9 yards per game, more than the Hokies give up through the air (210.2 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Hokies feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing 16.7 yards per game. Duke, meanwhile, ranks No. 105 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 30-14 winner as they battled Boston College at home. Virginia Tech failed to cover in the match as a 21-point favorite, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Duke, they were a 24-23 loser as they battled Wake Forest at home. Duke covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Hokies at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duke
Virginia Tech is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Duke's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
Duke is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Thursday, November 10
Duke at Miami, Saturday, November 5