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Virginia Tech Goes For Third Straight Bowl Victory

A national ranking was not enough to get Virginia Tech into one of the premier bowls but the Hokies will have to be sharp on December 29 if they want to end their season on a high note against the Arkansas Razorbacks at the Belk Bowl.  

  • Arkansas is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in its last seven games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in Virginia Tech's last six games against the SEC.
  • The Hokies have covered the spread in three straight games.

Their second consecutive loss to Clemson at the ACC championship was a tough pill to swallow for the Hokies but it likely wouldn’t have changed much except maybe where their final game would be played. VT opened as a touchdown favorite and this season could very easily be labeled a disaster if they don’t take down the Razorbacks.

Arkansas had an up-and-down season with an incredibly difficult SEC schedule, their losses coming against Texas A&M, Auburn, Louisiana State, Missouri and Alabama. The Razorbacks’ best win of the season came over the Florida Gators but they also put up a valiant fight against the Crimson Tide, scoring 30 points on the best defense in the nation.

Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans combined to pass and rush for over 4000 yards and accounted for 37 touchdowns in his first year under center. He will be the critical piece in the Hokies’ quest for a Belk Bowl win.

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-4 overall and 7-6 ATS against the spread, while the Razorbacks are 7-5 and 5-7 ATS. As for the totals, Virginia Tech is 8-5 on the OU, and Arkansas is 6-6 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs Arkansas injuries news.

The game pits the Virginia Tech Hokies, currently No. 23 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Arkansas Razorbacks, who rate No. 79 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 33-ranked offense, averaging 35 PPG, against a Arkansas defense that ranks No. 84 this week at 30.75 PPG. The Virginia Tech aerial game is averaging 263.31 yards per game, more than the Arkansas Razorbacks secondary allows through the air, 219.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Arkansas Razorbacks feature the league's No. 125-rated road run defense, allowing 288 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 58 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Arkansas's last outing, Austin Allen threw for 348 yards in a losing cause against the Tigers, 28-24 at Memorial Stadium.

The Hokies suffered a Week 14 loss against Clemson in their last game, falling 42-35 at Camping World Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Arkansas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Arkansas is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Virginia Tech is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games