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Cavaliers Hokies Betting Preview for Week 14

Virginia Tech HokiesVirginia Cavaliers
7-4November 30, 2013, 03:33 | Scott Stadium2-9

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Cavaliers host the Hokies at Scott Stadium in Week 14 action.

Backers of the Cavaliers have seen them go 2-9 and 4-6-1 ATS so far this season, while the Hokies are at 7-4 and 4-5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Hokies are 5-6, while the Cavaliers are 9-2.

View Virginia Tech Hokies vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

The Cavaliers were listed as 13-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

The Cavaliers sit at No. 103 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Hokies are at No. 48 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hokies will win this game 28-10.

In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 27-24 loser at home against Maryland. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kevin Parks went over the 100-yard mark (130) in his team's latest effort, but Miami still defeated Virginia by a score of 45-26.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia's No. 105-ranked offense, averaging 21 PPG, against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 10 this week at 18.45 PPG. The Cavaliers aerial game is averaging 215.09 yards per game, more than the Hokies secondary allows through the air, 164.91 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Hokies own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 99.75 yards per game when on the road. Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 76 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Hokies at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 8-14-3 ATS in its last 25 games
Virginia Tech is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Virginia Tech is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games
Virginia is 2-12-3 ATS in its last 17 games at home