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Eagles vs Hokies Game Preview

Boston College EaglesVirginia Tech Hokies
Oct 22, 3:00 PM | Grass of Lane Stadium

Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds


Lane Stadium features a battle between the host Virginia Tech Hokies and the visiting Boston College Eagles in betting action Saturday.

The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hokies are 2-5 ATS. Boston College is 1-5 against the total, while Virginia Tech is 3-4 versus the number.

View Boston College vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Eagles listed as 20-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 13-rated Hokies and the No. 95-rated Eagles in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 38-17 win for the Hokies on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Tech's No. 44-ranked offense (31.1 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 57 at 25.7 PPG. The Hokies passing attack has averaged 227 yards per game, less than the Eagles give up through the air (261.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 99-rated road run defense, allowing 207.5 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 48 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Boston College, they were a 36-14 loser as they battled Clemson on the road. Boston College failed to cover in the match as a 21-point underdog, while 50 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Virginia Tech was a 38-17 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wake Forest. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors.

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

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

A few Eagles at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston College's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston College's last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
Boston College is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Virginia Tech is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston College
Virginia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Boston College

Next up:
Boston College at Maryland, Saturday, October 29
Virginia Tech at Duke, Saturday, October 29