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Virginia Tech Hokies Host the East Carolina Pirates in Week 3 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

East Carolina Pirates


Virginia Tech Hokies
Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Lane Stadium

Coming off a stunning 35-21 win over Ohio State as 10-point road underdogs this past weekend, Virginia Tech will be looking to stay on a roll this week as they take on East Carolina. The Hokies are 8-19 ATS on the college football betting lines in their last 27 games following a SU win.

East Carolina joined the AAC this season, and after hammering N.C. Central 52-7 in its opener to cover the 39.5 points at home it almost upset South Carolina this past week in a 33-23 loss on the road as a 14.5-point underdog. The total stayed UNDER the 64.5-point line.

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East Carolina Pirates vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Virginia Tech Hokies have seen them go 2-0 and 2-0 ATS so far this season, while the East Carolina Pirates are at 1-1 and 2-0 ATS. In over under totals betting, the East Carolina Pirates are 1-1, while the Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs East Carolina injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 47-rated Virginia Tech Hokies and the No. 15-ranked East Carolina Pirates, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

How East Carolina Pirates vs Virginia Tech Hokies Stats Matchup

The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 58-ranked offense, averaging 34.5 PPG, against a East Carolina defense that ranks No. 54 this week at 20 PPG. The Virginia Tech aerial game is averaging 232.5 yards per game, more than the East Carolina Pirates secondary allows through the air, 185 YPG per game.

Defensively, the East Carolina Pirates feature the league's No. 49-rated road run defense, allowing 175 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 51 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 33-23 loser as they battled Gamecocks on the road. East Carolina covered in the match as a +14.5-point underdog, while 56 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, East Carolina's aerial attack generated 321 yards but it was the Gamecocks coming away with a 33-23 victory over East Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium.

In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 35-21 winner on the road against Buckeyes. They covered the +10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (56) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Hokies grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Buckeyes in their last game, winning 35-21 at Ohio Stadium.

East Carolina Pirates vs Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Odds Trends

East Carolina is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
East Carolina is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 7 games
East Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Virginia Tech is 7-12-3 ATS in its last 22 games at home
Virginia Tech is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Virginia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing East Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to North Carolina, Saturday, September 20th
Virginia Tech home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, September 20th