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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - East Carolina Pirates Underdogs vs Hokies at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech looks to cover the Hokies-Pirates point spread this week and improve its overall 2-1 mark when they host East Carolina in Week 4 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Virginia Tech Hokies here saw them at Bovada as -9.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 34-27 victory for the Hokies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

East Carolina Pirates vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-1 overall and 1-2 ATS against the spread, while the Pirates are 2-1 and 2-1 ATS. As for the totals, Virginia Tech is 2-1 on the OU, and East Carolina is 2-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs East Carolina injuries news.

The Virginia Tech Hokies sit at No. 42 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the East Carolina Pirates are at No. 49 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Virginia Tech Hokies No. 45-ranked offense (36.33 PPG) against a East Carolina Pirates defense that ranks No. 38 at 19 PPG. The Virginia Tech Hokies passing attack has averaged 239.67 yards per game, more than the East Carolina Pirates give up through the air (216.33 YPG on average).

Defensively, the East Carolina Pirates feature the league's No. 29-rated road run defense, allowing 117 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 53 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philip Nelson's 400-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as South Carolina earned a 20-15 win over East Carolina on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Virginia TechÆs defense was dominant last game, shutting out Boston College 49-0 in Week 3 action at Lane Stadium on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of East Carolina's last 9 games
  • East Carolina is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Virginia Tech's last 12 games
  • Virginia Tech is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to UCF, Saturday, October 1st
Virginia Tech at North Carolina, Saturday, October 8th