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Hokies face Pirates in Week 2 odds

Virginia Tech HokiesEast Carolina Pirates
Sep 10, 3:30 PM | Grass of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Virginia Tech Hokies vs East Carolina Pirates Odds


Virginia Tech travels to East Carolina Sunday, hoping to boost its 1-0 mark in Week 2 action with a victory over the Pirates.

The Pirates are 0-1 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Hokies, meanwhile, are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Over under bettors have seen East Carolina go 1-0 and the Hokies go 1-0 on the totals.

View Virginia Tech vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Odds makers opened the Pirates as 19.5-point underdogs in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 62.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 94 and the Hokies at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 96-24 result in favor of the Hokies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's #45-ranked offense (37 PPG) against a Hokies defense that ranks #30 at 13 PPG. The Pirates passing attack has averaged 260 yards per game, more than the Hokies give up through the air (176 YPG on average).

In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 66-13 winner at home against Appalachian State. They covered the 26–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (79) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 56-37 loser as they battled South Carolina at home. East Carolina covered in the match as a 21-point underdog, while 93 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 1-9

A few Hokies at Pirates trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Virginia Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing East Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 5 games
East Carolina is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 7 games at home
East Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Arkansas State, Saturday, September 17
East Carolina home to UAB, Saturday, September 24