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Hokies Red Wolves Betting Preview for Week 3

Arkansas State Red WolvesVirginia Tech Hokies
Sep 17, 4:00 PM | Grass of Lane Stadium

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds


The Hokies will try to win and cover the spread at Lane Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Red Wolves in Week 3 action.

The Red Wolves will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Hokies are 1-1 ATS. Arkansas State is 0-2 on the totals; Virginia Tech is 1-1.

View Arkansas State vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Hokies in this one will find them as 26-point favorites , while the total sits at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Hokies and the No. 51-ranked Red Wolves, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 56-38 result in favor of the Hokies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Tech's #27-ranked offense (41.5 PPG) against a Red Wolves defense that ranks #41 at 18 PPG. The Hokies passing attack has averaged 176.5 yards per game, less than the Red Wolves give up through the air (179 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Red Wolves feature the league's #58-rated road run defense, allowing 202 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks #20 in rushing offense at home.

Arkansas State was a 47-3 winner in its last match at home against Memphis. They covered the 18–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 50 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Virginia Tech won its last outing, a 17-10 result against East Carolina on September 10. Virginia Tech failed to cover in that game as a 17-point favorite, while the 27 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

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

A few Red Wolves at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 5 games
Arkansas State is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
Arkansas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Virginia Tech is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia Tech's last 9 games

Next up:
Arkansas State home to Central Arkansas, Saturday, September 24
Virginia Tech at Marshall, Saturday, September 24