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Virginia Tech is Demolishing The AAC

Virginia Tech NCAA Football

If history serves, Virginia Tech was more than happy to see they are facing Tulsa in the Independence Bowl this year. The Hokies are 25-5 SU in their last 30 games against AAC opponents.

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  • Tulsa is 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in each of Virginia Tech’s past four games.
  • Zack Langer has punched in 17 touchdowns for Tulsa this season.

This will be Frank Beamer’s last game on the sidelines for Virginia Tech after more than two decades coaching the Hokies. So it is needless to say Virginia Tech will be plenty motivated. Isaiah Ford has been the one bright spot offensively for the Hokies as he could become the first receiver in school history with 1,000 yards in a season in this game.

The other sideline is a different story, as first year head coach Philip Montgomery made Tulsa one of the top offenses in the nation. The Golden Hurricanes stood toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the nation this season and despite not having a landmark win, they are a real threat to score every time the offense takes the field.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Virginia Tech Hokies were listed as -14-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu. As of December 11th, the OVER/UNDER was sitting at 60.5 at BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 34-26 win for the Hokies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Virginia Tech bring a 6-6 record (6-6 ATS) to the Week P betting matchup against the 6-6 Tulsa Golden Hurricane, who are 6-5-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Virginia Tech go 5-7 so far and the Golden Hurricane go 6-5-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs Tulsa injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Virginia Tech Hokies rated this week at No. 55 and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane sitting at No. 86.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 64-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a Tulsa defense that ranks No. 120 this week at 38.58 PPG. The Virginia Tech aerial game is averaging 216 yards per game, less than the Tulsa Golden Hurricane secondary allows through the air, 292.92 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 86-rated road run defense, allowing 198.33 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 91 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dane Evans led the way last time out for the Golden Hurricane, connecting for 367 passing yards and a 45-34 victory over the Green Wave at Yulman Stadium.

Virginia Tech won its last game, 23-20 over Virginia on Saturday, behind a 121-yard receiving performance from Isaiah Ford at Scott Stadium.