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Western Michigan Broncos at Virginia Tech Hokies Week 5 Betting Pick and Odds

Western Michigan Broncos


Virginia Tech Hokies
Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:30 PM ET
Lane Stadium

The MAC's Western Michigan Broncos will try and bring down the ACC's Virginia Tech Hokies this upcoming Saturday. The Broncos rolled over Murray State this past Saturday as 13-point home favorites to improve to 2-1 SU and ATS on the year.

The Hokies' stunning 35-21 upset of Ohio State as 10-point road underdogs is becoming a distant memory after suffering back-to-back losses to East Carolina and Georgia Tech as home favorites the past two weeks. The total stayed UNDER in both of those setbacks. Virginia Tech is now 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Virginia Tech Hokies Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Virginia Tech Hokies were listed as -28-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

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Computer Prediction: Western Michigan Broncos vs Virginia Tech Hokies Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 36-19 win for the Hokies on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-2 ATS. Western Michigan is 2-1 against the over under total, while Virginia Tech is 2-2 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs Western Michigan injuries news.

The game pits the Virginia Tech Hokies, currently No. 53 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Western Michigan Broncos, who rate No. 111 in the latest survey.

How Western Michigan Broncos vs Virginia Tech Hokies Stats Matchup

The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 81-ranked offense, averaging 28.5 PPG, against a Western Michigan defense that ranks No. 97 this week at 30 PPG. The Virginia Tech aerial game is averaging 265 yards per game, more than the Western Michigan Broncos secondary allows through the air, 252.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Western Michigan Broncos own the league's No. 42-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 135.5 yards per game when on the road. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 90 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 45-14 winner as they battled Racers at home. Western Michigan covered in the match as a -13-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jarvion Franklin went over the 100-yard mark (168) in his team's latest effort as Western Michigan defeated Murray State by a score of 45-14 on Saturday.

Virginia Tech lost its last outing, a 27-24 result against Yellow Jackets on September 20. Virginia Tech failed to cover in that game as a -7.5-point favorite, while the 51 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Isaiah Ford was good for 114 receiving yards in the Hokies's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 27-24 to the Hokies.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Odds Trends

Western Michigan is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Western Michigan is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
Western Michigan is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 7 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Virginia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

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