The Virginia Tech Hokies (5-6) travel to face off against the Virginia Cavaliers (3-8) on Saturday, November 25th. This game will be played at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville and televised on ACCN. Virginia is coming off a win in their previous game, while Virginia Tech is looking to get back on track from a loss to the NC State. Kickoff is set for 3:30 ET.
Virginia Tech Hokies vs Virginia Cavaliers
The Virginia Tech Hokies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Even though the Hokies cut into Virginia Tech’s lead in the 4th quarter, Virginia Tech still ended up losing their most recent game by a score of 35-28. In the loss against NC State, quarterback Kyron Drones achieved a QB rating of 100.0, completing 17 of 30 passes for 225 yards. Additionally, he contributed three touchdowns to the game.
Going into the game, Virginia Tech was favored by 2, giving them an ATS loss. On the over/under, the team’s combined for 63 which surpassed the betting line of 41 points.
With a 5-6 record, the Virginia Tech Hokies take on Virginia. Their road record so far is (1-4) and at home (4-2).
Heading into this week’s matchup with Virginia, the Hokies have been favored in five games and the underdog in five. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 6-5. Over 11 games, the average over/under line for Virginia Tech’s games has been 45.7 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 51.1 points, resulting in an OU record of 7-4.
The Virginia Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
In Virginia’s 30-27 win over Duke, the Cavaliers were able to hold on in the 4th quarter, as Duke cut into Virginia’s four-point leading going into the 4th. Against Duke, Anthony Colandrea threw for 278 yards on a completion percentage of 70.0%. In the win, he threw three touchdowns and had a passer rating of 132.36.
On the betting lines, the over/under was 46, resulting in a hit for the over. Virginia not only won but covered as they were the betting underdogs at +3.
The Virginia Cavaliers take on the Virginia Tech with a 3-8 record, including 1-3 on the road and 1-4 at home.
So far, Virginia has been favored one time and the underdog in eight games. This has led to an ATS record of 6-3 and an average scoring differential of -8. This season, Virginia holds an over/under record of 6-2-1. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 55.6 points, with the typical over/under line set at 50 points.
Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown
The Hokies’ offense is gearing up to take on Virginia, with an average of 168.8 rushing yards per game and an 4 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 53rd place for rushing yards and 85th place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 207.3 yards per contest. Virginia Tech’s overall scoring average is at 26.2 points per game, placing them 60th rank nationally.
Kyron Drones is the top passer for the team this season, with 1750 yards and an average of 12.2 per completion. His completion rate is 59.1%, and he’s thrown 12 touchdowns.
Virginia Offense Breakdown
In the rushing game, the Cavaliers are currently 30th in college football with 421 attempts per game. This has resulted in an average of 125.8 rushing yards per game, putting them 99th nationally. Their passing game has averaged 31.7 passes and 251.5 yards per game. When it comes to scoring, they are 71st, averaging 23.8 points per game.
Anthony Colandrea is the team’s leading passer this season, racking up 1715 yards while averaging 13.7 per completion. His completion rate for the year stands at 62.5%, with 11 touchdowns.
Virginia Tech Team Defense
So far this season, the Hokies’ defense has given up 159.7 rushing yards per game against the run (112th). Opponents are averaging 166.5 passing yards and opposing quarterbacks have a passer rating of 92.2 against Virginia Tech. In terms of points allowed, they are 61st in the NCAA.
Virginia Team Defense
Virginia’s defense enters the game ranked 120th in passing yards allowed per game. Opponents throw the ball an average of 32.3 times against the Cavaliers. They have given up 31.8 PPG, which ranks 135th in college football. In terms of rushing yards allowed, they stand at 135th in the NCAA.
Virginia Tech vs Virginia Trends
- Looking at Virginia Tech’s three most recent road games, they have put together a record vs. the spread of 2-1.
- Looking across Virginia’s three most recent home games, they are 3-0 against the spread.
- In the ten most recent times they were the underdog, Virginia has put together an ATS record of 7-3.
- Virginia Tech are 4-1 in their last five games as favorites.
One of the main reasons I’m taking Virginia Tech at -2.5 is the fact that they come in with a strong pass rush. Look for this to cause problems up-front for Virginia. I’d recommend taking the Virginia Tech Hokies on the spread.
My bet for this game is the over, with the current over/under line at 53. So far this season, Virginia games have averaged a combined score of 55.6 points, and I foresee this game surpassing 53.
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