Military Bowl Prediction

Virginia Tech vs Tulane Military Bowl Prediction 12/27/2023

The Virginia Tech Hokies (6-6) face off against the Tulane Green Wave (11-2) on Wednesday, December 27th. This game will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis and televised on ESPN. Virginia Tech is coming off a win in their previous game, while Tulane is looking to get back on track from a loss to the SMU. Kickoff is set for 2:00 ET.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Tulane Green Wave

The Virginia Tech Hokies Are Coming Off A Win

The Hokies are looking to ride the momentum of their convincing 55-17 win over Virginia. In the win vs. Virginia, quarterback Kyron Drones concluded with a QB rating of 125.76, connecting on 10 of 22 passes for 244 yards. He also added three touchdowns to his performance.

When looking at how their game played out from a betting perspective, their combined 72 points resulting in the over hitting. The over/under line going into the game was 53. Virginia Tech also covered the spread as 1-point favorites.

So far, the Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-6, including going 2-4 on the road and 4-2 at home.

Virginia Tech has gone into six games as the favorite this season and five games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 7-5. Over 12 games, the average over/under line for Virginia Tech’s games has been 46.3 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 52.8 points, resulting in an OU record of 8-4.

The Tulane Green Wave Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After trailing by -7 at halftime, Tulane could not make a comeback and lost their most recent game 26-14 to SMU. Against SMU, Michael Pratt not only threw for one touchdown but also ran for one touchdown. He concluded with 238 passing yards and a completion rate of 58.3%.

The pre-game over/under line for this matchup was 47.5 points, which the teams fell short of. Tulane not only lost straight-up but didn’t cover the spread as 3-point favorites.

The Tulane Green Wave take on the Virginia Tech with a 11-2 record, including 5-0 on the road and 5-2 at home.

Heading into this week’s matchup with Virginia Tech, the Green Wave have been favored in 11 games and the underdog in one. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 5-7. This season, Tulane holds an over/under record of 2-10. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 45.8 points, with the typical over/under line set at 53.4 points.

Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown

On offense, Virginia Tech comes into the game averaging 28.6, which is 51st in the NCAA. On average, they are averaging 210.7 passing yards (84th) compared to 49th in rushing yards. For the season, they are averaging 446 rushing attempts per contest.

This season, Kyron Drones has been responsible for 1994 passing yards, maintaining an average of 13 per completion. He has a completion rate of 58%, having thrown 15 touchdowns.

Tulane Offense Breakdown

On the ground, the Green Wave are 26th in college football at 476 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 159.2 (53rd). So far, they have turned to the passing game 26.7 and have a per game average of 222.4. Overall, they are 50th in points (26.8 PPG).

Leading the team in passing yards is Michael Pratt with 2406 yards. So far, he has completed 65.4% of his passes and is 2nd on the team in rushing yards. For the season, he has ran the ball 98 times for 286 yards.

Virginia Tech Team Defense

Defensively, the Hokies defense has come up with 38 sacks this season and are 1st in quarterback hurries. Overall, they are allowing 24.2 points per contest (89th). Against the pass, they are 26th in the NCAA, having allowed 172.9 passing yards allowed per game. Virginia Tech is giving up 150 rushing yards per contest.

Tulane Team Defense

This season, the Green Wave’s defense has yielded an average of 95 rushing yards, earning them a rank of 204th. Opponents have an average of 239.2 passing yards, with opposing quarterbacks attaining a passer rating of 81.4 when facing Tulane. They are currently 84th in points allowed in NCAA rankings.

Virginia Tech vs Tulane Trends

  • Virginia Tech are 3-2 Against the spread in their last five games on the road.
  • Tulane is 3-2 Against the spread in their last five games at home.
  • Looking back at the last five times Tulane went into a game as the underdog, their ATS mark was 4-1.
  • Over their last three games as the betting favorite, Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 2-1.

Virginia Tech vs Tulane Prediction

Like they have done all season, Virginia Tech will be heading into this game looking to establish the run. I like them to have a good game on the ground and to cover the spread over Tulane.

On the over/under, I have the best bet being to take the over at 47. This looks like a slam dunk bet for me, as my gut tells me the over will hit as well as our model projecting a combined 48 points.

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