Virginia Tech at North Carolina Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/29/2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill
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On Saturday afternoon, the Virginia Tech Hokies (3-2) and the North Carolina Tar Heels (2-2) will both be looking to pick up their first ACC win of the year. The Hokies beat North Carolina 27-17 at home last season.
Virginia Tech had their best defensive game of the year last weekend when they beat Western Michigan 35-17 at home. They held Western Michigan to just 231 total yards in the win, including only 19 yards on the ground. The Hokies' defense is giving up just 20.4 points per game this season.
Linebacker Chase Williams leads the Hokies in tackles with 33 and he also has three sacks. Junior defensive lineman Dadi Nicolas is near the top of the country in sacks with five. Virginia Tech running back Shai McKenzie has rushed for 269 yards through five games with three touchdowns.
North Carolina lost their second game in a row last Saturday when they were beaten 50-35 by Clemson on the road. North Carolina rushed for just 84 yards in the loss and their defense gave up 436 passing yards. The Tar Heels are currently 23rd in the nation in scoring with 40.8 points per game.
North Carolina wide receiver Mack Hollins only has 11 catches through four games, but he does have 277 yards with three touchdowns. Sophomore cornerback Brian Walker already has three interceptions this season and he returned one for a touchdown.
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-3-0 Against the Spread
Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-2-0 against the Over/Under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
North Carolina Tar Heels are 0-4-0 Against the Spread
North Carolina Tar Heels are 2-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Virginia Tech Hokies
09/29/14 RB Shai McKenzie ACL out for season
09/28/14 DT Corey Marshall Ankle "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/28/14 DT Vinny Mihota Ankle "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/28/14 DB Greg Jones Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/28/14 DE Jeremy Haynes Ankle "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/26/14 CB Brandon Facyson Leg out indefinitely
09/23/14 OL Colt Pettit Shoulder out for season
09/23/14 LB Dahman McKinnon Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
09/23/14 DE Ken Ekanem Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
09/22/14 DT Luther Maddy Knee out indefinitely
09/18/14 WR Joshua Stanford Personal out indefinitely
09/16/14 S Desmond Frye Shoulder out for season
09/08/14 LB Sean Huelskamp Knee out for season
08/15/14 OL Mark Shuman Knee out for season
08/04/14 LB Devin Vandyke Leg out indefinitely
08/04/14 WR Kendrick Holland Shoulder out for season
North Carolina Tar Heels
No injuries to report at this time
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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