2014 Virginia Tech Hokies Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Robert Ferringo - 7/15/2014
2013 Record: 8-5
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 7.5
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
Odds courtesy of 5Dimes.
Three years ago I predicted that Virginia Tech's run as a national power was coming to an end. Their extraordinarily easy schedules and the statistical anomalies I found in their statistics from year to year suggested that the Hokies program had been overachieving for several seasons. Sure enough, Tech has struggled in back-to-back years and they are now a second-tier team in a third-tier college football conference.
Coach Frank Beamer is entering his 28th season and has gone just 15-11 the past two years. If the Hokies struggle again then the calls for Beamer's removal could really gain volume. Beamer only has four starters back on defense and the team lost five of its top nine tacklers. Offensively they are likely glad to replace shaky Logan Thomas under center. And Tech has nine other starters back from last year's erratic unit.
Virginia Tech has four of its first five games in Blacksburg, including a key game against Georgia Tech, and they have a very favorable schedule. The one road game in the opening month is at Ohio State. But Tech only has five total road games. One is a Thursday night affair at Pitt, but the other three (at Duke, Wake and UNC) are all winnable.
This is not a supremely talented Virginia Tech team. But they still play in the much weaker ACC Coastal and they will benefit from an easy schedule. This season win total number is way too low. Even if Tech loses its three toughest games - at Ohio State, vs. Miami and at Duke - it would still take two more upsets for them to finish 7-5. I don't see it happening. I think Tech will win nine games this year and this is an easy 'over' wager.
2014 Virginia Tech Hokies Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Sat, Aug 30th, 2014 William & Mary 03:30 PM Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 at Ohio State 08:00 PM Ohio Stadium
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 East Carolina 12:00 PM Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 Georgia Tech TBA Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 Western Mich TBA Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 at North Carolina TBA Kenan Stadium
Thu, Oct 16th, 2014 at Pittsburgh 07:30 PM Heinz Field
Thu, Oct 23rd, 2014 Miami-Florida 07:30 PM Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 Boston College TBA Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 at Duke TBA Wallace Wade Stadium
Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 at Wake Forest TBA BB&T Field
Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 Virginia TBA Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
All Times EST
Robert Ferringo was the top football handicapper in the country last year, earning nearly $8,000 in total football profit in 2013-14 and posting one of the best seasons in America. He hit 62.1 percent for the entire NFL season (95-58) and was amazing down the stretch, closing with 11 of 14 winning NFL weeks and 12 of 15 overall winning football weeks. Robert has posted 3 of 4 winning football seasons, 6 of 7 winning NFL seasons, 30 of 44 winning football months, and 6 of 7 winning NFL preseasons. Also, Robert's proprietary KING College Football Betting System posted another winning season (now 2-for-2) and is 83-58 over the last two years (58.9 percent).
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