Thursday, December 29, 2016
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The Arkansas Razorbacks take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in the Belk Bowl. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 6 point favorites. This season the Razorbacks are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Hokies have an over/under record of 8-5-0 and they are 7-6-0 against the spread.
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Austin Allen finished with 348 yards through the air for Arkansas in his last game. He completed 24 passes out of 39 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Razorbacks were led in rushing by Rawleigh Williams III, who finished with 117 yards on 25 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Keon Hatcher was the team leader in receiving with a total of 106 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arkansas got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 85 total plays for 503 yards for the game. The Razorbacks ran for 155 yards on 46 attempts.
Jerod Evans finished with 264 yards passing for Virginia Tech in his last contest. He went 21 for 35, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Hokies were led on the ground by Jerod Evans, who finished with 46 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Cam Phillips led the team in receiving with 92 yards and 12 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Virginia Tech had 19 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 386 yards for the contest. The Hokies ran for 102 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Arkansas scores 30.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 56th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.1 passes on 31.3 attempts for a 61.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 263 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 36th in college football. The Razorbacks run for an average of 175.1 yards per game on 40.2 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 66th in the nation. They also run 71.4 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 438.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 50th overall this season. The Razorbacks average 22.8 first downs per game which ranks them 40th in the country. They accumulate 50.4 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, which ranks 79th in the nation.
Arkansas allows 219.3 passing yards per game, ranking 54th in D-1, and they allow 30.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 84th. They give up 16.4 completions on 28 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.6. The Razorbacks allow 209.3 rushing yards per game on 34 carries for an average of 6.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 94th in the country. Arkansas allows 428.7 total yards per game including 6.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 75th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.4 penalties for 40.1 yards per game, ranking them 13th among D-1 teams.
Virginia Tech averages 35 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 33rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.8 passes per game on 31.9 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 263.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 34th in Division 1. The Hokies run for an average of 184.9 yards per game on 45.7 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 56th on the ground. They also run 77.6 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 448.2 yards per game, ranking them 42nd in the country on offense. The Hokies get an average of 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks 29th in the nation. They average 47 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 95th in college football.
Virginia Tech allows an average of 194.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 30th in the nation. They give up 15.2 completions on 30.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.5 per game. The Hokies allow 148.5 rushing yards per contest on 37.7 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 42nd in the country. Virginia Tech allows 342.8 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 19th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 7.8 penalties for 58.1 yards in each contest, ranking 92nd in the nation.
Arkansas Betting Trends
Arkansas is 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Arkansas has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 8-5-0 against the over/under this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 7-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/11/16 RB Kody Walker Foot out for season
10/10/16 LB Dre Greenlaw Foot out indefinitely
09/07/16 DB Britto Tutt ACL out for season
09/05/16 DB Kevin Richardson II Pectoral out for season
08/19/16 RB T.J. Hammonds Knee out indefinitely
11/21/16 RB Marshawn Williams Knee out for season
11/19/16 OL Demetri Moore Ankle out indefinitely
09/17/16 RB Deshawn McClease Lower Body out for season
09/12/16 LB Trent Young Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -6
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