North Carolina at Virginia Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
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Lane Stadium/Worsham Field is the venue for the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 21 point favorites. The total has been set at 49.5. The Hokies are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-4-1. The Tar Heels are 1-6-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-4-0.
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Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-6-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 1-4-1 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
10/15/17 OL Tyler Pritchett Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/15/17 RB Stanton Truitt Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/15/17 P Tom Sheldon Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/15/17 S Donnie Miles Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/13/17 CB Corey Bell Jr. Undisclosed out for season
10/13/17 WR Devin Perry Undisclosed out for season
09/29/17 TE Carl Tucker Undisclosed out for season
09/29/17 DL Tyler Powell Undisclosed out for season
09/28/17 WR Austin Proehl Collarbone out for season
09/28/17 WR Rontavius Groves Knee out for season
09/22/17 S D.J. Ford Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 T William Sweet Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 TE Noah Turner Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 WR Thomas Jackson Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 RB Jacob Schmidt Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 S Jesse Cuccia Undisclosed out for season
09/22/17 OL Luke Elder Undisclosed out for season
09/18/17 LB Andre Smith Knee out for season
09/01/17 RB Antwuan Branch Undisclosed out for season
08/30/17 C Tommy Hatton Left Team out for season
08/30/17 OL Jared Cohen Left Team out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
10/15/17 WR C.J. Carroll Foot doubtful Saturday vs. North Carolina
10/15/17 WR Cam Phillips Foot left last game, probable Saturday vs. North Carolina
10/15/17 RB Steven Peoples Ankle "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
10/06/17 DB Divine Deablo Foot out for season
09/13/17 WR Phil Patterson Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/17 LB Tavante Beckett Legal problems out indefinitely
08/30/17 RB D.J. Reid Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Carolina Tar Heels have run for 1,009 yards as a unit, which ranks 71st in the nation. They've run 240 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Tar Heels have been penalized on offense 49 times for 491 yards so far this year, which has them 25th in the country in penalties. They are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 166. They have run 472 plays this year for 2,498 yards, which ranks them 65th in the nation in total offense. The Tar Heels average 5.3 yards per play, which is 95th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 125 1st downs this season, ranking them 77th overall as an offensive unit. Chazz Surratt has completed 100 throws while attempting 170 passes for a completion percentage of 58.8%. He has passed for 1,167 yards this year. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 124.6.
The Tar Heels rush defense has given up 327 attempts for 1,607 yards this season, putting them in 120th place in the country against the run. They have had 37 penalties for 308 yards on defense this year. That places them 50th in Division 1. North Carolina is 106th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 218. They have given up a total of 3,227 yards on D, which is 120th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 95th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 122 throws on 215 attempts against the North Carolina Tar Heels defense this season, ranking them 78th and 92nd in the country. The North Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,620 yards in the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Carolina Tar Heels have tried 8 field goals this year and made 4, which is 104th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. North Carolina Tar Heels kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,960 yards on 42 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NCAA in punting average. North Carolina is 15th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 138 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 36th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 671 yards on special teams, which puts them 5th in kick return yardage. The Tar Heels average 24 yards per kick return and they are 36th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,308.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies are 48th in Division 1 in points scored with 200. They have run 465 plays this season for 2,802 yards, which ranks them 35th in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 6 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 139 1st downs this year, placing them 45th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 1,072 yards as a team, which ranks 55th in the country. They've run 267 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 29 times for 236 yards so far this season, which has them 113th in the nation in penalties. Josh Jackson has thrown for 1,700 yards this season. He has completed 126 passes on 192 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 158.2. He averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia Tech is 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 82. They have surrendered a total of 1,921 yards on D, which is 19th in Division 1. The Hokies are ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 84 passes on 181 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, placing them 9th and 36th in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also given up a total of 1,190 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 212 attempts for 731 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies have committed 40 penalties for 287 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 40th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech is ranked 1st in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 194 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 41st in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 243 yards on special teams, ranking 106th in kick return yardage. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 24 yards per kick return and they are 41st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,239. The Hokies have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 11, which is 21st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 65%. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,358 yards on 31 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 28th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hokies -21
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