Notre Dame at Virginia Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Lane Stadium to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 5.5 point favorites. The Fighting Irish have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Hokies have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
09/30/18 WR Jafar Armstrong Knee is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
09/30/18 RB Tony Jones Jr. Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
09/23/18 TE Cole Kmet Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Stanford
09/14/18 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Foot is out for season
09/02/18 DL Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Foot is out indefinitely
08/30/18 CB Shaun Crawford Knee is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
09/30/18 DB Divine Deablo Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/30/18 WR Tre Turner Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
09/24/18 QB Josh Jackson Leg is out indefinitely
09/23/18 DL Trevon Hill Dismissed is out for season
08/22/18 LB Alan Tisdale Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DB Jeremy Webb Achilles is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 42nd in Division 1 in points scored with 164. They have run 377 plays this season for 2,216 yards, which ranks them 47th in the nation in total offense. The Fighting Irish average 5.9 yards per play, which is 64th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 122 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 1,011 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in the country. They've run 229 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 22 times for 227 yards so far this season, which has them 104th in the nation in penalties. Ian Book has thrown for 616 yards this season. He has completed 52 passes on 70 attempts for a completion percentage of 74.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 181.2. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Notre Dame is 37th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 94. They have surrendered a total of 1,703 yards on D, which is 58th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 104 passes on 187 attempts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense this season, placing them 109th and 121st in the country. The Notre Dame pass defense has also given up a total of 1,068 yards through the air, which is 71st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 192 attempts for 635 yards this year, putting them in 50th place in D-1 against the run. The Fighting Irish have committed 25 penalties for 195 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 22nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Notre Dame is ranked 33rd in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 91 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 63rd in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 183 yards on special teams, ranking 80th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Irish average 23 yards per kick return and they are 42nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,490. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 41st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Notre Dame Fighting Irish kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,060 yards on 23 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 9th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies have run for 816 yards as a team, which ranks 70th in the nation. They've run 173 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 18 times for 196 yards so far this year, which has them 120th in the country in penalties. They are 56th in Division 1 in points scored with 152. They have run 284 plays this year for 1,918 yards, which ranks them 63rd in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 6.8 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 90 1st downs this season, ranking them 91st overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Willis has completed 30 throws while attempting 52 passes for a completion percentage of 57.7%. He has passed for 527 yards this year. He averages 11.7 adjusted yards per throw and 10.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 168.2.
The Virginia Tech Hokies rush defense has given up 127 attempts for 336 yards this season, putting them in 5th place in the country against the run. They have had 16 penalties for 83 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in Division 1. Virginia Tech is 26th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 83. They have given up a total of 1,552 yards on D, which is 41st in the nation. The Hokies are 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 95 throws on 154 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, ranking them 87th and 79th in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,216 yards in the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Tech Hokies have tried 4 field goals this year and made 4, which is 88th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 942 yards on 22 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 45th in the NCAA in punting average. Virginia Tech is 17th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 75 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 91st in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 201 yards on special teams, which puts them 72nd in kick return yardage. The Hokies average 25 yards per kick return and they are 72nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,194.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hokies +5.5
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