Virginia at Virginia Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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Lane Stadium is the venue for the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 4 point favorites. The Hokies are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-1. The Cavaliers are 8-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-5-0.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-3-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-4-1 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/17/18 T Dillon Reinkensmeyer Concussion is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Georgia Tech
11/17/18 S Joey Blount Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Georgia Tech
11/13/18 OL Gerrik Vollmer Knee injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Georgia Tech
11/08/18 LB Malcolm Cook Hernia is out for season
11/06/18 DE Mandy Alonso Lower Body is out for season
09/24/18 DL John Kirven Retired is out indefinitely
09/24/18 DE Richard Burney Undisclosed is out for season
09/04/18 DL Cassius Peat Left Team is out for season
09/04/18 LB Dominic Sheppard Knee is out for season
09/04/18 OL Tyler Fannin Foot is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/15/18 LB Dylan Rivers Ankle is probable Saturday vs Miami Florida
11/12/18 RB Deshawn McClease Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
11/12/18 DL Houshun Gaines Knee is out for season
11/12/18 DL Jarrod Hewitt Knee is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
11/11/18 DL Emmanual Belmar Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
11/04/18 DB Bryce Watts Forearm is out indefinitely
11/04/18 DL Xavier Burke Achilles is out for season
10/22/18 OL D'Andre Plantin Left Team has left team
10/12/18 WR C.J. Carroll Personal has left team
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 Virginia Cavaliers have run for 1,879 yards as a unit, which ranks 62nd in the nation. They've run 413 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 50 times for 436 yards so far this year, which has them 118th in the country in penalties. They are 69th in Division 1 in points scored with 311. They have run 711 plays this year for 4,164 yards, which ranks them 90th in the nation in total offense. The Cavaliers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 226 1st downs this season, ranking them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. Bryce Perkins has completed 189 throws while attempting 289 passes for a completion percentage of 65.4%. He has passed for 2,213 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 145.2.
The Cavaliers rush defense has given up 377 attempts for 1,631 yards this season, putting them in 50th place in the country against the run. They have had 61 penalties for 562 yards on defense this year. That places them 48th in Division 1. Virginia is 27th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 227. They have given up a total of 3,593 yards on D, which is 25th in the nation. The Cavaliers are 46th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 165 throws on 300 attempts against the Virginia Cavaliers defense this season, ranking them 14th and 23rd in the country. The Virginia pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,962 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Cavaliers have tried 20 field goals this year and made 14, which is 41st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Virginia Cavaliers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 37 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,708 yards on 41 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 59th in the NCAA in punting average. Virginia is 3rd in the country in punt returns with 30. They've totaled 208 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 89th in D-1. They have returned 31 kicks for 787 yards on special teams, which puts them 13th in kick return yardage. The Cavaliers average 25 yards per kick return and they are 58th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,158.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies are 87th in Division 1 in points scored with 282. They have run 727 plays this season for 4,216 yards, which ranks them 60th in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 5.8 yards per play, which is 63rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 224 1st downs this year, placing them 77th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 1,646 yards as a team, which ranks 88th in the country. They've run 389 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 54 times for 511 yards so far this season, which has them 102nd in the nation in penalties. Ryan Willis has thrown for 1,986 yards this season. He has completed 161 passes on 274 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.7. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia Tech is 79th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 317. They have surrendered a total of 4,366 yards on D, which is 73rd in Division 1. The Hokies are ranked 109th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 185 passes on 296 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, placing them 37th and 20th in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also given up a total of 2,284 yards through the air, which is 49th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 392 attempts for 2,082 yards this year, putting them in 92nd place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies have committed 54 penalties for 362 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 2nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech is ranked 26th in the nation in punt returns with 22. They've accumulated 123 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 107th in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 746 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 22 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,085. The Hokies have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 7, which is 115th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 58%. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,252 yards on 53 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 44th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cavaliers -4
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