Virginia Tech vs Virginia NCAA Football Picks and Tips 11/29/2019
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia +2.5
Scott Stadium is the venue where Bryce Perkins and the Virginia Cavaliers will play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday. The spread on this contest has Virginia Tech as 2.5-point favorites. The Hokies are 6-5-0 ATS and 4-7-0 when betting on the total. The Cavaliers are 7-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-5-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies went up against the Pittsburgh Panthers and won by a score of 28-0. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Hokies was Hendon Hooker who went 10/13 with 153 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Tayvion Robinson paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 32 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 32 yards on 2 carries which gave him an average of 16.0 yards per run. Tayvion Robinson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 74 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 37.0 yards per reception in the game. The Hokies ended up rushing 48 times and earned a total of 110 yards which had them averaging 2.3 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Hokies racked up 16 first downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 54 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 263 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Virginia Tech gave up 11 completions on 28 tries for a total of 117 yards, and a completion percentage of 39.3%. In the game, they conceded 177 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Hokies gave up 60 yards on 27 tries which means they had an average of 2.2 yards per carry allowed.
The Hokies come into this game with a record of 8-3 for the 2019 season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 31 points per contest, which has them at 56th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 173 yards on the ground per contest which is 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 86th in Division 1 with 4,200 yards. The Hokies have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 22.3 points per game which has them at 4th in the ACC. When it comes to passing yards, the Hokies have conceded 2,297 yards. Teams are completing 54.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.5 yards per attempt. In discussing yards on the ground, Virginia Tech is giving up 118.2 yards per game ranking them 4th in the ACC and 23rd in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per carry putting them 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 21st in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,300 rushing yards through 11 games.
In their last game, the Virginia Cavaliers played the Liberty Flames and notched a win by a score of 55-27. PK Kier paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 38 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 82 yards on 10 carries which had him averaging 8.2 yards per run. Terrell Jana was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 56 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 14.0 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Cavaliers was Bryce Perkins who went 18/30 with 199 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Cavaliers rushed the ball a total of 44 times and racked up a total of 227 yards which had them averaging 5.2 yards per rush. In all, they totaled 78 plays which gave them a total of 499 yards. For the game, the Cavaliers racked up a total of 25 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 50 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In terms of defense, Virginia allowed 18 completions on 47 throws for a total of 313 yards, and a completion percentage of 38.3%. In the game, they allowed 392 yards and earned 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Cavaliers allowed 79 yards on 23 tries which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per run allowed.
The Cavaliers come into this game with a record of 8-3. Virginia is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 123.6 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 119th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,360 rushing yards through 11 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Cavaliers average 381 yards per contest overall putting them 87th in Division 1 and 11th in the ACC. The Cavaliers are giving up 22.9 points per game ranking them 5th in the ACC and 38th in Division 1. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 252 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 120.7 yards per game which puts them at 25th in college football and 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This season, they have allowed a total of 1,328 rushing yards and 14.3 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in Division 1. They are giving up 204.4 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cavaliers are ranked 6th in the ACC.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hokies -2.5
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