Wake Forest vs Virginia Tech NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Quincy Patterson and the Virginia Tech Hokies play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Lane Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Virginia Tech opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The Demon Deacons are 4-3-1 ATS and 3-5-0 when betting on the total. The Hokies are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-5-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons went up against the NC State Wolfpack and ended up getting the win by a score of 44-10. Kenneth Walker III paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 56 yards by way of 16 carries which had him averaging 3.5 yards per tote. Kendall Hinton was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 93 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 15.5 yards per catch during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Demon Deacons was Jamie Newman who went 25/38 with 287 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Demon Deacons ran the ball a total of 46 times and racked up a total of 123 yards earning them an average of 2.7 yards per carry. For the game, the Demon Deacons earned 27 1st downs and they had 1 penalty for 14 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. In all, they finished with a total of 88 plays for a total of 418 yards. In terms of defense, Wake Forest gave up 17 catches on 45 attempts totaling 149 yards, and a completion percentage of 37.8%. On the ground, the Demon Deacons gave up 116 yards on 26 runs which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 265 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Demon Deacons come into this game with a record of 7-1 for this year. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 38 points per contest, ranking them 16th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 187 yards on the ground per contest which is 4th in the conference. For total yardage, they sit in 3rd in the conference and 18th in D-1 with 4,085 yards. The Demon Deacons have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 24.6 points per contest putting them 5th in the conference. In regard to yards on the ground, Wake Forest is allowing 156 yards per contest which has them at 9th in the conference and 62nd in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rush which has them at 9th in the ACC and 65th in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,248 rushing yards through 8 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Demon Deacons have allowed 2,589 yards. Teams are completing 60.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies took on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and took the defeat by a score of 21-20. Quincy Patterson II paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 77 yards via 19 carries which had him averaging 4.1 yards per tote. Damon Hazelton was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 63 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 12.6 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Hokies was Quincy Patterson II who went 9/28 with 139 yards passing and added 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. The Hokies rushed the ball a total of 36 times and earned 101 yards which gave them an average of 2.8 yards per run. In the game, the Hokies earned a total of 12 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 53 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they finished with a total of 64 plays which added up to 240 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Virginia Tech allowed 29 completions on 53 throws totaling 341 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.7%. Against the run, the Hokies allowed 108 yards on 36 runs which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 449 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
The Hokies head into this game 5-3. Virginia Tech has made teams respect their running game by averaging 165.9 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 66th in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 1,327 yards rushing through 8 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Hokies average 375.8 yards per contest overall putting them 89th in the country and 11th in the conference. The Hokies are allowing 28.5 points per contest ranking them 9th in the conference and 75th in D-1. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 228 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 140.8 yards per contest ranking them 48th in the nation and 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This year, they have conceded a total of 1,126 rushing yards and 12 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in college football. They are giving up 262.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Hokies are currently ranked 12th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -3
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