2019 Virginia Tech Hokies College Football Odds and Expert Betting Picks
2018 Record: 6-7
2019 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 8.0
2019 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
Last year Virginia Tech had its first losing season since 1992. They were able to keep their bowl streak alive at 26 years - thanks to a bunch of ugly wins over bad teams - but the below .500 season started to raise some red flags over coach Justin Fuente and this program.
Fuente, who took over for Tech legend Frank Beamer, doesn't really deserve the blame for last year's mark. The Hokies were shredded by injuries last season. And as a result, they have a much more seasoned, experienced roster to work with in a potentially monster season.
One overwhelming positive from last year was the emergence of quarterback Ryan Willis. Thrust into action by (surprise, surprise) an injury, the then-sophomore threw for 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He is back to trigger an attack that has three of its top four rushers and four of its top five receivers back.
The offensive line is young. And could be an issue. But if the Hokies hold up in the trenches, they should get back to more than 30 points per game.
Last year's defense was a disaster, finishing No. 106 against the rush and No. 98 in total defense. However, it was an excessively young stop unit, with four freshmen starters. This year they have 10 starters and 16 of their top 18 tacklers back in the fold. And considering that last year's D was decidedly un-Foster-like, I think that long-time defensive coordinator Bud Foster will make it a point of pride to have this year's group ready to go.
The best thing that Virginia Tech has going for it is the schedule. They have a tricky opener at Boston College. But a win there and the Hokies have five of their next six games in Blacksburg and they should be double-digit favorites in all of them.
Virginia Tech does have a moderately tough road schedule this year. It is not that their road games are that rough, but their three toughest games of the entire season all come away from home: at Miami (Oct. 5), at Notre Dame (Nov. 2) and at Virginia (Nov. 29).
I don't think that the Hokies will lose at home this year. Add in a win at B.C., a win at Georgia Tech, and a win against one of their three legit road foes, and that adds up to 10 wins.
I love Virginia Tech to bounce back this year. And I think that the odds are overwhelmingly better that they go out and win 10 games than the odds that they flop their way to seven wins. I really like the Hokies to go 'over' here.
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