Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Lane Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia (+2.5)
The Virginia Tech Hokies (4-6) host the Virginia Cavaliers (5-4) at Lane Stadium on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Virginia opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 63.5.
In their last game, the Virginia Cavaliers took the field against the Boston College Eagles and left there with a win by a score of 43-32. Brennan Armstrong went 19/27 with 287 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He threw 1 pick for the contest. Armstrong paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 60 yards and he added 1 TD in this contest. He racked up a total of 130 yards by way of 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.6 yards per run. Ra'Shaun Henry led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 95 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 31.7 yards per catch in this outing.
The Cavaliers have earned 3,911 yards in total for this campaign. As a team they are averaging 174.7 yards on the ground which has them sitting 59th in D-1. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Virginia has amassed 20 passing touchdowns and 16 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 32.4 PPG. The Cavaliers are ranked 79th in college football when it comes to team defense, conceding 29.2 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt and 125.9 rushing yards per contest on the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,133 yards via the running game in 9 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Cavaliers have given up 2,832 yards which ranks them 135th in college football. In their 9 games, they are giving up 314.7 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 62.6%. For the year, they are granting 440.6 yards per game ranking them 105th in college football.
For his career, Armstrong has thrown for 2,116 yards with 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 127 times totaling 622 yards. His quarterback rating is 147.4 with a TD percentage of 7.3% and an interception percentage of 4.5%. He is averaging 132.3 yards per contest. Brennan Armstrong has connected on 149 of his attempted career 247 throws for a completion percentage of 60.3%.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies took on the Clemson Tigers and went home in defeat by a score of 45-10. Braxton Burmeister went 10/12 with 127 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Khalil Herbert paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 21 yards and he added 1 TD for this outing. He rushed for 96 yards on 21 carries which had him averaging 4.6 yards per tote. Raheem Blackshear was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 68 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 17.0 yards per reception for that contest.
When discussing their ability to score points, the Hokies rank 49th in D-1 averaging 30.9 points per game. For the year thus far, the Hokies have thrown for a total of 1,995 passing yards as well as holding an average of 199.5 throwing yards per contest, which has them ranked 90th in the nation. They hold an average of 238.9 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 2,389 yards for the year. The Virginia Tech Hokies have an average of 438.4 yards per outing ranking them 32nd in D-1. Virginia Tech has conceded a total of 1,941 rushing yards (194.1 yards per outing) and 24 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. The Hokies are conceding 33.8 PPG, which puts them 108th in D-1. Overall, they have given up 338 pts. They have conceded 17 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 265.1 yards/game, ranking them 114th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +2.5
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