Virginia Tech Hokies vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Cardinal Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech (-2.5)
Hendon Hooker and the Virginia Tech Hokies (3-2) are headed to Cardinal Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Louisville Cardinals (2-4). Virginia Tech opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 65.5.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies went up against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and added a loss to their record by a score of 23-16. Hendon Hooker went 17/33 with 223 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 TD. He threw 3 picks on the day. Hendon Hooker led the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 98 yards via 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per tote. Tre Turner was the receiving yardage leader by earning 61 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 12.2 yards per reception in this game.
The Hokies have tallied 2,371 total yards this season. As a unit they average 291.6 yards on the ground ranking them 4th in college football. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Virginia Tech has totaled 7 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding scoring, the Virginia Tech Hokies hold an average of 36.8 points per game. In terms of passing yards, the Hokies are giving up 1,230 yards which has them ranked 77th in D-1. For the year, they have given up 441.0 yards per contest which has them sitting 83rd in the country. The Hokies rank 66th in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 29.6 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per rush on the ground and 195.0 rushing yards per contest on the season. In their 5 games played this season, they have relinquished 246.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 60.7%. For the season, they have given up 975 rushing yards through 5 outings.
For his college career, Hooker has thrown for 2,025 yards with 17 TD's and 5 interceptions. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 170 different times for a total of 704 rushing yards. He has a QB rating of 157.0 with a touchdown rate of 7.6% and an interception percentage of 2.2%. He is throwing for 126.6 yds per outing. Hendon Hooker has completed 134 of his career 223 passes for a completion percentage of 60.1%.
The last time they played, the Louisville Cardinals took on the Florida State Seminoles and went home with the win by a score of 48-16. Malik Cunningham went 16/24 with 278 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Javian Hawkins paced the team on the ground in this contest. He had a long run of 70 yards and he ran for 3 TD's in this contest. He scurried for 174 yards via 16 carries which meant he was running for 10.9 yards per run. Tutu Atwell was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 129 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 43.0 yards per reception in this contest.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Cardinals currently sit at 1,401 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 233.5 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 50th in college football. The Louisville Cardinals have an average of 416.5 yards per game which has them sitting 43rd in college football. They have an average of 183.0 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,098 yards for this season. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Cardinals are ranking 54th in the nation maintaining an average of 28.5 points per contest. The Cardinals are relinquishing 27.5 PPG, ranking them 59th in college football. This season, they have surrendered 165 points in total. Louisville has surrendered a total of 1,124 rushing yards (187.3 yards/game) as well as 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 10 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 196.5 yards/contest, which has them in 42nd in the nation.
Cunningham has passed for 35 TD's while tossing 11 picks in his career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 8.5% and his interception rate is 2.7%. He has rushed for 1,152 yards on 264 tries. He averages 140.4 yds per game through the air with a 165.0 QB rating. During the 28 games in his collegiate career, Malik Cunningham has connected on 256 of his 412 attempts for a total of 3,930 yards.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +2.5
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