Virginia Tech Hokies vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Kenan Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech (+5.5)
Braxton Burmeister and the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0) travel to Kenan Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the North Carolina Tar Heels (2-0). North Carolina opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The total is set at 60.
In their last outing, the Virginia Tech Hokies took on the Duke Blue Devils and added a win to their record by a score of 38-31. Braxton Burmeister went 9/25 with 163 yards by way of passing and completed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick for the contest. Khalil Herbert paced the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 60 yards and he tallied 2 TD's in this game. He ran for a total of 208 yards via 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 10.4 yards per tote. Tayvion Robinson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 85 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 42.5 yards per catch in this game.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Virginia Tech Hokies hold an average of 41.5 points per outing. As a unit they hold an average of 319 yards in the run game which has them sitting 3rd in D-1. The Hokies have earned 982 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, Virginia Tech has earned 3 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning yards via the pass, the Hokies are giving up 518 yds which puts them in 34th in college football. During the season, they have relinquished 398.0 yards/game which has them sitting 48th in college football. The Hokies are ranked 48th in the country regarding team defense, allowing 27.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 139.0 rushing yards per game on the season. In their 2 games, they are allowing 259.0 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 56.9%. For the season, they have conceded 278 rushing yards through 2 contests.
Braxton Burmeister has completed 65 of his career 123 passes for a completion percentage of 52.8%. He is passing for 49.4 yards per outing. For his career, Burmeister has passed for a total of 642 yds with 3 TD's and 7 picks. He has a QB rating of 93.4 with a touchdown percentage of 2.4% and an interception rate of 5.7%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has left the pocket to run 95 different times for a total of 231 yds.
In their last outing, the North Carolina Tar Heels took the field against the Boston College Eagles and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 26-22. Michael Carter led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 35 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 121 yards via 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.6 yards per carry. Dyami Brown was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 60 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 15.0 yards per reception in this contest. Sam Howell went 14/26 with 225 yards by way of the pass and threw 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick for the game.
For the season thus far, the Tar Heels currently sit at 528 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 264 passing yards per outing, ranking them 28th in Division 1. The North Carolina Tar Heels hold an average of 432 yards/outing which ranks them 30th in college football. They have an average of 168 run yards per game and have run for 336 yards for the year. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Tar Heels currently sit 48th in the nation holding an average of 28.5 PPG. The Tar Heels are allowing 14.0 points per game, which has them ranked 21st in college football. This year, they have given up 28 pts. North Carolina has conceded a total of 108 yards on the ground (54 yards/game) and 0 touchdown via the rush this year. They have given up 2 touchdowns through the air and 223.5 yards/game, which puts them in 35th in D-1.
During the 15 games in his career, Sam Howell has connected on 298 of his 482 tries for 4,161 yards. He is averaging 277.4 yards per game through the air with a 158.3 QB rating. Howell has thrown for 41 touchdowns while tossing 10 picks in his career. He has rushed for 46 yards on 111 attempts. His TD percentage is 8.5% and his interception rate is 2.1%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tar Heels -5.5 and over 60 total points
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