Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Hokies (-3)
The Syracuse Orange (3-4) are en route to Lane Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (3-3). Virginia Tech is 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 46.
The Syracuse Orange come into this game with a record of 3-4 this season. In their last contest, the Orange faced the Clemson Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 17-14. Garrett Shrader went 17/37 with 191 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 92.8 and finished the game with 1 interception. Sean Tucker was the leader on the ground for the Orange with 22 attempts for 157 yds (7.1 yards per attempt). The Syracuse Orange ended up rushing 30 times and recorded 165 yds, which earned them an average of 5.5 yds per carry. When the final whistle blew, they had 67 plays which converted into 356 yds. Syracuse allowed 22 pass completions on 35 tries for 198 yds, and a completion percentage of 62.9%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Orange conceded 134 yds on 35 attempts, which calculates to 3.8 yds per run surrendered.
Concerning scoring points, the Syracuse Orange are averaging 29.0 PPG. Offensively they have an average of 233.1 yards rushing ranking them 13th in college football. The Orange have earned 2,830 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Syracuse has amassed 6 touchdowns through the air and 20 touchdowns on the ground. Syracuse has a total of 151 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 47 penalties for 430 yds. They have turned the ball over 8 different times.
The Orange are ranked 68th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 23.0 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.2 yards per running attempt and 116.9 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have given up 818 rushing yards through 7 contests. Concerning yards via the pass, the Orange have given up 1,363 yds which ranks them 54th in D-1. They have relinquished 194.7 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 68.6%. Overall, they are surrendering 311.6 yards/contest which ranks them 33rd in college football. They have yielded 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 7 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Hokies come into this matchup with a record of 3-3 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Hokies took a loss by a score of 28-7 when they played the Pittsburgh Panthers. Braxton Burmeister (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 134 yds on 11/32 through the air while his quarterback rate was 73.6. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.2. Braxton Burmeister carried the ball 9 times for 19 yards, finishing the contest with 2.1 yds per attempt for Virginia Tech. The Hokies finished the contest with 224 yards while they ran 60 plays (3.7 yards per play). Virginia Tech ran for 3.2 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 90 yds on 28 attempts. Virginia Tech relinquished 44 attempts on the ground for 208 yds (4.7 yds per rush). The Hokies secondary gave up a completion percentage of 59.5%, surrendering 203 yards on 22 for 37 passing.
The Virginia Tech Hokies maintain an average of 311.3 yards/game, ranking them 118th in the nation. The Virginia Tech offense has compiled 196 yards of penalties on 23 infractions, which has them sitting 129th in college football in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season to this point, the Hokies have earned 1,084 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 180.7 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 106th in D-1. In relation to how much they score, the Hokies are sitting 111th in Division 1 with 21.7 points per game.
Virginia Tech has allowed the opposition a total of 926 yards rushing (154.3 yards per contest) and 6 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have given up 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 197.5 yards/outing, ranking them 40th in Division 1. The Hokies defense has taken part in 408 plays, which ranks 45th in the country. The Hokies are relinquishing 20.2 points per contest, which has them 49th in the country. This year, they have allowed 121 total points.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orange +3
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