Virginia Tech Hokies vs Liberty Flames Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Liberty Flames
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-9.5)
The Liberty Flames (8-2) will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-8) at Williams Stadium on Saturday. Liberty opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48.
The Virginia Tech Hokies step onto the field holding a record of 2-8 for this season. In their last contest, the Hokies took the field against the Duke Blue Devils and took a loss by a score of 24-7. Grant Wells finished 16/28 with 177 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 114.9 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Jalen Holston was the best rusher for the Hokies with 7 carries for 35 yds (5.0 yards per attempt). The Virginia Tech Hokies ended up rushing 26 times and recorded 104 yds, earning them an average of 4.0 yards per carry. In all, they had 54 plays which converted into 281 yds. Virginia Tech gave up 19 pass completions on 31 attempts for 262 yds, and a completion percentage of 61.3%. Against the run, the Hokies conceded 165 yards on 41 tries, which is 4.0 yds per run surrendered.
The Hokies currently have 3,124 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Virginia Tech has amassed 9 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 15 different times. Virginia Tech has tallied 173 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 77 infractions for 599 yards. As a team they're holding an average of 103.6 yards in the run game which has them sitting 117th in college football. Regarding scoring points, the Virginia Tech Hokies hold an average of 18.9 points per game.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Hokies are giving up 2,370 yds which has them ranked 81st in college football. They have given up 237.0 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 59.4%. Overall, they are conceding 374.2 yards per outing which puts them 61st in college football. They have allowed 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 14 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 137.2 rushing yards per game on the campaign. During this campaign, they have given up 1,372 yards via the ground game in 10 contests. The Hokies rank 54th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 25.0 points per game.
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The Flames come into this game with a record of 8-2 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Flames took a defeat with a final score of 36-33 when they played the Connecticut Huskies. Johnathan Bennett (1 touchdown) finished the game with 201 yds on 23/37 through the air while his QB rate was 111.3. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.4. TJ Green ran the ball 24 times for 119 yards, walking away from the game with 5.0 yds per carry for Liberty. Liberty ran the football for 6.5 yds per attempt, totaling 267 yards on 41 attempts. The Flames finished the game with 474 yds and they ran 81 plays (5.9 yards per play). The Flames pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 72.7%, surrendering 113 yards on 16 out of 22 through the air. Liberty conceded 38 run attempts for 209 yds (5.5 yds per carry).
The Liberty Flames have an average of 416.3 yards/outing, ranking them 46th in the nation. The Liberty offense has 544 yards of penalties on 63 infractions, which ranks 63rd in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. During the season so far, the Flames have thrown for a total of 2,242 passing yards not to mention an average of 224.2 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 78th in D-1. In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Flames are sitting 52nd in the nation averaging 30.3 points per outing.
Liberty has given up a total of 1,339 yards rushing (133.9 yards/game) as well as 12 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. They have conceded 12 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 205.3 yards/outing, which has them in 38th in D-1. The Flames defense has been on the field for 679 plays, which has them ranked 55th in college football. The Flames are giving up 22.7 points per contest, which puts them 41st in college football. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 227 total points.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Flames college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Flames -9.5
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