Virginia Tech Hokies vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Cavaliers (+1)
Scott Stadium is where the Virginia Cavaliers (3-8) will try to defeat the Virginia Tech Hokies (5-6) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Virginia Tech opens this game as 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 53.
The Virginia Tech Hokies head into this matchup 5-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Hokies faced off with the NC State Wolfpack and took a loss by a score of 35-28. Kyron Drones went 17/30 with 225 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 146 and finished the game with 1 pick. Kyron Drones was the rushing leader for the Hokies with 9 carries for 51 yds (5.7 yds per carry). The Virginia Tech Hokies ended up rushing 16 times and compiled 124 yds, which came out to an average of 7.8 yards per carry. For the game, they had 46 plays which totaled 349 yds. Virginia Tech gave up 19 completions on 27 tries for 220 yds, and a completion percentage of 70.4%. When it came to stopping the run, the Hokies conceded 188 yds on 47 attempts, which is an average of 4.0 yds per rush surrendered.
The Hokies currently have 4,136 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Virginia Tech has compiled 18 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 different times. Virginia Tech has a total of 217 first downs, and they have been hurt by 67 penalties for 601 yards. As a team they're averaging 168.6 yards via the ground game which ranks them 53rd in the country. In terms of putting points on the board, the Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 26.2 points per game.
When it comes to passing yards, the Hokies have allowed 1,832 yds which puts them in 7th in the nation. They have conceded 166.5 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 60.9%. Overall, they are granting 325.5 yards per outing which has them sitting 27th in D-1. They have yielded 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 20 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per rush and 158.9 rushing yards per game on the season. For the season, they have conceded 1,748 yards via the ground game in 11 contests. The Hokies are ranked 60th in college football in terms of team defense, allowing 24.9 points per game.
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The Cavaliers head into this matchup 3-8 for this season. In their last game, the Cavaliers went home victorious with a score of 30-27 against the Duke Blue Devils. Anthony Colandrea (3 TDs) finished the contest with 278 yds on 21/30 through the air while his quarterback rate was 180.8. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.3. Anthony Colandrea carried the rock 9 times for 66 yds, finishing the game with 7.3 yards per attempt for Virginia. The Cavaliers finished the game with a total of 448 yds while they ran 71 plays (6.3 yards per play). Virginia rushed the ball for 4.1 yards per tote, totaling 170 yds on 41 carries. Virginia relinquished 28 rush attempts for 159 yds (5.7 yds per rush). The Cavaliers pass defense allowed a completion rate of 57.8%, relinquishing 278 yds on 26 for 45 passing.
The Virginia Cavaliers maintain an average of 376.3 yards per contest, which ranks them 73rd in the nation. The Virginia offense has compiled 631 yards of penalties on 75 violations, which is good for 32nd in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. They have an average of 124.7 run yards per game and have run for 1,372 yards for the year. They have given away 13 picks while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have been able to earn 234 1st downs. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Cavaliers rank 90th in the nation scoring 23.8 points per game. During the season so far, the Cavaliers have a total of 2,767 yards via the pass as well as an average of 251.5 passing yards per contest, ranking them 50th in D-1.
Virginia has conceded a total of 1,962 yards via the ground game (178.4 yards per game) as well as 24 touchdowns rushing this year. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 223.4 yards per outing, which has them ranked 61st in the country. They have tallied 6 fumbles recovered and 8 interceptions this season. The Cavaliers defense has been on the field for 752 plays, which is good for 88th in D-1. The Cavaliers are relinquishing 31.8 points per game, ranking them 111th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have given up 350 total points.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hokies -1
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