Free Week 8 Prediction: Tar Heels vs Hokies Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(1-6) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (5-1)
Date: Saturday, October 21st
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: Virginia Tech -21
NCAA Betting Total: 51.5
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The North Carolina Tar Heels are looking to turn around their season, but it won’t be easy. They will face ACC Conference foe, Virginia Tech in a mid season matchup.
The last time North Carolina played Virginia Tech, the Hokies went to Chapel Hill. The Hokies destroyed the Tar Heels, 34-3. The Hokies are better this season, so we could seen the same results in this years meeting.
North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina has been horrible this season. They are 1-6 overall and 0-4 in ACC play. If North Carolina losses another game this season, they will not be participants in a bowl game this year.
Last week, North Carolina lost at home, 20-14 to Virginia. The Tar Heels offense had 257 total yards for the game. Quarterback Brandon Harris was not the answer. He was 7 of 18 for 46 yards passing, no touchdowns and three interceptions.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Tar Heels were on the field over 39 minutes against Virginia. The North Carolina defense allowed 405 total yards against Virginia. A team not known to be explosive.
Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech is trending in the opposite direction of North Carolina. The Hokies are ranked 14th in the nation this year. Their only loss of the season came at home against the defending Champion Clemson Tigers, 34-17.
Virginia Tech played good offensively in last weeks win. The offense generated 431 yards against Boston College. The Hokies got the road win, 23-10. Quarterback Josh Jackson led the Hokies with 322 passing yards and one touchdown.
On defense, the Hokies have played solid all year, minus the Clemson loss. Virginia Tech held Boston College to 344 yards for the game. They also forced the Eagles to thrown an interception.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 8-0 in UNC last 8 games in October.
- Under is 8-1 in UNC last 9 games as an underdog.
- UNC are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in October.
- Under is 15-5-1 in VT last 21 games in October.
- VT are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.
- VT are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- Road team is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
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Virginia Tech is better at almost every position than North Carolina this season. The Tar Heels quarterback play must get better, but won’t change overnight. Look for the Hokies to apply pressure on Brandon Harris this week.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Virginia Tech -21
The Tar Heels have nowhere to turn offensively. Harris need to be benched at quarterback, but North Carolina’s lack of depth has hurt them at the most important position on the field.
Expect Virginia Tech to dominate the ball on both sides this week. The Hokies defense should hold the Carolina offense to less than 300 yards. Take the Hokies at home for the blowout win.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 10 – Virginia Tech 34
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