Free Week 5 Prediction: Hokies vs. Blue Devils Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(1-0) Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Duke Blue Devils (0-3)
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Venue: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Virginia Tech -12.5
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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Duke has gotten off to a rough start and this hardly looks like the game they turn it around, even if they are at home.
Virginia Tech only has one game under their belt but they are looking like a pretty good team. Maybe the best of hte Justin Fuente era.
If this one plays to form Virginia Tech should have a pretty easy time of it on Saturday afternoon.
Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies had little trouble dispatching NC State in their season opener at home last week. They even did so without their starting quarterback.
That would be Hendon Hooker and he is looking likely to play in this one. He was out due to COVID-19 so keep an eye on reports. Even without him, they are still in good shape.
Last week against NC State, the Hokies gashed them with the running game, rushing for more than 300 yards. They spread it around too, 5 rushers had more than 40 yards on the ground. That took the pressure off the quarterbacks for sure.
The Hokies defense is super experienced this season and that is one reason to be excited about the team’s prospects. Duke is a good matchup for them.
I never think of the Hokies at being a team that dominates so those points are a little tricky here but that line is easily justified.
Duke Blue Devils
I have always been a fan of Duke coach David Cutcliffe but this looks like it is going to be a long season for the Blue Devils.
Chase Brice transferred in from Clemson but he has not been able to give them what they hoped. It is probably not all on him but 6 interceptions in three games is pretty ugly.
They have had some success running the ball but that is hard to do when you are down. They are likely to be playing catchup on this one too.
Duke defense has not held up great either so it is hard to make a case for them group turning it around in this one.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- VT are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 8-3-1 in VT last 12 conference games.
- Under is 17-8 in VT last 25 games in October.
- Over is 7-2-1 in DUKE last 10 home games.
- DUKE are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- DUKE are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
I like this Virginia Tech team. Though I like them a lot better when Hooker is on the field so I might take my time until that is more clear.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Virginia Tech -12.5
If you are going to get down early it will be because of that defense. Brice has been more than willing to make mistakes and the Hokies will “encourage” him to keep doing so.
Now is probably the time to make the play too as I can see teams getting heavy on the Virginia Tech side or teasing it so it might get to -14.
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