Free Week 3 Prediction: Hokies vs Pirates Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(2-0) Virginia Tech Hokies vs. East Carolina Pirates (0-2)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Virginia Tech -21
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Greenville, North Carolina to face the East Carolina Pirates. The Hokies are ranked 16th in the nation, and will play their first road game of the year against East Carolina.
The Hokies are 2-0 coming into week three. Virginia Tech last beat FCS Delaware, 27-0 at home, while East Carolina is 0-2 coming off a blowout road loss to West Virginia, 56-20.
Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech is on a roll heading into the third game of the season. First year coach head coach Justin Fuente, is excited with his teams progress so far, but knows there is room for improvement offensively.
The Hokies beat FCS Delaware last weekend, but only generated two offensive touchdowns. Virginia Tech only gained 303 total yards of offense against the Blue Hens.
This week, expect the offense to be more in command early. Virginia Tech should be better in the run and passing game this week against a suspect ECU defensive unit.
East Carolina Pirates
East Carolina has been terrible this season. They are 0-2 this year. The Pirates lost in week one to FCS James Madison 34-14 and last week to West Virginia, 56-20. The ECU defense has given up 633 yards rushing in tow game this season.
The defense has given up over 1,200 total yards of offense the last two weeks, including a 422 yard rushing performance from James Madison (FCS).
Head coach Scottie Montgomery fired defense coordinator Kenwick Montgomery this week, and promoted Robert Prunty as his replacement.
Hopefully for the Pirates sake, they can somewhat turn things around on the defensive side of the ball, and limit the Hokies to less than 600 total yards of offense.
If not, this could be another rough week for East Carolina.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 8-2-1 in VT last 11 games in September.
- Under is 7-2 in VT last 9 road games.
- Over is 10-3-1 in VT last 14 non-conference games.
- ECU are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. ACC.
- Over is 7-2 in ECU last 9 non-conference games.
- Over is 7-2 in ECU last 9 games in September.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
ECU quarterback, Thomas Sirk is in concussion protocol this week. If he is unable to go, Gardner Winshew will start for the Pirates. Expect the Virginia Tech defense to play well in this matchup.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Virginia Tech -21
With uncertainty at quarterback this week, and changes within the defensive coaching staff for the Pirates, look for the Hokies to dominate the ECU defensively.
Virginia Tech’s offense struggled last week, but don’t expect that happen this week. The Hokies should have no issues running or passing the ball in Greenville this weekend. Take the Hokies for the Blowout win.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 38 – East Carolina 10
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