Free Week 12 Prediction: Hokies vs Fighting Irish Odds
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(7-3) Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-6)
Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Pick’em
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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The Hokies are looking to finish strong.
This is not a conference game but they have a shot at representing the Coastal in the ACC Title game.
I believe if they win their finale against Virginia next week it will clinch it. Notre Dame may be down but a visit to South Bend is still kind of a big deal.
Things are not good in Irish land where there are already odds being set for whether Brian Kelly will be the coach next season. They started with lots of promise and now they will be lucky to qualify for a bowl game. They did crush Army last week. Moral victory?
Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech is coming off a tough home loss to Georgia Tech that would have put them in the driver’s seat in the Coastal. Still they are looking pretty good in the first season with Fuente as coach.
He has definitely got the offense to be more productive.
It is not all him though as QB Jerod Evans has had an under the radar great season.
He has been an efficient passer and leads the team in rushing. His numbers are really good but he is coming off a two interception game in the last loss.
As the offense has ramped up the defense has been reliable. Bud Foster’s group is 15th in yards allowed and 24th in points at 21ppg. When you are giving up that few you are going to be in a lot of ballgames.
Virginia Tech is 3-1 on the road this season and being able to get stops is a big part of that.
They held a very good North Carolina offense to just three points in front of their own fans last month.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
It has been a disappointing season to say the least for Notre Dame. They have lost every which was including in a monsoon against NC State.
They have all been close too (under 7 points), some low scoring and some high scoring. It kind of looks like this team just lost its mojo which is why there are rumours circulating about the coach. They need two wins to close and they are definitely not going to be easy with Virginia
Tech and at USC in the finale. Kelly might need them to save his job.
The defense has been up and down and they have already got rid of their defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.
That side of the ball was never supposed to lead the team though, not with the QB situation they had coming into the season.
It was more of a scapegoat move. The defense might have gotten better but you also have to look at the competition. VT is pretty balanced so this group will be challenged.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Hokies are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Under is 4-0 in Hokies last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Under is 7-1 in Hokies last 8 road games.
- Under is 5-0 in Fighting Irish last 5 games overall.
- Fighting Irish are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Under is 4-0 in Fighting Irish last 4 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
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It is very rare that Notre Dame would be an underdog or pick’em at home.
It is totally justified in terms of what we have seen on the field this season but I also think it might be a bit of a play to bring in more money on the Virginia Tech side, especially given how public ND is.
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I think the Irish have burned us all, I know I got buzzed in that monsoon game (just run the ball…please).
I think this is one of those pride opportunities and I think they move the ball enough to get the win.
It is likely close enough to make them sweat their potential lack of bowling but ND gets by.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Notre Dame 31 – Virginia Tech 27
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