Free Week 9 Prediction: Hokies vs Panthers Odds
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(5-2) Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (5-2)
Date: Thursday, October 27th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Virginia Tech -5
NCAA Betting Total: 60
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Thursday night pins a huge ACC matchup as the Virginia Tech Hokies get set to battle the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Both teams sit at 5-2 on the season with the Hokies at 3-1 in the conference while the Panthers are right there at 2-1.
Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies sat in the Top 25 and opened as 23 point favorites against Syracuse just 2 weeks ago.
After laying a giant egg, the Hokies were bounced quickly from the Top 25 and had a tough task against the Hurricanes last week.
Virginia Tech bounced back in a huge way as a big 2nd half led them to a 37-16 victory.
The Hokies are oddly getting a lot of offensive production, something they haven’t had in many seasons. Virginia Tech has averaged 35.9 points this season and they’ve racked up 436 yards per game.
They’ll lean heavily on QB Jerod Evans, who has tossed for 1611 yards this season. Last week, he threw for 259 yards and added a pair of touchdowns against Miami.
The Panthers endured a tough back to back stretch where they fell to Oklahoma State and North Carolina, but have bounced back in a big way since those losses.
Pittsburgh has defeated Marshall, Georgia Tech, and Virginia prior to their bye week as they put up 40 plus in 2 contests and 37 in the other.
Their offense has been clicking all season, averaging 38.4 points per game thus far.
Nathan Peterman and James Connor continue to be the dynamic duo they’ve been over the past couple seasons.
Peterman has thrown for 1252 yards this season while tossing for 11 touchdowns. Ball security has also been a huge feat for him, as he’s thrown just 2 interceptions.
As for Connor, he has surpassed 100 yards just twice this season, but has 9 touchdowns to his credit.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Hokies are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Hokies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- Panthers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a bye week.
- Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
- Panthers are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 home games.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Prediction
This is going to be a very entertaining game.
Both teams have explosive offenses than will take chances down field, which gives an edge to the Over here.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 60
Expect both teams to have a lot of success down field with the big pass plays, as this one should turn into a shootout.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 40- Virginia Tech 34
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