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Virginia Tech vs. William & Mary - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

William & Mary Tribe (0-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (9-4)

College Football: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Lane Stadium)

The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -41 -- Over/Under: 48.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ACCN

The William & Mary Tribe will visit the Virginia Tech Hokies in college football activity from Lane Stadium on Saturday, September 8. 

The Tribe started things out right this year in their opening game, banging out a 14-7 victory versus the Bucknell Bison. William & Mary was ahead on the scoreboard for most of the game, securing seven points in the first quarter. 

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Virginia Tech vs. William & Mary - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tribe was led under center by QB Shon Mitchell, who finished the day on 21-of-32 passing for 267 yards, one TD and one pick. Albert Funderburke was the top rusher for William & Mary, posting 17 carries for 61 yards. 

Over on the Virginia Tech side, they opened the year with a nationally-televised Monday game against a tough Florida State Seminoles team. The Hokies shut down the Seminoles’ offense and managed a convincing victory 24-3. 

In their opening-week win, Hokies QB Josh Jackson logged a 16-of-26 line for 207 yards and two scores, while Deshawn McClease posted 77 yards on 13 carries to lead Virginia Tech in rushing. 

The under is 4-1-1 in the Tribe’s last six non-conference games, 3-1-1 in their last five games on grass, and 3-1-1 in their last five versus the ACC. The Tribe are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog of 10.5 or greater. 

The under is also 7-0 in the Hokies’ last seven versus a team with a winning record, 4-0 in their last four games following a straight-up win, and 4-0 in their last four games following a straight-up win by more than 20 points. Virginia Tech is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 as a home favorite. 

The Tribe managed to get a victory in their opener thanks to a few big plays, most by DeVonte Dedmon, who led all receivers on 125 yards and a TD from three catches. That’s not an offensive effort that breeds confidence against a team like VT however, as the Hokies really showed some muscle on that side of the ball in their opener. I’m on the Hokies bandwagon right now.

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