Saturday CFB: Virginia Tech vs Virginia 12/12/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Saturday CFB: Virginia Tech vs Virginia 12/12/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers (5-4) at Virginia Tech Hokies (4-6)

College Football: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Lane Stadium/Worsham Field)

The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -2 -- Over/Under: 63.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Virginia Tech Hokies battle their rivals the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday in week 15 ACC college football action at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field in Blacksburg.

The Virginia Cavaliers look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Virginia Cavaliers have lost all three road games this season. Brennan Armstrong is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,858 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Armstrong and Lindell Stone have combined for 20 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions this season. Billy Kemp IV and Lavel Davis Jr. have combined for 1,011 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Terrell Jana has 33 receptions. The Virginia Cavaliers ground game is averaging 174.6 yards per contest, and Armstrong leads the way with 529 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Virginia is allowing 29.2 points and 440.6 yards per game. Nick Jackson leads the Virginia Cavaliers with 98 tackles, Charles Snowden has six sacks and Brenton Nelson has two interceptions.

The Virginia Tech Hokies need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Virginia Tech Hokies have lost three straight home games. Hendon Hooker is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 1,339 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Hooker has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Tré Turner and Tayvion Robinson have combined for 998 receiving yards and five touchdowns while James Mitchell has 23 receptions. The Virginia Tech Hokies ground game is averaging 238.9 yards per contest, and Khalil Herbert leads the way with 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 33.8 points and 460 yards per game. Chamarri Conner leads the Virginia Tech Hokies with 76 tackles, Justus Reed has 6.5 sacks and Divine Deablo has three interceptions.

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The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hokies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Cavaliers last 5 road games. The under is 5-2 in Hokies last 7 home games. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Virginia Tech and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 meetings.

The Virginia Cavaliers have won four straight with an offense that can move the ball on the ground and through the air, and they're averaging 43.25 points during this stretch. The Virginia Tech Hokies have lost four straight, and they have one of the worst defenses in college football, which includes being ranked 102nd against the pass and 109th in total yards allowed. I get being the home team in a rivalry is huge and Virginia Tech is more trustworthy off its reputation, but we're getting free points with the better team that's playing head and shoulders the better football.

Not sure how you turn down the Virginia Cavaliers here.

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