Virginia Tech Hokies (3-2) at North Carolina Tar Heels (1-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels +6 -- Over/Under:
The Virginia Tech Hokies will visit the North Carolina Tar Heels in college football action on Saturday from Kenan Memorial Stadium.
Virginia Tech comes into this one at 3-2 on the season overall. The Hokies took out Florida State and William & Marry to kick off the year, then after a cancelled game versus East Carolina VT fell to Old Dominion, beat Duke and lost to Notre Dame.
In the Irish game, Virginia Tech QB Ryan Willis logged 309 yards with two TDs and one pick, while Steven Peoples led the rush on 64 yards from nine carries. Damon Hazleton put up 131 yards and a score from 12 grabs to lead the Hokies receivers.
Over on the Tar Heels’ side, they enter this one at 1-3 on the year so far. North Carolina fell to California and East Carolina to open up the year, then after a postponed matchup against UCF they took out Pittsburgh before falling to Miami (FL) in their last outing.
In the Hurricanes game, UNC QB Nathan Elliott posted 104 yards and Chazz Surratt put up three picks. Michael Carter led the Tar Heels rush on 75 yards from seven grabs, and Anthony Ratliff-Williams logged two catches for 33 yards.
The Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last five on grass and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games versus a team with a losing home record. The over is 4-0 in Virginia Tech’s last four games following a double-digit loss at home and 4-1 in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Tar Heels are 5-0 ATS in their last five following a bye week and 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games. UNC is 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven on grass.
Virginia Tech was pretty competitive in the Notre Dame game early, taking a 17-16 deficit into halftime before giving up 28 points in the second half and sealing the loss. Still, no one really thought VT would win that game, so the Monarchs defeat remains the only real blemish on the schedule so far.
As for UNC, they really couldn't get out of their own way in the Miami game and allowed the Hurricanes to more or less cruise. The Tar Heels have posted fewer than 20 points in three of their four games.
Realistically I don’t think UNC can get close here so I’m going with the Hokies.