Virginia Cavaliers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies - 11/29/19 CFB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Virginia Tech Hokies at Virginia Cavaliers

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM (Scott Stadium )

VT -145, VT -2.5

The #23 Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Charlottesville, VA on Friday for a game against the University of Virginia Cavaliers in a game that will decide the winner of the ACC’s Coastal Division. Virginia Tech enters Friday’s game after their second shutout win in a row, this time defeating the Pitt Panthers by the score of 28-0.  Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker completed 10 of 13 passing attempts for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns on the day.  Hooker also ran 20 times for 27 yards. The leading rusher for the Hokies was wide receiver Tayvion Robinson who rushed just 1 time but ran for 32 yards.  Robinson also led the Hokies in receiving in the game, catching 2 passes for 74 yards.  The Virginia Tech defense was a wall on the day and held Pitt to just 177 total yards including just 60 on the ground.

With the win against Pitt, Virginia Tech improved to 8-3 on the season and 5-2 in conference play which places them in a 1st place tie with Virginia in the ACC Coastal Division.  Quarterback Hendon Hooker had now thrown for 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season and has yet to throw an interception.  Hooker has also ran 90 times on the season, rushing for 262 yards and 4 touchdowns.  DeShawn McClease is the leading rusher for the Hokies as he has carried the ball 150 times for 631 yards and 5 touchdowns on the year.  Wide receiver Tre Turner has been the leading receiver for Virginia Tech as he caught 26 passes for 408 yards and 3 touchdowns this season. 

The Virginia Cavaliers welcome the Virginia Tech Hokies to town on Friday after winning their last game 55-27 against Liberty.  Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins completed 18 of 30 passes for 199 yards and 2 touchdowns in the game.  Perkins also ran 13 times for 30 yards and a touchdown in the game.  Running back P.K. Kier was the leading rusher for Virginia has he rushed 10 times for 82 yards and a touchdown.  Terrell Jana was the leading receiver for Virginia as he caught 4 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown on the day.  The Virginia defense allowed 392 total yards to Liberty but held them to just 79 yards on the ground. 

With the win, the Cavaliers improved to 8-3 on the season and 5-2 in conference play which places them in a 1st place tie with Virginia Tech in the ACC Coastal Division.  Quarterback Bryce Perkins has thrown for 2,638 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season against 8 interceptions.  Perkins has also been the Cavaliers leading rusher on the season, carrying the ball 177 times for 523 yards and 9 touchdowns on the year.  Hasise Dubois has been Virginia’s leading receiver as he has caught 51 passes for 710 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season. 

Virginia Tech is scoring an average of 30.8 points per game while allowing 22.3 points per game.  Virginia Tech is gaining 381.4 yards per game while allowing 347.9 yards per game. Virginia is scoring 33.2 points per game while allowing 22.9 points per game.  Virginia is gaining 381 yards per game while allowing 323.2 yards per game.  Although the Hokies defense has played well as of late, I am going to go with Virginia in this one.  For the season, both teams match up fairly evenly in their stat lines, but Virginia is playing at home, has given up less yards per game and has scored more points per game. Virginia wins 30-27 and beats the spread. 

Travis’s Pick UVA +125, UVA +2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.