Virginia Tech vs. Duke - 9/27/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech vs. Duke
Friday, September 27, 2019 at 6:01 PM (Lane Stadium )
Virginia Tech -9.5
The Duke Blue Devils and the Virginia Tech Hokies will match up on the college football circuit Friday.
Duke comes into this game at 2-1 so far. The Devils fell to Alabama 42-3 in their opener but since have beaten NC A&T 45-13 and Middle Tennessee 41-18.
In the Week 3 victory, Duke QB Quentin Harris put up 237 yards and four touchdowns, while also leading the team on 107 rush yards. Aaron Young was the top Devils receiver with 106 yards and two scores from six catches.
Over on the Virginia Tech side, they’re 2-1 as well, falling to Boston College 35-28 in the opener then taking out Old Dominion 31-17 and Furman 24-17.
In the Furman win, VT quarterback Ryan Willis put up 123 yards with one TD and one pick, and Keshawn King had 119 rush yards. Tayvion Robinson was tops receiving with 31 yards on four grabs.
The Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games. Duke is 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS win and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 in September.
Meanwhile, the Hokies are 5-0 ATS in their last five Friday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 overall. Virginia Tech is 1-6 ATS in their last seven conference games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight after an ATS loss.
Granted, Duke has been pretty impressive in their last two games. They’ve logged 86 points and allowed 31, but the real competition begins here. VT has scored at least 24 points in each of their games so far and should be hard to stop here. Still, I think Duke has enough power to bang out a cover.