Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:31 PM (Lane Stadium)
UNC -3.5 Total 57
The North Carolina Tar Heels visit Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia on Saturday for an ACC showdown with the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Tar Heels had a bye this past week and defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets the previous Saturday 38-22 to improve to 3-3. Sam Howell passed for four touchdowns and North Carolina snapped its three-game losing streak with the big win.
Sam Howell leads the Tar Heels with 1,544 yards passing, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. Javonte Williams is the leading rusher with 492 yards and three touchdowns. The leading receiver for the Tar Heels is Dyami Brown with 424 yards receiving and five touchdowns. The leading tackler is Chazz Surratt with 46.
Virginia Tech improved to 4-2 on the season with a 34-17 victory over Rhode Island last Saturday. Hendon Hooker passed for three touchdowns in the win over an undermanned Rhode Island squad. Hooker took over the quarterback job for Virginia Tech from Ryan Willis and tossed three TD passes for the second consecutive game. The win was the second straight for the Hokies.
Hendon Hooker has 453 yards passing and six touchdowns for Virginia Tech. The leading rusher for Virginia Tech is Deshawn McClease with 403 yards and two touchdowns. Tayvion Robinson is the leading receiver with 245 yards and one touchdown, while Damon Hazelton has 194 yards and three touchdowns. Rayshard Ashby leads Virginia Tech in tackles with 54.
North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Tar Heels last 7 on the road
Virginia Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6
The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Hokies last 11
Virginia Tech has turned its season around with a quarterback change as the Hokies have won two straight with Hendon Hooker under center. Virginia Tech has covered the number in 5 of the last 7 versus North Carolina and the home team (Hokies) has covered the number in 5 of the last 7 between the two. Final Score Prediction, Virginia Tech Hokies win and cover ATS 31-27