Virginia Tech vs Virginia Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23
Virginia Cavaliers (3-8) vs Virginia Tech Hokies (5-6)
Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 3:30 pm (David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium)
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The Virginia Tech Hokies will play the Virginia Cavaliers in an ACC game on Saturday afternoon at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia Tech has lost two of their last three games, while Virginia has lost three of four. Let's check out our Virginia Tech vs Virginia Prediction.
Virginia Tech Preview
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-6 (4-3) this season after they lost to NC State by a score of 35-28 in their last game. Virginia Tech trailed 21-7 at halftime and 35-14 in the fourth quarter, but they did score two late touchdowns to make it a close game. The Hokies were out gained by a total of 408-349 and turned the ball over one time in the loss. Virginia Tech did beat Boston College by a score of 48-22 in the game prior to NC State. The Hokies offense is scoring 26.2 points per game with 207.3 passing yards per game and 168.6 rushing yards per game, while going 32.9% on third downs. Kyron Drones has thrown for 1,749 yards, 12 touchdowns, and three interceptions, while also rushing for 592 yards and four touchdowns for the Hokies this season. Bhayshul Tuten has rushed for 610 yards and seven scores, while Da’Quan Felton has caught 35 passes for 534 yards and six touchdowns. The Virginia Tech defense is giving up 24.9 points against per game this season.
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-8 (2-5) this year after they defeated Duke by a score of 30-27 last week. Virginia led 27-13 in the fourth quarter, but they were barely able to hang on for the win. The Cavaliers out gained Duke by a total of 448-429 and forced two turnovers in the game. Virginia’s other conference win came against North Carolina by a score of 31-27. The Virginia offense is averaging 23.8 points per game with 251.5 passing yards per game and 124.7 rushing yards per game, while going 35.4% on third downs. Anthony Colandrea has thrown for 1,715 yards, 11 touchdowns, and eight interceptions for the Cavaliers this season. Kobe Pace has rushed for 368 yards and one touchdown, while Malik Washington has caught 96 passes for 1,311 yards and nine scores. The Virginia defense is allowing 31.8 points against per game this year.
Virginia Cavaliers Team Facts
- Virginia has lost seven of its last eight home games against conference opponents.
- Virginia has covered the spread in seven of its last eight games.
- Virginia has lost the first half in three of its last four games against conference opponents at Scott Stadium.
- Each of Virginia's last four games against conference opponents have gone OVER the total points line.
Virginia Tech Hokies Team Facts
- Virginia Tech has lost three of its last four November games as a road favorite against non-AP-ranked teams.
- The favorite has covered the spread in four of Virginia Tech's last five games.
- Each of Virginia Tech's last four November games as a favorite have gone OVER the total points line.
Virginia Tech comes into this game looking for their sixth win to become bowl eligible, but they will be on the road against a pesky Virginia team. The Hokies have played very inconsistently throughout the season, but they have managed to find five wins. Virginia only has three wins on the year, but they were only a couple of plays away from having a few more. The Virginia defense is allowing over 31 points against per game, but I like them in this spot. Virginia Tech has struggled defensively over their last three games and I think Virginia is much better than their record would indicate. Give me the Cavaliers here.