Virginia Tech vs Tulane Prediction - College Football Picks 12/27/23
Tulane Green Wave (11-2) vs Virginia Tech Hokies (6-6)
Game Info: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
Betting Odds: Tulane Green Wave +9.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Virginia Tech Hokies will play the Tulane Green Wave on Wednesday afternoon in the Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Virginia Tech has alternated wins and losses over their last five games, while Tulane only has two losses on the season. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Virginia Tech vs Tulane prediction.
Virginia Tech Preview
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-6 (5-3) this season and they finished tied for 4th in the ACC standings. Virginia Tech started the season with a 2-4 record, but they were able to win four of their last six games to finish at 6-6. The Hokies defeated Wake Forest, Syracuse, Boston College, and Virginia, but lost to NC State and Louisville in their last six games. The Virginia Tech offense is scoring 28.6 points per game with 210.8 passing yards per game and 175.4 rushing yards per game. Kyron Drones has thrown for 1,993 yards, 15 touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Hokies this season, while also rushing for 642 yards and four touchdowns. Bhayshul Tuten has rushed for 727 yards and eight scores, while Da’Quan Felton has caught 38 passes for 667 yards and eight touchdowns. The Virginia Tech defense is allowing 24.3 points against per game this year.
The Tulane Green Wave are 11-2 (8-0) this year and they finished tied for first in the AAC standings. Tulane lost to SMU in the AAC Championship game by a score of 26-14. The Green Wave’s only other loss this year was against Ole Miss by a score of 37-20 in their second game of the season. The Tulane offense is averaging 26.8 points per game with 222.4 passing yards per game and 156.8 rushing yards per game. Michael Pratt was the starting quarterback for the Green Wave this season, but he has decided to not play in this game. Makhi Hughes has rushed for 1,290 yards and seven scores, while the top three receivers for Tulane will miss this game. The Tulane defense is giving up 18.9 points against per game this season.
Tulane Green Wave Team Facts
- Tulane has won 21 of its last 22 games against non-AP-ranked teams.
- Tulane has covered the spread in four of its last five games against non-conference opponents at neutral venues.
- Tulane has won the first half in five of its last six games against non-conference opponents.
- Nine of Tulane's last 10 games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.
Virginia Tech Hokies Team Facts
- Virginia Tech has lost eight of its last nine games against AP-ranked teams.
- The favorite has covered the spread in five of Virginia Tech's last six games.
- Each of Virginia Tech's last four games as a favorite have gone OVER the total points line.
Virginia Tech vs Tulane Betting Prediction
Tulane had a really solid regular season, but they played very poorly in the conference championship game against SMU. The Green Wave will try to end the season on a positive note, but they are missing some of their key players here. Virginia Tech started the season playing very poorly, but they finished strong and will look to end with a winning season. The Hokies were much better offensively after they replaced Wells with Drones and I think that will continue here. We saw the Tulane defense have trouble with SMU’s backup quarterback in their last game and I also question how their motivation due to opt outs. Take Virginia Tech to win this one easily.