Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

Fighting Irish Face Potential NCAA Football Betting Trap at VA-Tech

The end result of Virginia Tech’s stunning loss to Old Dominion was a total reevaluation of the program.  Certainly, coach Justin Fuente is fully respected and capable.  And defensive coordinator Bud Foster has an impeccable reputation.  But after that NCAA Football betting catastrophe the Hokies had to seriously refocus.  In turn that humiliating defeat may go down as a positive at the end.  In fact, Virginia Tech has a golden chance to show they have righted the ship on Saturday.  After all, the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish will come calling.  The Hokies just may be a live home dog.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

Date and Time:  Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8 p.m. ET

Location: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia

NCAA Football Betting Odds:

TeamSpreadTotal
Notre Dame-5½ (-110)54 (-110)
Virginia Tech+5½ (-110)54 (-110)
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Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech TV Coverage: ABC

Virginia Tech Hokies

Virginia Tech has an NCAA Football betting record of 3-1 both straight up and against the spread.  Most important of all was the Hokies tremendous 31-14 payout at undefeated Duke last Friday.  If ever there was a gut check game for a program that was the case for Virginia Tech.  Following the debacle at Old Dominion Virginia Tech clearly got off the mat with a vengeance.  Likewise, the defense deserves credit for stopping a good Duke offense after being thrashed the previous week.   In conclusion the Hokies are back on track.  Correlate what will be a boisterous home crowd Saturday.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame has won all five of their games with three online wagering payouts.  Additionally, three of their games have gone over the total.  Ian Book has completely transformed the Notre Dame offense after two starts.  For example, Book has a 181.2 quarterback rating with seven touchdown passes and no interceptions.  Last week Notre Dame destroyed undefeated Stanford in a 38-17 home payout.  What’s more it was the best performance of the season by the Fighting Irish.

Stats to Consider

Despite their week one win over Michigan the Notre Dame offense was sluggish with quarterback Brandon Wimbush.  As a matter of fact, Wimbush managed just one touchdown pass and threw four interceptions.  Irish coach Brian Kelly was given little choice but to go with the junior backup.  Although Notre Dame ranks 47th in the country on offense they are climbing fast.  Secondly with Book they are fully able to take advantage of their superior natural talent.

Team vs. Team

As a road favorite Notre Dame has shown well with four covers in their last six in that role.  Also, six of their last eight as road chalks went over the total.  Balanced against that is Virginia Tech’s strong record as home dogs.  To illustrate the Hokies have paid in eight of their last 11 getting points at Lane Stadium.  And six of their last nine in that situation have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Following that NCAA Football betting Win at Duke the Hokies are feeling much better about their ability as a team.  Conversely the Fighting Irish have reached an impressive level of performance.  Counter to that is the fact that Book has not faced a defense or environment like the one he will encounter Saturday night.

Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech NCAA Football Betting

As mentioned earlier Virginia Tech is a live and dangerous home dog.  Lane Stadium will be packed and full throttle for undefeated Notre Dame.  In the same way the Hokies will be primed and ready.

Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech NCAA Football Betting Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies

Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech CAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 21, Notre Dame 17

Watch highlights of Virginia Tech’s win at undefeated Duke last week!

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