This will be the first meeting between these two teams in Doak Campbell Stadium since 1991. These two teams have only met once in the regular season of conference play, a game that Tech (5-2, 2-4 ATS) won 40-21 in Blacksburg last season. Florida State (5-1, 2-2 ATS) had covered their previous three meetings.
College football betting gurus haven’t had much luck figuring out what to do with Virginia Tech games this year. Their margin of victory in their L/10 games has been just 8.1 points per game, and in those ten games, the final score has come within a touchdown of the football betting line six times.
Last Saturday was no exception when the Hokies traveled to Chestnut Hill. The defense did its job, forcing five turnovers, two of which were returned for touchdowns. QB Tyrod Taylor had a difficult day though, as he only threw for 90 yards and an interception. V-Tech lost 28-23, and they are now just 2-5 ATS in their L/7 games overall.
Things weren’t much better for NCAA betting fans which backed Florida State on ESPN’s Thursday Night Football. Though the Noles were victories 26-17 over the NC State Wolfpack, they never found themselves ahead of the 11-point spread per the closing college football betting line.
QB Christian Ponder had his best outing against a serious opponent, ending the day with 283 total yards without turning the ball over. RB Antone Smith rolled up 89 rushing yards and a touchdown. The defense had a dominant 2nd half against the Wolfpack, and now ranks 3rd in the country with just 246.8 total yards per game allowed.
FSU currently sits as 4.5-point home favorites on the NCAA football betting line. Even though both teams have had their struggles putting points on the board, the ‘over’ might be the way to go this weekend. The ‘over’ has cashed in eight of V-Tech’s L/11 games away from Blacksburg.
October has been a good month for ‘over’ bettors in FSU games as it’s cashed in nine of the L/12 in that situation.