Among the bustle of Black Friday is the huge rivalry game between Virginia Tech and Virginia in Charlottesville. These two teams enter this one with loads of confidence on each side. Before we get to the matchup itself, here are some trends to consider.

  • Virginia Tech is 16-6 ATS as a road favorite of 3.5 to 7 points since 1992
  • The Hokies have covered just 15 of their last 25 in this series.
  • The last three years, the Wahoos have covered 17 of their last 27 as an underdog.
  • 12 of the last 21 meetings between the two schools have gone under the total.

We’ve heard about how long the streak is for the Hokies, but I think it’s in serious jeopardy this year. First off, we may not see the infusion of Virginia Tech fans descending upon Charlottesville mostly because I’m sure the Hoos fans are keeping their tickets. In past years, it’s almost sounded like Blacksburg at times in that stadium which I’m sure is a motivating factor for the road team. Also, the Hokies offense is just so inconsistent that it’s hard to believe they’ll win this one themselves. This one is definitely going to be a lower scoring game although the injuries in the Tech secondary mean Kurt Benkert could have a good game. UVA is going to need some semblance of a running game to keep the Hokies honest in this one. Problem is that they haven’t managed to do that putting up less then 100 yards on the ground in three straight. To me, the best wager in this game is Under 50 because I don’t know if either team gets to 24. I think with such a great season for the Cavaliers about to come to an end, why not top it off with a victory over their rivals.

Virginia 23, Virginia Tech 20

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