Virginia Tech vs. Duke: Best Odds and College Football Preview for 11/13/2021

By Dan Watson | November 8, 2021, 12:42 am

The Virginia Tech Hokies (4-5, 0-0 ACC) are heavy favorites (-11) versus the Duke Blue Devils (3-6, 0-0 ACC) in a battle of two conference rivals. The expected point total for the matchup is set at 48.5.

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Virginia Tech stats and betting info

Betting trends for Virginia Tech

  • Virginia Tech’s ATS record is 3-6-0 this season.
  • When they have played as at least 11-point favorites this season, the Hokies are 1-1 against the spread.
  • Virginia Tech has hit the over in two of nine games with a set total (22.2%).
  • This season, Virginia Tech and its opponents have combined to outscore Saturday’s over/under of 48.5 points three times.
  • This season, the average total for Hokies games is 52.7 points, 4.2 more than the over/under of 48.5 points for this contest.
  • The Hokies collect 337.1 yards per game, 153.6 fewer yards than the 490.7 the Blue Devils allow per matchup.
  • The Hokies have turned the ball over nine times this season, four fewer than the Blue Devils have forced (13).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 176.4 (1588) 113
Rush yards 160.7 (1446) 69
Points scored 21.7 (195) 112
Pass yards against 190.7 (1716) 22
Rush yards against 185.2 (1667) 104
Points allowed 21.8 (196) 33

Key players for Virginia Tech

  • Braxton Burmeister has 1,495 passing yards (166.1 ypg) to lead Virginia Tech, completing 54.1% of his passes and recording nine touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 287 rushing yards (31.9 ypg) on 86 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
  • The team’s top rusher, Raheem Blackshear, has carried the ball 89 times for 425 yards (47.2 per game), with four touchdowns this year. He’s proven to be a dual threat, hauling in 183 receiving yards (20.3 per game) on 17 catches.
  • Tre Turner’s team-high 602 receiving yards (66.9 yards per game) have come on 34 receptions with two touchdowns.
BestOdds rating 9.3
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Duke stats and betting info

Betting trends for Duke

  • So far this year, Duke has put together a 4-5-0 record against the spread.
  • The Blue Devils are winless against the spread (0-3) when playing as at least 11-point underdogs.
  • Four of Duke’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (44.4%).
  • There have been seven Duke games that have finished with a combined score over 48.5 points this season.
  • Blue Devils’ games have a total points bet of 62.5 points this season, 14.0 points more than the over/under for this contest.
  • The Blue Devils collect 445.0 yards per game, 69.1 more yards than the 375.9 the Hokies give up.
  • Duke is 3-3 overall when the team totals over 375.9 yards.
  • This year the Blue Devils have turned the ball over 17 times, six more than the Hokies’ takeaways (11).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 252.9 (2276) 47
Rush yards 192.1 (1729) 35
Points scored 25.0 (225) 89
Pass yards against 308.0 (2772) 129
Rush yards against 182.7 (1644) 102
Points allowed 35.6 (320) 117

Key players for Duke

  • Gunnar Holmberg leads Duke with 2,034 passing yards (226.0 ypg) on 178-of-257 passing with seven touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season. He also adds 169 rushing yards (18.8 ypg) on 80 carries while scoring six touchdowns on the ground.
  • Mataeo Durant’s team-high 1,054 rushing yards (117.1 per game) have come on 211 carries, with nine touchdowns this year. He’s also added 225 yards (25.0 per game) on 23 catches with two touchdowns.
  • Jake Bobo’s team-leading 635 receiving yards (70.6 yards per game) have come on 59 receptions with one touchdown.

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