LINE: Virginia Tech -27.5, o/u: 55.5
ATS PICK: Virginia Tech
Normally you’d be worried about a game like this.
Relatively local, sort of a throwaway game before bigger things come for the better team, a large spread, but there’s one key part …
2018, Old Dominion 49, Virginia Tech 35.
Don’t think the Hokies and their fans haven’t had to hear about that for the better part of a year.
Since that loss, Virginia Tech has been on a ugly 4-8 run that includes last week’s ACC opener loss to Boston College. Head coach Justin Fuente is sitting on a toasty seat, there’s a whole lot of grumbling happening, and the program needs a big, ugly, cathartic blowout win.
The Hokies played well in the loss to BC – outside of a slew of big turnovers. If they limit the mistakes, a 28 point win over a Monarch team that struggled to get by Norfolk State last week won’t be an issue.