LINE: Virginia Tech -12.5
ATS PICK: Boston College
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Don’t worry, Virginia Tech. You’re still loved.
This is a team good enough to potentially be a real, live challenger to Clemson for the ACC Championship if it’s ever able to field a complete team after being hit hard by COVID from the start. It’s been able to bust through the issues with wins over NC State and Duke, and it battled in the 56-45 shootout loss against North Carolina.
Oh yes, Virginia Tech, you’re still loved – just not by 12.5 points.
It’s not fair to call Boston College a flaky 3-1, but it needed everything in the bag to get by Texas State at home, lost to North Carolina, and survived in the final moments against Pitt – but the offense is working, and that’s what you’ll care about.
Notre Dame transfer QB Phil Jurkovec has been outstanding for new head coach Jeff Hafley, averaging close to 300 passing yards per game with eight touchdowns and two picks. He’s been comfortable for an offense that’s not running the ball at all.
The BC passing game is good enough to keep pressing, and that’s what matters here. Virginia Tech can and should win this – but BC is a decent money line value if you’re a believer – but the secondary has had problems so far.
Jurkovec and company should be able to throw their way within the 12.5.