Game Time: 3:45 pm ET, Saturday, November 27, 2021
Venue: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA
Where to Watch: ACC Network
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: VT +7, UVA -7; Over/Under: 62.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: VT +7, UVA -7; Over/Under: 62.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: VT +7, UVA -7; Over/Under: 62.5 points
Virginia Tech Hokies: 5-6 (4th place, ACC Coastal)
Virginia Cavaliers: 6-5 (2nd place, ACC Coastal)
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Virginia Tech Hokies vs Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Analysis
Virginia Tech Hokies: lost on the road on Nov. 20 against the Miami Hurricanes 38-26.
Virginia Cavaliers: lost on the road on Nov. 20 against the Pittsburgh Panthers 48-38.
Virginia Tech Hokies Analysis
VT is coming into this game with a 5-6 record overall and they are 1-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 8th conference matchup of the year and they are currently 3-4 in their conference games this season. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. Braxton Burmeister was not awful but could have done more as he completed 14/17 passes for 109 yards and 1 touchdown. Connor Blumrick threw some passes as well and he completed 5/11 passes for 39 yards and 2 touchdowns. Blumrick led the team in rushing with 132 yards on 20 carries. Tre Turner led the receivers with 44 yards and 1 touchdown on 5 receptions while Da'Wain Lofton had 28 yards and 1 touchdown on 3 receptions. Kaleb Smith caught the other touchdown pass in that one. Chamarri Conner led the defense in that game with 9 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones. No one on the defense recorded a sack or an interception in that one. They have scored 269 points in their 11 games this season averaging 24.5 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 251 points against them allowing 22.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 361.7 YPG while their defense is allowing 376.4 YPG.
Virginia Cavaliers Analysis
Virginia is coming into this game with a 6-5 record overall and they are 4-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 8th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 4-3 in their conference games this season. They are coming into this one on a 3 game losing streak after another loss in their last game. Brennan Armstrong had a good game in their last one as he completed 36/49 passes for 487 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Mike Hollins led the team in rushing with 30 yards and 1 touchdown on 7 carries while Keytaon Thompson had 17 yards and 1 touchdown on 3 carries. Dontayvion Wicks had a very nice day as he led the receivers with 144 yards on 10 receptions while Thompson had 126 yards and 1 touchdown on 11 receptions. Ra'Shaun Henry and Jelani Woods both caught the other touchdown passes in that one with 1 each. Nick Jackson led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 5 assisted ones. Jackson along with Joey Blount and Mike Green all recorded 1 sack each in that game while Blount and Anthony Johnson both came up with 1 interception each in that one. They have scored 391 points in their 11 games this season averaging 35.5 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 353 points against them allowing 32.1 PPG. Their offense is averaging 517.8 YPG while their defense is allowing 466.2 YPG.
Virginia Tech vs Virginia Prediction
VT is coming into this game as a 7 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. VT has been playing a bit better than Virginia has been in this final stretch of the season. Virginia have kind of fallen off losing 3 games straight coming into this one. VT needs 1 more win to become bowl eligible and this is their last game to do so or their season will be over for the year. They will play hard in this game knowing that the chance to play in a bowl game is on the line and also they are going up against their state rival so they should play this game with a lot of heart and keep it a close one at least. The best bet to place in this game is on VT to cover the spread in this game.
Virginia Tech Virginia Prediction: Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 27, 2021 (3:45 pm ET start time) is VT 31 Virginia 30.
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NCAAF Betting Trends
Virginia Tech Hokies: 27-19 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points. 184-172 ATS in all games. 18-15 ATS when the total is between 56.5 and 63. 50-42 ATS as an underdog. 26-20 ATS as a road underdog. 78-67 ATS in road games. 119-111 ATS against conference opponents.
Virginia Cavaliers: 31-40 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points. 13-16 ATS when the total is between 56.5 and 63. 79-92 ATS as a favorite. 54-56 ATS as a home favorite. 117-121 ATS against conference opponents.
Virginia Tech Hokies: J. Payoute (WR) Ques Sat - Hamstring injury. D. Ferguson (LB) out for season - Shoulder injury. E. Belmar (DL) Out indefinitely - Concussion. J. Mitchell (TE) Out indefinitely - Knee injury.
Virginia Cavaliers: D. Cross (S) out for season - Knee injury. A. Atariwa (DL) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed injury. J. Hayes (CB) Out indefinitely - Leg injury.
"Nobody panicked, nobody flinched at halftime. In the middle of the third quarter, beginning of the fourth, we still felt on the sidelines that we were going to win the game. It just didn't happen." - J.C. Price on his team’s loss against Miami in their last game.
“There's..it's championship football. There's another one next week (state championship) and then there's the bowl championship - that's what good programs do, they have meaningful games at the end of the season and every game is meaningful for us and our team has earned that.” - Bronco Mendenhall on his team’s goals for the remainder of the season.
Virginia Tech Hokies
WR Smith, Kaleb
WR Tre Turner
WR Robinson, Tayvion
TE DeIuliis, Drake
QB Burmeister, Braxton
RB Thomas, Malachi
WR Wicks, Dontayvion
WR Henry, Ra'Shaun
WR Kemp IV, Billy
TE Woods, Jelani
QB Armstrong, Brennan
RB Taulapapa, Wayne
Virginia Tech Hokies
Passing: B. Burmeister (1819)
Rushing: R. Blackshear (542)
Receiving: T. Turner (675)
Touchdowns: R. Blackshear (6)
Passing: B. Armstrong (4044)
Rushing: W. Taulapapa (301)
Receiving: D. Wicks (1148)
Touchdowns: D. Wicks (9)
Virginia Tech Hokies: J.C. Price (Interim)
Virginia Cavaliers: Bronco Mendenhall (6th season)