The Virginia Tech Hokies are on a roll, and they hope that their momentum will be big enough to carry them past the No. 16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who are kicking themselves after a tough loss in Ann Arbor. Will the Hokies score an upset? Or will Notre Dame pick itself up with a victory?
Betting Preview for the Virginia Tech Hokies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Week 10 College Football Game on November 2 2019
Where: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 2:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Virginia Tech Hokies (5-2 Overall / 2-2 Conference)
The Hokies are coming off a bye, one that they desperately needed after outlasting the North Carolina Tar Heels in six overtimes for a 43-41 win at home on Oct. 19. Since a deflating 45-10 home loss to the Duke Blue Devils, the Hokies have stitched together three-straight wins, during which they have averaged 39.6 points. That’s quite an improvement from their season average of 30.8 points per game, which is already 44th in the nation and fifth in the ACC. Three quarterbacks combined for 236 passing yards and three touchdowns for the Hokies in the North Carolina game with no one throwing an interception. However, Virginia Tech’s rushing attack is still defines the team’s offense. The Hokies, who rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns against the Tar Heels, are 16th in the nation with 45.4 rushing attempts per contest. They should continue to pound the ball to their back field after seeing Notre Dame’s defense allow 303 rushing yards against Michigan.
The Hokies are 5-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-2 Overall / 0-0 Conference)
The Fighting Irish can very much kiss their playoff hopes bid goodbye after a soul-crushing 45-14 loss to the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor last Saturday. Notre Dame’s defense definitely was to blame for most of that debacle, as the Fighting Irish allowed 437 total yards to the Wolverines. Ian Book and Notre Dame’s offense was also stuck in the mud with just 180 yards of production. Book passed for just 73 yards and a touchdown on an atrocious 8-of-25 completions. Despite that kind of loss, which was Notre Dame’s second thus far this season, the Fighting Irish managed to cling to the AP Poll. With a chance to book a spot in the CFP almost gone, the Fighting Irish can still draw motivation from the fact that they are still in the running for some of the glitzier bowl games. Book and company should have bigger spaces to navigate against Virginia Tech’s defense that’s allowing 34.6 points per game.
The Fighting Irish are 4-2 ATS in their last six games.
Notre Dame wins, 37-28.
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