Virginia Tech vs. Old Dominion Expert Analysis & Betting Odds

Virginia Tech vs. Old Dominion Week 4 NCAAF Odds & Preview

Written by on September 20, 2017

The 13th-ranked and NCAAF odds favorite Virginia Tech Hokies (3-0) will look to remain unbeaten while covering the huge spread as nearly four-touchdown home favorites when they host, for the first time, a clearly over-matched Old Dominion Monarchs (2-1) team in College Football Week 4 on Saturday.If you’re wondering whether or not the Hokies can win and cash in, then you’re going to enjoy this expert analysis and prediction on this Week 4 pairing. Now, let’s find out if Virginia Tech can cover the NCAAF betting lines.

Virginia Tech vs. Old Dominion Week 4 NCAAF Odds & Preview

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM ETWhere: Lane StadiumNCAAF Odds: Virginia Tech Hokies -27.5Total: 57TV: ACCNRadio: 94.1 FM (Old Dominion) / 790 AM (Virginia Tech)Why consider Virginia Tech Hokies NCAAF Odds at -27.5?Virginia Tech moved to 3-0 by smacking East Carolina senseless in its 64-17 road win on Saturday while covering the spread as a huge, 27-point favorite. Virginia Tech actually trailed 17-7 after one quarter before stepping on the gas pedal en route to a stunning 57 straight points.Quarterback Josh Jackson completed 24 of 31 passes for  372 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions while wide receiver Cam Phillips hauled in a whopping14 catches for 189 yards and three touchdowns. For the season, Jackson has passed for 829 yards with eight touchdowns and no interceptions. Now, the Hokies are looking to avoid a letdown against the Monarchs as they look forward to their Week 5 matchup against second-ranked Clemson.“(We’re) really focusing on the next step that’s in front of us,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said.Cornerback Adonis Alexander is expected to miss Saturday’s game as the only one featuring the Hokies injury report.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 40.7
  • Total Yards: 482.4
  • Rush Yards: 200.7
  • Passing Yards: 281.7
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 13.7
  • Total Yards: 365.4
  • Rush Yards: 122.7
  • Passing Yards: 242.7
Why consider Old Dominion Monarchs NCAAF Odds at +27.5?Old Dominion got smacked around by North Carolina in its 53-23 Week 3 loss to fall to 2-1 on the season as three Monarchs quarterbacks combined to go 14-of-32 passing for 214 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while running back Jeremy Cox rushed for a team-high 39 yards on 14 carries.Head coach Bobby Wilder turned the reins of his offense over to 17-year-old true freshman Steven Williams Jr. who completed 9 of 20 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Now, Williams looks like he will be the future for the Monarchs at quarterback moving forward.The Betting Odds are not with the Monarchs“I just felt like the energy lifted up on our sideline,” Wilder said. “It felt like everybody rallied around him.”The Monarchs allowed 511 total yards to North Carolina in Saturday’s loss as they get set to face the first nationally-ranked opponent since joining the FBS four years ago.“We’ve played some really good ones, but I think Virginia Tech is by far the best team we’ve ever played,” Wilder said. “This will be a monumental task on Saturday but one we’ll be excited for.”Running Back Ray Lawry (Hamstring), Defensive Tackle Ryan Londree (ankle), Defensive Back Kane Miskel (knee), and Safety Rob Thompson (groin) appears on the injury report, but Lawry is the only one who’s out indefinitely.

Team Statistics

Offense:Average Score For: 23.7Total Yards: 322.3Rush Yards: 132.3Passing Yards: 190Defense:Average Score Against: 25.7Total Yards: 372.6Rush Yards: 149.3Passing Yards: 223.3Expert Analysis and PredictionThere’s no other way to say it, but Old Dominion is in trouble in this contest despite going 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. The Monarchs are a dismal 1-4 ATS in their last five games against teams from the ACC while Virginia Tech has gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, 5-1 ATS in the last six non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. The spread may look daunting, but I say go with the 75 percent of public bettors that like the Hokies to win and cash in!Pick: Virginia Tech -27.5

Latest NCAAF Odds Trends

-Monarchs are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games-Monarchs are 8-1 SU in its last 9 games-The total has gone OVER in 15 of Old Dominion’s last 20 games on the road-Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home-Hokies are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home