For many teams, the final week of the college football season ends up being a game that is essentially meaningless. You must give credit to the NCAA for making this final weekend one that everyone can look forward to, as it serves up a healthy batch of rivalry games that need to be deemed “must watch.” The Virginia Cavaliers have had an awful season, but they have the opportunity to end it on a real high. They are an 18.5-point online betting underdog versus their in-state rivals, but if they can pull off the upset, they will potentially prevent the Hokies from winning the ACC Coastal Division and a trip to the Conference Championship game.
There is a reason why the Virginia Tech Hokies are so heavily favored for this one, but you can bet that they are not going to head into a rivalry game taking anything for granted. These are the types of match-ups where anything can happen, and often do. Can the Hokies come up with the win that will take them to the ACC Championship Game, or will they stumble and fall at the final hurdle?
Here’s A Closer Look At The Week 13 College Football Betting Odds: Cavaliers At Hokies
When: Saturday, November 26 at 12 PM EST
Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAF Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Virginia Cavaliers
The problem that the Cavaliers have had all season is that they have been unable to play well for the full 60 minutes. This has been a team that has looked good in the first half in a lot of games, but who have then gone to pieces in the second half. They took a 10-7 lead to the locker room on the road to Georgia Tech last week, but ended up making mistake after mistake in the second half to eventually fall to a 31-17 loss. The Cavaliers have turned the ball over far too often for their own good, including 12 turnovers in their last 4 games, and they will be badly punished if they do the same this weekend. Virginia Cavaliers are just 5-6 ATS this season, and have only covered once in their last 6 games.
Why bet on the Virginia Tech Hokies
With their season very much on the line last week on the road versus Notre Dame, the Virginia Tech Hokies found a way to dig deep and come away with a big win. The Hokies had been disappointing in a loss to Georgia Tech a couple of weeks back, and going in at half-time in South Bend, you got the sense that the wheels were coming off. A great second half display saw the Hokies come away with a priceless 34-31 win, and it left them with their destiny in their own hands. Virginia Tech are also just 5-6 ATS this season, and these match-ups tend to be close, with the last two meetings divided by a combined 7 points.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I just don’t see any way that the Cavaliers can compete with a much superior Hokies team. They may be able to keep things close for a while, but I think Virginia Tech pulls away in the end.