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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies NCAA Betting Odds

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Odds

We’re rapidly approaching the 2018 NCAA football betting season’s halfway point. Already this year’s action has lived up to the hype by delivering round after round of enticing matchups. That trend will continue this weekend in the Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies pairing. The Fighting Irish have been having a very successful season, seeing as how they’re currently pegged as the 6th best program in the nation. Virginia Tech on the other hand, has had some hiccups but has been able to maintain their No. 24 nationwide ranking. With that in mind; which nationally ranked opponent will be able to best the other this weekend? Let’s take a look at the legal sportsbook betting odds to find out.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies – Sat., October 6th

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia

TV: ABC

Stream: ABC Sports

NCAA Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Notre Dame -5.5 (-110)   -205
Virginia Tech +5.5 (-110) +180
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish 

The Fighting Irish fight their way into this Saturday’s lineup sporting a flawless 5-0 record. Unsurprisingly, Notre Dame is the most successful independent program the FBS has to offer. So far this season, Notre Dame has faced two nationally ranked opponents. The first was No. 14 Michigan in their season opener, who the Fighting Irish were able to handle 24-17. This past weekend, Notre Dame faced No. 7 Stanford – arguably their biggest challenge to date, and were able to emerge triumphant 38-17. Now the program looks to extend their win streak to 6 on the year by facing their 3rd nationally ranked opponent of the season. The NCAA football betting odds are pegging Notre Dame as the favorite, but they’re also predicting a contentious matchup.

Players to Watch: Ian Book (616 passing yards, 7 TD, 0 INT), Tony Jones Jr. (303 rushing yards, 3 TD, 5.4 AVG), and Miles Boykin (311 receiving yards, 1 TD, 20 REC).

Virginia Tech Hokies

The Hokies step into this weekend’s action flashing a 3-1 record that still manages to peg them as the best team in the Coastal Division of the ACC.  VTech is able to maintain their ranking thanks to the 2-0 conference record they’ve racked up this season. And although they’re not at risk of getting an ACC loss this weekend, Virginia Tech will still be vying to come out on top at home. All in all this weekend’s action marks the 3rd time this season the Hokies have faced nationally ranked competition. Like Notre Dame, Virginia Tech kicked their year off by facing a nationally ranked opponent. That happened to be No. 19 FSU on the road. Despite playing on the road, the Hokies came out on top 24-3. Their second nationally ranked opponent was No. 22 Duke, who they faced this past weekend once again on the road. Nevertheless, playing on the road didn’t affect VTech one bit as they survived 31-14.

Players to Watch: Josh Jackson (575 passing yards, 5 TD, 1 INT), Steven Peoples (302 rushing yards, 5 TD, 5.5 AVG), and Damon Hazelton (348 receiving yards, 4 TD, 15 REC).

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame’s last 7 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech’s last 7 games
  • Virginia Tech is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • Virginia Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Picks

So which side should online phone betting fans take in Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Tech Hokies matchup? All things considered, this game is a bit of a tossup. The Hokies have shown they are more than capable of handling nationally ranked competition on the road. Will they be able to do the same at home? Both teams match up well numbers wise; Notre Dame puts up 32.8 and gives up 18.8 while Virginia Tech scores 38.0 and gives up 20.8. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 30-24 Notre Dame.

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