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Virginia Tech Hokies vs Kentucky Wildcats 12/31/2019 Previews, Odds and Predictions

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Virginia Tech Hokies vs Kentucky Wildcats 12-31-2019 Previews Odds and Predictions

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Kentucky Wildcats 12/31/2019 – The Virginia Tech Hokies host the Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday in a Belk Bowl showdown. The Hokies will try to register another win against the Kentucky Wildcats who will be meeting for the 20th time. NCAAFB Vegas odds give Virginia Tech a slight edge. In their first meeting way back in 1987, the Wildcats won via a score of 14-7 over the Hokies. Oddsmakers feel the team who plays good defense will come out on top.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Kentucky Wildcats 12/31/2019

When: Tuesday, December 31, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: ESPN
Stream: SofaStream

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Kentucky Wildcats 12/31/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Hokies +2 (-107) 47.5 o (-110) +113
Wildcats -2 (-107) 47.5 u (-110) -127
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Virginia Tech Hokies

Virginia Tech Hokies are looking for another Belk Bowl win this Tuesday and pundits feel they will do so. They own an 8-4 record over the Wildcats and have won six of the last eight meetings. Hendon Hookier will be tasked to lead the Hokies on offense once again. This season, he has a total of 1,445 yards to go with 11 touchdowns. The Virginia Tech defense could pick it up a notch to secure victory. So far, they have limited opponents to 23.7 points and 359.9 yards per game.

Players to watch:

H. Hooker QB (87 CMP 140 ATT 1445 YDS 62.1 CMP% 10.3 AVG 71 LNG 11 TD 2 INT 16 SACK -115 SYL 171.9 RTG), D. McClease RB (166 ATT 717 YDS 4.3 AVG 45 LNG 6 TD), K. King RB (72 ATT 315 YDS 4.4 AVG 54 LNG 2 TD), T. Turner WR (33 REC 542 YDS 16.4 AVG 61 LNG 4 TD), D. Hazelton WR (30 REC 506 YDS 16.9 AVG 72 LNG 7 TD).

Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats know that they have to work to come out with a win against the Hokies. They worked hard to qualify for a bowl game and pulled out big wins. However, they may need to exert more effort against Virginia Tech. Lynn Bowden Jr. needs to work harder and lead the reinvented rushing attack of Kentucky. The Wildcats defense has been phenomenal, allowing 18.4 points and 324.3 yards per game this season.

Players to watch:

S. Smith QB (57 CMP 125 ATT 690 YDS 45.6 CMP% 5.5 AVG 54 LNG 4 TD 5 INT 8 SACK -58 SYL 94.5 RTG), L. Bowden Jr. WR (151 ATT 1235 YDS 8.2 AVG 60 LNG 11 TD), A. Rose RB (139 ATT 757 YDS 5.4 AVG 63 LNG 6 TD), A. Wagner WR (15 REC 254 YDS 16.9 AVG 54 LNG 2 TD), J. Ali WR (19 REC 181 YDS 9.5 AVG 20 LNG 2 TD).

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Numbers

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Virginia Tech Hokies

Hokies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech’s last 5 games.
Virginia Tech is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Virginia Tech’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Southeast conference.

Kentucky Wildcats

Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kentucky’s last 9 games.
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Picks

Football betting lines tip the Virginia Tech Hokies as slight favorites to prevail over the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday. The Hokies are predicted to win via a score of 29.4-28.4 covering the spread and the total going over.