[3:35 PM] #19 Virginia Tech @ Duke

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#19 Virginia Tech: Wins By Double Digits

@ Duke: Wins or Single Digit Loss


Current odds:

Virginia Tech (-9.5:) (-149)

Duke (+9.5): (+125)


ESPN simulations have Virginia Tech as 68.4% favorites to cover the spread.

51% of sports bets are currently on Virginia Techto win as (-410) underdogs.

The 19th-ranked Hokies held off Pittsburgh 39-36 last week to pull into a tie atop the division with North Carolina, whom they already defeated earlier in the season, putting Justin Fuente’s squad on track for a berth in the conference title game.

Duke is the only team winless in ACC play and will be forced to press on without leading rusher Jela Duncan, who tore his Achilles tendon while celebrating a teammate’s TD during last week’s 38-35 loss at Georgia Tech.

QB Jerod Evans sprained his ankle in the win over Pittsburgh but has been able to practice fully as he looks to follow up a performance in which he compiled 439 total yards, the most ever for a Hokies quarterback in ACC play.

Junior Shaun Wilson, who had 109 yards on 10 carries versus the Yellow Jackets, is next up in the rushing department, while quarterback Daniel Jones ranks third with 276 yards on 82 carries. Jones became the first Duke freshman with three 300-yard passing games when he had 305 last week.

Hokies WR Isaiah Ford (143 yards versus Pitt) needs eight catches to seize the top spot in program history, currently held by Jarrett Boykin (184).


StreakSmarts Pick: Duke: Wins or Single Digit Loss

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick