The ACC has been much more competitive than some would’ve thought at the beginning of the year.
The Seminoles are currently an AP Top-5 team. But if the College Football Playoff began today, they’d likely be on the outside looking in.
Every game matters, including the winning margin of each game.
Take a look at the Virginia Tech vs FSU odds for one of the ACC matchups in college football this weekend.
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Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
Kyron Drones Delivered Last Weekend!
The Virginia Tech Hokies are just 2-3 this season. They’ve been without starting quarterback Grant Wells for some time now.
However, backup quarterback Kyron Drones delivered his best game of the season for Virginia Tech last weekend.
Drones pushed Virginia Tech past Pittsburgh, 38-21, with three passing touchdowns and two more rushing touchdowns.
The mobile quarterback went 12-for-19 from the field and had a QBR of 89.7. But the biggest thing was that he didn’t turn the ball over.
The Hokies added 37:44 in time of possession and earned 427 yards of offense in that game. It came at the least expected time.
So now Virginia Tech has momentum for their road game against Florida State. They’ve already seen Boston College come close to knocking off Florida State. So they’ll likely head into the game with the mindset that a massive upset can be done against the Seminoles.
The Seminoles are at the top of the ACC College Football standings. We’ll see if Virginia Tech’s dream can come true.
Spoiler: It’s doubtful.
Will Rest Help Florida State?
The Florida State Seminoles had a bye week last weekend. Their last game came against Clemson, in a 31-24 overtime thrilling win.
The Seminoles dominated LSU and Southern Miss to begin the season. But they’ve been in a couple of close-call games against Boston College and Clemson.
However, those two games were on the road. They’ll be back home for this game against Virginia Tech.
The Seminoles have been able to get their bodies right for two weeks to prepare for this game. On the road, Florida State was coming off a high, defeating Clemson in a game where we thought Clemson outplayed Florida State.
That bye week came at a perfect time. They could’ve come into Week 5 with much emotion and played flat. But this bye week should help them clear their minds and prepare for Virginia Tech at home after a couple of challenging road games.
Below, we’ll talk about the Virginia Tech vs FSU odds for this ACC matchup on Saturday.
Virginia Tech vs FSU Odds
The Florida State Seminoles are 24-point favorites against Virginia Tech on their home field. The total is currently at 53.
Virginia Tech isn’t a winning program. But the Hokies finally earned a cover against Pittsburgh as three-point underdogs last weekend for their second against-the-spread win this season.
Meanwhile, the total has hit the Over in three of five games for Virginia Tech this season.
On the other hand, Florida State has covered three of four games this season. The one game they didn’t cover was against Boston College as 27.5-point favorites.
Florida State escaped that game with a 31-29 win.
This game against Virginia Tech is another game where the Seminoles are massive favorites. However, the difference is that Florida State is home and healthier with a bye week last weekend.
The total has also gone Over in three of the first four games for Florida State. Returning to last season, Florida State has hit the Over in seven of its last ten games.
Florida State has a good football program. But a 24-point spread seems like too many. Our college football odds and predictions can be found below.
Virginia Tech’s Pass Protection Needs To Hold Up
Virginia Tech’s offense has added under 350 yards per game this season. However, it improved last weekend, with over 425 yards of offense.
Kyron Drones gave Virginia Tech the best performance of his career. Meanwhile, it still seems unlikely that starting quarterback Grant Wells will be ready and available for this weekend’s game against Florida State.
The Hokies have a few quality playmakers. But the offensive line will struggle against Florida State’s defensive line.
Florida State has a fierce pass rush, and they’ve been good in coverage. The Seminoles have also held teams to 128.8 yards per game on the ground, which isn’t all that bad.
We don’t think Florida State is superior to other prominent names in college football. They’ll be exposed eventually. But it likely won’t be this game against Virginia Tech.
In the trenches, Florida State’s got the edge.
Just Trust Jordan Travis
The Florida State Seminoles have earned over 425 yards of offense per game. They’ve reached nearly 150 yards on the ground and have been limiting turnovers thanks to Jordan Travis‘ play.
Travis has only thrown one interception and has ten touchdowns on 121 attempts. He’s also earned over 1,000 yards in the air and has some of the best receivers in college football.
Florida State will have success against Virginia Tech’s secondary. It’s weak and not playing very well. Travis will have to escape pressure and find guys down the field. Travis is also mobile enough that he can run for a first down.
The Hokies have allowed 335.4 yards per game defensively. But 177.6 of that is on the ground. That’s because the pass rush has been effective. But an offense like Florida State can keep Virginia Tech’s defense in check and allow Travis time to make plays.
With that said, we’d back Florida State -24. The Seminoles match up very well against the Hokies in this game.
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