The Virginia Tech Hokies and Virginia Cavaliers have not played a meaningful game in a long time. That will change on Saturday, as the Hokies head to Charlottesville to play the Cavs in a game that will decide the ACC’s Coastal division. To say that Mike London’s UVA squad has overachieved would be a massive understatement. No one expected UVA to do anything and they are in position to make a splash. They have already knocked off Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Miami this season. Can they take down the rival Hokies and complete the dream? That is the tough question.
The books have pegged this one strangely. The Hokies opened as six point favorites. Since then, they have been bet down to a four point number. Lots of sharp money seems to have flown in on the Cavs, with the public generally backing the Hokies. So what does this mean for us as we make our college football picks this week? It means that you need to give the Cavaliers a hard look. You need to determine just why the line is moving this way. Virginia has a really good team up front and it is built to stop teams like Virginia Tech. This is why the line is moving the way that it is.
Virginia has been built for struggles like this. With a strong offensive line, a strong defense, and a couple of good running backs, the Cavs are surprisingly solid. They don’t make too many mistakes and they have some playmakers on the outside, too. If you want to make good college football picks this week, then you will give them a look. All year, people have been doubting Virginia. All year, the Cavs have gone out and proved those people wrong, often as big underdogs. They will look to do it one more time on Saturday.
Virginia Tech has looked vulnerable this season. They dropped a game at home against Clemson and looked poor on the road in a few spots. Virginia has a good chance to win this game and at the very least, they should be right there looking to cover a number that is just too big.
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