Virginia Tech vs Syracuse Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/26

Virginia Tech vs Syracuse Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/26

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NCAAF Predictions: Syracuse Orange vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

The upcoming matchup between the Syracuse Orange and the Virginia Tech Hokies has captured the attention of college football fans. In this comprehensive analysis, we'll examine both teams' strengths and weaknesses, evaluating their offensive and defensive capabilities.

Game Information

The game will take place at Lane Stadium on October 26, 2023, at 4:30 PM. The match will be broadcasted on ESPN, and the weather forecast for Blacksburg, VA, suggests a pleasant 63-degree evening. The current betting line favors Virginia Tech at -3.0, with the over/under set at 47 points.

 

Syracuse Orange

Season Overview

The Syracuse Orange, with a 4-3 record, are eager to secure a victory after going winless in conference play at 0-3. Their quarterback, G. Shrader, has accumulated 1,371 passing yards, 8 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Syracuse aims to bounce back from recent losses and boost their bowl game aspirations.

In the rushing game, L. Allen has been a key contributor with 511 yards on 106 carries and 7 touchdowns. U. Hatcher leads the receiving corps with 346 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Team Stats

On average, the Syracuse Orange gain 399.1 total yards per game, with 232.1 passing yards and 167.0 rushing yards. Defensively, they allow 380.7 total yards, including 255.7 passing yards and 125.0 rushing yards.

Recent Performance

In their last five games, Syracuse faced a series of challenges, including losses to Florida State, North Carolina, and Clemson. However, they managed to secure a victory against Army and Purdue. The Orange look to reverse their conference misfortunes in the upcoming game against Virginia Tech.

 

Virginia Tech Hokies

Season Overview

The Virginia Tech Hokies enter the game with a 3-4 overall record and a 2-1 conference standing. Their quarterback, K. Drones, has accumulated 1,042 passing yards, 6 touchdowns, and just 1 interception. The Hokies are determined to extend their success in conference play and enhance their bowl game prospects.

On the ground, B. Tuten has rushed for 360 yards and scored 3 touchdowns, while J. Lane has been a prominent receiver with 341 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Team Stats

The Virginia Tech Hokies average 359.7 total yards per game, with 219.4 passing yards and 140.3 rushing yards. Defensively, they allow 341.6 total yards, including 169.4 passing yards and 172.1 rushing yards.

Recent Performance

Virginia Tech's recent games have included wins against Wake Forest and Pittsburgh, but they also faced losses to Florida State, Marshall, and Rutgers. They are striving for consistency as they prepare to take on Syracuse and maintain their conference success.

 

Prediction: 

Considering the home advantage and Virginia Tech's recent performance, we predict that the Hokies are poised to secure a victory and cover the -3 points spread. Virginia Tech has won three out of their four home games this season, demonstrating their proficiency in familiar territory.

While both teams have their strengths, Virginia Tech's ability to perform well at home provides them with a significant edge. We anticipate a competitive game, but the Hokies are positioned to come out on top and extend their conference success.

Don't miss the Thursday night showdown between the Syracuse Orange and the Virginia Tech Hokies on October 26, 2023, at Lane Stadium. With the odds favoring Virginia Tech, it promises to be an exciting game with conference implications.

Pick: Virginia Tech -3.0

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