The Virginia Tech Hokies are coming into Fighting Irish territory in Week 12 with the college football wagers making this game even or PICK EM on early betting. The game kicks-off with an 80,795 capacity from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday, November 19th at 3:30 ET.
Visiting Virginia Tech brings a 7-3 overall record into this contest while only covering the spread 4 times and losing 6 so far this year. This is one of those down years for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with a 4-6-0 record and going 5-5-0 ATS in 2016.
Virginia Tech Vs Notre Dame Betting Tips
Notre Dame opened at -1.0 hosting the Virginia Tech Hokies with a 56.0 total on the over and under betting. This line has already moved down to a PICK with the total dropping a point to 55.0.
What: Virginia Tech Hokies (7-3) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-6)
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Notre Dame, IN
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame
Bet on Virginia Tech Because…
Virginia Tech had a 3 game winning streak interrupted by Georgia Tech last week and are looking like a team that can still salvage a good year with good matchup potential in this game. Notre Dame doesn’t have much of an offense this year except for their passing game sometimes, and that is where the Hokies will smack them right in the mouth with the 14th ranked pass defense in the FBS.
Virginia Tech also has a decent rushing defense that contributes to an overall defense of No. 15, and this Fighting Irish team acts more like they should have a crying mascot this year. Notre Dame will not be able to score enough to win this game.
Bet on Notre Dame Because…
The year can be salvaged if this Notre Dame team actually fights for at least their tradition and history. This is the last home game of the season, and you can expect the Fighting Irish to step up before they travel to USC next week.
Home team should be a big advantage for the Irish this week as they take on a Virginia Tech team that has a definite favoritism when they stay at home. This year the Hokies are 1-4 against the spread on road games, and they are 0-3 in their last 3 games in a row ATS.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This game tugs at me a little bit to go towards the heart strings of Notre Dame being at home, but I just can’t do it. This is a game that is PICK EM at this writing, and I can’t see the Virginia Tech Hokies losing to this Notre Dame team unless the Fighting Irish can get a plus 3 turnover margin.