Maryland virgina tech prediction


Prediction: Maryland (-3.5)
Dennis Dodd Chip Patterson
ATS Maryland Virginia Tech
SU Maryland Virginia Tech
Dec 29, 2021

Who will win Maryland vs Virginia Tech?

The Terrapins are four-point favorites in the latest Maryland vs. Virginia Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 55.

Who is favored to win Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech?

The Hokies are favored by one point in the latest Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 130.5.

Is raheem blackshear playing in the bowl game?

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech running back Raheem Blackshear , who declared for the NFL Draft last month, is participating in the Hula Bowl, a college all-star game that takes place on Jan. 15 in Orlando, Florida at UCF’s stadium.

Is Virginia Tech going to a bowl game?

The Virginia Tech Hokies take on the Maryland Terrapins in the 2021 Pinstripe Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 2:15 p.m. ET.

Who is favored in Virginia Tech game?

Texas is a 1.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook. It is -117 on the money line and Virginia Tech is -103. The over/under for the game is set at 124.5 points.

Who is favored in the Virginia Tech game tonight?

Caesars Sportsbook lists the Blue Devils as six-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Virginia Tech odds.

Who coached VT in bowl game?

Pry, 51, replaces former Hokies coach Justin Fuente, who was let go Nov. 16 after his teams went 43-31 in six seasons.

Who is Connor Blumrick?

Connor Blumrick, Virginia Tech, Wide Receiver.

Is 2021 Pinstripe Bowl Cancelled?

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Will Vt go to a bowl game 2021?

Hokies fall to Terrapins in 2021 New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Virginia Tech Athletics.

What bowl game will VA Tech play in 2021?

2021 New Era Pinstripe BowlVirginia Tech football is set to play in the 2021 New Era Pinstripe Bowl versus Maryland at 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Yankee Stadium on ESPN.

Is Maryland in a bowl game 2021?

Virginia Tech and Maryland meet in the Pinstripe Bowl for the 2021-22 NCAA College Football Season. This game will take place at Yankee Stadium in Bronx.

Money line

MARYLAND (-180) isn’t a bad play if you don’t want to mess with the points. However, Virginia Tech (+145) is so shorthanded, with inexperience at key positions, that the Terrapins should be able to push through for a strong victory.

Against the spread

The play is MARYLAND -3.5 (-108) here. Yes, the Terps didn’t finish the regular season very well, but they also didn’t have the mass defections and upheaval like Virginia Tech +3.5 (-112) following the dismissal of Justin Puente. The Terrapins did have some players enter the transfer portal, but no players of real note, mostly depth options.

When Virginia Tech Has the Ball

Virginia Tech had the 90 th -ranked total offense this fall, but the Hokies are going to look much different in this bowl game.

When Maryland Has the Ball

As much as the Maryland defense will key in on the Virginia Tech running game, that’s how much the Hokies’ D will be focusing on the Terps’ passing attack. Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa is without question the most important piece to the Maryland offense, as he completed 68 percent of his throws for 3,595 yards and 24 touchdowns on the season.

Final Analysis

The team that wins a bowl game is usually the team that wants to be there more. It’s clear that, in the Pinstripe Bowl, that team is Maryland. The Hokies have a slew of their best players opting out, and the new coaching staff is not fully in place.

Maryland Betting Odds

The star of the Maryland football team is none other than Taulia Tagovailoa, the brother of the Miami Dolphins quarterback. Taulia has been more than a brother following the shadow of an NFL player. He has created a name of his own on the Maryland team.

Virginia Tech Betting Odds

Virginia Tech is entering their 34th bowl game appearance in team history. They ended their 2021 regular season in third place in the ACC Coastal conference. They will be entering their bowl game after news that their six-year head coach, Justin Fuente, will not be returning next season.

Maryland Vs. Virginia Tech Picks & Prediction

This will be the first time Maryland and Virginia Tech will face each other in a bowl game. DraftKings has favored the Terrapins in the matchup with a -3.5 (105) spread and a moneyline of -160. They’ve given the Hokies a spread of +3.5 (-115) with a moneyline of +140.

The Terrapins and Hokies meet again in Yankee Stadium on Wednesday

Virginia Tech and Maryland will renew their old series from when they were both members of the ACC when they square off in Wednesday’s Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The two were in the ACC from 2004-14 before Maryland left to join the Big Ten.

Maryland vs. Virginia Tech: Need to know

Hokies running game heated up: The Virginia Tech running game hit its stride during the second half of the season. The Hokies rushed for 227 yards or more in five of their last six games, including 320 in their win over Virginia.

How to watch Pinstripe Bowl live

Game: Pinstripe Bowl
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 29 | Time: 2:15 p.m. ET
Location: Yankee Stadium — New York
TV: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)

Pinstripe Bowl prediction, picks

I’ll take the Terps to win and cover in what should be a very interesting game. Blackshear will be the focal point for Maryland’s defense, and it’ll do enough to slow down what should be an incredibly one-dimensional Hokies squad.

Maryland Team Defense Preview

Maryland has had 149 total defensive drives this season and they yield 5.6 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive opponents run , but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive.

Maryland Team Offense Preview

Maryland has had 154 total drives this season and they generate 5.62 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive they run , but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive.

Virginia Tech Team Defense Preview

Virginia Tech has had 128 total defensive drives this season and they yield 5.7 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive opponents run , but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive. Virginia Tech has had a generally average defense.

Virginia Tech Team Offense Preview

Virginia Tech has had 129 drives in non-garbage time minutes and they average 5.43 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, Virginia Tech is not a team that runs many plays per drive. The offense is either prone to faltering and struggles to notch first downs or extremely explosive, we will need to find out a bit more to get answers.

Why Maryland Could Cover The Spread

The biggest concern for Maryland is their defense. They allowed 32.4 points per game this season which is not a good sign. Maryland averaged 27.3 points per game offensively so that is something that will need to change for Wednesday night. Their passing attack is what is going to cover this spread for the Terps.

Why Virginia Tech Could Cover The Spread

Virginia Tech’s defense needs to continue to play well if they want to cover this spread. They’ve won games with it in the past so it’s nothing new for them. Quarterback Braxton Burmeister doesn’t throw the ball all that often, as he finished with only 1,960 passing yards.

Final Maryland-Virginia Tech Pinstripe Bowl Prediction & Pick

Both of these teams were not good at all against the spread. That makes it tricky to decide who will step up and cover this spread. I’m choosing this game based on how difficult the schedule was for Maryland this season. Maryland played a bunch of tough Big-10 opponents and I think that will benefit them in this game.


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