Virginia tech vs syracuse football prediction

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What time does Syracuse vs Virginia Tech kick off?

Get ready for an ACC battle as the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Syracuse Orange will face off at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Lane Stadium. Virginia Tech is 3-3 overall and 3-2 at home, while Syracuse is 3-4 overall and 1-1 on the road.

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How do Syracuse and Virginia Tech compare behind the line of scrimmage?

As a team, Syracuse is the conference’s best at tackling opponents behind the line of scrimmage. Despite three straight losses, Syracuse’s confidence has to be building, especially after giving Clemson a battle all night long last Friday. On the other side, there are a plethora of questions surrounding Virginia Tech.

How good is Syracuse at tackling opponents behind the line of scrimmage?

As a team, Syracuse is the conference’s best at tackling opponents behind the line of scrimmage. Despite three straight losses, Syracuse’s confidence has to be building, especially after giving Clemson a battle all night long last Friday.

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What you need to know about Virginia Tech

The Hokies took a 28-7 defeat to the Pittsburgh Panthers last week. Virginia Tech was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 21 to nothing. QB Braxton Burmeister wasn’t much of a difference maker for Virginia Tech. He threw one interception and only average 4.19 yards per passing attempt.


What you need to know about Syracuse

Meanwhile, it was a hard-fought game, but Syracuse had to settle for a 17-14 defeat against the Clemson Tigers last Friday. Despite the loss, the Orange got a solid performance out of RB Sean Tucker, who picked up 157 yards on the ground on 22 carries.


How to make Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech picks

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When Syracuse Has the Ball

If Syracuse had won all of the close games that it lost, Sean Tucker would be near the top of the Heisman contender lists. As it stands, the sophomore running back is still vying for All-American honors after his sensational start to the 2021 season. Tucker has 948 rushing yards and has gone over 100 yards in six of the team’s first seven games.


When Virginia Tech Has the Ball

At 310 yards per game, the Hokies are last in the ACC in total offense. And the issues are only getting worse. The offensive numbers against Pittsburgh were disturbing: 90 rushing yards on 28 carries and 11-of-32 passing for 134 yards.


Final Analysis

Despite three straight losses, Syracuse’s confidence has to be building, especially after giving Clemson a battle all night long last Friday. On the other side, there are a plethora of questions surrounding Virginia Tech. The close losses to West Virginia and Notre Dame were one thing; getting drubbed by Pittsburgh was another.


Prediction: Syracuse 17, Virginia Tech 14

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Betting trends for Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech has covered the spread twice in six opportunities this season.


Key players for Virginia Tech

Braxton Burmeister leads Virginia Tech with 1,064 passing yards (177.3 ypg) on 88-of-163 passing with six touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also has 212 rushing yards (35.3 ypg) on 63 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.


Key players for Syracuse

Garrett Shrader has thrown for 818 yards (116.9 ypg) to lead Syracuse, completing 54% of his passes and tossing five touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s also run for 418 yards (59.7 ypg) on 82 carries with nine rushing touchdowns.


Syracuse Orange

The Syracuse offense has vastly improved from the 2020 unit that averaged 17 points and 265 yards per game. In 2021, the Orange are putting up 29 points and 400 yards per game while averaging 6.0 yards per play.


Virginia Tech Hokies

The Virginia Tech offense has struggled all season averaging just over 21 points and 310 yards of offense per game. The offense ranks 112 th with averaging 4.5 yards per play this season.


Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech Matchup Analysis

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