Virginia Tech at North Carolina NCAA Football Week 5 Odds

Virginia Tech at North Carolina College Football Betting

Virginia Tech Hokies College Football Betting

The Virginia Tech Hokies visit the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday in a game that can be seen on the ACC Network.  The Hokies are coming off a very disappointing home loss to West Virginia that dropped them to 2-2 on the season. The Tar Heels are also coming off a disappointing loss, as they were beaten by Notre Dame, and that loss dropped the Tar Heels to 3-1 on the season. The Hokies have done well in this series of late, winning 7 of the last 10 meetings, and they won 17-10 at home against the Tar Heels last season. The Hokies have won 7 of the last 10 at North Carolina, but the Tar Heels pulled out a wild 56-45 home win two years ago.  The Hokies are listed as a solid road underdog in Week 5 college football odds.

NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Odds

Virginia Tech Hokies +8.5

North Carolina Tar Heels -8.5

Virginia Tech Hokies Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Virginia Tech Hokies visit the North Carolina Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Kickoff time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET with television coverage on the ACC Network.

The Hokies are 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS. They are averaging just 20.3 points per game and averaging 332.8 yards per contest. They are giving up 17.5 points and 255 yards per game. Keshawn King leads the team with 179 rushing yards, Grant Wells has thrown for 844 yards, while Kaleb Smith has 201 receiving yards.

The Tar Heels are averaging 46.5 points per game which is 8th in the country and they are putting up 502.3 yards per game, but you have to take those numbers with a grain of salt, as the Tar Heels scored a lot of points against Florida A&M and Appalachian State.  The Tar Heels are giving up a very high 39.5 points and allowing 495.3 yards per game.

Omarion Hampton leads the team with 256 rushing yards, Drake Maye has thrown for 1,231 yards, while Kobe Paysour has 175 receiving yards.

As noted earlier, Virginia Tech has won 7 of the last 10 in this series and they are 7-3 ATS with six of the ten going under the total. Virginia Tech has taken 7 of the last 10 at North Carolina and gone 5-4 ATS with six of the nine going under the total.

Virginia Tech Hokies Weekly Recap

It was ugly last week, as the Hokies were dominated by West Virginia on Thursday, losing 33-10. Casey Legg kicked four field goals and JT Daniels threw a touchdown pass to lead West Virginia to the win. Daniels completed 20 of 30 passes for 203 yards with completions to eight different receivers. Late in the first half, Sam James caught a 24-yard touchdown pass for a catch of 69 yards from Kaden Prather.

The Mountaineers had a commanding 218-35 advantage in the number of yards gained on the ground thanks to CJ Donaldson's 106 rushing yards and Justin Johnson Jr.'s 83 additional rushing yards and touchdown.

Jacolby Spells, a Mountaineers defensive back, capped the scoring in the fourth quarter by breaking on a slant and returning an interception 27 yards for a touchdown.

The Hokies were penalized 15 times for 132 yards in total. West Virginia native Grant Wells completed 16 of 35 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown.

Legg's 23-yard field goal gave West Virginia the lead after a 14-play, 92-yard drive, but Virginia Tech responded on the following possession. A 28-yard touchdown pass from Wells was taken by Kaleb Smith over his back shoulder in the right corner of the end zone. Smith had five receptions for 70 yards.

The Mountaineers took a 13-7 advantage into halftime thanks to a late surge toward the end of the first half. With one minute and fifty seconds left in the second quarter, Legg kicked a 35-yard field goal to cut Virginia Tech's advantage to 7-6. With 11 seconds left, James beat Virginia Tech defender Dax Hollifield for a 24-yard touchdown reception after the Mountaineers had stopped the Hokies on their previous possession.

Prior to West Virginia putting the game away in the fourth, the teams swapped field goals in the third quarter. Early in the fourth, Johnson sprinted up the middle for a 6-yard touchdown, bringing West Virginia's lead to 23-10. With 10:16 remaining in the fourth quarter, Legg added a 38-yard field goal before Spells had the final TD for the Mountaineers.

2022 Virginia Tech Hokies Schedule

Sep 2 at Old Dominion L 17-20 0-1
Sep 10 vs. Boston College W 27-10 1-1
Sep 17 vs. Wofford W 27-7 2-1
Sep 22 vs. West Virginia L 10-33 -2-2
Oct 1 at North Carolina - -
Oct 8 at Pitt - -
Oct 15 vs. Miami - -
Oct 22 OFF
Oct 27 at NC State - -
Nov 5 vs. Georgia Tech - -
Nov 12 at Duke - -
Nov 19 at Liberty - -
Nov 26 vs. Virginia - -
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