College Football Picks: Virginia Tech vs Boston College

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 2:13 PM GMT

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 2:13 PM GMT

The Virginia Tech Hokies have been known to play their best football in November, as they prepare to take on the Boston College Eagles Saturday. Where do we believe that the best value lies for our college football pick?

Let’s take a closer look at the college football odds for this ACC matchup at Alumni Stadium, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

Check out SBRs Week 10 Betting Odds Report

Disappointing effort

Despite not allowing a third-down conversion last Saturday, Virginia Tech suffered a 13-10 defeat to the Duke Blue Devils as 12-point home favorites, while going UNDER the betting total for a fourth consecutive contest.

The Hokies were riding a six-game winning streak entering that affair, but they continue to struggle offensively despite quarterback Logan Thomas needing just 180 yards of total offense to be the school’s all-time leader in that category.

Lacking quality wins

Boston College has wins over Army, Wake Forest and Villanova—not exactly Murderer’s Row in terms of competition in the 2013 college football landscape.

The Eagles will be trying to snap a two-game losing streak, which includes a 34-10 defeat to the North Carolina Tar Heels as 5.5-point road underdogs, while getting out-gained by a triple-digit margin in each of those affairs.

Good situation

College football handicappers need to take a long look at the road favorite, considering the Hokies possess a 15-6 SU all-time record against the Eagles, while they’ve compiled a 27-4 record versus ACC opponents in November since 2004.

Virginia Tech is also a money-making 14-3 SU/ATS as road favorites of 3.5 to 7 points in its last 17 opportunities.

Battering ram

There’s no question that Eagles running back Andre Williams will be the best offensive player on the field Saturday, as he’s ran the ball 183 times for 1,010 yards through seven games this season.

Boston College possesses an offensive line that has 102 combined starts, while it takes great care of the football—committing just seven turnovers during the 2013 campaign.

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Hokies for their college football picks, as the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in this series.

Virginia Tech captured a 30-23 overtime win over Boston College as 10-point road favorites in last year’s meeting—providing value to the current number that’s being offered in the marketplace.

NCAAF Pick:  Virginia Tech Hokies -4.5

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