The OVER has gone a strong 15-3 in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ last 18 games as they begin the defense of their national championship on Monday night when they visit the Virginia Tech Hokies as double-digit betting favorites.
The Buckeyes, who open the season as the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25, dominated in the College Football Playoff last year with two outright victories as underdogs en route to 14-1 SU record and their first national title since 2002.
The Hokies endured an inconsistent campaign in 2014, finishing 7-6 SU and 6-7 ATS, but were a perfect 2-0 SU against nationally ranked squads, including handing the Buckeyes their only SU loss of the season, a 35-21 Week 2 victory as 10-point underdogs.
Virginia Tech is 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in its past four Week 1 contests while Ohio State is winless, both SU and ATS, in its last three games against ACC opponents, twice suffering outright losses as betting favorites.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The home Virginia Tech Hokies were 14-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bodog earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 61-35 result in favor of the Buckeyes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Virginia Tech battles the Ohio State Buckeyes, currently with a 14-1 mark (10-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 5-8 for the Hokies and 12-3 for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs Ohio State injuries news.
The Virginia Tech Hokies sit at No. 54 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are at No. 1 on that chart.
The game also pits Virginia Tech’s No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 24.08 PPG, against a Ohio State defense that ranks No. 26 this week at 22 PPG. The Virginia Tech aerial game is averaging 217.38 yards per game, more than the Ohio State Buckeyes secondary allows through the air, 201.07 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Ohio State Buckeyes feature the league’s No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 111.83 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 102 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, Ohio State got a 246-yard performance from Ezekiel Elliott as a key part of its 42-20 win over Oregon.
Last time out, Cincinnati could not slow down $WinningWR, who managed 103 receiving yards in the Hokies 33-17 victory over the Bearcats Saturday.
- Ohio State is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
- Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Ohio State’s last 14 games
- Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia Tech’s last 8 games
- Virginia Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Virginia Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Ohio State home to Hawaii, Saturday, September 12th
Virginia Tech home to Furman, Saturday, September 12th