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Maryland vs. Virginia Tech College Football Betting Odds, Prediction

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Nov/04/2008
Virginia Tech

When this article first went to press, there were only a handful of online sportsbooks offering odds on Maryland vs. Virginia Tech.   Sports Interaction was one such sportsbook, featuring a line of -3 ½ on Virginia Tech.  That is where this one opened also.

Both teams have winning records but of special note is that Virginia Tech has destroyed Maryland the last two times these teams played in both 2005 and 2004.  Now granted, VTech was a -10 ½ favorite both times, once on the road and another game at home.

Maryland has only won 1 of its 3 games on the road.  They lost in a blowout to Virginia 0-31 and their only win was by 3 points to Clemson.  Virginia Tech has lost its last two games (both on the road) after having won 5 straight. 

The Terrapins are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games; 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. win and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. 

The Hokies are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games and 24-9 ATS in their last 33 conference games.  Granted they are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games, but the line is so small on this game we really won't pay much mind to this stat. 

There is a reason though why this game is off the board at most online sportsbooks.

Virginia Tech isn't sure who will start at quarterback when it plays again Nov. 6.

It's top two signal callers, starter Tyrod Taylor and backup Sean Glennon, each suffered high left ankle sprains in the Hokies' 30-20 loss at Florida State last Saturday, and neither practiced during the team's open week.

Fifth-year senior Cory Holt, who was listed as a backup wide receiver last week before serving as an emergency quarterback against the Seminoles, took most of the snaps at quarterback when the team practiced Tuesday and Wednesday.

He will start against No. 25 Maryland on Nov. 6 if neither Taylor nor Glennon is able to go. Junior Greg Boone, Tech's starting tight end who hasn't played quarterback since 2006, would be Holt's backup.

Gambling911.com says bet Virginia Tech at -2 ½ only if one of these two quarterbacks is starting Thursday night. 

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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