Virginia Tech Vs. Middle Tennessee: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions And Tips – September 11, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 11, 2021

The No. 19 Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0) and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-0) will meet in a matchup at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Blue Raiders, +750 on the moneyline to win, and the Hokies, listed at -20 on the spread, kick things off on September 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET on ACCN. Bookmakers have set a point total of 54.5 points for the contest.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 11, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Virginia Tech Vs. Middle Tennessee Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Virginia Tech vs Middle Tennessee
Spread Over/Under
Middle Tennessee (+20) Over (54.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

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Team Stat Comparison

Virginia Tech Stats (Rank) Middle Tennessee
17.0 (98) Points Per Game 50.0 (10)
10.0 (21) Points Per Game Against 15.0 (42)
169.0 (100) Pass Yards 248.0 (58)
208.0 (68) Pass Yards Against 186.0 (51)
127.0 (84) Rush Yards 112.0 (93)
146.0 (76) Rush Yards Against 88.0 (42)
2 (72) Giveaways 0 (1)
3 (15) Takeaways 4 (4)
+1 Turnover Differential +4

Virginia Tech Vs. Middle Tennessee Betting Insights

Virginia Tech Stats And Trends

  • The point total average for Hokies games this season is 66.5, 12.0 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

Middle Tennessee Stats And Trends

Virginia Tech Players To Watch

  • Braxton Burmeister has been a dual threat to lead Virginia Tech in both passing and rushing. He has 169 passing yards (169.0 ypg), completing 63.2% of his passes and throwing one touchdown pass and one interception this season. He’s rushed for 42 yards (42.0 ypg) on nine carries with one rushing touchdown.
  • Jalen Holston’s team-high 49 rushing yards (49.0 per game) have come on 13 carries this year.
  • Raheem Blackshear’s 66 receiving yards (66.0 yards per game) leads the team. He has three catches.
  • Tre Turner has put together a 64-yard season so far (64.0 receiving yards per game), hauling in four passes.
  • James Mitchell’s three catches are good enough for 36 yards (36.0 ypg) and one touchdown.

Middle Tennessee Players To Watch

  • Bailey Hockman leads Middle Tennessee with 215 passing yards (215.0 ypg) on 17-of-22 passing with three touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Frank Peasant, has carried the ball five times for 27 yards (27.0 per game) this year.
  • This season Brad Anderson has rushed for 25 yards (25.0 per game) on three carries.
  • Jamichael Thompson’s 13 receiving yards (13.0 yards per game) leads the team. He has one receptions.
  • Mike Diliello has recorded 0 receiving yards (0.0 yards per game), reeling in zero passes this year.
  • Chaton Mobley’s zero catches this season have resulted in 0 yards (0.0 ypg).
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