Virginia Tech football plays host to Syracuse in Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
It seems to be the same story each week with this Hokies team, the offense continued to struggle against Pittsburgh last weekend. It was an embarrassing 28-7 loss in a rather crucial ACC match. Now the Hokies head into this matchup with a 3-3 record needing a win to have any chance at winning the coastal.
The Syracuse Orange come into this game with a 3-4 record, they have lost their last three by three points each. Their last game was a 17-14 loss to Clemson in the Carrier Dome.
Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse Odds Week 8
The Week 8 betting odds on WynnBET have the Hokies as 3.5 point favorites going into this one. The money line is set with Virginia Tech favored at -165 and Syracuse at +145. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 45.5.
Virginia Tech vs Syracuse Prediction Week 8
The offense had its worst performance of the season on Saturday and it could be the worst of the Justin Fuente era. They were held to just 69 yards on offense for the whole first half. The offense only totaled 224 yards on offense for the whole game. The promising start to the season has stalled out and this offense has to take the majority of the blame. Something has to change for this offense to start clicking again.
The Syracuse offense has had a good amount of success this season with a strong rushing game. They’re averaging 231.7 rushing yards a game and all but six of their 26 touchdowns on the season have come from the ground game. The Virginia Tech defense will need to shut down the Orange run game and force them to move the ball through the air.
I think that the Hokies can come away with this one and bounce back from two tough losses.