Projected win total for Virginia Tech football in 2024 is not buying into the hype

One betting site has the Hokies over/under at 7.5 games, which seems rather low.
Pittsburgh v Virginia Tech
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There is a lot of hype surrounding the Virginia Tech football team for 2024 and rightfully so. They return most of their offensive production from last season and should be a big-play team that will be able to put up some points.

Defensively, they return a lot of key players as well, while also adding some transfers who should come in and make a difference on that side ball. Along with Antwaun-Powell Ryland on the defensive line and Josh Fuga returning, they added Aeneas Peebles from Duke, Kemari Copeland from Iowa Western Community College, and Kelvin Gilliam from Oklahoma.

FanDuel posted their over/under win totals for 2024 for the ACC and there were some interesting numbers, including Virginia Tech’s. Here is a list of the projected over/under for wins per the betting company,

  • Clemson 9.5
  • Florida State 9.5
  • Miami 9.5
  • Lousiville 8.5
  • North Carolina State 8.5
  • North Carolina 8.5
  • SMU 7.5
  • Virginia Tech 7.5
  • California 6.5
  • Duke 6.5
  • Syracuse 6.5
  • Georgia Tech 5.5
  • Pittsburgh 5.5
  • Boston College 4.5
  • Virginia 4.5
  • Wake Forest 4.5
  • Stanford 3.5

There are a lot of interesting numbers here, to say the least. As far as Virginia Tech is concerned, 7.5 wins seems like a good bet with the over. Why? First off, the non-conference schedule is very doable and it would be disappointing if they were not 4-0 following their first four games. The ACC schedule is tougher in 2024 than it was in 2023, however, a lot of the key players on both sides of the ball have a full season under their belt in Blacksburg and will have a full offseason to prepare.

With the non-conference schedule the Hokies have along with a conference schedule that does not include Florida State, Louisville, NC State, or North Carolina, it certainly feels like at least eight wins would be a disappointing season in Blacksburg. Nine feels right and 10 is not out of the realm of possibility.