Virginia Tech vs Tennessee Expert Pick

Posted by Daniel Saenz on July 11, 2016 in

On Saturday September 10th, 2016 – the Virginia Tech Hokies will take on the Tennessee Volunteers. This college football odds match up will be played at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol Tennessee. The Volunteers open up the season with a home game against Appalachian State, while Virginia Tech has a pretty weak opening game against the Flames of Liberty. This is one of any great games on tap for Week 2. The Hokies have a new head coach, in former Memphis leader Justin Fuente. Virginia Tech went 6-6 last season during the regular season, but received an invitation to the Camping World Independence Bowl. The Hokies scored 55 points and downed Tulsa to finish 7-6. For the Tennessee Volunteers, they of course play out of the loaded SEC. The Volunteers wrapped up a 9-4 season a year ago. The Volunteers won their final six games; including a blowout win in the Outback Bowl on New Years Day over the Northwestern Wildcats, out of the Big Ten. Two of the Volunteers four losses were against BCS National title contenders; in Oklahoma and Alabama.

Here’s an Insiders Look at the Hokies @ Volunteers Expert Pick

When: Saturday September 10, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee
Radio: Hokies and Vols
Stream Option: ABCSports
NCAAF Odds: Tennessee -11

Why Bet on the Tennessee Volunteers

The head coach for the Tennessee Volunteers is Butch Jones. He and the rest of his staff feel they have a real chance at being a national title contender. The Volunteers return 18 starters from a season ago, and have a new defensive coordinator. Look for the Tennessee defense to be one of the most improved units in the nation, with the 4-3 scheme. Tennessee Joshua Dobbs is back, after throwing for just shy of 2,300 yards. Last season, the Volunteers struggled to get the ball downfield, but that was a point of emphasis in the offseason. Dobbs wrapped up with 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on the season.

Why Bet on the Virginia Tech Hokies

Frank Beamer is gone and Justin Fuente is in in Blacksburg. The quarterback situation is going to be something to watch. Brenden Motley came in last season and did okay, but he is not a lock this season. Remember, Fuente is a quarterback guy, as he assisted Andy Dalton and got Paxton Lynch to where they are today. Jerod Evans is one of the top dual threat newcomers and Dwayne Lawson will get a chance for the Hokies. One of the worst offensive lines in all of college football last season, the new staff is going to have to figure that out, or the Atlantic Coast is going to eat this version of the Hokies up.

My Expert Betting Analysis & Prediction

This should be a pretty fun game. This game will see a great crowd, with two football programs that will travel, no matter where the game is at. The Tennessee Volunteers feel like they are on the cusp of being a national title contender, and this is a game, where they will want to make a statement. The Virginia Tech Hokies are going to be in a little bit of a rebuild this season, therefore look for Tennessee to take full advantage of them in this game.

My Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech Pick

The bet for this game is the Tennessee Volunteers -11 over the Virginia Tech Hokies in Week 2 of the College Football season.