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    Star wide receiver Deion Burks and the Purdue Boilermakers (0-1) play the Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET at Lane Stadium.

    The Boilermakers are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3), versus the Hokies (with an over/under of 50 points).

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    Game Info for Virginia Tech vs. Purdue

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
    • Stadium: Lane Stadium
    Virginia Tech vs Purdue Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Virginia Tech -3 -109 -111 50 -109 -111 -145 +122

    Virginia Tech Pick Insights

    • Virginia Tech is a perfect 1-0-0 against the spread this season.
    • Virginia Tech is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • All of Virginia Tech’s one games with a set total have hit the over.

    Virginia Tech Stats & Insights

    • Virginia Tech averaged 8.1 fewer points per game (19.3) than Purdue surrendered (27.4) last year.
    • Virginia Tech averaged 314.7 yards per game last year, 52.7 fewer yards than the 367.4 Purdue gave up per contest.
    • When Virginia Tech piled up more than 367.4 yards last year, the team was 0-2 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
    • Last season Virginia Tech racked up 111.8 rushing yards per game, 30.7 fewer than Purdue allowed per outing (142.5).
    • Last season Virginia Tech had a 2-1 ATS record and a 2-1 overall record in games the team ran for more than 142.5 yards.
    • Virginia Tech had 15 giveaways last season, while Purdue had 20 takeaways.

    Virginia Tech’s Best Players

    • Grant Wells’ previous season stat line: 2,167 passing yards (197 per game), 196-for-332 (59%), nine touchdowns and nine picks. He also ran for 212 yards on 111 carries with six rushing TDs.
    • Last year Keshawn King took 74 rushing attempts for 443 yards (40.3 per game) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Jalen Holston collected 321 rushing yards on 90 carries and five touchdowns last season.
    • Kaleb Smith collected 37 receptions for 674 yards and three touchdowns last year. He was targeted 61 times, and averaged 61.3 yards per game.
    • Nick Gallo amassed 256 yards on 30 grabs. He was targeted 49 times, and averaged 23.3 receiving yards per game.
    • Da’Wain Lofton’s stat line last season: 254 receiving yards, 22 catches, two touchdowns, on 42 targets.
    • Last season TyJuan Garbutt stacked up 6.5 sacks, six TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Last season Dax Hollifield tallied 57 tackles, two TFL, and two sacks.
    • Keonta Jenkins intercepted one pass last year while also totaling 23 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.

    Purdue Betting Insights

    • Purdue has not covered the spread in a game yet this year (0-1-0).
    • Purdue has gone over in one of one games with a set total (100%).

    Purdue Pick Insights

    • Purdue put up just 1.9 more points per game (26.6) than Virginia Tech surrendered (24.7) last year.
    • Purdue was 4-4 against the spread and 6-2 overall last year when the team put up more than 24.7 points.
    • Purdue racked up 29 more yards per game (399.8) than Virginia Tech gave up per matchup (370.8) last season.
    • In games that Purdue amassed over 370.8 yards last season, the team was 4-4 against the spread and 5-3 overall.
    • Last season Purdue averaged 121.6 rushing yards per game, 13.2 fewer than Virginia Tech allowed per contest (134.8).
    • Last season Purdue had a 3-3 ATS record and a 6-0 overall record in games the team ran for over 134.8 yards.
    • Last year Purdue turned the ball over 23 times, 14 more than Virginia Tech’s takeaways (9).

    Purdue’s Best Players

    • Aidan O’Connell completed 64.2% of his passes and threw for 3,481 yards and 22 touchdowns last season.
    • Devin Mockobee averaged 69.1 rushing yards and collected nine rushing touchdowns. Mockobee added 2.2 receptions per game to average 19.6 receiving yards.
    • Dylan Downing rushed for 351 yards and four touchdowns last season.
    • Charlie Jones averaged 97.2 receiving yards and collected 12 receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2022 season.
    • Payne Durham hauled in eight touchdowns and had 560 receiving yards (40 ypg) in 2022.
    • TJ Sheffield worked his way to four receiving touchdowns and 480 receiving yards (34.3 ypg) last season.
    • Jack Sullivan proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording 5.5 sacks, four TFL and 26 tackles.
    • Sanoussi Kane had an impactful defensive performance last season with 50 tackles, two TFL, and one sack.
    • A year ago Cam Allen collected 37 tackles and four passes defended as well as three interceptions.
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