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    The Syracuse Orange (4-3) will visit the Virginia Tech Hokies (3-4) on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET.

    The Hokies are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3), against the Orange. The over/under for this matchup is 47 points.

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    Game Info for Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse

    • Game Day: Thursday, October 26, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
    • Stadium: Lane Stadium
    Virginia Tech vs Syracuse Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Virginia Tech -3 -110 -110 47 -110 -110 -144 +121

    Virginia Tech Pick Insights

    • Virginia Tech’s ATS record is 4-3-0 this season.
    • Virginia Tech is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Virginia Tech’s seven games with a set total.

    Virginia Tech Stats & Insights

    • Virginia Tech ranks 90th in total offense (359.9 yards per game) and 43rd in total defense (341.6 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • On offense, Virginia Tech ranks 89th in the FBS with 24.4 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 65th in points allowed (341.6 points allowed per contest).
    • Virginia Tech ranks 78th in passing yards this season (219.6 per game), but has been shining on defense, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 169.4 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Virginia Tech is putting up 140.3 rushing yards per game on offense this season (88th in the FBS), and is allowing 172.1 rushing yards per game (105th) on defense.
    • Virginia Tech has been a bottom-25 offense on third down this season, ranking 14th-worst with a 30.9% third-down conversion rate. On the defensive side of the ball, the Hokies rank 69th in the FBS (37.9% third-down percentage allowed).
    • With nine forced turnovers (78th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (38th in the FBS), Virginia Tech’s +1+1 turnover margin ranks 56th in college football.

    Virginia Tech’s Best Players

    • Kyron Drones leads Virginia Tech with 1,043 yards (149 ypg) on 87-of-150 passing with six touchdowns and one interception this season. He also has 344 rushing yards on 91 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Bhayshul Tuten, has carried the ball 92 times for 360 yards (51.4 per game), scoring three times. He’s also caught 20 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Jaylin Lane’s 341 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 35 times and has registered 21 catches and five touchdowns.
    • Da’Quan Felton has put up a 232-yard season so far with two touchdowns, reeling in 17 passes on 40 targets.
    • Stephen Gosnell has hauled in 15 catches for 208 yards, an average of 29.7 yards per game.
    • Antwaun Powell has seven sacks to lead the team, and also has six TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Keli Lawson is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 52 tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Dorian Strong has a team-leading one interception to go along with 12 tackles and one pass defended.

    Syracuse Betting Insights

    • Syracuse is 2-3-1 against the spread this year.
    • Syracuse has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 3 points or more this season (0-3).
    • None of Syracuse’s six games with a set total this season have gone over the total.

    Syracuse Pick Insights

    • Syracuse is compiling 399.9 total yards per contest on offense this season (62nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 380.7 total yards per game (80th-ranked).
    • Syracuse is compiling 28.7 points per contest on offense this season (70th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 22.1 points per game (45th-ranked) on defense.
    • Syracuse has been struggling against the pass, ranking 18th-worst with 255.7 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been more effective offensively, posting 232.9 passing yards per contest (63rd-ranked).
    • Syracuse is putting up 167 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (53rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 125 rushing yards per contest (45th-ranked) on defense.
    • Syracuse’s third-down defense ranks 91st in the FBS with a 41% third-down conversion rate given up, but it has been lifted up by its offense, which ranks 21st-best by compiling a 46% third-down rate.
    • After forcing 12 turnovers (35th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 12 times (90th in the FBS) this season, Syracuse sports the 67th-ranked turnover margin of 0.

    Syracuse’s Best Players

    • Garrett Shrader has thrown for 1,376 yards on 111-of-179 passing with eight touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 358 yards and six rushing touchdowns.
    • LeQuint Allen has run for 511 yards on 105 carries so far this year while scoring seven times on the ground. He’s also tacked on 23 catches, totaling 157 yards and one touchdown in the passing game.
    • Umari Hatcher paces his team with 346 receiving yards on 21 catches with two touchdowns.
    • Damien Alford has put together a 319-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 20 passes on 37 targets.
    • Donovan Brown has racked up 298 reciving yards (42.6 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Leon Lowery paces the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has four TFL and 21 tackles.
    • Justin Barron has 48 tackles, two TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two interceptions, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.
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