Va Tech over EAST CAROLINA by 17
It’s games like these where it helps to have a little impluse control. Just check out some of these numbers we pulled up on behalf of the Pirates: 4-1 ATS the last five series meetings, as home dogs of 10 or more points, and 5-1 ATS with non-conference revenge. Our all-knowing database also reminds us: 0-2 home dogs in Game Three of the season are 102-71-5 ATS since 1980, including 78-47-4 ATS in non-conference clashes. Meanwhile, the favored Hokies find themselves in several bad roles,
as favorites of 3 or more points versus a foe with revenge off a loss (Tech beat the Pirates, 54-17 last year) and as road chalk of more than 3 points. Hey, a pig wearing lipstick could win a beauty contest if the other entrants were that ugly. There’s just one problem – and it’s a big one. The East Carolina that compiled the above stats is nowhere to be seen in 2017. This year’s Bucs have been smacked from pillar to post their first two games this season, allowing more than 600 yards in season-opening losses to James Madison and West Virginia. We don’t play defensively-challenged underdogs, no matter how enticing. See what we mean about impulse control?