Virginia Tech vs. Tulane Military Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 27, 2023

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The Virginia Tech Hokies will play the Tulane Green Wave in the Military Bowl.

Virginia Tech vs. Tulane Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with sportsbooks listing Virginia Tech as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia Tech has -549 odds to pick up the win, while Tulane is listed at +391 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 43 points.

Game Info

How to Watch Virginia Tech vs. Tulane Live?

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 27, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Annapolis, Maryland
  • Stadium: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Betting Preview

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech ranks 67th in total offense this year (386.5 yards per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 386.5 yards allowed per game. From an offensive standpoint, Virginia Tech ranks 57th in the FBS with 28.6 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 55th in points allowed (322.9 points allowed per contest). Virginia Tech owns the 86th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (210.7 passing yards per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best with only 172.9 passing yards allowed per game. Virginia Tech is averaging 175.8 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 45th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 67th, allowing 150.0 rushing yards per contest. Virginia Tech ranks 19th-worst in third-down conversion rate (33.5%), but has been better on defense, ranking 35th with a 35.4% third-down percentage allowed. Virginia Tech owns the 47th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +2, forcing 10 turnovers (98th in the FBS) while turning it over eight times (16th in the FBS).

Tulane

Tulane is accumulating 381.6 total yards per game on offense this season (72nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 334.2 total yards per game (32nd-ranked). Tulane ranks 70th in the FBS with 26.8 points per game, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 18th-best by giving up just 18.9 points per contest. From an offensive angle, Tulane is compiling 222.4 passing yards per contest (69th-ranked). It ranks 91st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (239.2 passing yards given up per game). Tulane has been thriving on run defense, surrendering just 95.0 rushing yards per contest (10th-best). On offense, it ranks 66th in the FBS by racking up 159.2 rushing yards per game. In terms of third-down efficiency, Tulane ranks 65th in the FBS (39.2% third-down conversion percentage) and 37th on the other side of the ball (35.5% third-down rate allowed). Tulane has generated 21 forced turnovers this season and have turned it over 14 times, leading to a +7 turnover margin, which ranks 14th-best in the FBS.

Virginia Tech vs. Tulane Betting Analysis

Virginia Tech Betting Insights

Virginia Tech has covered the spread seven times over 12 games with a set spread. In games they have played as 13-point favorites or more, Virginia Tech has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. This season, Virginia Tech games have hit the over eight times. The Hokies have won five of the seven games they were favored on the moneyline this season (71.4%). The Hokies have played as a moneyline favorite of -549 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Tulane Betting Insights

Tulane has covered the spread five times in 13 games with a set total. Tulane has yet to cover a spread when playing as at least 13-point underdogs (0-1). This season, Tulane games have hit the over twice. The Green Wave lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Green Wave have played as an underdog of +391 or more once this season and won that game.

Virginia Tech vs. Tulane Against The Spread & Betting Records

Virginia Tech

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 46.3 45.7 46.9
Implied Total AVG 26.5 25.2 27.8
ATS Record 7-5-0 4-2-0 3-3-0
Over/Under Record 8-4-0 4-2-0 4-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-2 3-2 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-4 1-0 0-4

Tulane

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.6 55.9 50.0
Implied Total AVG 33.8 36.3 30.0
ATS Record 5-8-0 2-6-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 2-11-0 1-7-0 1-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 10-1 5-1 5-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-1 0-0

Players to Watch

Virginia Tech

  • In 12 games for the Hokies, Kyron Drones has led the way with 1,994 yards (166.2 yards per game) while compiling 15 touchdowns, three interceptions and a 58.0% completion percentage.
  • Drones has made an impact with his legs, scrambling for 642 yards and four TDs in 12 games.
  • Bhayshul Tuten has put up 727 rushing yards (4.7 yards per carry) and eight touchdowns in 12 games for the Hokies.
  • As a receiver, Tuten has contributed 25 receptions on zero targets for 220 yards and two touchdowns.
  • As part of the Hokies’ air attack, Da’Quan Felton has caught 38 balls on zero targets for 667 yards and eight touchdowns.
  • Jaylin Lane has been targeted zero times for 37 receptions, 524 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games.
  • Keli Lawson has suited up for 11 games, registering one sack to go with three TFL, 65 tackles, and one interception for the Hokies.
  • With 35 tackles, five TFL, and nine sacks in 10 games, Antwuan Powell has been a key contributor to the Hokies’ defense in 2023.
  • Alan Tisdale has played 11 games, amassing 61 tackles, one TFL, and one sack for the Hokies.
  • With one TFL and 52 tackles, Jalen Stroman has helped lead the Hokies’ defense over 10 games.

Tulane

  • Michael Pratt has thrown for 2,406 yards (200.5 per game), completing 65.4% of his throws, with 22 touchdowns and five interceptions in 12 games.
  • Also, Pratt has rushed for 286 yards and five TDs.
  • On the ground, Makhi Hughes has scored seven touchdowns and accumulated 1,290 yards (99.2 per game).
  • In the passing game, Lawrence Keys III has scored seven TDs, catching 33 balls for 599 yards (59.9 per game).
  • Chris Brazzell II has 44 receptions for 711 yards (59.3 per game) and five touchdowns in 12 games.
  • Jesus Machado has been causing chaos on defense, collecting one interception to go with 96 tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended for the Green Wave.
  • The Green Wave’s Tyler Grubbs has posted three sacks to go with one TFL and 74 tackles in 13 games.
  • In 13 games for the Green Wave, Bailey Despanie has registered 65 tackles, three TFL, and one interception.
  • Jarius Monroe has registered one sack to go with one TFL, 48 tackles, and three interceptions in 13 games for the Green Wave.

Virginia Tech vs. Tulane Predictions and Pick

Virginia Tech vs. Tulane betting card

  • Pick ATS:

    Tulane (+13)

  • Pick OU: Over (43)

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Our prediction to win this matchup is Tulane, and we project that Tulane will cover the spread (Virginia Tech -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 43 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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