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Virginia vs. Virginia Tech picks and best bets for Week 13

The Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies meet for a point in the Commonwealth Challenge.

NCAA Football: Virginia at Pittsburgh
Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Brennan Armstrong passes against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh defeated Virginia 48-38 to secure the ACC Coastal Division Championship.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and Virginia Cavaliers meet in the final game of the regular season for one point in the Commonwealth Clash and bragging rights in the state. The Hokies are in the market for a head coach in the offseason and have dominated this rivalry, losing just twice in the last 20 meetings. However, Virginia did win the 2019 game in Charlottesville and has another chance to beat its rival in a home game in 2021.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Virginia Tech: 44 overall, 67 offense, 25 defense
Virginia: 43 overall, 11 offense, 83 defense

Injury update

Virginia Tech

WR Jaden Payoute - questionable (hamstring)




Against The Spread

Virginia Tech: 4-7 ATS
Virginia: 7-4 ATS


Virginia Tech: Over 4-7
Virginia: Over 4-7

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Virginia Tech: 43 overall, 45 offense, 38 defense
Virginia: 49 overall, 58 offense, 40 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Virginia -7
Total: 63.5
Moneyline: Virginia -265, Virginia Tech +215

Opening line: Virginia -7.5
Opening total: 61.5


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The Pick

Virginia -7 (-115)

The Cavaliers have the better team and more importantly, the better quarterback. This has been a good season in Charlottesville and Virginia has the tools to cap it off with a win over the rival Hokies. Virginia Tech just wants the season to end.

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