Here are some random gambling-related notes for Virginia Tech vs. Stanford from research and our partners at OddsShark. Everything is as of Midnight on Friday, Dec. 31.
Spread: Virginia Tech +3.5
Moneyline: Virginia Tech +145, Stanford -165
% Bet on VT: 29%
Virginia Tech: If the line holds, it will be the first time the Hokies have been underdogs at kickoff. The Hokies were underdogs in the days leading up to the Boise State game, but the line shifted to Virginia Tech's favor hours before game time. Since joining the ACC in 2004, Virginia Tech has been an underdog 16 times. The Hokies are 9-5 SU in these games and 12-4 ATS.This year, Tech is 10-2 against the spread, 5-1 against it away from Lane Stadium and 1-1 against it on neutral fields this year. The Hokies are 3-3 against the spread in their last six bowl games. This year, six of the Hokies' 12 games with O/Us have gone over. The total has been under in five of Tech's last six games.
Stanford: The Cardinal have been favored in every game but their loss to Oregon, in which they were 6.5-point underdogs. Stanford is 7-3-1 against the spread this year, with all three losses coming in consecutive games against Oregon, USC and Washington State. Since then, the Cardinal are 4-0-1 ATS. Overall, Stanford is 4-1-1 ATS away from home. The Cardinal are 2-2 in their last four bowl games.