The Virginia Tech Hokies have opened as a 4.5-point favorite in their game against the Virginia Cavaliers, according to Vegas Insider. You can track the movement of the line throughout the week and see betting trends at OddsShark.
The Hokies have been favored in all 12 games this season and are 3-8 against the spread. The Hoos have been underdogs in four games prior the their game against Tech and were 3-1 straight up and 3-1 against the spread in those four games. UVa is 5-5-1 overall against the spread this season, but 4-1-1 ATS in its last six games.
Since joining the ACC in 2004, the Hokies have been favored in every match-up against the Hoos and are 7-0 straight up and 6-1 ATS against them. The only time UVa beat the spread in that time was 2008 in Blacksburg when Tech was 7.5-point favorites and won 17-14.
The last time UVa was favored in the Commonwealth Cup was also the last time it won. In 2003, the Hoos were 2.5-points favorites and won 35-21.