Alabama vs. Virginia Tech Pick & Prediction 8/31/13

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The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Virginia Tech Hokies are going to be clashing on the gridiron on Saturday, August 31st as a part of Week 1 college football odds. Join us at Cappers Info as we highlight some of the best NCAA football picks that you’ll find on the internet!

Week 1 NCAA Football Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, August 31st, 5:30 ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Week 1 Betting Odds: Alabama -21 (45.5)
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech Live TV: ESPN

The consensus amongst most bettors is that the Crimson Tide are going to roll right through Virginia Tech to start the season, and we are going to be the first ones to admit that that very well could end up being the case when push comes to shove. Head Coach Frank Beamer has basically admitted that his team is overmatched, and essentially just keeping this one relatively close is going to be the goal for the Hokies in this one. That being said though, this line just keeps on rising, and there definitely is a point that Virginia Tech becomes the right side to play on the college football betting lines.

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We think that we are at that point. Yes, the Alabama defense is stout, but we have some real questions along the offensive line. The Crimson Tide are going to need at least a little bit of time, one would think, to ultimately get things following. This is more or less just a warm up game for the duel against the Texas A&M Aggies here in a couple weeks. Meanwhile, QB Logan Thomas has a chance to make a real name for himself if he can figure out how to keep this one relatively close. The Crimson Tide might end up running out to a 45-0 victory in this one and no one would be shocked, including us. However, we have to think that this is a relatively low scoring game where the three touchdowns of a head start really seems like a heck of a lot when push comes to shove.

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies +21
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech Score Prediction: Alabama 24 – Virginia Tech 9

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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