I've always found David Hale's analysis to be insightful, measured, and respectable. He predicted how the ACC would play out in 2018, and he has the Hokies at 7-5.
Went through the ACC schedule week by week to pick winners and compare with the Vegas o/u win totals. Boy, Miami over seems too easy... that schedule is nice. pic.twitter.com/CyOrNLy1Hr— A special place in Hale (@DavidHaleESPN) June 19, 2018
That's losses at Florida State, at Duke, vs Notre Dame, at Pitt, and vs Miami. He's quite bearish on Virginia Tech this season.
game's at Duke; Duke coming off a cake opponent; Not super high on VT; Like Duke's D a lot... Gotta pick a few upsets somewhere, so that's one I like (today, but may change my mind)... https://t.co/sm7nudaCtr— A special place in Hale (@DavidHaleESPN) June 19, 2018
In fairness I did this when Jackson was still up in the air. But I do think they're in the 7-8 win range, so 7.5 is pretty much dead on as an O/U. https://t.co/AlfKJnwCJ4— A special place in Hale (@DavidHaleESPN) June 19, 2018