The Virginia Tech Hokies attempt to resume their recent dominance in the all-time series when they host the West Virginia Mountaineers on Thursday. West Virginia is 29-23-1 against Virginia Tech, but the Hokies have won 13 of the last 19 meetings. The Mountaineers (1-2), who posted a 27-21 home victory when the teams squared off last season, rolled past Towson 65-7 last Saturday to avoid beginning the year with three straight losses. Virginia Tech (2-1) is seeking its third straight win after topping Wofford 27-7 last weekend.
Kickoff at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Mountaineers are 2.5-point favorites in the latest West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 50.5. Before making any Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Virginia Tech vs. WVU:
- West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech spread: Mountaineers -2.5
- West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech over/under: 50.5 points
- West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech money line: Mountaineers -125, Hokies +105
- WVU: The Mountaineers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games
- VT: The Hokies are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 contests following a straight-up win
- West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Virginia Tech Hokies vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Why West Virginia can cover
The Mountaineers’ offense was well-balanced against the Tigers, gaining 316 yards on the ground and 308 through the air. Sophomore Tony Mathis Jr. (104) and freshman CJ Donaldson (101) both ran for more than 100 yards while combining for five touchdowns in the rout. Mathis found the end zone twice after doing so just once in his first 23 contests with West Virginia.
Donaldson, who is listed as a tight end, scored all three of his TDs in the first half, with the first coming on an 82-yard run in the opening quarter that gave the Mountaineers a 21-7 lead. He has reached triple digits in rushing yards twice in three games this season and has recorded for six of West Virginia’s 10 rushing TDs. Four different quarterbacks saw action for the Mountaineers on Saturday, with three throwing a touchdown pass and the other running for a score.
Why Virginia Tech can cover
Grant Wells is coming off his best performance of the season as he threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns against the Terriers. It was the ninth career 300-yard performance and first with the Hokies by the redshirt junior quarterback, who played three seasons at Marshall before transferring in January. Wells threw passes to nine different receivers on Saturday and set the school record with 12 completions in the first quarter.
The Hokies have gone 349 consecutive games without being shut out, the fifth-longest streak in FBS history, and also have been doing a fine job on the other side of the ball. Virginia Tech has not allowed more than three third-down conversions in a game this season, with opponents going 8-for-42 overall. The Hokies have allowed an average of 201 yards to rank fifth in the nation in total defense and are third against the run, yielding 42 yards per contest.
How to make West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over the total, projecting the teams combine for 55 points. It also has generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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