West Virginia and No. 15 Virginia Tech each have a lot on the line when they face off in the Week 3 college football schedule on Saturday in Morgantown, W.V. This is a rivalry steeped in history, with the teams meeting annually as part of the Big East Conference until Virginia Tech left for the ACC in 2003. The teams have met a few times since then, but this will be only their second matchup since 2005. Tech is looking to ascend in a crucial season for coach Justin Fuente, while WVU is hoping to avoid dropping to 1-2 before conference play begins.
Kickoff is at noon ET. In the latest Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia odds at Caesars Sportsbook, the Mountaineers are two-point favorites and the point total is 49.5. Before entering any West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech spread: West Virginia -2
- West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech over-under: 49.5 points
What you need to know about West Virginia
West Virginia blanked the LIU Post Pioneers last Saturday and took the matchup 66-0. With West Virginia ahead 38-0 at the half, the contest was all but over already. Quarterback Jarret Doege had a strong showing for the Mountaineers, throwing for 259 yards and three touchdowns.
The Mountaineers have now won each of their last six games at home. In addition, West Virginia is 8-3 against the spread in its 11 games played in September.
What you need to know about Virginia Tech
This spread does not leave much room for error. But Virginia Tech has looked better than many doubters thought before the season. The Hokies knocked off North Carolina, a team many pegged as the top non-Clemson squad in the ACC, to open the season. If that game wasn't a fluke, Tech should be able to contend with the Mountaineers.
Virginia Tech's defense harassed UNC quarterback Sam Howell all night in that Week 1 win, notching six sacks and making three interceptions. It'll need a similar effort against Doege, who was 24 for 40 with one touchdown and two interceptions in the Mountaineers' Week 1 loss to Maryland. If the Hokies combine that Week 1 defense with just enough from quarterback Braxton Burmeister, they should at least be able to cover the spread.
How to make Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia picks
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