West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Pick
Will West Virginia and Virginia Tech go over the betting total on Sunday?
Who: West Virginia (0-0) vs. Virginia Tech (0-0)
What: College Football Week 1
When: Sunday, September 3, 7:30PM ET
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hokies are 4-point favorites versus the Mountaineers this Sunday. As for the total, the number currently sits at 51 points.
Virginia Tech opened as a field-goal favorite but he line jumped a full point to 4 points. The over/under, meanwhile, hit the board at 53 but has dropped to 51.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
Of the current wagers placed on Sunday's game, 54% of the tickets are on West Virginia plus the points.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 4-1 in the Mountaineers' last five neutral site games, has cashed in eight of the Hokies' last nine games in September, and is 13-3 in Virginia Tech's last 16 non-conference games. Given West Virginia's firepower offensively, the total feels too low for this matchup. Granted, the Hokies are thin at the skill positions and have a massive lack of experience at the QB position. But I still think Justin Fuente's team will move the ball enough to contribute to the over.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PICKS: WEST VIRGINIA/VIRGINIA TECH OVER 51