WVU vs. Pitt Odds & Prediction

West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh, 9/1/22 Betting Odds, Prediction & Trends

No. 17 Pittsburgh will open its season on Thursday night against Big 12 foe West Virginia at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will tonight’s matchup turn into another low-scoring defensive struggle between these two teams?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

143 West Virginia Mountaineers (+7.5) at 144 Pittsburgh Panthers (-7.5); o/u 51.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, September 1, 2022

Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA

West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Public Betting Information

As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 55% of bets are on West Virginia. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.

West Virginia Mountaineers Game Notes

Nicco Marchiol (6'2/216) was originally a four-star Florida State commit, but ultimately decided to reopen his recruitment and ended up at West Virginia after all was said and done. HC Neal Brown had some interesting comments after WVU's fifth practice, stating "We did some situational things today and I thought Nicco (Marchiol) threw the ball his best through the five practices," Brown said. "He's growing. The game is starting to slow down because he has a better understanding of the defensive structure and is more comfortable with our plays than he was in the spring, which is to be expected." While Georgia transfer JT Daniels is expected to take the opening game reps, don't count out Marchiol making a push for the job if Daniels doesn't produce.

Pittsburgh Panthers Game Notes

During an appearance on the Bazzy's Black and Gold Banter podcast, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi had some critical things to say about former offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. The 2021 season was a banner one for the Pitt football program. They won the ACC and made the Peach Bowl with star quarterback Kenny Pickett at the helm. For Narduzzi, the pathway to get there wasn't as satisfactory as it could have been. His biggest criticism? Not running the ball enough. "Our old offensive coordinator had no desire to run the ball. Everybody knew it. He was stubborn. Wake Forest was 118th in run defense and we threw the ball every down. When we ran it, we ran it for 10 yards but that wasn't good enough." With the change to Frank Cignetti Jr, the expectations will likely shift to a more run-heavy approach.

West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Betting Trends

Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall

Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games

Panthers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall

West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh Betting Prediction

The under hit in four of the last five meetings between these two teams and in four of Pitt’s last five games dating back to last season. On the other side, the under is 5-1-1 in the Mountaineers’ last seven games versus ACC opponents and is 4-1 in their last five games played in the month of September.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PREDICTION: UNDER 51.5

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