NCAAF

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Virginia Tech Hokies

West Virginia
Mountaineers
0 - 0
Virginia Tech
Hokies
0 - 0
September 03, 2017, 7:30 PM EDT
 | FedExField

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West Virginia
Mountaineers
0 - 0
Virginia Tech
Hokies
0 - 0
September 03, 2017, 7:30 PM EDT
 | FedExField
  • Reactivating a rivalry that’s been dormant for over a decade, West Virginia and Virginia Tech will open the new college football season against each other on FedEx Field – the home of the Washington Redskins. The series has been fairly back and forth over the years and the betting line should close with a spread of less than a touchdown.

    SHARK BITES
    • West Virginia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games against Virginia Tech.
    • The favored team is 9-2 SU and 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games in this matchup.
    • Virginia Tech is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games in Week 1.

    One of the biggest factors in the game is how good quarterback Will Grier can be coming off his PED suspension and subsequent transfer to West Virginia. The former Florida man is now in his junior year and he’s thrown just 161 passes but is undoubtedly a massive talent capable of leading the Mountaineers to the top of the Big 12.

    Before he was caught for juicing, Grier helped the Gators win their first six games, accumulating a 10:3 touchdown to interception ratio. The team went on to go 4-4 SU without Grier, losing its final three games of the season, including a 41-7 blowout at the hands of Michigan in the Citrus Bowl.

    The Hokies’ situation at QB is a bit more convoluted. They’ll start the year with freshman Josh Jackson under center after Jerod Evans took his talents to the NFL and that will most likely give the Mountaineers the advantage on offense.

    Expect an incredibly tight affair in a game that’s been in the making for many years and expect Grier to try to put on a show. If he leads the Mountaineers to victory in this rivalry matchup, he'll immediately endear himself to the WVU fans.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook had set the Virginia Tech Hokies as 2.5-point underdogs on the Sportsbook betting line for this contest. Watch for OVER/UNDER updates and superior underdogs lines at Sportsbook.

    Earlier, OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 35-33 victory for the Hokies. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

    West Virginia Mountaineers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    Virginia Tech battles the West Virginia Mountaineers, currently with a 0-0 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 0-0 for the Hokies and 0-0 for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs West Virginia injuries news.

    The Virginia Tech Hokies sit at No. 23 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the West Virginia Mountaineers are at No. 30 on that chart.

    Statistical Matchup

    The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. -ranked offense, averaging PPG, against a West Virginia defense that ranks No. this week at PPG. The Virginia Tech aerial game is averaging yards per game, more than the West Virginia Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, YPG per game.

    In comparing defenses, the West Virginia Mountaineers owned the league's No. 12-rated front 7 last season in terms of stopping the run, allowing 121.6 yards per game when on the road. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, rated No. 62 in generating rushing yards at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    In their last game, the Mountaineers came out on the wrong end of 31-14 score against Miami-FL.

    Cam Phillips hauled in 6 passes for 115 yards against the Arkansas defense in the team's last game, leading Virginia Tech over the Razorbacks 35-24.

    Betting Trends
    • West Virginia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    • West Virginia is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
    • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of West Virginia's last 10 games
    • West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
    • Virginia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    • Virginia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
    • Virginia Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing West Virginia
    • Virginia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing West Virginia

    Next Betting Matchups

    West Virginia home to East Carolina, Saturday, September 9
    Virginia Tech home to Delaware, Saturday, September 9

Odds

Sunday, September 3 Sun Sep 3


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-2.5
-115
+169
o53
-110
+2.5
-105
-186
u53
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+5
-110
+175
o55
-113
-5
-110
-205
u55
-107

Edge Finder

30.58
Total Score
19.27
220.08
Passing Yards
190.18
171.50
Rushing Yards
111.82
31:18
Time on Field
29:09
72.58
Number of Plays
66.73
5.49
Yards Per Play
4.72
30.58
Total Score
19.27
6.75
First Quarter
3.91
9.00
Second Quarter
7.09
5.08
Third Quarter
5.00
9.75
Fourth Quarter
3.27
220.08
Passing Yards
190.18
35.50
Pass Attempts
31.45
21.25
Pass Completions
18.45
1.67
Sacks
2.91
12.00
Sack Yards
20.36
10.36
Yards Per Pass
10.31
171.50
Rushing Yards
111.82
37.08
Rush Attempts
35.27
4.62
Yards Per Rush
3.17
1.00
Interceptions
0.82
1.00
Fumbles
1.18
0.50
Fumbles Lost
0.55
1.50
Total Turnovers
1.36
6.42
Penalties
7.27
53.00
Penalty Yards
57.91
31:18
Time on Field
29:09
72.58
Number of Plays
66.73
5.49
Yards Per Play
4.72
4.08
Punts
6.73
42.53
Punt Average
41.48
49.42
Return Yards
70.00

Head To Head

WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
3-7
Record
7-3
4-6
ATS
6-4
3-4
O/U
3-4
17.40
Score
25.80
147.90
Rush Yds
172.60
29.80
Pass Attempts
26.00
50.67
Completion %
55.00
167.00
Passing Yds
183.80
314.9
Total Yds
356.4
1.90
Turnovers
2.00
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
1-2
O/U
1-2
19.33
Score
20.00
182.67
Rush Yds
157.00
16.33
Pass Attempts
24.33
57.14
Completion %
61.64
126.00
Passing Yds
155.00
308.67
Total Yds
312
1.67
Turnovers
2.00
Oct 1/05 (1 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Home
Away
17
Score
34
+10
ATS
-10
42.5 o
O/U
42.5 u
150
Rush Yds
214
14
Pass Attempts
17
78.57
Completion %
88.24
103
Passing Yds
177
253
Total Yds
391
2
Turnovers
0
Oct 2/04 (2 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Away
Home
13
Score
19
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
48 o
O/U
48 u
134
Rush Yds
192
21
Pass Attempts
34
47.62
Completion %
47.06
113
Passing Yds
142
247
Total Yds
334
2
Turnovers
2
Oct 22/03 (3 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Home
Away
28
Score
7
+14
ATS
-14
52 o
O/U
52 u
264
Rush Yds
65
14
Pass Attempts
22
50.00
Completion %
63.64
162
Passing Yds
146
426
Total Yds
211
1
Turnovers
4
Nov 20/02 (4 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Away
Home
21
Score
18
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
51 o
O/U
51 u
263
Rush Yds
243
20
Pass Attempts
31
65.00
Completion %
58.06
124
Passing Yds
168
387
Total Yds
411
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 6/01 (5 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Home
Away
0
Score
35
+17
ATS
-17
52 o
O/U
52 u
33
Rush Yds
224
38
Pass Attempts
24
39.47
Completion %
58.33
140
Passing Yds
188
173
Total Yds
412
4
Turnovers
2
Oct 12/00 (6 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Away
Home
20
Score
48
+21
ATS
-21
57.5 o
O/U
57.5 u
78
Rush Yds
271
33
Pass Attempts
18
45.45
Completion %
55.56
170
Passing Yds
233
248
Total Yds
504
2
Turnovers
3
Nov 6/99 (7 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Home
Away
20
Score
22
+19
ATS
-19
O/U
107
Rush Yds
214
38
Pass Attempts
31
50.00
Completion %
45.16
192
Passing Yds
255
299
Total Yds
469
0
Turnovers
1
Oct 31/98 (8 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Away
Home
13
Score
27
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
O/U
147
Rush Yds
110
43
Pass Attempts
21
60.47
Completion %
57.14
240
Passing Yds
162
387
Total Yds
272
4
Turnovers
3
Oct 25/97 (9 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Home
Away
30
Score
17
-1
ATS
+1
O/U
174
Rush Yds
66
25
Pass Attempts
34
60.00
Completion %
41.18
217
Passing Yds
129
391
Total Yds
195
1
Turnovers
2
Nov 23/96 (10 of 10)
WESTV
Stat Type VTECH
Away
Home
14
Score
31
+5
ATS
-5
36 o
O/U
36 u
129
Rush Yds
127
52
Pass Attempts
28
38.46
Completion %
57.14
209
Passing Yds
238
338
Total Yds
365
2
Turnovers
2

Team Records

WESTV
Record VTECH
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
WESTV
Record VTECH
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
WESTV
Record VTECH
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:00 pm EDT Clear
23ºC / 74ºF
58% Humidity
0% Precipitation
23% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 6
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Aubrey BurksDBInjured last game, is "?", Leg
Keyshawn CobbSIs out for season, Undisclosed
Name Position Inj Desc
Grant WellsQBIs "?" Saturday vs Florida State, Ankle
Ali JenningsWRIs out indefinitely, Foot
Nick GalloTEIs out for season, Undisclosed
Jeremiah ConeyRBIs out indefinitely, Undisclosed
William Watson IIIQBIs out indefinitely, Suspension

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Dec 28, 2016MI-FL14-31L+3/57.5-L/U95134229812823631
Dec 3, 2016BAYLOR24-21W-17.5/69-L/U311111422196244440-4
Nov 26, 2016IOWAST49-19W-7.5/60-W/O272341613190371561-4
Nov 19, 2016OKLA28-56L+3/63.5-L/O3881915793161694853
Nov 12, 2016TEXAS24-20W+2/64-W/U1142693832183185361
Nov 5, 2016KANSAS48-21W-31.5/54-L/O341264605150291441-1
Oct 29, 2016OKLAST20-37L-4.5/64.5-L/U209212421852733583
Oct 22, 2016TCU34-10W-5.5/63.5-W/U158231389152148300-3
Oct 15, 2016TXTECH48-17W-3/82-W/U33231865034345379-1
Oct 1, 2016KAN.ST17-16W-3/56-L/U1242984221201662861
View Game Logs
Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Dec 29, 2016ARK35-24W-7.5/60.5-W/U15924340236278314-2
Dec 3, 2016CLEM35-42L+10.5/59-W/O1022843861822884701
Nov 26, 2016VIRGNA52-10W-19.5/54-W/O289290579108139247-1
Nov 19, 2016NOTRD34-31W+1/53-W/O1522674192002494492
Nov 12, 2016GATECH20-30L-14/55.5-L/U121316437309343433
Nov 5, 2016DUKE24-21W-11/55-L/U2071923992271483750
Oct 27, 2016PITT39-36W-3.5/54-L/O150406556180278458-2
Oct 20, 2016MI-FL37-16W-4.5/52.5-W/O25127252342323365-1
Oct 15, 2016SYRACU17-31L-23/65.5-L/U1613074681564055611
Oct 8, 2016UNC34-3W-2.5/51-W/U189752647358131-2
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