West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Odds and Betting Analysis
Posted by: Mike Davis
Players betting on college football this weekend should take a quick glance at this Sunday’s matchup between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Virginia Tech Hokies. Both teams are coming into the 2017 with a national ranking and this Sunday we’ll find out just which team is superior. Let’s take a look at what sports wagering sites are predicting for this weekend before we break down each program.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies – Sunday, Sept. 3rd
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: FedEx Field
Stream: ABC Sports, Watch ESPN
Online Sportsbook Odds:
West Virginia Mountaineers +4 (-110) 51 ½ (-110) +165
Virginia Tech Hokies -4 (-110) 51 ½ (-110) -190
West Virginia Mountaineers
The Mountaineers fought their way to a 10-3 record in 2016 that was a leap ahead of where the program finished the season before. West Virginia would go on to post a 7-2 record to finish 3rd in the Big 12. The Mountaineers might have failed to win conference title but West Virginia did receive an invitation to the Russell Athletic Bowl at the end of the season. Once there, the Mountaineers put their best effort forth but still fell short against No. 14 Miami 14-31. The Mountaineers finished the 2016 season with a No. 18 nationwide ranking.
This season, Dana Holgorsen will be making his return at head coach, marking the 7th season that Holgorsen has been with West Virginia. Holgorsen has added Jake Spavital who is joining the Mountaineers for the first time. Tony Gibson will be returning at defensive coordinator however, marking his 4th season at the position. Heading into the 2017 season, West Virginia is No. 20th in the nation.
The Mountaineers enter this contest as college football betting underdogs. However, the difference in talent between these two teams is not astronomical – evident by how close their rankings currently are. With that in mind, fans might want to cash in on the online sportsbook odds available on West Virginia.
Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech put forward a respectable effort in 2016 as the Hokies would go on to finish the season 10-4. Furthermore, the program managed to post a 6-2 record in in-conference play which allowed Virginia Tech to finish 1st in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Once in the ACC championship match, Virginia did all they could to usurp Clemson but ended up falling short against the reigning National Champions 35-42. Nevertheless, the Hokies would manage to end the season on a good note as they received an invitation to the Belk Bowl. The Hokies were tasked with facing No. 18 Arkansas in said bowl game, who they managed to defeat 35-24. Virginia Tech finished 2016 with a No. 16 nationwide ranking.
Justin Fuente will once again be leading the Hokies, now his second season as Virginia Tech’s head coach. Brad Cornelsen will be returning at offensive coordinator and Bud Foster will be coming back at defensive coordinator. Foster has been with the program for 31 years (WOW) and this will be his 22nd season as defensive coordinator. The Mountaineers are currently ranked 22nd in the country.