Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers (1-1) welcome the #15 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0) for a noon kickoff in Morgantown tomorrow.
The Mountaineers opened as -150 favorites for the game for this weekend’s game against Virginia Tech. Depending on the site, the odds can vary slightly but they are favorites nonetheless. There are a few options for online players in WV if the odds look good enough to bet on. Look around to see which site offers the best value for the odds before settling on one. Even if the odds change, it shouldn’t be too different from the current numbers.
Here’s how our staff experts believe that the game will play out:
Tucker Via, Writer, The Voice of Motown (1-1 on the season)
West Virginia and Virginia Tech are mostly even opponents. It will be a low-scoring defensive battle from beginning to end. With the help of the atmosphere, the Mountaineers will pull out the close win!
WVU 20 Virginia Tech 16
Brad Smith, Senior Writer/Owner, The Voice of Motown (2-0 on the season)
This game is going to be close, mostly due to the home field advantage and the expected rowdy, hostile sold-out crowd.
Although Virginia Tech upset then-10th ranked North Carolina in the first week of the season, they looked remarkably average last week against Middle Tennessee State, winning 35-14 at home.
In last week’s game, the Hokies gave up 283 yards passing and have given up 351.5 total yards per game this season. West Virginia should be able to move the ball with relative ease if Neal Brown opens up the playbook a bit.
That’s a huge if. Brown has been extremely conservative as a play-caller since arriving in Morgantown and has been loyal to his redshirt senior quarterback Jarret Doege, who simply isn’t the right fit in this offense.
Hopefully Brown is willing to play Garrett Greene situationally because it will really open up the run game for the Mountaineers. Sticking with Doege for the entire game could be disastrous.
With that said, if West Virginia can limit turnovers, the Mountaineers should get Neal Brown’s biggest victory as the team’s head coach in a really close, classic game between two bitter rivals.
The Black Diamond Trophy returns home to Morgantown. Let’s Go Mountaineers!
WVU 35 Virginia Tech 31