West Virginia at Texas Tech Latest Odds and NCAAF Expert Predictions

West Virginia Mountaineers at Texas Tech Red Raiders Latest Odds and Expert Predictions

The legal online sports betting spread favors the West Virginia Mountaineers by 3.5 points over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. This will mark WVU’s first true road game of the year. Their season opener was on neutral ground. And their Week 3 trip to NC State was canceled. All things considered, the timing couldn’t be worse for a trip to Lubbock, Texas. The Raiders are riding high on a landmark win over rivals Oklahoma State Cowboys. How does Texas Tech love that victory? Let me count the ways. First, it was their first win over OK State since 2008. Second, it was their first win in Stillwater since 2001. In fact, Alan Bowman the first TTU quarterback to win at Oklahoma State since his current head coach, Kliff Kingsbury. And third, it was their first win over a ranked team since they beat Arizona State in the 2013 Holiday Bowl.

Betting West Virginia

The Red Raiders aren’t the only school with a Heisman Trophy candidate. WVU’s own starting QB Will Grier is 71 of 95 for 14 TDs and 372 passing yards per game. “Great arm, very poised, great pocket presence,” Kingsbury said of Grier. “He’ll be one of the top guys taken this year and should be, and then he’s got a family, he’s married. He’s mature — kind of like an NFL player already. I was hoping he would have left last year, but he stuck around and is playing through the roof.”

Betting Texas Tech

Bowman is doing Grier one better, though. As a matter of fact, he’s doing every other QB in all of college football one better. Bowman leads the country with 389 passing yards per game. “”Not surprisingly, [Kingsbury] found himself another young quarterback that is as good as advertised from what I’ve seen,” West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said. “Ever since he stepped in against Ole Miss, they’ve been playing at a very high level offensively. Kliff is doing a great job of mentoring that kid, training him, getting him ready to go, protecting him.”

TTU just covered a 14.5-point legal online sports betting spread as road dogs in a 41-17 win over Oklahoma State last week.

West Virginia Mountaineers at Texas Tech Red Raiders NCAA Football Betting Preview

  • Date: September 29
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. CT No. 12
  • Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX


Odds from Intertops.eu:

  • West Virginia  -3½ (-110) 73 (-110) -160
  • Texas Tech  +3½ (-110) 73 (-110) +140


West Virginia Team Stats

Offense

  • 3 points per game (21st)
  • 3 total yards per game (8th)
  • 7 passing yards per game (3rd)
  • 7 rushing yards per game (74th)


Defense

  • 0 total yards allowed per game (41st)
  • Zero passing yards allowed per game (44th)
  • 0 rushing yards allowed per game (62nd)
  • Texas Tech Team Stats


Texas Tech Team Stats


Offense

  • 0 points per game (5th)
  • 5 total yards per game (1st)
  • 8 passing yards per game (1st)
  • 8 rushing yards per game (56th)


Defense

  • 3 total yards allowed per game (106th)
  • 0 passing yards allowed (109th)
  • 3 rushing yards allowed per game (66th)


Betting Trends

  • West Virginia is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Mountaineers are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas Tech
  • Texas Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The Red Raiders are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texas Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Our Prediction:
Sure, TTU’s defense is nothing about which to write home. That notwithstanding, the fact that the best online sportsbooks still consider Texas Tech an underdog is a disservice to the Red Raiders. Though it behooves fans of legal online sports betting, whom just may be getting free points with the better team.