West Virginia Vs. Virginia Tech: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions And Tips – September 18, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2021

The West Virginia Mountaineers (1-1) hit the field against the No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0) in college football action at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Hokies, +110 on the moneyline to win, and the Mountaineers, listed at -1.5 on the spread, kick things off on September 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET on FS1. A point total of 49.5 points has been set for the contest.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 18, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

West Virginia Vs. Virginia Tech Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for West Virginia vs Virginia Tech
Spread Over/Under
Virginia Tech (+1.5) Under (49.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

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Team Stat Comparison

West Virginia Stats (Rank) Virginia Tech
45.0 (18) Points Per Game 26.0 (87)
15.0 (34) Points Per Game Against 12.0 (18)
319.5 (18) Pass Yards 84.5 (126)
196.0 (62) Pass Yards Against 207.5 (73)
117.5 (97) Rush Yards 111.5 (101)
99.0 (40) Rush Yards Against 100.0 (41)
4 (106) Giveaways 2 (52)
0 (113) Takeaways 3 (27)
-4 Turnover Differential +1

West Virginia Vs. Virginia Tech Betting Insights

West Virginia Stats And Trends

  • West Virginia has posted one win against the spread this season.
  • The Mountaineers have one win ATS (1-1) as a 1.5-point favorite or greater this season.
  • The point total average for Mountaineers games this season is 55.5, 6.0 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

Virginia Tech Stats And Trends

  • Virginia Tech has posted two wins against the spread this season.
  • The Hokies are yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 1.5-point favorite or greater this year.
  • This season, Hokies games have resulted in an average scoring total of 60.5, which is 11.0 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

West Virginia Players To Watch

  • Jarret Doege leads West Virginia with 544 passing yards (272.0 ypg) on 38-of-62 passing with four touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season.
  • Garrett Greene’s team-high 98 rushing yards (98.0 per game) have come on 14 carries, with two touchdowns this year.
  • This season Leddie Brown has taken 31 carries for 92 yards (46.0 per game) and four touchdowns, while also catching six passes for 57 yards (28.5 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Sean Ryan’s team-high 133 receiving yards (66.5 yards per game) have come on six receptions with one touchdown.
  • Sam James has caught eight passes for 120 yards (60.0 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
  • Winston Wright has hauled in nine receptions for 101 yards (50.5 ypg) this season.

Virginia Tech Players To Watch

  • Braxton Burmeister has 169 passing yards (84.5 ypg) to lead Virginia Tech, completing 63.2% of his passes and recording one touchdown pass and one interception this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 42 rushing yards (21.0 ypg) on nine carries with one rushing touchdown.
  • Jalen Holston has carried the ball 18 times for a team-high 80 yards (40.0 per game), with one touchdown this year.
  • This season Raheem Blackshear has rushed for 70 yards (35.0 per game) on 20 carries with two touchdowns, while also checking in with 71 yards (35.5 per game) on four catches.
  • Tre Turner’s 131 receiving yards (65.5 yards per game) lead the team. He has eight receptions.
  • James Mitchell’s five catches are good enough for 42 yards (21.0 ypg) and one touchdown.
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