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Virginia Tech vs West Virginia Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 3

Virginia Tech vs West Virginia Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 3

by Rebecca CrilleySeptember 14, 2021
  • Virginia Tech vs West Virginia Prediction
  • West Virginia will win the Black Diamond Trophy
  • Virginia Tech is going to have its first loss of the season
  • Close game with West Virginia winning

This weekend it’s a battle for the Black Diamond Trophy. The trophy has been in place since 1997. Virginia Tech has won six of nine games since the trophy was put in place. However, West Virginia has the better overall record of 28-23-1. Currently, it is Virginia Tech that holds the trophy after winning 31-24 back in 2017. 

These two teams have played each other for many seasons. For a long time, 1991-2003, they were conference rivals with the Big East Conference. But in 2004 Virginia Tech left the Big East and became a member of the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) so they had to start scheduling in the games instead of a yearly match-up.  

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Virginia Tech: +2.5 (+100) West Virginia: -2.5 (-122)
  • Moneyline: Virginia Tech: (+124) West Virginia: (-152)
  • Total: 50.5: Over: (-110) Under: (-110)

All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet. (or FanDuel/DraftKings)

Virginia Tech vs West Virginia Prediction: Spread

In this game, it will be the entire offense for West Virginia to cover the spread. In their last game, they won 66-0 and had a total of 542 yards. Of those 542 yards, 344 were passing and 198 were rushing. They turned to quarterback Jarret Doege to lead them to victory. 

The offense will cover the spread in this game and upset Virginia tech. They are looking to win on their home field. Having that home crowd advantage will help in this game. Look for Jarret Doege to have a decent game and the offense to have the run game going. 

  • Free Prediction: West Virginia (-2.5)

Virginia Tech vs West Virginia Prediction: MoneyLine

The offense will take over for West Virginia this week. They are looking to upset number 15 Virginia Tech at home in front of a home crowd. West Virginia is slightly favored in this game and are looking to reclaim the Black Diamond Trophy. With Virginia Tech missing key player tight end James Mitchell, they will have to readjust offensively. 

All-time West Virginia is 28-23-1 and are looking to add another win. West Virginia is 6-0 in their last six home games. They are on a win streak of one game currently and looking to make it two. If they want to have a chance of competing in the Big 12 they need to win important games like this. 

  • Free Prediction: West Virginia offensive ML

Virginia Tech vs West Virginia Prediction: Total

In the last six games, Virginia Tech has played away the total has gone over five out of six times. The total of the last two games has been over 50 points. Both offenses will be present in this game making the score over 50 points. Look for the total to be over 50 points and West Virginia winning the game in a close one. 

  • Free Prediction: Over 50.5

Make sure to also check our other free NCAAF predictions!

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Rebecca Crilley