In the opening few weeks of the College Football Betting action, many of the games that we see on the schedule feature ranked teams going against weaker opposition. It’s a move that benefits everyone, with the bigger programs getting solid game experience, while the lesser teams get a nice financial boost that will certainly help their football programs. Once we get beyond the first month of the season, though, we start to see the big games hit the schedule, with divisional and conference bragging rights at stake, not to mention a potential ranking boost that can turn teams into potential playoff contenders.
We have a slew of games featuring ranked teams going head to head in Week of the college football season, and we believe that this may be one of the best out there. It’s an early game, too, so the action gets rolling quickly this Saturday. The Mountaineers will be on the road to face a Texas Tech team that just cracked the top 25 after a monumental win last week. West Virginia is a 4-point road favorite with the point total set at 75.
West Virginia vs Texas Tech NCAA Football Week 5 Odds & Pick
“You came in here and played together. Every man had every man’s back.”Check out the Sights & Sounds from our win in Stillwater! 🔴#WreckEm⚫️ pic.twitter.com/cRkC4HGJdL — Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) 24 de septiembre de 2018
- When: Saturday, September 29 at 12 PM EST
- Where: Jones AT&T Stadium, Texas
- TV: ESPNU
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: Watch ESPN
- NCAA Football Week 5 Odds: West Virginia -4 (Total 72)
- Mostly Cloudy: 22°C/72°F
- Humidity: 65%
- Precipitation: 2%
- Cloud Cover: 64%
- Wind: 10 mph S
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the West Virginia Mountaineers?
With the recent arrival of Hurricane Florence, the West Virginia Mountaineers have played a game less than most teams, but they have looked very good in the 3 games that they have played. They opened the season with back to back wins to get things rolling before being forced to sit out Week 3.
There was the possibility of rust being an issue last week, but that proved not to be the case, as the Mountaineers came out and manhandled Kansas State in a 35-6 win where they handily covered the spread. The offense has been very much as advertised for the Mountaineers and they have covered the spread in all 3 of their games this season. They are 4-2 versus Texas Tech in the last 6 meetings, but they only managed to cover in 2 of those games.
- Average Score For: 42.33
- Total Yards: 545.34
- Rush Yards: 171.67
- Passing Yards: 373.67
- Average Score Against: 12.33
- Total Yards: 304.00
- Rush Yards: 118.67
- Passing Yards: 185.33
Why bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders?
The Red Raiders season looked to be in a little bit of trouble after they were soundly beaten by Ole Miss in Week 1, but they have made a dramatic turnaround since then. They swept aside their next two opponents by a combined score of 140-49 before they faced Oklahoma State last week. That one is a match-up that usually produces some offensive fireworks, but it was Texas Tech who did all the scoring, winning 41-17 in that one.
The question now is whether they can take down a ranked team in back to back weeks. If they do so, you can expect to see them move even further up the national rankings. The Red Raiders have had trouble covering at home, going 2-4 ATS in their last 6 home games. 4 of the last 6 meetings between these two have gone UNDER the point total.
- Average Score For: 52.00
- Total Yards: 623.5
- Rush Yards: 178.75
- Passing Yards: 435.75
- Average Score Against: 28.25
- Total Yards: 437.25
- Rush Yards: 153.25
- Passing Yards: 284.00
West Virginia vs Texas Tech College Football Week 5 Betting Trends
- West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas Tech
- West Virginia is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of West Virginia’s last 8 games
- Texas Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Texas Tech is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech’s last 6 games when playing West Virginia
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This should be a nail-biter from start to finish, so be sure to tune in this coming Saturday at noon. As far as the final result goes, I am on the Mountaineers to win and cover, with the total falling UNDER.
Score: West Virginia Mountaineers 37 – Texas Tech Red Raiders 30