Youngstown State vs West Virginia College Football Week 2 Odds & Pick.

Youngstown State vs West Virginia College Football Week 2 Odds & Pick

Written by on September 6, 2018

As teams work towards winning their conference and making the playoffs, the goal is to build some early momentum that will eventually carry over to the bigger games that come later in the season. There are some who play a bit of a weaker schedule at the start of the year in order to create that momentum, but there is always the possibility that a poor performance against a lesser team can disrupt that flow.The West Virginia Mountaineers won big in their season opener and have what looks to be a bit of an easier game in NCAA Football Week 2, at home to the Youngstown State Penguins. This one is not on the board for now, perhaps because it is viewed as a horribly one-sided affair that the Mountaineers should win going away. That was not the case, though, when these two teams hooked up a couple of years back, so this one might end up proving to be a little closer than most of us expect.

Youngstown State vs West Virginia College Football Week 2 Odds & Pick

  • When: Saturday, September 8 at 6 PM EST
  • Where: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Radio: SiriusXM
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • College Football Week 2 Odds: TBA

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Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 18°C/64°F
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Precipitation: 39%
  • Cloud Cover: 93%
  • Wind: 8 mph E
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the Youngstown State Penguins?

The Penguins play out of the Missouri Valley Conference and are coming into Week 2 of the season having lost their opener, a close one, to the Butler Bulldogs. Over the last 10 seasons, Youngstown State has played a bigger team each year, losing all but one, a 31-17 win over Pitt that came back in 2012.Their last meeting with the Mountaineers came a couple of years back, a game that they managed to keep relatively close despite giving up over 600 yards of total offense. They were a 21-point underdog in that one yet managed to cover with a 38-21 loss. This one is likely to be a bit of a tougher proposition, as the current Mountaineers offense is one that is a good deal better than what they trotted out back in 2016.

Why bet on the West Virginia Mountaineers?

The Mountaineers came into this season believing that they have a real shot at winning the PAC 12 and making a run at the playoffs, as they boast an offense to be reckoned with. They were a 10 ½ point favorite in Week 1 against the Tennessee Volunteers and ended up laying down a bit of a marker to the rest of the conference in that one, blowing out the Vols 40-14.Youngstown State vs West Virginia should be an easy victory for the Mountaineers.While Tennessee has a new coach and are in a rebuilding phase, you still cannot deny how good a win that was for the Mountaineers. The goal this week is not to play down to the level of the opponent, but rather to continue the strong play and momentum picked up in Week 1. West Virginia has been tough to beat in their own stadium, going a solid 14-4 in their last 18 games at home.

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Latest Youngstown State vs West Virginia College Football Week 2 Betting Trends

  • Youngstown State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Youngstown State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • West Virginia is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home
  • West Virginia is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia’s last 6 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

While the last meeting between these two was closer than expected, I don’t see that being the case with this one. I think the Mountaineers come out and establish control quickly as they cruise to what should be a blowout win over a much weaker opponent.Score: Youngstown State Penguins 10 – West Virginia Mountaineers 48