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West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech odds, line: Advanced college football computer model reveals picks for Thursday's matchup

SportsLine's projection model has generated selections for the contest between the Mountaineers and Hokies
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The West Virginia Mountaineers attempt to even their record when they visit the Virginia Tech Hokies on Thursday. West Virginia (1-2) opened the 2022 season with back-to-back losses before rolling to a 65-7 home victory against Towson on Saturday. Virginia Tech (2-1) is coming off a 27-7 triumph over Wofford, its second straight win after dropping its season opener at Old Dominion. The Mountaineers improved to 29-23-1 in the all-time series with a 27-21 home victory last season, ending their three-game losing streak against the Hokies.

Kickoff at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Mountaineers are 2.5-point favorites in the latest West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 50.5. (See the latest college football lines for all of this week's games on our college football odds page.)

Before making any Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia picks or college football predictions, you NEED to see the predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of more than $3,300 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It enters Week 4 of the 2022 college football season on a 51-43 run on all top-rated college football spread and money-line picks that dates back to 2021. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows West Virginia racked up 624 yards of total offense against Towson on Saturday, including 316 on the ground. The Mountaineers scored touchdowns on six of their seven possessions in the first half and rushed for a total of six scores -- their most since recording seven on two occasions in 2007. Freshman CJ Donaldson posted his second 100-yard performance in three games this season, running for 101 and three TDs on only nine carries.

The model also knows Virginia Tech's defense is ranked third in the nation against the run after limiting Wofford to 38 rushing yards on Saturday. Junior quarterback Grant Wells completed 26-of-35 pass attempts versus the Terriers for 314 yards and a pair of touchdowns while going without an interception for the second straight game after throwing four in the season opener. The Hokies had 11 different receivers with receptions in the victory, with Nick Gallo and Christian Moss leading the team with five apiece.

Now, the model has set its sights on West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech. We can tell you it is leaning Over on the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college football picks.

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