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    Star running back CJ Donaldson and the West Virginia Mountaineers (1-2) face the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1) on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET at Lane Stadium.

    The Mountaineers are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3), versus the Hokies. The over/under for this game is 53 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 22, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
    • Stadium: Lane Stadium
    Mountaineers vs Hokies Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Mountaineers -3 -107 -114 53 -112 -109 -148 +121

    West Virginia Betting Insights

    • Virginia Tech is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Virginia Tech has not hit the over on a point total in three games with a set over/under.

    West Virginia Stats & Insights

    • West Virginia owns the 41st-ranked defense this year (327.7 yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 14th-best with a tally of 509.7 yards per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, West Virginia has been a top-25 unit, ranking 11th-best in the FBS by totaling 46.0 points per game. The Mountaineers rank 104th on defense (33.3 points allowed per game).
    • West Virginia is putting up 292.3 passing yards per game on offense this year (30th in the FBS), and is giving up 208.3 passing yards per game (61st) on defense.
    • West Virginia is putting up 217.3 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 27th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 50th, surrendering 119.3 rushing yards per game.
    • While West Virginia ranks 21st-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 46.3% third-down conversion rate allowed, it’s been a different story on offense, where the Mountaineers rank 14th-best in the FBS (54.3% third-down conversion rate).
    • West Virginia has forced two total turnovers (110th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (50th in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 100th-ranked in college football.

    West Virginia’s Best Players

    • JT Daniels has compiled 743 yards (247.7 ypg) on 67-of-103 passing with six touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season.
    • Donaldson has carried the ball 29 times for a team-high 274 yards on the ground and has found the end zone six times as a runner.
    • Tony Mathis has been handed the ball 49 times this year and racked up 234 yards (78.0 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Bryce Ford-Wheaton’s 296 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 37 times and has registered 24 receptions and four touchdowns.
    • Sam James has put up a 194-yard season so far with one touchdown, hauling in 11 passes on 16 targets.
    • Kaden Prather’s 14 catches have turned into 151 yards and one touchdown.
    • Dante Stills has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 2.0 TFL and seven tackles.
    • Lee Kpogba is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 16 tackles.
    • Donaldson has picked off a team-leading zero passes. He also has 16 tackles to his name.

    Virginia Tech Betting Insights

    • Virginia Tech has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • None of Virginia Tech’s three games with a set total this year have hit the over.

    Virginia Tech Stats & Insights

    • Virginia Tech has been dominant on defense, allowing only 199.7 total yards per contest (fifth-best). Offensively, it ranks 92nd by racking up 366.3 total yards per game.
    • Virginia Tech ranks 102nd in the FBS with 23.7 points per contest, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 16th-best by giving up only 12.3 points per game.
    • Virginia Tech ranks 87th in the FBS with 225.0 passing yards per game, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 16th-best by allowing just 159.0 passing yards per contest.
    • Virginia Tech’s run defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks third-best in the FBS with 40.7 rushing yards surrendered per contest. In terms of offense, it is accumulating 141.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 88th.
    • Virginia Tech’s defense has been dominant on third down, allowing a 19.0% third-down conversion rate (fifth-best). Offensively, it ranks 89th in the FBS with a 37.0% third-down rate.
    • Virginia Tech sports a -2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Virginia Tech’s Best Players

    • Grant Wells has put up 647 passing yards, or 215.7 per game, so far this season. He has completed 65.6% of his passes and has tossed four touchdowns with four interceptions. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 22.0 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner one time.
    • Keshawn King has run the ball 23 times for 175 yards, with one touchdown.
    • Jalen Holston has racked up 126 yards (on 41 attempts) with two touchdowns.
    • Kaleb Smith’s 131 receiving yards (43.7 yards per game) are best on his team. He has eight catches on 12 targets with one touchdown.
    • Nick Gallo has put up a 102-yard season so far. He’s caught 13 passes on 21 targets.
    • Stephen Gosnell’s six grabs (on nine targets) have netted him 97 yards (32.3 ypg).
    • C.J. McCray paces the team with 2.0 sacks, and also has 1.0 TFL and six tackles.
    • Dax Hollifield, Virginia Tech’s top tackler, has 22 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Armani Chatman leads the team with one interception, while also collecting five tackles and one pass defended.
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