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Texas Tech vs. West Virginia - 9/29/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
West Virginia Mountaineers (3-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1)
Date & Time Saturday September 29, 2018, 12:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +6 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
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CFB | West Virginia Mountaineers (3-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1)
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The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Texas Tech Red Raiders will meet up in a college football battle at Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday. 

West Virginia comes in here with a 3-0 record thus far. The Mountaineers have taken out Tennessee 40-14, Youngstown State 52-17 and Kansas State 35-6 just this past Saturday. 

In the Kansas State game, West Virginia QB Will Grier posted five touchdowns and 356 yards with a pair of picks, and the leading receiver was Marcus Simms with 136 yards and a score on five grabs. Kennedy McKoy led the rush with 12 carries for 73 yards. 

Over on the Texas Tech side, they’re currently 3-1 on the season. The Raiders fell to Mississippi in the opener 47-27, but have since drilled Lamar 77-0, Houston 63-49 and Oklahoma State 41-17. 

In the OK State game, Red Raiders QB Alan Bowman put up 397 yards, two touchdowns and two picks, while Antoine Wesley led the receivers on 98 yards from seven grabs. Demarcus Felton had a great day on the ground for Tech, with 121 yards and two scores. 

The Mountaineers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games in September and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five on turf. WVU is 4-1 ATS in their last five after a win straight-up of more than 20 points and the under is 4-1 in their last five conference games. 

Meanwhile, the Raiders are 4-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 on turf. Texas Tech is 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 in September and the over is 4-1 in their last five overall. 

When the WVU offense gets moving consistently, it’s a sight to behold. Although they haven’t been challenged too much yet this year, the Mountaineers have logged at least 35 points in all three games. 

Texas Tech will have something to say about that, however. After their dud opener against Mississippi, they’ve toasted the scoreboard with 181 points in three games. I like the Raiders to come out firing here and keep pace with WVU, so I’m going to take Texas Tech for the cover here.

Pick:
Texas Tech Red Raiders +6

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