Free College Football Picks - Best Angle To Bet West Virginia vs. Texas Tech

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Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:54 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 7:54 PM UTC

It's week 7 of College Football and our expert handicapper Ross Benjamin discloses a 33-7 betting angle that will help you know how to bet this very tight matchup between West Virginia and Texas Tech.

 College Football Week 7 Predictions: West Virginia vs. Texas Tech

Texas Tech will entertain #20 West Virginia in a Big 12 battle on Saturday. The opening kickoff at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas is slated for 12:00 PM ET. The game will be televised by Fox Sports1. West Virginia has defeated Texas Tech in each of the past 2 seasons. However, the Mountaineers failed to cover both of those contests as 9.5 and 5.5-point favorites.


College Football Week 7 Odds

At the time of this writing (10/11), college football betting odds at BetOnline has West Virginia as a 1.0-point road favorite, and there’s a posted total of 83.0. BetOnline is widely regarded as one of the top online betting sites.


Strength of Schedule Favors West Virginia

Texas Tech has defeated Stephen F. Austin, Kansas, and Louisiana Tech. The latter two teams have gone a combined 2-7 this year when facing FBS opponents. Stephen Austin plays at the FCS level and owns an uninspiring 3-3 record.

West Virginia does own a win over a FCS opponent as well. Nonetheless, their other 3 victories have come against Missouri, BYU, and Kansas State. BYU is 3-3, and the Cougars 3 losses have come by a combined 7 points. Kansas State is 3-2, and its only other loss came by 13 at then #10 Stanford. Missouri has gone 2-3 thus far, and besides the West Virginia defeat, they’ve lost to Georgia 28-27 in addition to at LSU.

My assessment of both team’s schedules clearly shows me that West Virginia has faced much tougher opposition compared to Texas Tech. Any time sports betting odds indicates a game to be an even matchup such as this one, strength of schedule is a pertinent factor when making college football picks.

 College Football Betting Angle and Pick

West Virginia enters this week with a perfect 4-0 record, and Texas Tech is 3-2 (.600). This specific data, in addition to the point spread on this contest, creates a highly profitable betting situation, and it’s vital to one of my college football week 7 predictions.

Any away team (West Virginia) that’s a pick to -3.0, coming off 2 or more wins in a row, and has a win percentage of .800 or better, versus an opponent (Texas Tech) with a win percentage of .900 or less, resulted in those away teams going 33-7 ATS (84.6%) since 2012.


Free College Football Pick: West Virginia -1
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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