West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 8

Oct 1, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback JT Daniels (18) throws a
Oct 1, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback JT Daniels (18) throws a / Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Two exciting Big 12 teams take the field in Week 8 action as they try to secure bowl eligibility.

Texas Tech has played one of the most difficult schedules in the country under first year head coach Joey McGuire while dealing with a ton of injuries. The Red Raiders are 3-3 on the season, but not without a few quality efforts, including upset wins at home against Texas. Now, they enter as a rare favorite to West Virginia in Lubbock, can they best a fellow .500 club?

Here are the odds and our best bet for this Big 12 showdown:

West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Odds, Spread and Total

West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Betting Trends

  • West Virginia is 2-1 against the spread (ATS) as an underdog this season
  • Texas Tech is 5-1 to the OVER in 2022, including 2-0 as a favorite
  • West Virginia has gone OVER in four of six games

West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Prediction and Pick

Both of these teams are prone to high scoring affairs and I think we see just that when they meet on Saturday. Texas Tech is top 10 in terms of plays per minute while West Virginia is a willing dance partner to participate in a track meet, 50th in that metric.

Texas Tech has had a trio of different quarterbacks lineup under center, and all three may be available on Saturday. Tyler Shough was the Week 1 starter and is at practice this week, while backup Donovan Smith was available before the Red Raiders bye week at Oklahoma State but was left on the bench for highly touted recruit Behren Morton, who played well in his first career start. Morton passed for 379 on the road ahead of the Red Raiders bye week.

All are talented and the game script will stay the same under offensive coordinator Zach Kittley, attack this vulnerable West Virginia secondary. TTU passes the ball at the highest rate in the country, 54 times per game and will be facing a WVU secondary that is 87th in defensive pass success rate.

On the other side, Daniels is playing well at quarterback for the Mountaineers, leading a unit that is top 30 in success rate. The offensive line is top 25 in sacks allowed and should give the Georgia transfer time to throw.

I expect points in this one in a total that should be lined in the 70's.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.