I like the OVER 51.5 in this game.
During WVU head coach Neal Brown's press conference on Tuesday he got asked a question about how he could get the passing game going and he had an interesting response:
"You know, it's kinda funny. If you look at just the pure statistics of it we don't look like a team that struggled throwing the football. Where you get into it, if you look deeper, you know, our yards per attempt is not very good, and that tells you we're not real explosive. So that's something we've got to work on. There's two ways to do it. You've got to throw the ball downfield or you've got to make people miss. So that was our big point of emphasis. Our completion percentage and those kind of things are fine, we just gotta get the ball extended down the field or we gotta make some people miss on those short yardage [passes]. We worked a lot on that in the bye week. We gotta get better at it. I think it's going to be a defining moment for us as an offense because we've showed the ability to run the football decently to above average, but we've got to able to stretch the field, and our receivers and quarterbacks gotta be able to make some plays."
Coach Brown has come out and told us that West Virginia will be much more aggressive in the passing game this week, which will lead to more scoring. The market has not accounted for this information in the price, therefore there is value on the over.
OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATION: OVER 51.5, -112
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