Maryland vs. West Virginia Pick & Odds: September 18th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2010

Maryland vs. West Virginia
Pick: West Virginia -10 -110 odds
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I’m laying the points with WVU on Saturday. Last weekend I released Oklahoma on these pages, citing big-time line value due to overreaction to a one game performance as a key reason. When this particular game opened, WVU was installed as a 13 1/2 point favorite. At the time of this release, they’re down to 10. Again, I have to go against the line move. I like the grit and determination we saw from QB Geno Smith and the Mountaineers during their late-game run to send their contest with Marshall into overtime. WVU scored on a pair of 90-plus yard TD drives in the final quarter. Smith is connecting on over 70% of his passes and has both Austin and Sanders to go to through the air. And of course, the ground attack is solid once again. Maryland did beat Navy in their opener, but they were outgained, 485-272. In fact, the Terps finished with just 11 FDs to 26 for the Midshipmen. Maryland has just five starters back on defense and needed some luck to get by the Academy. I believe their luck runs out against the Mountaineers. Maryland’s 2-0 start comes to an end. I’m laying the points with West Virginia on Saturday. Thanks! GL! Scott.