Folks, I don't know how Vegas does the odds but I don't have a good feeling being on the road to Pitt. I hope my feeling is wrong.
Despite back-to-back losses as the favorite, William Hill Sportsbook has Virginia Tech favored over Pittsburgh for this weekend's contest. After opening as a 2-point favorite over the Panthers earlier this week, the line has moved to Virginia Tech -3.5 as of Tuesday morning.
William Hill has the over/under set at 55.5.
The slide in the spread likely has to do with a COVID outbreak within the Panthers program that contributed to this past weekend's contest against Georgia Tech being postponed.
"I don't know any more than the rest of ya'll when it comes to their status," Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente said during his Monday talk with the media. "I'll tell you this, we deal with uncertainty every day. I took my 30th COVID test today. Hopefully, I get the text message, like I've gotten 29 times before, that says I can keep coming to work. You can imagine all our players and staff that either get a text that's good or a phone call that's bad. So we're all dealing with uncertainty on a daily basis. This thing hasn't gone away. I think our guys have done a great job of handling it."