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Betting preview: Win total, title odds for West Virginia

West Virigina quarterback Will Grier will be one of the Mountaineers' strengths. AP Photo/Raymond Thompson

With college football season on the horizon, ESPN Chalk's college football experts -- Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica -- combine to give you betting previews of the top 25 teams, according to the ESPN College Football Rankings. They break down each team's strengths and weaknesses, along with season win total bets and national title odds.

Odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Aug. 14.

West Virginia Mountaineers

National title odds: 100-1 (opened 50-1)
Season win total: 6.5
FPI win total projection: 5.9


Phil Steele

Strengths: Will Grier is 6-0 as a starting quarterback and was my No. 3 rated quarterback out of high school when he signed at Florida. He should be one of the Big 12's top quarterbacks this season (10 touchdowns and 70.1 adjusted QBR at Florida in 2015). I rate their running back corps, featuring senior Justin Crawford, as the No. 22 unit in the country and the linebackers at No. 30. They also get back perhaps their top defensive player in safety Dravon Askew-Henry, who missed all of 2016 with a knee injury.