The Wait Is Over West Virginia: NFL And WVU Football Betting Starts Now

Posted on September 11, 2020

Through a summer of doubts that Big 12 football and the NFL would start on time if at all, all systems are currently a go. That means a full weekend of West Virginia football betting.

Two NFL teams kick off their 2020-21 seasons Thursday night, with the rest starting play on Sunday. WVU football also gets into gear on Saturday.

West Virginia football betting is back this weekend

With the action starting Saturday at noon ET for the Mountaineers, West Virginia is currently a heavy favorite to start off the season with a win against Eastern Kentucky. For example, the Colonels are a +3300 underdog at FanDuel Sportsbook right now.

While moneyline odds may not be the most attractive on this game, there are many more ways to bet the Mountaineers’ contest on Saturday. The total consensus at DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel sits at 55.5 for the game right now, with odds of -110 on both sides of those markets at both books.

Those same odds at those two books are currently valid on the 40.5-point spread, as well. That might be a wager worth making given the circumstances.

This year’s season opener is perhaps one of the most difficult to handicap given the circumstances. It’s uncertain how both teams will handle playing in an empty stadium, and practice time for everyone who might play on Saturday has been uneven throughout the offseason.

Currently, none of the online sportsbooks in WV are offering any promos for Saturday’s Mountaineers game. That may change closer to game time, however, so check in on all the apps frequently.

That certainly won’t be the case on Sunday when 26 of the 32 NFL teams get into action. The five WV sports betting apps will be pushing hard for your wagering dollar then.

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NFL specials for Sunday’s games at WV sportsbooks

The specials you can take advantage of for Sunday’s NFL games start at BetMGM with the Philadelphia Eagles game against Washington. For example, you can get +375 odds on Miles Sanders scoring the first Philly touchdown of the season.

If the Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns game is more what you’re looking for, BetMGM will give you +500 odds if you’re willing to take Cleveland to win and Odell Beckham Jr. to score in the game.

The Cincinnati Bengals open their season at home against the Los Angeles Chargers, and the first start of Joe Burrow’s NFL career may draw your wagering interest. Prop wagers on Burrow’s performance currently aren’t available at WV sportsbooks, but that again should be something that becomes available closer to game time.

For Pittsburgh Steelers fans, FanDuel has an entire section just for you. You can wager on which game will prove to be the Steelers’ first win and first loss of the season, and consider odds on every game on their regular-season schedule.

If you want to take advantage of some futures markets right before the season begins for most teams, all these books have you covered. DraftKings has a special market for Super Bowl LV right now, however.

Opt into the 55-1 Big Game Boost and stake a dollar on the team you think will hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February. If you’re right, you’ll enjoy a +5500 payout.

After you’ve finished taking advantage of that offer, here’s where the moneylines, spreads and totals sit for all regional NFL games this week. Joining DraftKings and FanDuel for the 2020 NFL season are BetMGM Sportsbook and William Hill Sportsbook. That provides four WV online sportsbooks for bettors.

SportsbookMoneylineSpreadTotal
BetMGMCleveland +300
Baltimore -385
Cleveland +7.5 -110
Baltimore -7.5 -110
O 47.5 -110
U 47.5 -110
DraftKingsCleveland +275
Baltimore -360
Cleveland +7.5 -110
Baltimore -7.5 -110
O 48 -110
U 48 -110
FanDuelCleveland +295
Baltimore -370
Cleveland +7.5 -105
Baltimore -7.5 -115
O 48.5 -105
U 48.5 -115
William HillCleveland +275
Baltimore -335
Cleveland +7 -105
Baltimore -7 -115
O 48 -110
U 48 -110
SportsbookMoneylineSpreadTotal
BetMGMPhiladelphia -239
Washington +195
Philadelphia -5.5 -110
Washington +5.5 -110
O 42.5 -110
U 42.5 -110
DraftKingsPhiladelphia -250
Washington +205
Philadelphia -5.5 -110
Washington +5.5 -110
O 43 -110
U 43 -110
FanDuelPhiladelphia -255
Washington +210
Philadelphia -5.5 -115
Washington +5.5 -105
O 42.5 -110
U 42.5 -110
William HillPhiladelphia -250
Washington +210
Philadelphia -5.5 -115
Washington +5.5 -105
O 42.5 -110
U 42.5 -110
SportsbookMoneylineSpreadTotal
BetMGMLA Chargers -167
Cincinnati +140
LA Chargers -3 -110
Cincinnati +3 -110
O 41.5 -110
U 41.5 -110
DraftKingsLA Chargers -165
Cincinnati +135
LA Chargers -3 -110
Cincinnati +3 -110
O 42 -110
U 42 -110
FanDuelLA Chargers -178
Cincinnati +150
LA Chargers -3.5 -105
Cincinnati +3.5 -115
O 42.5 -105
U 42.5 -115
William HillLA Chargers -170
Cincinnati +150
LA Chargers -3 -120
Cincinnati +3 +100
O 42 -110
U 42 -110
SportsbookMoneylineSpreadTotal
BetMGMPittsburgh -250
NY Giants +210
Pittsburgh -6 -110
NY Giants +6 -110
O 45.5 -110
U 45.5 -110
DraftKingsPittsburgh -240
NY Giants +195
Pittsburgh -5.5 -110
NY Giants +5.5 -110
O 46 -110
U 46 -110
FanDuelPittsburgh -250
NY Giants +205
Pittsburgh -5.5 -115
NY Giants +5.5 -105
O 46.5 -115
U 46.5 -105
William HillPittsburgh -245
NY Giants +205
Pittsburgh -6 -110
NY Giants +6 -110
O 46 -110
U 46 -110

You don’t have to wait until February to enjoy payouts on some football wagers. This weekend will bring lots of opportunities to win on football if you wager wisely.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Kansas City, Mo. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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