Tiger Woods’ return to the golf course highlights the betting markets for this weekend at West Virginia sportsbooks. The PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament is stacked with the world’s best players and should be another exciting event.
Every online sports betting app in the Mountain State features odds for the tournament, including futures and event props.
The Memorial gets underway on Thursday morning from the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
It marks Woods’ first real action back since the sports world shut down due to COVID-19. Woods did play in the charity event featuring Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, though.
The five-time champion at this tournament should have a difficult time notching his sixth victory. Like with many of the events since the PGA’s return, the field features lots of the top-ranked golfers. They include:
- Justin Thomas
- Bryson Dechambeau
- Rory McIlroy
- Dustin Johnson
Additional action at sportsbooks is soccer in the English Premier League and Serie A. Both seasons are nearing the end and teams are looking to clinch spots at the top of the table for next year.
Online sportsbooks showcase odds for all soccer matches and even have some odds boosts in place.
The UFC is back on the board, too. Fight Island continues again this weekend with more than 10 matches to bet on throughout Saturday.
It will be a busy weekend for sports bettors in WV, but they won’t be alone.
Let’s take a look at the most popular options at WV sportsbooks and examine any deals offered this weekend.
The Memorial Betting Odds
The Memorial is typically one of the bigger tournaments every year that isn’t a major. This year, it feels even more important with golf having a shortened season.
Of course, the talk around this week’s event is one Tiger Woods. With it being his first week back on the tour, he’ll see plenty of attention from both the media and at sportsbooks.
In fact, DraftKings Sportsbook has you covered with several different odds boosts for Woods’ opening round. He’s scheduled to tee off at 1:17 p.m. along with McIlroy and Brooks Koepka.
The online sportsbook lists odds for Tiger to hit the first three fairways in regulation. If he’s able to be straight off the tee box, bettors can cash-in off of boosted odds of +165.
Another option on DraftKings provides you odds of +705 for Woods to record an eagle in the first round. There are four par-5’s on the course for him to take aim at.
One boost includes McIlroy and Woods. If both players can shoot a birdie or better during their first hole, you can have a nice payday. DraftKings boosted these odds to +2250.
Its final deal gives bettors +250 odds for if Woods has a first round score under 68.5 strokes.
As mentioned, each online sportsbook lists a variety of betting markets for the golf tournament. You’ll also have the opportunity to bet on different matchups each day, as well as updated odds to win the entire event.
Right now, DraftKings features the following odds to win the Memorial heading into Thursday’s opening round:
- Justin Thomas +950
- Bryson Dechambeau +1050
- Rory McIlroy +1300
- Patrick Cantlay +1450
- Dustin Johnson +1700
- Jon Rahm +2000
- Viktor Hovland +2200
- Collin Morikawa +2200
- Xander Schauffele +2200
- Webb Simpson +2200
- Hideki Matsuyama +2500
- Tiger Woods +2500
- Brooks Koepka +2800
- Gary Woodland +3300
European Soccer At WV Sportsbooks
The European soccer season is almost over, so bettors must take advantage of the remaining matches. This week, there are a few games that stood out among the rest.
In the EPL, Tottenham and Leicester City get together in a pivotal match on Sunday. Leicester currently sits in fourth place in the table. It’s tied with Manchester United with 59 points and is ahead by a +3 goal differential.
The Spurs are in seventh, just four points behind their opponents.
Although Liverpool has wrapped up the title, these matches are crucial for determining who qualifies for Champions League next year.
On FanDuel Sportsbook, Tottenham is the slight favorite at +130. Leicester is the underdog with odds of +210.
The draw is also available at +230.
Odds for the first goal scorer of the game are tight. Tottenham’s Harry Kane is the favorite at +390, while Leicester’s Jamie Vardy is close behind at +470.
FanDuel offers an odds boost for another Premier League tilt, as well.
A Manchester United win, along with a goal from Marcus Rashford, is now available at +140. United faces Crystal Palace on Thursday afternoon and has odds of -340 to win the match outright.
The online sportsbook lists Rashford at -140 to score at any time.
In Italy’s Serie A, there are just a few matches remaining, too. On Sunday, Inter Milan will battle Roma in a matchup between the fourth and fifth place teams, respectively.
Inter is the small favorite with odds of +130, whereas Roma is listed at +190.
Of course, you’re able to wager on a bunch of different game and player props with FanDuel.
It shows Romelu Lukaku with the top odds of scoring during the match at +105. Edin Dzeko has the best odds for Roma, with +135.
Betting On Fight Island
UFC Fight Island is back again throughout the week and this weekend. The biggest fight on the card is between Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo and American Joseph Benavidez.
The main event will be the last match to take place on Saturday night.
At BetMGM Sportsbook, Figueiredo has odds of -223 and Benavidez is at +180.
If you can determine how the match will finish, you can take advantage of some favorable odds. BetMGM provides the following options:
- Figueiredo by KO/TKO, DQ or Submission +105
- Figueiredo by Decision +375
- Tie/Technical Tie +5000
- Benavidez by KO/TKO, DQ or Submission +500
- Benavidez by Decision +350
The fight prior to this one between Kelvin Gastelum and Jack Hermansson should be an interesting matchup for bettors.
BetMGM has Gastelum at -121 right now, with the underdog at +100.
The online sportsbook also offers odds for if the fight will go the distance. You can take Yes at -125, or No with odds of -106.