The Mountaineers are off to a solid start to the season, taking down Baylor in double overtime in their last contest.
Online sportsbooks in the Mountain State list WVU as massive favorites this week. It’s laying more than 21 points against Kansas.
A victory would give WVU a 3-1 record with another winnable matchup against Texas Tech next Saturday.
Surprisingly, the Big 12 Conference appears to be wide open this season. Both Oklahoma and Texas have lost twice already, leaving the door open for another team.
Despite being 1-2 in the conference, OU is still the favorite according to odds at WV sportsbooks.
Outside of the Big 12, the SEC features another enticing game this weekend. No. 3 Georgia travels to Tuscaloosa on Saturday night to take on No. 2 Alabama.
This game certainly has College Football Playoff implications and will attract a lot of attention at books.
Alabama is a slight favorite at the moment, however, that could change with the news about its head coach, Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide’s leader announced he tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
On Sunday, the NFL is back with another 12 games, including nine in the early slate. Now that the season is five weeks in, teams are starting to separate from each other.
WV sports betting customers in the state can place wagers from their own homes by using any of the online platforms offered. With the recent expansion, there are now five different online sportsbooks. They include:
Let’s take a look at the weekend’s top betting markets.
Betting On WVU Football
The Mountaineers were off last week after earning their second win of the year against Baylor. This weekend, they host the 0-3 Jayhawks at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Most conference games in college football are difficult, but this should be one of the easiest on the schedule for WVU.
Not only is Kansas winless, it really hasn’t been competitive. The Jayhawks lost their first two Big 12 matchups by a combined score of 94-21.
According to DraftKings, the Mountaineers are giving -22.5 in the point spread. Although it might be difficult to bet by itself, their moneyline is still available at -3335.
Those pulling for Kansas can take the +22.5, or its sizable moneyline of +1200.
This game’s total is set at 52 points currently.
If that spread seems a little too big for Mountaineers fans, you can always take a look at alternate betting lines. You can wager on WVU giving just -12.5 points in the first-half spread on DraftKings.
In the game of the day, the online sportsbook shows Alabama laying -4, with a moneyline of -182. On the other hand, bettors can put action down on Georgia receiving the +4, or its moneyline odds of +138.
While the winner of this game will be in a great position for a postseason berth, the loser is by no means eliminated. It’s very possible the two sides meet up again in the SEC title game in a few months.
Like with the majority of games listed, DraftKings provides games and team props.
You can bet on which team you think is going to score first, with Alabama listed at -136, and UGA at +100.
Team totals are also available. The Crimson Tide’s total is posted at 30.5 points, whereas Georgia’s is 26.5.
NFL Week 6 Odds
Despite the coronavirus impacting a couple of teams in the league, the NFL season continues along without a bubble. Even though some games were forced to change and bye weeks are underway, there are more than enough great matchups to bet on this weekend.
One of the top games in Week 6 showcases two local sides. In a battle of AFC North teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers are home favorites up against the Cleveland Browns.
Both teams are off to impressive starts in 2020. Pittsburgh is a perfect 4-0 after having its bye week moved up. The Browns are nearly as good, with a 4-1 record following a Week 1 loss.
FanDuel Sportsbook has this affair between rivals as a close one. It gives the edge to the Steelers and their home-field advantage, laying -3 points in the spread. Pittsburgh’s moneyline is at -176.
The Browns are getting +3, with their moneyline listed at +148.
Besides the standard odds, FanDuel gives bettors lots of options. You’re able to bet on what the winning margin of the game will be based on four selections.
At the moment, the online sportsbook has the following odds:
- Steelers 1-13 +145
- Browns 1-13 +200
- Steelers 14+ +270
- Browns 14+ +650
Although there aren’t many games in the late afternoon, the Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Bucs should be enough. These are two of the best teams thus far in the NFC.
FanDuel shows Green Bay as the smallest favorite of the week, giving just one point. Since the spread is so minimal, most bettors will probably put money down on a team’s moneyline.
The Packers have odds of -112, while Tampa Bay is at -104 to win the game outright.
Other NFL Lines
Cincinnati Bengals +8 (Moneyline: +300) vs. Indianapolis Colts -8 (Moneyline: -375)
Baltimore Ravens -7.5 (Moneyline: -350) vs. Philadelphia Eagles +7.5 (Moneyline: +280)
Washington Football Team +2.5 (Moneyline: +120) vs. New York Giants -2.5 (Moneyline: -142)
Additional Markets At WV Sportsbooks
The NBA and NHL might be done for the foreseeable future, but there are still plenty of other markets to bet on.
One of the most popular options outside of the NFL and college football is the MLB playoffs.
Baseball is down to just four teams remaining as both leagues play out their Championship Series.
Of course, anything can happen in a postseason baseball series, but it’s looking like the Tampa Bay Rays and Atlanta Braves have the advantage.
The Rays need just one more victory to clinch their World Series ticket, while Atlanta holds a 2-1 lead in its series.
Depending on how the next games go, there could be more playoffs this weekend. Each series is scheduled to keep playing every day.
BetMGM Sportsbook has you covered with MLB markets. You’re able to wager on individual games, as well as updated futures odds.
Right now, the online sportsbook has the following odds to win this year’s World Series:
- Tampa Bay Rays +120
- Atlanta Braves +240
- Los Angeles Dodgers +240
- Houston Astros +1600