No Reason To Fear Odds On Mountaineers, NFL Week 8 This Halloween

Posted on October 30, 2020

This weekend, the West Virginia Mountaineers host a scary opponent and the Pittsburgh Steelers face their most harrowing threat to their lead in the AFC North yet. For bettors in the Mountain State, however, there’s no need to be afraid.

Halloween weekend this year boasts some great opportunities to net some sweet rewards. The main events are the eighth week of the NFL season and WVU’s second chance to knock off a ranked opponent this season.

Ravens-Steelers betting odds: trick or treat?

The first of two games that could very well decide the fate of the AFC North crown this year rings in November at 1 p.m. CST on CBS. Baltimore is a consensus favorite coming out of its bye week at online sportsbooks in WV.

SportsbookMoneylineSpreadTotal
BetlyPittsburgh +170
Baltimore -200
Pittsburgh +4 -110
Baltimore -4 -110
Over 46.5 -105
Under 46.5 -115
BetMGMPittsburgh +155
Baltimore -186
Pittsburgh +4 -110
Baltimore -4 -110
Over 45.5 -115
Under 45.5 -106
DraftKingsPittsburgh +175
Baltimore -200
Pittsburgh +4 -114
Baltimore -4 -107
Over 46.5 -110
Under 46.5 -110
FanDuelPittsburgh +168
Baltimore -200
Pittsburgh +3.5 -104
Baltimore -3.5 -118
Over 46.5 -105
Under 46.5 -115
William HillPittsburgh +175
Baltimore -200
Pittsburgh +4 -110
Baltimore -4 -110
Over 46.5 -110
Under 46.5 -110

Points may be at a premium in this game. Pittsburgh continues to lead the NFL in team sacks while Baltimore ranks third in that category. The Under has hit in each of the Ravens’ past four home games as well.

While this may be a low-scoring affair, the spread might be too generous. The Steelers have covered in seven of their last eight road games against teams with winning records.

Speaking of winning records, the Mountaineers football team will try to push its record in Big 12 play to that point on Saturday. If they do so, it will be a significant boost to their résumé.

WV sportsbooks expect WVU to tame the Wildcats

Playing in and out of Morgantown has made a huge difference for the Mountaineers this season. Fortunately for WVU, it returns home to face the 16th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats on Halloween.

In order for the Mountaineers to stay undefeated at home this season, it will have to prove its defense is superior to K-State’s. The Wildcats come in on a four-game winning streak partially because they’ve held both of their past two opponents to just 14 points.

WVU has better overall defensive numbers, so that’s a big part of the reason why they’re a consensus home favorite at books in the state. Here are the odds for the noon ET kickoff on ESPN2:

SportsbookMoneylineSpreadTotal
BetlyWildcats +150
Mountaineers -170
Wildcats +3.5 -105
Mountaineers -3.5 -115
Over 45.5 -110
Under 45.5 -110
BetMGMWildcats +150
Mountaineers -182
Wildcats +3.5 -106
Mountaineers -3.5 -115
Over 45.5 -110
Under 45.5 -110
DraftKingsWildcats +143
Mountaineers -175
Wildcats +4 -110
Mountaineers -4 -110
Over 46 -108
Under 46 -113
FanDuelWildcats +156
Mountaineers -194
Wildcats +3.5 -110
Mountaineers -3.5 -110
Over 46.5 -108
Under 46.5 -112
William HillWildcats +150
Mountaineers -175
Wildcats +3.5 -101
Mountaineers -3.5 -110
Over 46 -110
Under 46 -110

If the lines on either of these games aren’t enticing to you, there are three other regional NFL games that might tempt your fancy. It’s a rare trifecta of home games on Sunday.

Bengals, Browns, Eagles, all hosting Halloween weekend games

It’s not bobbing for apples or guessing how many candy corns are in the jar, but most bettors probably prefer football anyway. Also kicking off at 1 p.m. CT on CBS is a clash between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tennessee Titans.

SportsbookMoneylineSpreadTotal
BetlyTitans -250
Bengals +210
Titans -5.5 -110
Bengals +5.5 -110
Over 53.5 -110
Under 53.5 -110
BetMGMTitans -278
Bengals +220
Titans -6 -110
Bengals +6 -110
Over 54.5 -110
Under 54.5 -110
DraftKingsTitans -235
Bengals +200
Titans -5.5 -110
Bengals +5.5 -110
Over 53.5 -110
Under 53.5 -110
FanDuelTitans -230
Bengals +190
Titans -5.5 -105
Bengals +5.5 -115
Over 53.5 -115
Under 53.5 -105
William HillTitans -245
Bengals +205
Titans -5.5 -110
Bengals +5.5 -110
Over 53.5 -110
Under 53.5 -110

At the same time, on the other side of Ohio, the Browns will try to spoil the holiday weekend for Las Vegas fans. A Cleveland win won’t surprise anyone, however.

SportsbookMoneylineSpreadTotal
BetlyRaiders +125
Browns -145
Raiders +2.5 -110
Browns -2.5 -110
Over 51 -110
Under 51 -110
BetMGMRaiders +135
Browns -162
Raiders +3 -115
Browns -3 -106
Over 51.5 -110
Under 51.5 -110
DraftKingsRaiders +125
Browns -141
Raiders +2.5 -110
Browns -2.5 -110
Over 51.5 -110
Under 51.5 -110
FanDuelRaiders +124
Browns -146
Raiders +2.5 -110
Browns -2.5 -110
Over 51 -110
Under 51 -110
William HillRaiders +125
Browns -145
Raiders +2.5 -110
Browns -2.5 -110
Over 51 -110
Under 51 -110

This week’s Sunday night game features one of the largest Eagles lines to win outright of the season so far. The spread on this game is one of the largest of Week 8 in the NFL as well.

SportsbookMoneylineSpreadTotal
BetlyCowboys +310
Eagles -375
Cowboys +9 -110
Eagles -9 -110
Over 43 -110
Under 43 -110
DraftKingsCowboys +310
Eagles -375
Cowboys +8.5 -110
Eagles -8.5 -110
Over 43 -110
Under 43 -110
FanDuelCowboys +350
Eagles -450
Cowboys +8.5 -106
Eagles -8.5 -114
Over 43 -106
Under 43 -114
William HillCowboys +320
Eagles -400
Cowboys +9 -110
Eagles -9 -110
Over 43 -110
Under 43 -110

Regardless of whether you stake a claim in the Ravens-Steelers betting odds or another game, hopefully, this weekend is all treat and no trick for you.

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