The WVU Mountaineers travel to Austin to play the Longhorns in a highly anticipated game.
WVU and Texas are each 4-2, looking to move up in the Big 12 Conference standings. After beating ranked Kansas State last week, the Mountaineers are feeling good about their chances of an upset on Saturday.
Right now, WV online sportsbooks have them receiving around a touchdown in the point spread. Of course, this depends on the platform and is subject to change leading up to kickoff.
Another victory this week would probably be good enough to get coach Neal Brown and the Mountaineers back into the rankings. They placed just outside the top 25 in both the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll.
This week’s tilt with the Longhorns is nationally televised on ABC and starts at noon.
In the midafternoon slate, there’s an enticing game between two contenders in the SEC East. The winner between No. 8 Florida and No. 5 Georgia will likely determine which side earns a trip to the SEC title game.
On Sunday, the NFL’s Week 9 includes lots of great matchups.
The 5-2 Baltimore Ravens are coming off a close loss to Pittsburgh, and are looking to bounce back against the 5-2 Colts.
With the Ravens 3-0 on the road and Indianapolis 3-0 at home, something will have to give this weekend.
Then in the Sunday night contest, two of the NFC’s best get together when the Buccaneers host New Orleans.
Bettors in the state can wager on any of these markets through one of West Virginia’s sports betting apps:
Betting on WVU vs. Texas
While the Mountaineers have some solid victories under their belt, it’s safe to say that this week’s meeting with Texas is the most important.
Despite having an identical record with WVU, Texas is considered one of the favorites to win the conference this season.
The Mountaineers have shown they can play quality football so far this year, but can they do it against a power like Texas?
Currently, FanDuel Sportsbook has the Longhorns as the favorite laying -6.5 points. You can take their moneyline at -250.
Local bettors will be interested in taking the +6.5 in the spread, or the Mountaineers to win the game outright with odds of +198.
This week’s total is a little bit higher than in weeks past. FanDuel lists the game’s total at 55.5 points.
Those who think WVU might get out to a quick start can always take advantage of the online sportsbook’s other markets. The Mountaineers are receiving +3.5 in the first-half spread.
In the battle for the SEC East, Georgia is giving -3.5 according to FanDuel. You can take the Bulldogs’ moneyline at -170, or bet on Florida +3.5 and +138 in the moneyline.
Similar to the WVU game, FanDuel has this total set at 52.5 points.
There are several other game props to take a look at, as well. You can wager on the first-half moneyline for each team, in addition to a tie.
FanDuel shows the following odds for the Georgia vs. Florida first half:
- Georgia -120
- Florida +145
- Tie +700
Look no further than the matchup between No. 1 Clemson and No. 4 Notre Dame to close out your Saturday.
The two heavyweights are actually both in the ACC Conference this year, and have their intentions set on qualifying for the College Football Playoff.
With star quarterback Trevor Lawrence sidelined with COVID-19, the Tigers are only 4.5-point favorites in this one.
Bettors can take Clemson’s moneyline at -215, or wager on the underdog Fighting Irish at +172.
NFL Week 9 betting
The NFL’s schedule in Week 9 doesn’t disappoint, either.
There are a few exciting games in the first round of action, but the best is probably the tilt between Baltimore and Indianapolis.
Each enter the weekend in contention to win their division, with both in second place at the moment.
William Hill Sportsbook sees this one being very close. It gives the Ravens the slight advantage, laying -1.5 in the spread, with a moneyline of -125.
The online sportsbook shows the Colts’ moneyline at +105 right now.
In addition to the standard odds, William Hill has plenty of game and player props to sort through. It has the following odds on which team will score the first touchdown in this game:
- Ravens -140
- Colts -107
- No Touchdown +3500
In the night game, Tampa Bay is looking to solidify its lead in the NFC South standings. It has one more win than the second-place Saints heading into Week 9.
William Hill gives the Bucs a mild advantage playing at home, giving -4 in the spread. Tampa Bay’s moneyline has odds of -215, while New Orleans is at +185.
The online sportsbook provides betting lines for each team’s individual total, too.
You’re able to bet on Tampa’s line of 27.5 points, or the Saints’ total of 23.5.
You can even put action down on exactly how the first points in the game are scored. Right now, William Hill features the following odds:
- Bucs touchdown +150
- Saints touchdown +220
- Bucs field goal +400
- Saints field goal +420
- Bucs safety +2300
- Saints safety +2500
Confident bettors can try their luck with an alternate line for this game. Options include Tampa Bay giving -10 points with odds of +210, or New Orleans getting just +2.5 at +130.
Additional NFL odds
Washington Football Team -2.5 (Moneyline: -140) vs. New York Giants +2.5 (Moneyline: +120)
Pittsburgh Steelers -14 (Moneyline: -950) vs. Dallas Cowboys +14 (Moneyline: +625)
PGA Tour lines at WV sportsbooks
Off the football field, the PGA Tour showcases the Houston Open this weekend. The event got underway on Thursday, but is available for betting through Sunday.
With this season’s Masters now just a week away, a lot of the tour’s best players are participating in this tournament.
Bettors can wager on a wide variety of golf markets with DraftKings Sportsbook. The platform offers a lot of round props and player matchups, as well as updated futures for the event.
Even though things have begun in Houston, you can place a live wager on several markets, including futures odds. According to DraftKings, these golfers were the favorites coming into the opening round on Thursday:
- Dustin Johnson +550
- Scottie Scheffler +550
- Tyrrell Hatton +1000
- Tony Finau +1600
- Russell Henley +1600
- Cameron Davis +2500
- Viktor Hovland +2500
- Sungjae Im +2500
- Hideki Matsuyama +2800
- Corey Conners +3300
- Jason Day +3300
- Zach Johnson +3300