It was bettors in the Mountain State and a disappointing weekend for the WVU Mountaineers.
Following two consecutive wins, WVU fell to Texas the weekend, losing.
The result ended at West Virginia sportsbooks with a great deal of unhappy people. With the Mountaineers since 10.5-point underdogs, the 11-point conquer also took down a high number of wagers financing WVU.
Though the West Virginia Lottery has not released the betting figures from this weekend nonetheless, it did just unveil its report. While the overall handle did not grow from the past week, it did have another good performance with over $6.5 million in stakes.
The lack of a WVU game might easily be the main reason behind the slight lag in WV sports. It will be interesting to see how much the WVU vs. Texas game influenced publications when that’s available next week.
The marketplace was performing great ever since online sports betting apps returned into WV. The two DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook are becoming very common in the state in a brief time period.
As the school football season rolls on, each online sportsbook should continue to enlarge. Because they try to rebound at home against Iowa State, the Mountaineers are back on the gridiron this weekend.
Let’s provide a preview for WVU’s Week 7 battle with ISU and take a peek at what went wrong last week from Texas.
Despite the fact that WVU and coach Neal Brown were large underdogs entering its matchup the group did not show it. WVU scored with ease by Austin Kendall to a touchdown pass into Sam James after receiving the opening kickoff.
The opening score needed the home supporters in Milan Puskar Stadium at a frenzy.
WVU’s fortunes improved more by the Longhorns about the next possession. After a drive, then the Mountaineers’ defense held strong and forced Texas into a very long field-goal attempt.
It seemed that WVU could have a true opportunity to really pull off the upset After Cameron Dicker overlooked the 42-yarder. It all disappeared quickly.
At the very next play, Kendall threw a bad interception on a ball he forced into zone policy. Two plays later, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw his first touchdown pass of the day to tie the score at seven apiece.
Texas held a 21-14 lead although the Mountaineers could score the touchdown that was next in the sport.
The Mountaineers committed too many errors to receive a success, despite keeping things shut through the third quarter. Three second-half interceptions threw, gifting Texas multiple scores.
Naturally, bettors and fans may be frustrated with the transfer quarterback’s performance, but coach Brown shed a light. According to WV MetroNews,” Brown stated:
“Quarterbacks get too much credit when things go well and a lot of blame when things do not go well. We had been in the match offensively because of Austin Kendall. I am not down that kid one piece.”
Kendall did throw 367 passing yards and three touchdowns too while he was careless with all the turnovers. It had been around Kendall to attempt to make some plays, Together with over 100 yards again rushing for.
Texas went on to win by 11, with a loss and Mountaineer fans betting on WVU football back to the drawing board, sending the Mountaineers house.
The defeat drops WVU’s record to 3-2 overall (1-1 in conference) as it prepares to host the Iowa State Cyclones this week. It will be another competition for the Mountaineers, as sportsbooks have them recorded as 10-point underdogs.
Iowa State will travel using an record that is deceiving, although identical. It lost to Iowa by one and undefeated Baylor about the street by two. Many teams in the nation would have problems taking Iowa at the moment down, Despite the fact that ISU is.
The Cyclones beat TCU 49-24, without difficulty last week. Quarterback Brock Purdy led the group in both passing and rushing yards at the victory. He had 247 yards through the air, another 102 on the ground to go with four total touchdowns on the day.
For the season, the sophomore includes passing yards and 10 touchdowns against just two interceptions. In addition, he contributes in racing, adding 203 yards and 5 touchdowns, too Iowa State.
Comparable to Ehlinger and also Texas, the key to WVU would be to try to contain Purdy.
Purdy target downfield is Deshaunte Jones. He has 17 more receptions than anyone else on the team. His 37 grabs are great for 13th greatest in college football.
On the opposing side of the globe, the Mountaineers offensive line will need to attempt to slow down linebacker O’Rien Vance. He’s got 34 total tackles on the season to go along with 6.5 sacks.
This will be a difficult match for WVU although Iowa State isn’t as great as Texas. After all of the excitement and anticipation spent on last week reduction, it’ll be curious to understand the Mountaineers have left in the tank with this particular one.
It can readily cover and potentially steal a win, When WVU comes to play. However, if it comes out flat, then the Cyclones will score points all afternoon. Trainer Brown will have his group prepared to compete.
Listed below would be WVU’s chances with this week’s game based on the two WV online sportsbooks accessible, DraftKings and FanDuel (upgraded on Oct. 11, 2019, with present WVU football and Marshall odds):
Chris Imperiale covers sports betting and the online casino businesses. He was previously on staff at Bleacher Report and has a journalism degree from Rutgers University.
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