Sports bettors in West Virginia and around the country have been waiting months for this particular weekend. It will mark two complete days of matches on both Sunday and Saturday on the official return of football season.
The school football season reaches its second full week using both WV programs coming opening-week victories from. The WVU Mountaineers will travel west to accept the Missouri Tigers, that are coming from a surprising defeat.
Marshall will also be facing a stiff test in the Boise State Broncos. Boise withdrew Florida State in its first game of this year, a week after trailing by a good margin.
Adhering to an action-packed Saturday, the NFL season kicks off in full on Sunday, Sept. 8. As the NFL passes its season, twenty-six teams take the field Sunday for Week 1.
Besides there being plenty of football that is terrific to see all weekend, even the WV sports ought to see a increase in action. The NFL is the best dog in terms of betting amounts, while college soccer is king at the Mountain State.
Not only do people in the state have a couple of retail WV sportsbooks to take advantage of on game days, but now there are several sports gambling apps out there.
Last week, the two FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook started becoming the very first two online platforms. Gamblers from the state now have two mobile options right in their cell phones.
West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers commented by email to PlayWV.com concerning the way the sportsbooks fared throughout the weekend marking the return of college football and internet sports gambling.
“The total handle was up with the beginning of the soccer season, as projected, and we expect the mobile program play to rise in future months”
As stated by the Lottery, the”unaudited” figures reveal the Mountain State may receive $64,925.64 in tax from retail sports gambling along with $2,503.68 in taxation from mobile program gambling through Saturday.
That creates a total taxation for the week of 67,429.32. We all know the tax is 10% of earnings, which makes the revenue for the week almost $675,000.
We all know DraftKings approved 20,000 bets while we’ll have to wait for the official figures to find that the deal. It might look West Virginia bettors came out as winners.
Let’s take a look at all the neighborhood soccer occurring this weekend and the way players must approach the massive slate of matches.
WVU vs. Missouri
Both faculty teams at WV are hoping their opening week victory can carry over to this weekend. This is going to be a tough task for both WVU and Marshall, though.
The Mountaineers escaped their match to quarterback Austin Kendall and a good performance . WVU was able to come back to beat on James Madison 20-13 from Morgantown.
Kendall threw two second-half touchdown passes en route to his first triumph as a Mountaineer, Though the offense struggled all the day.
Unfortunately, things don’t get any easier this week. WVU will travel to Missouri to get a minute start on Saturday.
The Tigers are a far more difficult opponent than the FCS group it confronted despite losing at Week 1 to Wyoming. Missouri is a substantial favorite to beat at WVU.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the 14-point disperse is spot on for the match. It states that the Mountaineers have a chance of winning this matchup.
If the Mountaineers are likely to keep it shut, they are going to require a much better showing from the unit that is offensive. Scoring 20 points is not going to cut it against Missouri or any of those Big 12 Conference.
The reason could be drastically helped by the running game of WVU. A week, the team just rushed for 34 yards on 24 attempts.
JMU outplayed WVU for parts of the opening game, in spite of winning the match. This will not bode well for its first real test of this season, on the road for trainer Neal Brown and his young team.
It’d be surprising when WVU wins, or perhaps pay for the spread this past week.
Marshall vs. Boise State
The Thundering Herd possess a scenario in their Week 2 game. After a simpler week having an FCS group, Marshall will soon be on the street facing a fantastic competitor in Boise State Friday night.
Marshall was remarkable in its opener. Even though it was confronting a talented side from the Virginia Military Institute, Marshall headed for the length of the game and won 56-17.
Quarterback Isaiah Green along with his four touchdown passes headed the Thundering Herd. They recorded an unbelievable 280 rushing yards.
While this was a fantastic sign, it is unlikely that the offense will get this much success from a very great Boise State team. The Broncos enter this match on a high note after overcoming an 18-point shortage in carrying down Florida State.
The win catapulted Boise to both the AP and Coaches Poll since the 24th ranked college football team in the country.
It will be tricky to leave with a triumph, Although Marshall must be competitive in this sport. Boise is a solid team all around and are going to have significant home-field advantage under the Friday night lights.
It might be improbable for the Herd to triumph, but they can definitely pay the spread by staying within 10 points. The points and Marshall might be a great bet, as they did a week ago if the offense can locate a groove.
The week of the NFL season is really a fun time. Everyone’s fan base is eager.
This season is no different for a number of the associations local to the WV region. While the Pittsburgh Steelers have their eyes in the Super Bowl, the Cleveland Browns are stealing all of the headlines today.
Pittsburgh opens its season as underdogs against a familiar foe in Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The defending Super Bowl champs want to put together another run using their ageless quarterback.
The Browns, on the other hand, start the season as favorites against the Tennessee Titans. A great deal of roster changes have people in Cleveland enthusiastic about the team’s possible resurgence in 2019.
Regional sides comprise the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals. Though expectations are a bit lower in those cities, you never really understand what could happen over the course of an NFL season.
The Redskins are underdogs from the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles. Carson Wentz yields as the Eagles’ signal-caller in his effort to direct back Philly into the playoffs.
Cincinnati is in the Seattle Seahawks currently receiving a bunch of points in a position. Coach Pete Carroll and russell Wilson are a team.
According to DraftKings, here would be the odds for All the NFL action:
Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots
Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Seattle Seahawks
Chris Imperiale covers sports betting and the online casino businesses. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was on staff at Bleacher Report.
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