It was bettors at the Mountain State and a disappointing weekend for the WVU Mountaineers.
After two consecutive wins, WVU fell this weekend, losing 42-31 in Morgantown.
The result probably ended with plenty of people. Together with the Mountaineers as 10.5-point underdogs, the 11-point conquer also took down a significant number of wagers backing WVU.
Even though the betting figures have not been published by the West Virginia Lottery nonetheless, it did unveil its latest report. While the entire handle didnt increase from last week, it didnt have another solid operation with over $6.5 million in stakes.
The absence of a WVU match may be the main reason for the slight lag in WV sports. It will be interesting to understand how much the WVU vs. Texas game influenced books when that becomes available next week.
The market was doing good ever since online sports gambling apps returned to WV. Both FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook are becoming extremely common.
As the school football season rolls each online sportsbook should continue to expand. The Mountaineers are back on the gridiron this weekend because they attempt to rebound at home against Iowa State.
Let us take a look back at what went wrong last week and offer a betting preview for WVUs Week 7 battle with ISU.
Though WVU and trainer Neal Brown were underdogs entering its matchup it wasnt shown by the team. WVU scored with ease to a 44-yard touchdown pass from Austin Kendall into Sam James, after receiving the opening kickoff.
The starting score had the home fans in Milan Puskar Stadium in a frenzy.
WVUs fortunes increased more about the next possession. Following a drive, then the Mountaineers defense held strong and forced Texas to a effort.
It seemed that WVU might have a true opportunity to actually pull off the upset when Cameron Dicker overlooked the 42-yarder. Then it disappeared so fast.
At the very next playKendall threw a bad interception on a basketball that he pressured into zone coverage. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw his first touchdown pass of the day to tie the score at seven minute.
Texas held a lead, Though the Mountaineers could score the touchdown in the sport.
Despite maintaining things shut through the next quarter, the Mountaineers committed errors to find a victory on Saturday. Kendall threw three interceptions, gifting Texas scores.
Obviously, fans and bettors can be frustrated with the transfer quarterbacks performance, but coach Brown shed a light. In accordance with 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 due to Austin Kendall. I am not down that kid one bit.
Kendall did throw three touchdowns and 367 passing yards too, while he was careless with all the turnovers. It was up to Kendall to attempt to generate some plays with the team rushing for less than 100 yards .
Texas went on to win by 11, sending the Mountaineers house with a loss and lots of Mountaineer fans gambling on WVU football back into the drawing board.
The defeat drops WVUs record to 3-2 overall (1-1 in conference) because it prepares to host the Iowa State Cyclones this week. It will be another challenging competition for the Mountaineers, as sportsbooks have them recorded as underdogs.
Iowa State will travel to Morgantown with an record that is deceiving, although identical. It lost to undefeated Baylor around the road and Iowa by one by two. Most teams in the country would have problems taking Iowa in the moment down, Despite the fact that ISU is only 3-2.
The Cyclones beat at TCU 49-24, with ease. The group was led by quarterback Brock Purdy in both passing and rushing yards at the victory. Hed 247 metres through the air, another 102 on the ground to proceed with four touchdowns on the day.
For the season, the sophomore has over yards and 10 touchdowns against only two interceptions. In addition, he contributes in rushing, adding 203 yards and 5 touchdowns Iowa State.
Similar to Ehlinger and Texas, the secret to WVU would be to Attempt to contain Purdy.
Purdys favourite target downfield is Deshaunte Jones. He has 17 receptions than anybody else on the group. His 37 catches are good enough for 13th greatest in college football.
On the other side of the globe, the Mountaineers offensive line will have to try to slow down linebacker ORien Vance. Hes got 34 total tackles on the year to cooperate with 6.5 sacks.
This will be a tough game for WVU, Even though Iowa State probably is not as fantastic as Texas. After all of the excitement and anticipation spent last weeks harsh loss, it will be curious to learn the Mountaineers have left in the tank for this one.
If WVU comes to perform, it can easily cover and possibly steal a triumph. But when it comes out flat, the Cyclones will evaluate points all afternoon. Coach Brown will have his squad ready to compete.
Listed below are WVUs chances to this weeks match in accordance with both WV online sportsbooks accessible, DraftKings and FanDuel (updated on Oct. 8, 2019):
Chris Imperiale covers the online casino industries and sports betting. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff in Bleacher Report.
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