For many West Virginians, the NFL takes a major backseat to the WVU Mountaineers and when the boys in blue and old gold are rolling, everyone has a spring in their step.
The Mountaineers headed into 2020 with second-year coach Neal Brown. Both Brown and the players looked to improve upon their 5-7 campaign from a season ago. Despite the trials of a national pandemic, they did so, finishing 5-4 and earning a trip to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.
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Bettors can legally place wagers on college football in West Virginia. Not all states allow betting on college sports but West Virginia does not have any restrictions.
In any college football matchup there are some constant influences that tend to favor one team or the other. Seasoned bettors consider these influences when placing their bets.
Home-field advantage is a thing for a reason. Playing in a known environment, with the stands packed with supportive fans, friends, and family is an enormous advantage for the home team. This can be especially true in college football because college football fans are some of the most fanatic about the sport and their team.
Maybe this is why eight of the 10 stadiums in the world with a capacity of over 100,000 people are the home stadiums of college football teams.
The weather can significantly impact how games are played, which plays are run, and which team has the advantage. One consideration to keep in mind is that weather affects a passing team more than a running team. Rain and snow make running the ball well a key factor, so the better running teams have the poor weather advantage.
Of course, teams used to playing in poor weather will be less adversely affected. Always try to check what the forecast for a game you are considering betting on and be prepared to change your bet if the weather changes.
Temperature makes a difference too and can be important if a conference covers a wide range of latitude. Teams in cool, northern climates aren’t always prepared for the southern heat and as the mercury rises their endurance falls. And the reverse is true for those teams down south as they head to the colder climates in the north. And of course, for some players, this may be their first time in the snow.
Sometimes a college football team can be dominated by one or two highly-skilled offensive players. Typically, college football defenses are weaker than professional teams but the offenses can be close to the professional level. It can often be the case where a star offensive player makes or breaks the game.
Rivalries are different than ‘regular’ games. Players, coaches, fans, alumni, and even strangers come to rivalry games with a different mindset than the other games of the season. A lot more than just a game rides on a rivalry game. Beating your rival can set the tone for the season, salvage a poor season, or ruin a good one.
West Virginia had sports betting apps for a few months at the beginning of 2019 through the BetLucky app servicing Mardi Gras Sportsbook and the Wheeling Island Sportsbook. However, when both retail sportsbooks ceased operations, so did online betting.
After what seemed like an eternity, FanDuel Online Sportsbook WV and DraftKings Online Sportsbook WV launched along with their sportsbook apps just in time to participate in the busiest time of the 2019 sports betting calendar.
Additionally, the WV Lottery has approved both BetMGM Sportsbook and Caesars Sportsbook to operate in the Mountain State. Additional online sites and apps may hit the market in the future and we are tracking potential online launch dates.
Both Mardi Gras Sportsbook and Wheeling Island Sportsbook remain closed due to a contract issue between the casinos’ owner, Delaware North, and technology provider, Miomni. These two WV sportsbooks will remain dark until Delaware North and Minomi can resolve the issue, which is now before a court in Delaware.
Hollywood was the first sportsbook to take a bet in West Virginia. It is located at 750 Hollywood Dr, Charles Town, WV. The sportsbook is just off the casino floor near Skybox Sports Bar. The sportsbook features 24 monitors with odds-display and a 50-foot video wall covered with 80-inch TVs to watch the games.
Hollywood Sportsbook partnered with daily fantasy sports behemoth DraftKings for its online sportsbook and app.
Mountaineer is located at 1420 Mountaineer Circle, New Cumberland, WV. Sports betting operations is provided by Caesars Sportsbook and features lounge-style seating around a large video wall.
The Greenbrier is the only privately-owned casino in the US. The casino and sportsbook is a members-only club which means you need to be a hotel guest or club member to play at the Greenbrier.
It is located at 101 W Main St, White Sulphur Springs, WV. The retail sportsbook and online sportsbook are both provided by FanDuel. The retail sportsbook features 21 TVs.