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Oddsmakers Are Split on WVU-Pitt in Backyard Brawl



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It appears as though oddsmakers are having a hard time figuring out the odds for the upcoming Backyard Brawl.

Oddsmakers are split when it comes to whether West Virginia or Pitt is to be set as a slim favorite as the Backyard Brawl kicks off at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W.Va. this weekend.

DraftKings has set Pitt as a 1-point favorite, with bets for either side to cover holding -110 odds. FanDuel has set WVU as a 1.5-point favorite — an over/under set at 50.5 points. Both bets currently hold -110 odds. Neither betting site has opened moneyline bets to this point in the week.

Both the Mountaineers and Panthers are entering the week at 1-1, with wins over FCS opponents, and neither side has looked particularly effective this season.

West Virginia lost a Week 1 matchup to Penn State in State College, falling apart in the fourth quarter against the Nittany Lions, before rebounding with a 56-17 win over Duquesne over the weekend.

After WVU’s win on Saturday night, quarterback Garrett Greene closed his postgame press conference by saying how fired up he is for the Brawl rivalry.

WVU QB Garrett Greene Fired Up for Backyard Brawl: ‘We Don’t Like Them’

There will be a lot on the line for both Pitt and West Virginia this weekend, and it should be a wild night in Morgantown.

WVU is looking for revenge after losing to Pitt in the revival of the Backyard Brawl last season.

Most of this story initially appeared on our partner site Pittsburgh Sports Now.

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