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Oddsmakers Have West Virginia Football as Borderline Bowl-Eligible



Going on the betting line set by Caesars Entertainment, West Virginia is predicted to be a below-average football team again in 2020.

Caesars has WVU’s line for regular-season wins at 5.5, the second-lowest line in the Big 12. WVU finished tied for seventh in the conference this season with a 3-6 Big 12 record, 5-7 overall.

In 2020 WVU will play all other nine Big 12 teams as always as well as non-conference games against Florida State, Eastern Kentucky and Maryland.

Oklahoma has the top line in the conference at 10 wins. The Sooners have won each of the last five Big 12 Championships, defeating Baylor in the 2019 championship. After the Sooners are Texas (nine), Oklahoma State (8.5), Baylor (eight) and Iowa State (eight).

The nest pack of teams are TCU (6.5), Texas Tech (six), Kansas State (six) and then WVU. The only team lower than the Mountaineers are Kansas, whose line is at 3.5.

Big changes in the Big 12 this season figure to be the graduation of Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, quarterbacks Charlie Brewer (Baylor) and Sam Ehlinger (Texas)not declaring for the NFL draft, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard also not drclaring and former LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda taking over as Baylor’s head coach with Matt Rhule leaving for the NFL.

West Virginia has never won a Big 12 Championship and will be in Neal Brown’s second year in 2020.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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