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WVU Opens As Big Betting Favorite Against Eastern Kentucky



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Following Eastern Kentucky’s lopsided 59-0 loss at Marshall last week, oddsmakers were slow to release any betting lines for the Colonels trip to Morgantown to take on West Virginia this week.

Point spreads and over/under numbers for college football games are usually released by major sportsbooks and oddsmakers on Sundays, but the Mountaineers and EKU were nowhere to be found when the other games were coming out to start the week. On Tuesday, however, that changed.

WVU is currently listed as a 40.5 favorite by Draft Kings against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, with the current over/under set at 55.5 points. According to, the Mountaineers opened as a 34.5 point favorite, but the line quickly moved.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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