The West Virginia Mountaineers (18-9) enter the 2021 NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region. Brilliant head coach Bob Huggins is excited for his team to tip off action Friday as a double-digit favorite over Ohio Valley champion Morehead State (23-7).
There are many options when betting on West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament, and we’re here to break them all down.
Here are 10 ways you can bet on the Mountaineers during March Madness.
10. West Virginia to Win National Championship
West Virginia has betting odds of +5000 at FanDuel Sportsbook to win the National Championship. That’s the longest odds on West Virginia all season, and good value on a Huggins-coached team that ranks No. 11 in the country in offensive efficiency, according to KenPom. West Virginia has faced a schedule of opponents that has an averaged adjusted defensive ranking in the top 20.
9. West Virginia to Reach Final Four
West Virginia has odds of +750 to reach the Final Four, and that’s more realistic with a Round 2 match-up against either Syracuse or San Diego State. No. 2 Houston and No. 1 Illinois are in the Midwest Region, but West Virginia is a quality and well-coached team that is capable of making a Final Four run as they’ve faced top competition all season in the Big 12.
Best West Virginia futures
8. West Virginia to Reach Sweet Sixteen
The Mountaineers odds to reach the Sweet Sixteen are -115 at FanDuel Sportsbook. If you don’t think West Virginia will win their first two games to make it, you can bet No at odds of -105.
7. March Madness Props
Number of Big 12 teams that will advance to the Round of 32: Over/Under 5.5 (-112)
The Big 12 has seven teams in the tournament. A West Virginia win over Morehead State is another milestone for Huggins as it would be his 900th career win as a college basketball coach. That’s the sixth most all-time, joining Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, Bob Knight and Roy Williams.
You can also bet any No. 3 seed to win the NCAA Tournament (+900). That would include West Virginia, Arkansas and fellow Big 12 teams Kansas and Texas.
6. Point Spread
The most popular bet for NCAA Tournament games is on the point spread, and the Mountaineers will be a fairly popular play as a favorite in their opening two games – assuming they win their opener. West Virginia was 13-14 ATS this season, and finished 11-6 in the Big 12 regular season. However, as a double-digit favorite, West Virginia was 4-7 ATS.
5. Game Over/Under
The Mountaineers were one of the best teams to bet Over the total this season, as West Virginia was 18-9 Over/Under. They were No. 2 in the Big 12 in scoring at 77.2 points per game, but also have the worst field goal defense (44.2%) of the seven Big 12 teams in the tournament. Huggins-coached teams press and pressure the basketball, create turnovers and are very active and aggressive on the offensive glass.
Best West Virginia versus Morehead State odds
4. Single Game Parlays
Parlay bettors will love the offers at PointsBet as PB has single game parlays. That allows bettors the chance to parlay items in a single game, such as the spread, over/under, player props, team points and more. To sign up for PointsBet go here.
3. FanDuel’s March Million
Sites like FanDuel have had exclusive offers for fans in the state of West Virginia. For the 2021 NCAA Tournament, if you bet on an eligible tourney game from March 18 to April 4 in West Virginia, you will be entered for a chance to win $1 million. Sign up for FanDuel by going here.
2. The Search for the Perfect Bracket
Along with a Risk Free bet up to $600, and NCAA Tournament and Odds Boosts, BetMGM has some phenomenal offers for the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The highlight is its $2 Million Bracket Challenge. If you create the perfect bracket, you’ll win $2 million!
1. DraftKings March Mania Survivor Pool
The March Madness celebration includes big money promos and a free survivor pool. The DraftKings Survivor Pool starts on Friday, March 19 but you can sign up now by going here. This is a no brainer with a free entry and a $1 million prize pool. See the specific rules, but the way this survivor pool works is that you pick one team each day to win during the NCAA tournament. If your pick wins, you advance. And you can only pick each team once per entry. Strategy includes holding on to some of the top seeds into later rounds. Chances are, many fans in the state of West Virginia will like picking the Mountaineers in the opening round.