- Western Michigan will battle Toledo in MAC football, where WMU is favored by three points.
- In an international soccer friendly, Spain is a -155 odds favorite on their “draw, no bet” line versus the Netherlands.
- Esports action continues through the IEM Group Stage, where Na’ Vi is favored over Team Spirit with -165 odds.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Every day, sports bettors are granted hundreds of betting lines to take, though most are unfamiliar with the small market betting opportunities. The daily sports betting preview fixes this issue by bringing forth three betting opportunities on Veterans Day.
First, MACtion continues on Wednesday when the Toledo Rockets take on the Western Michigan Broncos on the road. Netherlands and Spain will also meet in an international soccer friendly while esports betting opportunities close out the preview.
Betting MAC Football
After three games occurring on Tuesday, the MAC brings another slate of college football betting. The Western Michigan football game starts at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted on ESPN.
The Broncos haven’t won against the Rockets since 2016 but come into the match as 3-point favorites.
Toledo @ Western Michigan Odds
- Spread: Western Michigan -3
- Home ML: Western Michigan -135
- Away ML: Toledo +115
- Over-Under: 58 points
Both teams come into the game with 1-0 records, after dominating their competition in “Week 1.” Without much info on past college football betting trends for these two teams this season, it becomes clear when noting that the line has barely moved since opening.
Sitting at -2.5 in favor of WMU, the line only has moved by the hook, giving those supporting the underdog an easier route to victory.
Over the last three matchups, Toledo has won by an average of 20.33 points, winning by 7, 27, 27 points dating back to 2017.
The Netherlands And Spain Friendly Odds
In an international friendly without spectators, the Netherlands and Spain will meet for the first time since 2015, in which the Netherlands won 2-0. In fact, the Netherlands has won five of the last six matchups, though this circles back all the way to 1983.
Since 2000 however, the pairing has split World Cup victories with each other but regardless of past trends, Spain enters as the soccer favorite match.
Betting Spain Vs. Netherlands Soccer
- Spain: +130
- Netherlands: +210
- Draw: +230
For the “draw, no bet action”, Spain is favored at a reasonable -155 to the Netherlands’ +120.
As for the over-under, the soccer betting line is set at 2.5 goals, with some shading on the under. In past matchups, the under has been successful, as only two of their last five meetings have seen over 2.5 goals hit.
However, with Virgil van Dijk completing his successful ACL surgery, the Liverpool defender will be on the sidelines leaving the middle open for Spain to have their opportunities. With Gini Wijnaldum named the new captain, bettors will see how the Dutch team fares.
The friendly begins at 2:45 p.m. ET before both teams move onto Nations League play this weekend.
In the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Beijing 2020, Team Spirit will face Natus Vincere (Na’ Vi) in a best of three series during this group stage.
After losing to Team Vitality 2-0, Team Sprit took on OG, in which they won 2-0. For Na’ Vi, they took out the MAD Lions 2-1 but found themselves on the losing end of a 2-1 defeat against Complexity.
Beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET, Na’ Vi is favored with -165 odds on the moneyline at online sportsbooks but is an underdog on the match spread.
IEM Beijing 2020 Betting
- Natus Vincere -1.5 (+175)
- Team Spirit +1.5 (-240)
Though the -240 odds on Team Spirit are expensive, Na’ Vi has yet to cover a 1.5-game spread during the group stage.
Still, only one of these teams can qualify for the IEM Beijing Quarterfinals, where FaZe Clan and Complexity have already punched their ticket.
Without much esports betting trends to compare, sometimes picking winners based on names will suffice. Natus Vincere is Latin for “born to win” and has nearly a decade of experience as an esports team over Team Spirit.
Michael spends most of his time betting on over/unders and analyzing algorithms in attempts to beat the book. His focus on statistics comes from an early understanding of mathematics as well as knowledge of opportunity costs. Michael enjoys playing basketball and reading about the NBA whenever he has the free time. When he is not writing, he can be found in Mississippi hitting the sportsbooks and enjoying a margarita… on the rocks, no salt.