ByFrank Ammirante

Dec 27, 2023

North Carolina vs West Virginia: Duke’s Mayo Bowl Betting Promos & Picks

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We’ve got a matchup between the North Carolina Tar Heels and West Virginia Mountaineers in the 2023 Duke’s Mayo Bowl, which will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 5:30 p.m. ET.

While this is a matchup of two 8-4 teams, there’s one side that has the clear edge in this game.

On this page, you’ll find out why the Mountaineers have the advantage over the Tar Heels in the 2023 Mayo Bowl, along with the best sportsbook promos to bet North Carolina vs West Virginia.

Best North Carolina vs West Virginia Promos

Get ready for the Mayo Bowl by taking advantage of a few of the best college football promos in the sports betting space.

Let’s break down each of the offers in the section below.

You’ll find a complete breakdown of these bonuses below.

BetMGM CFB Betting Bonus

New players at .

To receive this offer, create an account at BetMGM, deposit at least $10, and place your first bet.

If it loses, you’ll get back up to $1,500 in refunds. If it wins, you can enjoy your profits, but you won’t get any bonus.

You will receive your refund in 20% denominations of your first bet.

For example, if I put $1,500 on West Virginia -6.5 (-110) and they lose, I’ll get back five $300 bet tokens as my refund, totaling at $1,500 in bonuses.

Keep in mind that these bonus funds will expire in seven (7) days. Use them to win back your losses and build your bankroll.

Caesars CFB Betting Promo

has a welcome bonus up to $1,000.

Here’s how you can activate this offer:

  1. Sign up for an account.
  2. Put in at least $10.
  3. Type in promo code .
  4. Make your first wager (at least $5).

Similar to the BetMGM offer, if your first bet loses, you’ll get back bet credits, this time maxed out at $1,000.

Keep in mind that your refund will be provided as one single bet token — it cannot be broken down into smaller wagers.

This will expire after 14 days of being issued to your account.

FanDuel CFB Betting Promo

New bettors will receive up to $150 in bonuses at .

Simply place a $5+ wager on any moneyline bet and if you win, you’ll receive $150.

This will be provided as six $25 bonus wagers, adding up to $150. Your bonus will expire after seven days.

There’s no need to enter a promo code to activate this offer.

bet365 CFB Betting Promo

New users at have two choices for their new-player offer: Bet $5, Get $150 (regardless if the bet wins or loses) or a $1,000 First Bet Safety Net.

To activate this offer, be sure to type in promo code GAMEDAY.

The First Bet Safety Net is another way of saying First Bet Insurance, where your first wager will be reimbursed if it loses, up to $1,000.

What’s great about this offer is that your refund will be put into your account balance within 15 minutes of your wager being settled as a loss, so you’ll be able to receive your bonus in short order.

The minimum odds requirement for the Bet $5, Get $150 offer is (-500), so your pick must be longer than that (ex. -400, -200, +120, etc.)

DraftKings CFB Betting Promo

is providing new players with $150 in bonuses.

Simply place a $5+ wager and you’ll get six $25 bet tokens whether your initial bet wins or loses.

This gives you a chance to really get off to a good start in your sports betting venture at DraftKings.

North Carolina vs West Virginia Betting Odds & Storylines

Spread: West Virginia -6.5 (-110, )

Over/Under: 54 ()

Moneyline: West Virginia -250 (FanDuel), North Carolina +215 (Caesars)

The biggest factor in this game is that North Carolina will be playing without quarterback Drake Maye for this game.

The projected top three pick in the 2024 NFL Draft has decided to opt out for this matchup.

That’s a significant loss for the Tar Heels, who were already trending downward, losing four of their last six games.

On the other hand, the Mountaineers have a productive rushing attack (third in the nation) led by dual-threat quarterback Garrett Greene.

It’s hard to see the Tar Heels keeping pace on offense without Maye under center. North Carolina may also find it difficult to slow down this prolific Mountaineers’ rushing attack.

Mayo Bowl Best Bet

West Virginia -6.5 (-110) vs North Carolina

Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

We’re keeping it simple with this bet and fading the team that will be playing without their starting quarterback.

I just can’t see North Carolina getting it done here without Maye at the helm.

The fact that we’re getting West Virginia below the key number of seven is huge, as we just need the Mountaineers to win by a touchdown to hit this wager.

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Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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