It’s safe to say that a lot of the gambling hype for this year’s NFL draft has a lot to do with the fact that we are all stuck inside, without sports thanks to COVID-19. I hope you’re all staying safe! If you prefer to watch video, then click below to view. Otherwise keep scrolling for our 2020 NFL Draft Preview and best betting opportunities!
2020 NFL Draft Preview and Best Bets
Bettors have never been so happy about Thursday’s 2020 National Football Draft. With little else to get a buck down on in the sporting world due to the global coronavirus pandemic, betting traffic for the draft has never been higher. There doesn’t seem to be much controversy in who the Cincinnati Bengals will select first overall – former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is coming off one of the best statistical college season ever.
On his way to leading the Tigers to a national championship, Burrow completed 76.3 percent of his passes for 5,671 yards, with 60 touchdowns and just six picks. At 6-foot-4 and 216 pounds, he also rushed for 368 yards and five majors. So, he seems like a lock with odds of +1700 that anyone else is selected first (make your bet here).
Chase Young, the dynamic pass rusher out of Ohio State who is considered by many as the best prospect in the draft, appears poised to go second to Washington (-1240). After that, it gets a lot trickier. Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa was touted as the top prize of the draft before last season began, but concerns with durability have dropped his draft stock a bit.
The Miami Dolphins are set as the +100 favorite to draft Tua at No. 5, while the Los Angeles Chargers are at +250 to select him at No. 6. The New England Patriots were at +1500 to take Tua at the open, but that number has dropped to +1000.
Wide receiver Henry Ruggs to be drafted as the first WR opened at +700 before dropping all the way down to +200 and another popular bet is Tristan Wirfs going under his 8.5 draft position.
There’s a chance we see a Canadian picked in the first round, too. Neville Gallimore, who is from Ottawa, has an over/under draft position of 32.5. Some analysts believe he could go well before that, although others think he might slip as far as the third round.
Who do you like in the NFL draft? Leave a comment below!
The UFC’s last attempt at hosting an event in California was cancelled, but Dana White says UFC 249 will go ahead on May 9. He hasn’t announced a location yet and the card is still being finalized. Still, it looks like it could be a big one. Justin Gaethje is set as a +145 underdog against Tony Ferguson (-185) in the main event and Henry Cejudo is a -270 favourite against Dominick Cruz (+195) in a bantamweight championship fight. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is also rumoured to be facing Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (-130). Get all of the best odds here!
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