What To Bet On During Coronavirus Shutdown?

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The onset of spring is normally a boom time for the US sports bettors. March Madness is usually in full swing. The Stanley Cup playoffs, the NBA postseason and the launch of baseball generally follow in short order. Sportsbooks in New Jersey, Indiana and Pennsylvania prepared generous odds and bonuses, but…

This spring, with the coronavirus outbreak shutting down all major North American sports, US bettors are left scrambling to find a place to play their wagers. But they are not without options.

Place your bets on UFC 249 fights 

The UFC insists that it will maintain its live cards of mixed martial arts, even if they’re contested in empty stadiums. Dana White, head of the promotion, indicated he wants to go ahead with cards but postponed three of them this week. 

UFC 249 is still slated for April 18th, although the planned location, the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY, is not available. White is seeking to find a new site for the card. It’s headlined by a world lightweight title bout between unbeaten champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Fergsuon. New Jersey bettors can get favorite odds of -250 on Nurmagomedov at Bet365. Ferguson offers an underdog betting line of +200.

Australian Rules Football betting is shutting down

American bettors were quickly becoming acquainted with Australian Rules Football. The season just began last week and DraftKings was offering spread, moneyline and total wagering on all games. However, that all changed March 22. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan announced the league was shutting down until May 31 due to the coronavirus.

What about Australian rugby?

Australian rugby league remains in action, as are soccer leagues in countries like Belarus, Germany and Australia. You can bet on the games inNJ, Indiana and Pennsylvania via available betting apps.

Bettors who’d prefer to stick to the sports they are more well-versed in aren’t out in the cold but they’ll need patience before they’ll get the chance to cash a winning ticket. 

Future book odds

All American online sportsbooks are offering future book odds on the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL. As well, FanDuel is out with Week 1 game odds on NCAA football. For instance, Notre Dame is a 16.5-point pick over Navy on Aug. 29th. Clemson is the 21-point chalk against Georgia Tech on Sept. 3rd.
 
Olympics 2020 in Tokyo is not postponed/cancelled yet. Check our betting guides here.
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