2020 NFL Draft odds and proposition bets

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Most sports events have been cancelled indefinitely but the 2020 NFL Draft will go on as scheduled on April 23 with barely a hiccup, moving from Las Vegas to a studio setting.

Sportsbooks have put up a massive amount of NFL draft propositions bets on the board and we bring you some of the more intriguing odds being offered.

You can bet on where highly-regarded prospects like Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Chase Young will be drafted, how many players at a position will be selected in the first round and who will be the first player drafted at various positions.

Books are so confident at this point that reigning Heisman Trophy winner and National Champion Joe Burrow will be the first selection in the draft, that you can bet on “Joe Burrow is not the first overall pick” at a whopping +1,900.

After that there is a lot less certainty which means tons of betting value even if you’re leaning towards the favorite.

ODDS FOR THE NUMBER ONE OVERALL DRAFT PICK

Player Odds
Joe Burrow -2,500
Chase Young +1,400
Tua Tagovailoa +1,600
Justin Herbert +2,800
Anybody Else +2,800

WHEN IS TUA TAGOVAILOA PICKED?

Selection Odds
2nd Overall Selection +375
3rd Overall Selection +150
4th Overall Selection +800
5th Overall Selection +200
6th Overall Selection +800
Any other pick +600

TEAM TO DRAFT CHASE YOUNG

Team Odds
Washington Redskins -300
Detroit Lions +250
New York Giants +900
Cincinnati Bengals +1,500
Miami Dolphins +1,500
Anyone Else +1,000

3RD OVERALL PICK

Player Odds
Jeff Okudah +145
Tua Tagovailoa +150
Chase Young +375
Isaiah Simmons +700
Derrick Brown +1,200
Anyone Else +850

FIRST WIDE RECEIVER DRAFTED

Player Odds
Jerry Jeudy -150
Ceedee Lamb +120
Henry Ruggs +575
Tee Higgins +3,300
Justin Jefferson +5,000
Denzel Mims +5,000
Anybody Else +1,800

FIRST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN DRAFTED

Player Odds
Jedrick Wills +140
Tristan Wirfs +175
Mekhi Becton +290
Andrew Thomas +450
Josh Jones +3,300

TOTAL PLAYERS AT A PARTICULAR POSITION DRAFTED IN FIRST ROUND

Position Over Under
Total Quarterbacks drafted in Round 1 4.5 (+260) 4.5 (-425)
Total Wide Receivers drafted in Round 1 5.5 (-120) 5.5 (-120)
Total Running Backs drafted in Round 1 1.5 (+310) 1.5 (-525)
Total offensive linemen drafted in Round 1 6.5 (+108) 6.5 (-142)
Total cornerbacks drafted in Round 1 3.5 (-250) 3.5 (+188)
Total safeties drafted in Round 1 1.5 (-102) 1.5 (-124)

PLAYER DRAFT POSITIONS

You can wager on specific players and whether or not you think they will get drafted either before or after a particular draft position. If you bet the Over you are wagering on whether or not they will be drafted later than the number given, and if you bet the Under you are banking on them being drafted earlier.

Player Over/Under on Draft Position (-120 unless stated otherwise)
Jeff Okudah 3.5 (Over -140)
Tua Tagavoilia 4.5
Justin Herbert 6
Isaiah Simmons 6.5
Mekhi Becton 6.5
Derrick Brown 8.5
Tristan Whirfs 8.5
Jedrick Wills 9.5 (Over -140)
Jerry Jeudy 12.5 (Under -140)
Andrew Thomas 12.5 (Over -130)
Jordan Love 12.5 (Over -140)
CeeDee Lamb 12.5 (Over -140)
Javon Kinlaw 13.5
K’Lavon Chaisson 15.5
C.J. Henderson 17.5 (Under -135)
Henry Ruggs 17.5
Xavier McKinney 18.5
Justin Jefferson 21.5
Patrick Queen 23.5
A.J. Epenesa 24.5
Kenneth Murray 25.5
Kristian Fulton 26.5
Yetur Gross-Matos 26.5
D’Andre Swift 27.5
Zach Baun 27.5
Josh Jones 27.5
Tee Higgins 28.5
Grant Delpitt 31.5
Ross Blacklock 31.5
Jonathan Taylor 36.5

Verlander injury shuffles Astros’ MLB futures odds

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MLB betting got a shake-up Sunday afternoon, specifically on World Series odds and AL pennant odds, with news that Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander could miss the rest of the season – or at least a significant chunk of it – with an arm injury.

Initial reports suggested Verlander had an elbow ailment, but both he and manager Dusty Baker quickly denied that. Baker called it a forearm strain and said that Verlander would be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks.” The reigning AL Cy Young winner pitched a solid six innings in an 8-2 Opening Day rout of the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Verlander’s injury led oddsmakers to shuffle futures book odds on the defending AL champions. Covers checked in on the MLB odds moves with a couple of Las Vegas sportsbooks.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ World Series odds?

At CG Technology books, risk analyst Rich Zanco said the Astros quickly moved from +1,200 to +1,800 in World Series futures. The SuperBook at Westgate also had Houston pegged +1,200 prior to Sunday’s news and initially went to +1,600, then dialed it a little further to +1,800.

However, there were apparently buyers on the Astros at that point, prompting the SuperBook to reel the price in to +1,400.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ American League odds?

In AL pennant futures, the Astros initially moved from +600 to +800 at The SuperBook, then ticked back to +700.

World Series odds

Team Odds to win
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +350
Houston Astros +600
Atlanta Braves +1,600
Minnesota Twins +1,600
Tampa Bay Rays +1,800
Washington Nationals +2,000
Cleveland Indians +2,000
New York Mets +2,000
Chicago Cubs +2,000
Oakland Athletics +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +2,500
Cincinnati Reds +2,500
San Diego Padres +2,500
Philadelphia Phillies +3,000
Chicago White Sox +3,000
Los Angeles Angels +3,000
Milwaukee Brewers +4,000
Boston Red Sox +5,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +6,000
Colorado Rockies +8,000
Toronto Blue Jays +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +20,000
Detroit Tigers +20,000
San Francisco Giants +30,000
Seattle Mariners +30,000
Miami Marlins +30,000
Baltimore Orioles +30,000
Kansas City Royals +30,000

Odds courtesy The SuperBook

MLB picks and predictions for Opening Day

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It was a long and scary road, but we finally get MLB betting back on Thursday, July 23. Opening Day of the pandemic-shortened 60-game baseball schedule is headlined by a pair of matchups, with the New York Yankees visiting the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers rekindling their rivalry with the San Francisco Giants.

Like we do each MLB season (COVID-19 or not), we’ll be taking a swing at today’s baseball odds and giving our best MLB picks and predictions. Up first: Opening Day 2020.

MLB picks for today

New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was supposed to miss the start of the season back in the spring, but the delay to the 2020 campaign allowed the outfielder to heal up from broken ribs and return to his longball-launching self.

Judge looked great in New York’s warmup games, albeit for a limited number of at-bats. He went 3-for-7 with all three hits leaving the ballpark. And he wasn’t alone, with the Yankees’ other power bats providing plenty of pop around him in the order. He’ll get a chance to go yard again on Opening Day.

PREDICTION: Aaron Judge home run (+210)

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

The Giants are no strangers to Clayton Kershaw, who has long dominated the Dodgers’ divisional foes. In 49 career appearances against San Francisco, The Claw is 23-12 with a 1.74 ERA and has allowed just 0.71 hits per innings pitched in those starts.

The Giants don’t pose much of an offensive threat, averaging 8.22 hits per game in 2019. San Francisco has managed 45 total hits in its last eight starts against Kershaw – an average of 0.86 hits per inning faced. Given the Dodgers’ ace looked ready for work in his tune-up efforts, we could see him go seven innings or more on Thursday, panning out to a little over six hits for San Fran.

PREDICTION: Giants between 6-7 total hits (+235)

Mookie Betts has reportedly landed a whale of a contract extension with the Dodgers after joining the ballclub this offseason via a trade with the Boston Red Sox. And what better way to lock down that deal than an impressive effort on Opening Day.

Betts recorded 313 total bases in 2019 (30th) and 353 in 2018 (fourth). He’s been swinging well in training sessions this offseason: in 27 at-bats during the spring/summer schedule, he has 13 total bases, including two doubles and a home run, while hitting leadoff during Summer Camp. We like that to continue into Opening Day.

PREDICTION: Mookie Betts two or more total bases (-182)

Top MLB consensus for today

Want to know who today’s biggest MLB betting and consensus bets are right now? Check out our top MLB consensus picks.

Opening Day betting card

  • Aaron Judge home run (+210)
  • Giants between 6-7 total hits (+235)
  • Mookie Betts two or more total bases (-182)