Coronavirus be damned, the games will be played. The sports and sports betting landscape have certainly been altered over the past few months, but it looks like things could be changing. Despite another COVID-19 outbreak, which surprisingly hasn’t been attributed to the riots and protests that were prevalent a few weeks ago, the games are still on for Major League Baseball, the NHL and NBA, bringing team sports in the States back where they belong. The MLS is Back Tournament kicks things off this week and to whet the appetite of hoop fanatics The Basketball Tournament is progressing. There are plenty of opportunities to wager on sports thanks to the creativity of online sportsbooks. Who would have thought a simulated NFL game between the Redskins and Chiefs would garner so much attention?
Below are just a few of the numerous wagering options available at online sportsbooks this week.
The PGA Tour has done a marvelous job with its return to play format. We’ll find out if the European Challenge Tour can do the same. The European Tour and the ECT resume their seasons this week at the Austrian Open, a dual ranking event with first-round tee times on Thursday from the Diamond Country Club near Vienna. The Euro Tour fully resumes its season in a few weeks.
Meanwhile, the PGA Tour heads to Dublin, Ohio, for this week’s Workday Charity Open, the first of back-to-back tournaments at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Despite the name it’s not a charity event, rather a replacement tournament for the cancelled John Deere Classic, with $6.2 million in prize money up for grabs. Rocket Mortgage Classic winner Bryson DeChambeau will take his first week off since the reboot, but seven of the top-15 ranked players are expected to peg it up beginning Thursday. Visit BookMaker.eu to check out the latest tournament and matchup odds and to place your wager.
The only boxing promotion in business this week, Top Rank continues its summer series with cards on Tuesday and Thursday. The main event of Tuesday’s six-card ticket features junior welterweights Jose Zepeda (31-2) taking on Kendo Castaneda (17-1). In February 2019 Zepeda went toe-to-toe with Jose Ramirez in a WBC junior welterweight title fight, eventually falling by majority decision. Castaneda is a late fill in for Ivan Baranchyuk, who was injured in training, and faces steep odds despite his 17-1 record.
A pair of heavyweights making their debut in Las Vegas headline Thursday’s seven-fight ticket. Carlos Takam (38-5-1) fought unified champion Anthony Joshua back in 2017 and is trying to improve his chances of getting back into the title conversation. He’ll take on Jerry Forrest (26-3) in a 10-round battle. Both events take place at the MGM Grand and can be seen on ESPN. Everything you need to place a wager on these fights is available at BookMaker.eu.
While some of the top European leagues have kept fans entertained over the last several weeks, the MLS is Back Tournament takes over beginning Wednesday with a pair of matches. We’ve already seen one coronavirus casualty with Thursday’s matchup between FC Dallas and Vancouver pushed back on the month long slate due to positive tests. All 26 teams have gathered in Orlando for the tournament with at least two matches scheduled every day until July 23 with most matches on the ESPN family of networks.
For those who fancy the international game there’s no need to fret. The Premier League, La Liga and Serie A all have matches on the docket this week as those seasons start to wind down. Other top leagues from around the globe are also in action. Check out schedules and odds for all upcoming matches at BookMaker.eu.
While we patiently wait for the NBA season to resume, which is supposed to happen later this month, The Basketball Tournament is supplying hoopsters with their fix. The $1 million winner-take-all tournament opened on July 4 and continues this week with second-round action. The quarterfinals in the single-elimination tournament are set to begin on Friday with all games televised by ESPN. BookMaker.eu has lines and odds for every game.
Major League Baseball is on track to have a truncated season beginning later this month. Until we actually see MLB play a game baseball is available to bet on. The Korean Baseball Organization has been operating for some time with a large audience thanks to coverage from ESPN. The worldwide leader will show a game every day of the week starting with Tuesday morning’s encounter between LG Twins and Doosan Bears. Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball and the CPBL in Taiwan also have a bunch of games going on this week. Betting odds for all of this week’s games are available at BookMaker.eu.
Competitive gamers never take a day off and online sportsbooks are constantly releasing odds for esports games and tournaments. Counter Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most popular games to play and wager on with a number of tournaments on the slate this week. You can also catch gamers doing their thing in DOTA 2, League of Legends, Call of Duty and Starcraft 2. NBA 2K and soccer are among the sports that gamers play on their computer. Check out the complete esports schedule and odds at BookMaker.eu when you’re ready to make a wager.
BookMaker.eu has a wide variety of betting options for simulated sports. There’s always something going on with games and tournaments using Madden NFL 20, NBA 2K20, MLB The Show 20 and NHL 20 taking place all week. Visit BookMaker.eu for a schedule and to place your bet, then go to Twitch.tv to watch the games.
With the NHL, NBA and MLB all set to start or resume their seasons later this month, a comprehensive list of futures odds surfaced for the leagues at online sportsbooks. And in case you forgot, the NFL is still planning to go ahead with its season, and of course there are futures for that league. Gaze into your crystal ball then head over to BookMaker.eu to throw down on your favorite teams.