Thank goodness for the NFL Draft giving us a break from the other online wagering ventures we’ve become accustomed to over the last several weeks. For a few days we get a break from video games, simulated sports, Belarusian soccer and ping pong. Don’t worry, though. Just in case you’ve become a big fan of Belarusian Premier League leading scorer Jasur Jakhshibaev he will be back on the pitch entertaining the millions of soccer fans starving for action. The NFL Draft concludes on Saturday with the announcement of Mr. Irrelevant. Let’s see what else is out there this betting weekend.
The barrage of esports is never ending. I guess that’s a good thing since it gives bettors something to play during the worldwide sports lockdown. Counter Strike: Global Offensive has been the hot ticket and the ESL Pro League is all over it this weekend. ESL One: Road to Rio qualifying continues with games in the Europe, North America and South America regions. There are 56 teams from six regions competing to earn a spot in ESL’s CS:GO Major later this year.
A number of leagues compete in CS:GO along with other games. The game Overwatch is becoming increasingly popular among competitive video gamers that it even has its own league. Overwatch League (OWL) continues its season over the weekend with 10 games on the docket. Gamers are also competing in League of Legends, Call of Duty, DOTA 2, and Starcraft 2 among others. Visit BookMaker.eu for a schedule and betting odds.
And video gaming has entered mainstream sports. Regular season games in the MLB The Show Players League continue this weekend. With so much hype select contests are going to be televised on ESPN, FS1 and MLB Network. The top eight players and their team qualify for the playoffs, which are scheduled to begin on May 1.
One of the more popular esports around is the eNASCAR iRacing series. The inaugural eNASCAR race attracted over 900,000 viewers on FS1. The races continue on Sunday from a virtual Talladega Superspeedway with NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon coming out of retirement to compete. Six of Gordon’s 93 career Cup victories came at Talladega. Does that give him an advantage in the virtual world?
While a few countries have returned to the pitch for real, the world of esoccer remains a mainstay at online sportsbooks. From the top leagues in Mexico to the European contests, there are a number of games on the board this weekend from Liga Pro, Battle Premier League, Bundesliga, CIS Cup, and Battle Champions League to name a few. Odds for these matches and a schedule are posted at BookMaker.eu.
The sport of soccer got T’d up recently with Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Taiwan all joining Belarus to get the sport back on the pitch. These aren’t powerhouse soccer countries but they are relishing their newfound popularity while supplying fans of the sport some relief. They also give sportsbooks action, and that’s not a bad thing. BookMaker.eu has odds for all matches this weekend.
It looks like we have a series in the championship of the Chinese Taipei Super Basketball League. Yulon Dinos, a 7-point underdog, beat regular season champ Taiwan Beer in Game 1. Taiwan ended the season with a record of 25-7, nine full games better than Yulon. That means nothing, however. The series continues on Sunday morning with a spread and total posted at BookMaker.eu.
America’s pastime is back – in Taiwan! That’s right the boys of summer in the Chinese Professional Baseball League took the field recently as the only game in town. Or in this case the world. The five-team league started last week and will continue behind closed doors for the foreseeable future. Two games are on tap for Saturday and Sunday with run line, total and money line odds offered at BookMaker.eu.
For those who would rather see the San Diego Padres in a simulated game over the Rakuten Monkeys in the CPBL, you still have the sports sims. Games in MLB The Show 20 are going on all weekend. Madden NFL 20 continues its Conference Showdown Tournament while the conference finals in the NBA 2K20 Playoffs Style Tournament have gotten underway. There is also a full slate of hockey games on NHL 20.
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Odds for all sports sims are offered at BookMaker.eu and you can count your winnings by watching the streamed games at Twitch.tv.
A number of tracks remain open with races scheduled this weekend despite the shutdown of most sports due to the coronavirus outbreak. Some of the featured tracks include Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Oaklawn Park, Remington Park and Los Alamitos. On the international front, Australia continues to run the ponies at a number of tracks. You can find odds and place online wagers through the racebook at BookMaker.eu.
The NFL Draft is likely to shift futures odds for a few teams. You can get in on the action by throwing down on your favorite team if you think they made the right pick. Can No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow transform the Cincinnati Bengals into a division winner or playoff team? Their current win total at BookMaker.eu is 5.5. Can JB get them over that threshold? Oddsmakers think he can with -125 on the over. Place your bets now.