As we venture into another week dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, sports options to watch and wager on remain scarce. You can take solace in knowing the ponies don’t contract the virus, at least there haven’t been any confirmed cases. The horse racing community along with the rest of the world had to adjust, and it did. There have been races going on for some time and there is a big event this weekend. The prestigious Grade 1 Arkansas Derby has been divided into two divisions with both races on Saturday. Fringe sports like badminton and darts have posted odds at sportsbooks and there are other sports to wager on this weekend so let’s take a spin.
With the Kentucky Derby rescheduled to September, the first Saturday in May this year is reserved for the Arkansas Derby, taking place at Oaklawn Park. An important prep race for the Kentucky Derby, the G1 Arkansas Derby takes on more importance since no other prep races are currently scheduled. There are a total of 22 horses scheduled to race looking for valuable Kentucky Derby qualifying points. With such a large number the Arkansas Derby will be run in two divisions.
Match Up Odds
Post time for the First Division is 6:29 p.m. ET with Bob Baffert-trained Charlatan a negative odds favorite at BookMaker.eu. This will be the first graded stakes race for Charlatan, who is also high on many Kentucky Derby futures lists. Second Division post is 7:43 p.m. ET with another Baffert horse, Nadal, sitting atop the odds board.
Since we’re already talking about the ponies I’ll slip this nugget in here. Prior to the Arkansas Derby on Saturday, there will be a computer simulated version of the Run for the Roses featuring all 13 Triple Crown winners. BookMaker.eu has matchup odds for this virtual race. Secretariat is the favorite to win the sim and is featured in a matchup with Citation. Get all the matchup odds and place your wager at BookMaker.eu.
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Since we touched on sports sims above we’ll just continue with the thought. This market has exploded amid the coronavirus shutdown of live sports since it’s closest to the real thing. Bettors have a grasp since all games use current rosters and statistics.
The good thing about simulated sporting events is that players don’t get tired and you can play every day. And that’s exactly what we have. Different games and tournaments are run daily using popular video games like Madden NFL20, NBA 2K20, NHL 20 and MLB The Show 20. Currently on Madden there is a rematch of every Super Bowl played that runs through the weekend. You can get pitching lines and odds for MLB sims along with all sports sims at BookMaker.eu and watch the matchups at Twitch.tv.
Esports is another staple of sports betting since the coronavirus outbreak. Counter Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most bet on games in the virtual world with a number of leagues taking place this weekend. ESL One: Road to Rio qualifying continues with games in the Europe, North America and South America regions. The Elisa Invitational plays over the weekend with eight teams from the Nordics competing. There are a number of other leagues featuring Overwatch, League of Legends and DOTA 2. Visit BookMaker.eu for a schedule and betting odds.
The popular eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series continues on Sunday from the virtual Dover International Speedway. Meanwhile, esoccer remains a hot topic at online sportsbooks with a number of games from some of the biggest leagues in Mexico and Europe being contested. Check out the weekend menu of esports with odds and wagering opportunities at BookMaker.eu.
Some of the best missile throwers in the world are competing for your viewing and gambling pleasure. The Professional Darts Corporation formed the PDC Home Tour to fill a void. Like it sounds, the competitors compete from home against an opponent in a best of nine legs match. Not to be outdone the Modus Icons of Darts will crown a champion from its live league on Saturday. Find matchups and odds at BookMaker.eu.
A total of seven matches from the Belarusian Premier League are on tap this weekend. And in case you caught up with lower level leagues from the European country odds for those matches are also available. Soccer is also being played in Turkmenistan with BookMaker.eu posting lines from Yokary Liga matches.
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