It used to be that sports fans looked forward to the weekend with all kinds of events and wagering opportunities. Now the days are melting into one in what seems like a scene from the movie Groundhog Day. If you’re not familiar, Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors relives the same day over and over. For those of us adhering to the shelter in place order the days feel much the same. I’ve gone through three pairs of sweat pants already, but that’s a story for another time. Here, we’ve gotten used to the Belarusian soccer league, esports, simulated games and ping pong. Guess what, those all dominate online sportsbooks again this weekend. Let’s take a look at what’s out there in case the federal stimulus money is burning a hole in your pocket.
Games played on a computer console far away from the competition have become all the rage for obvious reasons since the coronavirus pandemic. And it’s not just the gamers playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive either. Traditional sports are getting in on the action with baseball’s MLB The Show League continuing over the weekend. Players from all 30 teams will compete in a 29-game regular season through April 28 followed by playoffs and a “World Series.”
Each player will have one three-inning game against every other player for a total of 29. There is a full slate of matchups scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Tampa Bay’s Blake Snell opened as the favorite to win the tournament. Betting options for the overall winner and each individual game offered at online sportsbooks and you can watch the action on MLB social channels and Twitch.tv.
Belarus and Nicaragua are the only countries playing soccer for real. That hasn’t stopped gamers from competing on their computer. And you don’t have to sit through two hours and not witness a score. Games take about 15 minutes and there are a number of them. From the top leagues in Mexico to the European contests, esoccer has become a staple on the betting front during the lockdown. BookMaker.eu offers odds for esoccer matchups scheduled throughout the weekend from Liga Pro, Battle Premier League, Bundesliga, CIS Cup, and Battle Champions League.
Oh yeah, don’t forget about the gamers that started the whole online gaming thing. CS:GO is one of the most played and heavily bet games in the esports community and there are always contests featuring leagues and teams. ESL Premiership, Home Sweet Home, ESL One: Road to Rio, Dreamhack and Flashpoint are all leagues that are in action this weekend. Gamers are also competing in Overwatch, League of Legends, DOTA 2, and Starcraft 2 among others. Visit BookMaker.eu for a schedule and odds.
Simulated sporting events have emerged as a betting option for hungry fans. With the NFL Draft coming up the league has taken over the sports sims landscape. The Madden NFL20 Battle of the Divisions continues this weekend. BookMaker.eu has odds for all games as well as futures for the eventual winner. If you’re missing baseball and need a fix, MLB The Show 20 has a slate of games coming up. NBA 2K20 playoff style games are on the docket as are NHL 20 matchups. Games are streamed on Twitch.tv.
Thanks to Belarus and Nicaragua real soccer matches are still taking place. The Belarusian Premier League has four matches scheduled for Saturday with the biggest being a showdown between first place FC Torpedo-BelAZ and FC BATE. A win puts BATE right back in the thick of the standings as it looks to reclaim a title it lost last year ending a string of 13 straight BPL championships. The Nicaragua Primera Division completes its season Saturday with five matches scheduled. Spreads, totals and moneylines for every match are available at BookMaker.eu.
If you’re looking for the real thing on the hardwood the Chinese Taipei Super Basketball League has you covered. Pauian Archiland and Yulon Luxgen square off in Game 3 of their semifinal series Saturday. Luxgen won the first two games and opened as a 4-point favorite at BookMaker.eu.
There are a number of tracks that remain open with races as 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, Los Alamitos and Fonner Park. 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.
A sense of normalcy will return to our lives at some point. The NFL is giving us a glimpse with the 2020 NFL Draft less than a week away and online sportsbooks have a bunch of proposition bets available. We’re also counting on a MLB season with NFL and college football a few months away. Futures for all those leagues are offered at BookMaker.eu.