NBA, MLB, NHL and more sports schedule updates
22 June 2020
The sports season calendar of 2020 has been drastically moved around due to Covid-19. European soccer leagues have slowly started to open up and there is light at the end of the tunnel for other sports as well in the US and the rest of the world. We cannot wait to provide you more betting picks and other relevant information on the NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, and more sports. UFC has been our livelihood for the last few months but the craving for more sports has been huge.
Let’s take a look at the preliminary schedules for various sports to better grasp what we can expect in terms of sports betting action in 2020.
On March 11 all NBA games were suspended until further notice. On June 9th the NBA announced that the 2020 season will restart on July 31st. The league will play through the last part of the season with 22 teams instead of the regular 30. Orlando, Florida, will be the host for the remaining part of the season. The schedule is still not official but once it comes out the sportsbooks will jump over it and the number of promotions on the NBA should be many.
Until the schedule is out we have to satisfy with odds on futures. Winner odds right now at Unibet are:
|Los Angeles Lakers||+240|
|Los Angeles Clippers||+333|
The teams have agreed on a 60 game schedule for this year’s season which is close to 1/3 of a regular season (162 games). No start date is yet set but officials have promised to give more information about how the MLB season 2020 will be played.
World Series winner odds at Unibet are:
The NHL has not communicated an official structure on how they will play through the 2019-2020 season but suggestions on moving directly into the Stanley Cup play-offs with 24 teams battling it out have been suggested and seems like the most logical way forward.
Stanley Cup winner odds:
|VGS Golden Knights||+800|
NFL is the only major sports league in the US that has not yet been affected by the pandemic. The 2020-2021 season is still planned to start on September 10. Even though the schedule might not change the NFL is likely to be played without any spectators like all other sports events.
Week 1 odds from Unibet:
|Match-up||Point Spread||Total Points|
|Houston at Kansas City||Chiefs -10||56.5|
|Miami at New England||Patriots -6.5||44|
|Cleveland at Baltimore||Ravens -7.5||49|
|NY Jets at Buffalo||Bills -6.5||40.5|
|Las Vegas at Carolina||Panthers -1.5||46.5|
|Seattle at Atlanta||Seahawks -1.5||48.5|
|Philadelphia at Washington||Eagles -5.5||44|
|Chicago at Detroit||Lions -1.5||46.5|
|Indianapolis at Jacksonville||Colts -7.5||46.5|
|Green Bay at Minnesota||Vikings -3.5||47|
|LA Chargers at Cincinnati||Chargers -3.5||46|
|Arizona at San Francisco||49ers -7.5||45|
|Tampa Bay at New Orleans||Saints -4.5||49.5|
|Dallas at LA Rams||Cowboys -2.5||49.5|
|Pittsburgh at NY Giants||Steelers -3.5||48|
|Tennessee at Denver||Broncos -2.5||41.5|
With the ATP tour on hold, alternative tennis tournaments like Adria Tour and the Ultimate Tennis Showdown have started to pop-up but “real” tennis is just a couple of months away. The ATP has recently announced the full preliminary schedule for the residual part of 2020.
The tournament schedule has been moved around quite a bit but the PGA tour is up and running with the start of the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11-14.
For racing enthusiasts, Formula 1 is just a couple of weeks away. The first 8 races are confirmed and the plan is to have 15-18 races before the season ends in December.
Gus Andersson – Sports Expert
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