Summer is here and with it, sports is heating up once again. DraftKings Sportsbook is expanding the range of sports by which we can wager on.
The NBA has announced its plan to finish the 2019/2020 season at Disney in Orlando (current plan). The NHL has announced it will have a 24-team tournament-style competition to determine the Stanley Cup Champion for the season. The Bundesliga has returned as well, as the German Soccer season has already resumed. Italian Serie A (highest soccer league in Italy) is scheduled to return June 20th now.
The English Premier League is set to return June 17th, as the world’s premier soccer league plans to finish their season as well. NASCAR is back in full swing with the QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta set for Sunday, June 7th. Chase Elliot took down Thursday Night’s Alsco Uniforms 500 in Charlotte. Lastly, the UFC continued with UFC Fight Night this Saturday, followed by UFC 250 on June 6th.
Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook
The NBA has yet to set a time and plan for their season, but recently announced pushing to complete the 2019/2020 season at Disney in Orlando. Futures odds are still available at DraftKings Sportsbook.
The NHL announced a 24-team postseason tournament this week. The setup is a bit complicated, but as of now, the plan is to have 24 teams, with eight locked into playoff spots and the remaining 16 having pool play to determine which eight will advance to the playoffs.
The top eight teams will battle it out with their conference opponents to determine seeding amongst the top four in each conference. From there, the final four seeds of each conference will be determined via pool play from the eight teams in each conference.
Western Conference Odds:
Golden Knights +350
Eastern Conference Odds:
Maple Leafs +1200
I stay away from betting the favorites in the NHL, because it seems their playoff results rarely reflect the teams’ regular-season results. It may be a good idea to pick a few of the lower odds teams and hope they get hot in the playoffs.
German Bundesliga roars on this weekend with five matches Saturday and another two Sunday. Bayern Munich is -10000 to win the league title at this point, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, but plenty of teams are still fighting for a Champions League spot.
Italian Serie A returns June 20th and English Premier League will return June 17th.
The QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta is scheduled for June 7th with odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook.
UFC has two big events coming up. The first of which was UFC Fight Night on Saturday. The next one is UFC 25 on June 6th.
UFC Fight Night 173 has some interesting matchups or their upcoming fights. The card’s main event is Tyron Woodley -180 against Gilbert Burns +155. I’m not a huge fan of this main event matchup, but Woodley is positioned for a shot at a belt soon, so he has the big incentive here as the division’s #3 ranked fighter.