- Russian Table Tennis brings more than 30 separate matches to a discerning bettor’s attention today.
- The NFL sim 2020 season has started and there are four simulated NFL games to bet on.
- The simulated Dallas Cowboys are today’s biggest favorite, with -230 odds to beat the simulated Philadelphia Eagles.
LAS VEGAS - The Daily Sports Betting Preview is back, on a beautiful Monday, March 30th, 2020. Today’s betting slate is an interesting one, reflecting developments in the sports betting world over the last few days.
The first item under discussion today should be a familiar one to readers of the Preview - Russia’s table tennis Pro League. The Pro League adds over 30 matches to a given betting slate, and is always worth considering during these times.
The second item on today’s menu is 2020 NFL simulated seasons. Basically, with everything shutting down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many online sportsbooks, teams, and affiliates have taken to using video games to simulate the seasons of many sports.
The NFL is no exception and there are four matches in the simulated 2020 season being broadcast today on Twitch.tv.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Russian Table Tennis Pro League Betting
The Russian table tennis Pro League has become a mainstay of this column in recent weeks. The primary driver behind this is that it is on constantly. The league has not stopped due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and that has helped it achieve some attention.
Almost as important is that the league offers a lot of games on any given day. This means that sports bettors can use it to beef up their days by putting more games and more opportunities to win on their daily slate.
Today, of course, is no exception, with the Pro League delivering over 30 separate matches of elite table tennis action from some of the best players in Russia.
Usually in this column, the methodology is to pick the match with the longest odds to highlight or one of the matches that fit that description. We’ll follow that pattern for this Preview.
The match with the longest odds in the field is set to be played at 1:00 p.m. EST and features Timofey Arteev taking on Dmitriy Kolesnikov. Arteev is a monstrous favorite in this match, entering it with -345 odds to win, while Kolesnikov checks in with +235 odds.
There is one other match with similarly long odds. This match starts at 1:30 p.m. EST and features Aleksandr Volkov taking on Alexander Petrov. Volkov is the giant favorite in this one, with -345 odds to win the match, while Petrov has +235 odds.
The two giant favorites face off themselves later in the competition, at 2:30 p.m. In this clash of the titans, Arteev is a favorite over Volkov.
Arteev enters the matchup with -165 odds to defeat Volkov, who has +120 odds to score an upset win over Arteev.
As always, the Russian table tennis Pro League should be able to bring excitement to the day of many a quarantined sports bettor.
NFL Simulations 2020 Betting
Given the shutdowns of many major sports leagues, and the delays in many others, it should come as no surprise that people across the globe are desperate to find something to scratch that betting itch.
In response to this, many sportsbooks, league officials, and other league affiliates have floated the idea of using the video games that each league releases in order to simulate seasons so that people can watch and bet virtually.
Today’s betting slate for NFL 2020 simulations holds four separate games. The first game starts at 12:30 p.m. EST, while the last one starts at 10:00 p.m. EST.
In the first game, the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Miami Dolphins. The Bengals are 3.5 point favorites in this match and are -200 on the moneyline. The over/under for the game is 51.5 points.
Next, the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are 3.5 point favorites over the Steelers and are -215 on the moneyline. This one should be high scoring - the over/under line is set at 54.5.
After that, the Dallas Cowboys meet the Philadelphia Eagles in a rivalry game. The Cowboys are favored by 4.5 points on the spread and are -230 favorites on the moneyline. The over/under is set at 54 points.
The last game of the day features the Detroit Lions taking on the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are 2.5 point favorites, the smallest spread of the day, and -135 on the moneyline. The over/under for this game is 51.5 points.
It could be very advantageous for a sports bettor to add games like this to their betting slate. Regardless, NFL sim 2020 should be a welcome distraction from the absence of many major sports leagues.