Best Bets Now That Football’s Done

That was a heck of a game, wasn’t it? Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers was indeed an instant classic, with the Chiefs storming back to win 31-20 as 1.5-point favorites. But just because the Big Game is over doesn’t mean you can’t bet on football right now at Bovada Sportsbook. The NFL futures market is always open, and the Chiefs are +400 favorites at press time to win Super Bowl LV. Looking for more action between now and the start of the 2020-21 NFL campaign (kicking off August 6 with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton)? Here’s what’s available today on the sports betting calendar at Bovada.

Try NBA Betting

NBA betting is second only to the NFL when it comes to popularity. Bettors from around the world are lining up to get a piece of this action, and this season is particularly intense, with the Los Angeles Lakers (LeBron James, Anthony Davis) and Los Angeles Clippers (Kawhi Leonard, Paul George) battling it out for league supremacy. The level of athleticism with these top players and teams is absolutely off the charts.

We’re about 50 games into the league’s 82-game regular season, with the playoffs coming up in April, so this is a perfect time to pivot from the NFL and see what’s on the NBA odds board at Bovada. You’ll find all the same betting lines for the hardcourt that apply to the gridiron; spreads, moneylines and totals are available for every game, and thanks to live betting, you can even get your money down while the game is in progress, with the odds updated in real time.

Try NHL Betting

You don’t have to be Canadian to appreciate the great game of hockey. This sport has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 50-plus years, bringing NHL betting to every corner of the marketplace from San Jose to Miami. It’s a simple game: Put the puck in the net. And if you think football is hard-hitting, you should see what these behemoths have been getting up to lately.

Since hockey is a low-scoring sport compared to football and basketball, the spread (or the puck line, in this case) usually takes a back seat to the moneyline on the NHL odds board. For that matter, many bettors prefer to bet on NHL totals. It’s a lot like baseball in that way – except you don’t have to account for weather and other park factors. Again, they’re just over 50 games into their regular season, so you’re joining the fun just in time for the playoff drive down the road to the Stanley Cup.

Try Soccer Betting

Soccer remains the single most popular sport in the world and has finally gained a strong foothold in the betting market. Major League Soccer has already wrapped up their season, but the English Premier League is still going strong, along with the other top European leagues in Spain, Italy, Germany and elsewhere. And don’t forget about Euro 2020 coming up this June/July, featuring the best national teams from UEFA going toe-to-toe.

Soccer is even more low-scoring than hockey – although there’s a lot more scoring these days thanks to the latest attacking strategies – so the soccer odds at Bovada naturally look a little different. You can still bet spreads and totals, but the moneyline is even more popular with this sport, and you can bet on the draw as well as either of the two teams winning straight-up. Soccer props like Exact Score are also big attractions at Bovada.

Try March Madness Betting

This is where business really starts to pick up. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, aka March Madness, is second only to the Super Bowl when it comes to annual events. You don’t have to wait until March to bet on college basketball; the regular season is underway right now, and NCAAB odds are on the board at Bovada, with familiar teams like Duke, Kansas and Michigan State all in the title hunt.

Betting on college basketball is pretty much the same as the pro version – with a bit less scoring. It’s a great sport to watch, as well, so if you haven’t already made the switch, put away those football jerseys and get acquainted with these teams. It won’t be long before it’s time to choose the right ones to put in your March Madness bracket.

*Odds as of February 21, 2020