Betting Alternatives at Bovada Sportsbook

It’s quiet… too quiet. Thanks to the coronavirus, most professional sports around the world have been put on pause, or outright canceled – like this year’s March Madness tournament in men’s college basketball. There goes the busiest tournament on the sports betting calendar; all of that basketball betting from the First Four to the National Championship dwarfs the handle the Super Bowl brings in every year.

Fortunately, there are plenty of betting alternatives waiting for you at Bovada Sportsbook while we wait for this pandemic to pass over us. Some sports are still in action as we go to press, eSports has gone fully online, and as usual, the Politics and Entertainment pages on Bovada’s odds board are beehives of activity.

Sports Betting from Around the World

Some countries have stayed more active than others during this crisis. Russian sports leagues have pared down their schedules, but you can still bet on MLBL basketball – the only league on the board at Bovada right now. Russia is also in the middle of two championship volleyball tournaments in Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg, and they’re holding some exhibition Pro League tennis matches in Moscow.

For soccer betting, leagues in Belarus, Nicaragua and Burundi are active, plus there are some international club friendlies on the schedule. And table tennis is very much a thing in Russia (Pro League) and Ukraine (TT Cup, Setka Cup), with both men and women in action. Stay tuned for more sports as the situation unfolds.

UFC/Boxing Odds Still Available

Combat sports have managed to weather this crisis a bit better than others. UFC 249 is still expected to take place on Saturday, April 18, although they won’t be at Barclays Center in Brooklyn as planned. The big UFC Lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov (–335) and Tony Ferguson is just too big to fail. Odds for UFC 250 and the next three UFC on ESPN+ cards are also on the board at Bovada Sportsbook.

The boxing world has been shaken up by this pandemic, but if things are up and running by then, May 2 should be a very busy day for the sweet science. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are expected to meet at the T-Mobile Arena near Las Vegas to unify the WBA and WBO super middleweight titles. There’s also an important card scheduled for May 2 in Manchester, England, where WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte will put his title on the line against Alexander Povetkin. Other upcoming fights in May, June and July are available for betting as well.

eSports Betting

The world of electronic sports continues apace – only instead of filling arenas, they’ve taken their eSports competitions completely online. Leagues in North America, Europe and Asia are in full swing; the most popular video games being played at these tournaments are Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Fortnite, League of Legends (LoL), and Starcraft II.

Given the circumstances, eSports is going to be very popular indeed this spring. This was already one of the biggest growth sectors in the industry; now that other options have been taken away, eSports is here to save the day. Virtually all the matches can be seen live on Twitch or YouTube, and they’re fun to watch – even if you’re not a gamer yourself.

Politics Betting

Aside from the cancelation of some primaries, there’s no stopping the biggest spectator sport in America today. The 2020 US presidential election remains on track for November 3; at press time, it’s a dead heat at –115 between the incumbent Republican Party and the Democratic Party. You can also bet on which party will win the popular vote, with the Democrats well ahead at –310.

This is all assuming the election takes place, of course. You can bet on that, too: YES is the favorite at –700. European and global politics odds are on the board as well, so if you’ve been keeping up on current events, take a look at what’s on the board and see if you can pick a winner or two.

You Can Even Bet on the Weather

There’s always something interesting to bet on when you browse the Entertainment odds at Bovada Sportsbook – even if the entertainment world has also slowed down considerably. You’ll find all the financial bets under this category, including daily over/unders for the price of gold, silver and other commodities. Cryptocurrencies? We’ve got them: You can bet on the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, among others.

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the entertainment odds, and you’ll find the new gold standard at Bovada: weather betting. At press time, daily over/unders for the temperature in 10 different cities across North America are on the board, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. Everybody’s always talking about the weather – now it’s time to put your money where your meteorology is.

There’s even more where that came from. Other betting options at Bovada Sportsbook include professional wrestling (WrestleMania 36 is still a go, albeit behind closed doors), daily horse racing, virtual sports, and futures bets on the upcoming seasons for the NFL and other popular leagues. We can’t be sure at this time when those seasons will begin, but that’s just another thing you can bet on at Bovada; look for “When’s The Sport Back?” on the Trending Events menu. Let’s hope it’s soon.