Last week, things began to look a little bleak for football fans when it was revealed that several Tennessee Titans players had tested positive for COVID-19. Shortly after, the virus also took out New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, and it immediately looked like the NFL season was going to crash. Luckily, the league, which recognized that some coronavirus activity was required, could scramble and find out how to keep things running. For sports enthusiasts and sports gambling fans, that was good news, who did not shy away from sending a lot of action to the Bodog sportsbook.
The NFL’s coronavirus fear has not moved Bodog sports gamblers
Football continued to lead the way for Bodog over the past weekend. 36.53 percent of bets were captured by wagers on NFL games, while college games got 22.28 percent. The NBA Playoffs, which now see the LA Lakers leading the Miami Heat with a 2-1 lead, have found some interest, accounting for 10.55% of the bets placed. Both significant sports categories, with MLB, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), soccer, and tennis making their regular appearances, also made the top-ten list. However, one addition to the list this week was cricket, with 2.13 percent of the money of gamblers being captured by the Indian Premier League.
NFL games still appear to command the bulk of the action on Bodog from the individual betting activities, a pattern that has been in place since the league began at the beginning of September. NFL games took eight of the top ten positions, with the NBA Playoffs grabbing the remaining two. The match between the 49ers of San Francisco and the Philadelphia Eagles, which saw 17.58 percent of the bets on Bodog, led the way. When they put up their first loss of the season against the Eagles, the defending NFC champs stunned their fans, blowing the -334 odds they had been given. They made out like bandits for those who took a chance on the underdog, with the Eagles getting +270 in advance of their 25-20 win.
The rest of the top Bodog action went all the way to NFL play. In all of these choices, except for one, the favorite won the win. The exception was the game that had the Boys listed as the favorites between the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys. The Browns, however, pulled off the win, taking them to a season record of 3-1. However, Dallas fell to 1-3.