With games on hold, the NFL draft is taking center stage at sportsbooks around the nation, and betting interest is booming ahead of Thursday’s first round.
Increased offerings from sportsbooks and the growth of the U.S. betting market, on top of limited live sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, are fueling what will be the most heavily bet NFL draft ever.
Bookmakers are offering hundreds of proposition bets on everything from the first pick to the last. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young are big favorites to go first and second, respectively.
FanDuel has Burrow’s odds of being the No. 1 overall pick at -100,000, meaning you’d need to risk $100,000 to win $100 on the Heisman Trophy winner going first. No bets of that size have been reported.
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