The sports betting industry has taken a huge hit during the coronavirus pandemic, but things are starting to turn around. Live sports have resumed, and there are three professional sports leagues set to begin play in July.
Major League Baseball will be kicking off its 2020 regular season on July 23, and the NBA will start a week later. The NHL is also looking at a late July start, and the months of August and September will be full of action.
The real excitement, though, comes from the NFL, as it is the most popular sport to bet on in the US. Sportsbooks have already released Week 1 betting lines, and the market has already started to heat up.
Sportsbooks are expected to see a huge amount of action on the first week of the NFL season as bettors have also struggled to find bets. With that in mind, sportsbooks have wasted little time in releasing their Week 1 betting lines.
Here are the lines for each game provided by FanDuel Sportsbook:
Post Brady Era
Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently 4.5-point underdogs in their Week 1 road game against the New Orleans Saints. The Dallas Cowboys travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams in Week 1, and they are 2.5-point favorites.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are four-point road favorites over the New York Giants in what looks to be a bounce-back year. The final matchup has the Denver Broncos as 1.5-point favorites over the Tennessee Titans in Week 1.