Baseball’s Return Could See NJ Sports Betting Hit New Highs

New Jersey sports betting sites are all clamoring for attention with the long-awaited start of Baseball’s 2020 MLB season. Opening Day saw online sportsbooks offering a range of customer-focused promotions and incredible MLB opening day odds. Industry experts will be looking forward to seeing the betting handle and revenue numbers for July 2020 once released. Baseball was the first of the major U.S. professional team sports to begin play ahead of both the NBA and NHL.

It has been widely predicted that sports betting across the United States (led by New Jersey) could hit record levels because of pent-up demand and abbreviated seasons that will tend to magnify the importance of each and every game. It’s a prediction that hasn’t taken long to play out on Baseball’s return. For example, the number of overall bets for recent Thursday night Yankees – Nationals match-up was the highest ever for DraftKings on a MLB game (higher than their previous record set during the 2019 World Series!) industry experts noted.

With the Baseball betting busting all expectations in New Jersey, it comes at a time of parity between the teams that hasn’t been seen for an entire lifetime. For the time in 66 years, not one MLB team has managed to get to 3-0 or flop as badly as 0-3. The increase in parity has sports bettors wondering what exactly will come next.

Will the Baseball Betting Boom Continue?

With the global pandemic still not even close to under control, the MLB season (and any other sports yet to begin) feels like it could suddenly be shut down. With this kind of unpredictability steadily becoming the new normal, as long as the MLB continues to play, it feels like the baseball betting boom is set to continue.

It feels like a busy August ahead for NJ’s online sportsbooks

With the MLB back in action for NJ’s sports betting fans, online sportsbooks in the Garden State will now look to the NHL and the NBA to help boost revenue numbers after the enforced four-month break.

Given the record-breaking MLB numbers across the first few games back, then the NHL and the NBA appear similarly set to put smiles on the faces of the sportsbooks and New Jersey State Government bean counters alike.

With three major sports set to be in action during August 2020, bettors should have plenty of opportunity to place wagers. It’s a long way from those days of April and May when Table Tennis, Belarus Premier League Soccer and eNASCAR were sports wagering staples. Sportsbooks continue to recover from all-time lows due to the pandemic that hit the Garden States’ sportsbooks hard in spring.

Not to forget, College Football and the NFL are still planning to start their seasons on schedule in the fall. For the first time ever this September, New Jersey’s sportsbooks will have all four major sports being played simultaneously.

The baseball numbers for the sportsbooks have been impressive. However, the overwhelming feeling is that once all of the big 4 sports are on offer, we could see numbers unlike ever before.

As far as the sports themselves are concerned, expect the unexpected and with it there will be plenty of great betting opportunities on teams that might have been only ever been considered underdogs. Predictability is being thrown out of the sports betting window.

Oddsmakers for the MLB, NHL and NBA are basically throwing darts in coming up with odds and hoping they stick. In that sort of betting environment, there will be plenty of opportunity for value wagering on underdog teams and potentially making yourself a handy pile.

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