Tonight marks the first night of the 2020 NFL Draft and while tonight’s draft will anything but a “normal” draft it is important day for sports fans because it signals that major sporting events at some point will once again fill our stadiums and television screens.
About the 2020 NFL Draft
There will be no in-person attendance of tonight’s draft so the draft will not take on the spectacle of previous drafts. Well, not unless Roger Goodell has some tricks up his sleeve, as picks will be announced from his home.
The draft gets underway at 8 PM ET on Thursday with a live airing on ABC, ESPN and the NFL network. Those wishing to watch the draft online can do so on through the WatchESPN or NFL Mobile app.
This is not Belararussian soccer
For sports fans, tonight also represents a special opportunity that has been few and far between lately — the chance to bet on a live event that isn’t eSports, virtual sports or Belarussian soccer (which is one of the few sports leagues still running). Fortunately for sports bettors, sportsbooks are rising to the occasion by offer plenty of betting opportunities to help you enjoy an already exciting night.
On DraftKings, right next to Moscow table tennis and Belarus soccer, is a sight for sore eyes – the NFL. For the NFL Draft, DraftKings is really stepping up to the plate, offerings sports fans and bettors a large selection of betting lines.
DraftKings NFL 2020 Draft betting lines come in four main categories with a huge selection:
- Draft Props (includes Player Draft Position, Position of Team’s 1st pick, Player of Team Picked, First WRs Drafted, First 3 RBs Drafted, First Overall Pick, Second Overall Pick, Third Overall Pick, 2nd Round Specials, Positions of Mr. Irrelevant)
- Player Draft Specials (Team to Draft Player, Player to be Drafted First, 1st Round, Top 5 Pick, Top 10 Pick, Player Draft Round, Second Offensive Player Drafted, First Defensive Player Drafted, Second Defensive Player Drafted)
- 1st Round Specials (Picks By Position, Picks By Conference, Picks by School, and even a Alabama vs LSU special)
- Pick By Position (props that allow you to select players by being the first position drafted).
You can place NFL Draft bets at the DraftKings sportsbook from the comfort of your home in states where it is available, which currently includes Iowa, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
New sports bettors can receive up to $1000 in bonuses, which includes up to $500 as a risk-free bet and a deposit bonus of 20% up to $500.