Bettors flocking toward NFL draft props

The NFL Draft is providing some welcome action for sports bettors, and at least a short-term boost for sportsbooks hit hard by the shutdown of all major sports due to the coronavirus pandemic.

PointsBet is offering approximately 175 markets for the 2020 NFL Draft, and more than a week out from the event the book has seen almost as much action as it did for the entire 2019 draft. PointsBet director of communications Patrick Eichner said the company is expecting 2 1/2 more turnover year-over-year by the end of the 2020 draft. and are offering an over/under prop of 4.5 quarterbacks being selected in the first round, with the over at +340 and the under at -455. Tagovailoa is -286 to be the second quarterback off the board, followed by Oregon’s Justin Herbert at +180.

Alabama and LSU lead the way on school-specific props, with both having 5.5 over/unders for the number of players selected in the first round.

“Last minute pick trades make later selections more unpredictable,” Stetz said. “You never know what’s going to happen and that’s what makes it so exciting!”

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