Posts tagged ‘Covid’

MLB’s COVID-19 Protocols May Be Greater Challenge in 2021

March 10, 2021

Major League Baseball got through a World Series in 2020. A champion was crowned, there were league MVPs and Cy Young winners and, at the end of October, everyone was breathing a sigh of relief. There were multiple positive tests (only the Cubs made it through the season without a player testing positive), and nearly […]

Will Stadiums Be Full By August?

March 6, 2021

The coronavirus really did a number on college and professional sports in 2020. The NBA and NHL suspended their seasons for four months before returning to play in single locations. Major League Baseball played a modified 60-game schedule and a handful of college football conferences started their 2020 seasons late.  The NFL pulled off its […]

Your Guide to March Madness 2021

February 13, 2021

With the 2020 men’s college basketball tournament cancelled due to the coronavirus, the NCAA wanted to take every step it could to make sure the 2021 version would be played. They did just that when they announced early in the regular season that this year’s tournament would take place entirely in one location – Indianapolis. […]

Rules for 2021 MLB Season Finalized

February 10, 2021

With COVID-19 an issue for a second straight year, the 2021 Major League Baseball season will look like a cross between what we knew before COVID-19 and what was adopted last season as a means of lessening the impact of the pandemic. 2021 Schedule Because of last season’s shortened schedule and to reduce travel, teams […]

Betting NBA Games through a COVID Season

January 21, 2021

We’re still not quite fully in the clear yet. The coronavirus still looms over the U.S.’s collective heads and it still has an impact on our daily lives. The NBA is no exception. The league has developed its own protocols to keep coaches, players, and fans safe throughout the 2020-21 season. It has been a […]

QB Situation in Denver Causes Major Line Move

November 29, 2020

On Saturday it was announced that every QB that the Denver Broncos had on their payroll was declared ineligible for today’s 4:05 pm ET game. Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Jeff Driskel and Blake Bortles are all out because of Covid protocol. This situation may cause NFL teams to change the way they group together and […]

Trevor Lawrence Out with Covid – Point Spread Tumbles

October 30, 2020

Late Thursday night it was revealed that Trevor Lawrence, Clemson’s starting QB and the overall favorite to win the Heisman trophy, tested positive for Covid. The point spread was immediately taken off the board. Coach Dabo Sweeney posted “Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is […]

Odds that Big Ten or Pac 12 Will Actually Play Games in Spring

August 14, 2020

Before 2020, who would have thought that something as straight forward as a virus could be divided along political lines. We have all seen an entire year of the media and politicians politicizing the Covid-19 virus. This polarization has affected everything including whether or not to wear a mask  all the way to what kind […]

MLB World Series Odds Analysis One Quarter Way Through Season

August 8, 2020

The baseball season has been a relative success thus far despite its detractors who say they should shut it down. Yes, there have been a few dozen cases of Covid in the league but they were dealt with quickly. The players were quarantined and contact tracing was performed. It appears that players wondering around in […]

When Will Theme Parks Re-Open?

May 5, 2020

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: People will bet on anything. This old saying is even more true now that all sports have been shut down. People have been betting on simulations (video games where the computer plays the computer).  People are even betting on the weather. But can you blame them? […]