Betting on the 2020 NFL Draft
As the calendar rolls ever closer to the draft, many more prop bets will be released to give bettors action on the 2020 NFL Draft. Betting on the First Overall Pick is usually the typical prop bet on NFL Draft night. However, this year, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is widely expected to be the first choice. Thus, it will be far more advantageous for bettors to take a look at other props pertaining to this year’s NFL Draft.
Generally, the prop bets available to wager on the NFL draft pertain to where a player will be picked, or how many players will be taken at a certain position. One popular bet is usually on the number of quarterbacks to be selected in the first round. Often, bettors can place a wager on the number of players drafted from a certain school as well.
The odds are Burrow being selected first overall have reached an extreme level. With his odds at -10000 to be taken by the Bengals, a bet on Burrow makes little sense at this stage. Instead, let’s take a look at some value picks in this year’s NFL draft class.
How to Find Value Betting on the 2020 NFL Draft
Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is one of the top pass catchers in this year’s class. Yet, he remains at +200 odds to be selected as the first receiver off the board. While Jerry Jeudy of Alabama is himself a fantastic
prospect. Lamb is far more physical. His ability to go over and through defensive backs will be highly sought after at the next level.
Additionally, the Arizona Cardinals could look to pair Lamb with his college teammate Kyler Murray. Coach Kyle Kingsbury will be on the lookout for a new number one receiver in his offense. This pick makes too much sense not to happen. With the Cardinals possessing the eighth overall selection, and the team needs of those in front of them, it’s easy to see Lamb being the first receiver taken on draft night.
Another bet to keep an eye on is the number of quarterbacks selected in the very first round. At this time, pundits are in agreement that at least four quarterbacks will be drafted on the night of April 23rd in Las Vegas. Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama, Justin Herbert from Oregon, and Jordan Love out of Utah State are widely projected to be first round draft picks. Thus, the over/under on number of quarterbacks drafted in the first round sits at 4.5.
In situations like these, it is important to remember that all it takes is one team to fall in love with another. Former Georgia Bulldog Jake Fromm and Washington Huskie Jacob Eason both have a wealth of college experience. Don’t forget, Fromm was once thought of as the potential first overall pick in this class. There could easily be five or six quarterbacks taken in this year’s first round. Betting over 4.5 quarterbacks to be drafted in the first round at +110 is an absolute steal.