The first round of the NFL Draft will take place April 23, but not in Las Vegas and not with any fans in attendance. Instead, each team will make picks via telecommunications platforms. With no major sports to wager on due to the coronavirus pandemic, NFL Draft props are all the rage among bettors.
Oddsmakers are offering everything ranging from when players will be drafted, to how many players from each position are drafted, to school-vs-school props. In one of the more popular markets over at Bovada, the oddsmakers have created a prop pitting two bitter SEC foes against each other in Georgia and Auburn. In this draft prop, bettors are being afforded the opportunity to wager on which school will have more players drafted in the first round with the odds being: Auburn +0.5 (-230) or Georgia -0.5 (+160).
Alabama and LSU project to have the most players taken on April 23, highlighted by the Tigers’ Joe Burrow, who is essentially a lock to go first overall to the Bengals. Both Auburn and Georgia appear to each have one “lock” for a Round 1 selection. This betting market will most likely hinge on two specific players’ chances of being selected among the top 32 picks. Let’s