NFL Week 10, College Hoops Tip-Off and TCU-UT

Each week, our “What’s on Tap” series provides insight into the week ahead in the sports betting world. Come here for a roundup of upcoming financial events, legislative and regulatory meetings, industry conferences, top games scheduled for the week, and more. Also see our weekly review “have a grip” for a look back at the highlights of the past week.

monday november 7

Defending Kansas champion in action on opening day of the college hoops season

More than a dozen Top 25 teams will be in action on Monday’s opening day of the college basketball season, including defending national champion Kansas. The No. 5 Jayhawks will face Omaha without coach Bill Self, who was suspended for four games by the university last week. North Carolina’s No. 1, who fell to Kansas in the 2022 national title game, will face UNC Wilmington in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina (+900) is co-favorite at BetMGM with Gonzaga to win the 2023 National Championship. The flagship programs are the only two in the market to receive single-digit ratings. Next come Kentucky and Houston at +1000, followed by Arkansas and Kansas at +1400. Duke, another Final Four entrant last season, has +1600 odds in its first year since the retirement of iconic coach Mike Krzyzewski.

tuesday november 8

Referendum sports betting on the ballot in California

A contentious battle to approve legal sports betting in California will be decided by voters on polling day. Two measures, Proposition 26 and Proposition 27, have received more than $550 million combined in campaign contributions — an amount that is on track to make them the most expensive election campaigns in state history. Proposition 27, a measure backed by commercial sports betting operators, would allow mobile sports betting in California outside of tribal lands. Proposition 26 would allow sports betting on tribal lands on a retail-only basis.

In an October poll by SurveyUSA, 43% of respondents supported Proposition 26, a level that slightly exceeds the support for the online initiative. Last week call for quarterly results for DraftKingsCEO Jason Robins indicated that he was not optimistic about the success of Prop 27.

By the time legal sports betting finally goes live in California, the state will instantly become the largest sports betting market nationwide.

Disney Quarterly Earnings Call

Sports betting will be on the minds of some investors when The Walt Disney Company releases its fourth quarter and full year 2022 results on Tuesday. The earnings call will be the first since Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced in September that ESPN was seeking to partner with a third-party sports betting operator to license its sports betting brand. The call will also be the first since Bloomberg announced last month that DraftKings was close to reaching an agreement on an overall partnership with ESPN. Robins largely avoided questions about a potential deal last week.

Wednesday, November 9

USA reveal roster for World Cup in New York

As the United States Men’s National Team prepares to unveil its 26-man roster for the 2022 World Cup on Wednesday, coach Gregg Berhalter noted that every roster decision involving an injured player will be made on an case by case”. Berhalter has a series of tough decisions ahead of Wednesday’s announcement in New York.

Midfielder Luca de la Torre is out for several weeks with a hamstring injury, while compatriot Weston McKinnie (quadruple) is set to be out until November 14. Berhalter is not expected to leave one of the team’s star players through injury, but goalkeeping depth could take a hit if Matt Turner does not travel to Qatar for the World Cup. Arsenal goalkeeper Turner has missed the English Premier League club’s last three games.

The United States has odds of +600 at PointsBet to win Group B, third choice behind England (-304) and Wales (+550). After missing out on the World Cup in 2018, the United States are returning to the world’s most popular sporting event for the first time in eight years. Bookmakers consider the USA a huge longshot to win their first-ever World Cup, with PointsBet giving the team odds of 150/1 to win the 32-team tournament.

Saturday November 12

TCU wins undefeated record in Austin

Accustomed to making second-half comebacks all season, TCU rallied in the fourth quarter on Saturday against Texas Tech in a 34-24 win. With the win, the Horned Frogs moved to 9-0 for the first time since 2010. In Week 11, the No. 4 TCU will travel to Austin to face No. 18 Texas in a primetime showdown. listen. The Longhorns opened as a 7-point favorite at Caesars Sportsbook; the total is 65.5 points.

Also on Saturday, No. 7 LSU will face Arkansas in Fayetteville in a critical SEC West meeting. LSU took control of the division with a 32-31 upset over then-No. 6 Alabama in Week 10. LSU controls its own destiny in the race to win SEC West. The Tigers are 3-point favorites over the Caesars; the total is 62 points.

In other action, the North Carolina No. 15 will take on Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. ACC Coast Division leader North Carolina has won five straight. Still, Wake Forest is a 3.5-point home favorite against its in-state rival.

sunday november 13

Fading Packers welcome Cowboys to Lambeau

As has been the case with many Packers games this year, a game that looked like a potential playoff preview early in the season has lost its luster. After a disappointing 15-9 loss to the Lions on Sunday, the reeling Packers will host the Cowboys in Week 10 at Lambeau Field. After both teams won their division last season, the game was circled as a possible NFC Championship preview when the NFL released this year’s schedule.

Instead, the Packers’ playoff chances continue to fade after Green Bay (3-6) lost its fifth straight game. The loss was also costly from an injury standpoint, as three starters – Aaron Jones, Romeo Doubs and Eric Stokes – left Sunday’s loss in walking boots. Green Bay also lost defensive lineman Rashan Gary to a season-ending knee injury. The Cowboys are favorites by 4.5 points to FanDuel; the total is 43.5 points.

Key injuries and roster changes heading into Week 10 of the NFL season:

  • Bills quarterback Josh Allen appeared to hurt his elbow during Buffalo’s final offensive practice Sunday in a loss to the Jets. Allen grabbed his elbow in pain after Jets defensive end Bryce Huff hit his arm. The Bills host the Vikings in Week 10 in a clash of division leaders. Buffalo is a 7.5-point home favorite at SuperBook Sports; the total is 48.5 points.
  • Trailing 35-0 at halftime, the Panthers replaced PJ Walker at quarterback with Baker Mayfield. In the second half of Sunday’s loss at Cincinnati, Mayfield threw for two touchdowns. The Panthers take on the Falcons Thursday night football. The Falcons are the road favorites by 2.5 points to Circa Sports; the total is 42.5.
  • Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill kicked off pre-game warmups Sunday night against the Chiefs but was ruled out with an ankle injury. In his absence, rookie Malik Willis completed just five of 16 pass attempts in the overtime loss. The Titans are the consensus 1-point home favorite on Sunday against Denver.

Have a good week!