Although football games are only played in the fall and winter, the National Football League is year-round, grabbing headlines and the attention of fans even when the season isn’t going on. The 2019 NFL Draft is upon us this week, and it provides plenty of opportunities for New Jersey sports betting players to make money wagering on the next crop of young talent to be drafted from college football into the professional ranks.
DraftKings Sportsbook has been one of the top operators in New Jersey since sports betting was legalized last summer, and one of the reasons is the variety it provides in terms of betting options. For the 2019 NFL Draft, the DraftKings Sportsbook app is offering the opportunity to bet on a number of new markets, including ones that are likely important to NJ sports betting players specifically.
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2019 NFL Draft Odds: DraftKings Sportsbook Markets To NJ Sports Betting Players
One of the ways that DraftKings Sportsbook is appealing to NJ sports betting players is by offering 2019 NFL Draft markets specifically tied to teams with the largest fan bases in the Garden State, sectioned off in Local Team Specials on the DraftKings app. The Jets, Giants and Eagles all have very specific betting markets regarding their first pick in the upcoming draft, allowing fans to wager and win on which direction the organization will go.
NFL Draft 2019: Giants Taking A Quarterback?
Oddsmakers seem to be convinced that the Giants are going after a quarterback or a defensive lineman with their fist 2019 NFL Draft pick at No. 6 overall. According to odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, Quarterback (-177) is the most likely selection, while Defensive Lineman (+100) pays out at even money.
Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins and Duke QB Daniel Jones have the lowest odds at +300 on the DraftKings Sportsbook app to be picked by Big Blue. Next is lineman/outside linebacker Josh Allen from Kentucky at +600, although it is doubted whether he’ll make it to No. 6 overall.
It’s important to keep in mind that the Giants also possess the No. 17 overall pick in the draft and get the rare opportunity to fill two holes in the first round. Without knowing if one of the top two QB options makes it to No. 17, NJ sports betting players may lean toward the Giants taking Haskins or Jones at +300. It begs the question, does New York like either QB enough to ensure they take one at No. 6 overall?
DraftKings Sportsbook App Says NY Jets Likely to Go Defense
Gang Green picks No. 3 where things currently stand, but NJ sports betting players may want to be wary of making any 2019 NFL Draft predictions just yet. While the Jets have a litany of team needs, general manager Mike Maccagnan is reportedly trying to trade the third overall selection in order to gain a pick in the second round that the team currently doesn’t have due to the trade that led to QB Sam Darnold being taken in the 2018 NFL Draft.
New York needs help on the defensive line, and that’s where the sports betting odds point to as well. If the Jets indeed stay and select at No. 3, DraftKings Sportsbook has four defensive players among odds-on favorites to be selected:
- Houston DT Ed Oliver (+225)
- Kentucky DE/OLB Josh Allen (+250)
- Alabama DT Quinnen Williams (+600)
- Ohio State DE Nick Bosa (+350)
Many mock NFL Draft projections have connected the Jets with Allen, a consensus All-American player that fills the largest position of need at pass rusher. He remains the most logical choice for NJ sports betting picks at +250, even if he isn’t the odds-on favorite. Oliver assumes that role as buzz surrounds the Jets’ interest in the defensive tackle. Our money would likely be on them trading out of the pick by or on draft night.
Philadelphia Eagles Could Go Any Direction in 2019 NFL Draft
The Eagles were a playoff team a season ago and don’t select until No. 25, so making sports betting picks becomes a bit tougher this late in the round. According to odds from the DraftKings Sportsbook App, Alabama running back Josh Jacobs (+600) and Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown (+800) are odds-on favorites for Philadelphia.
Below is a look at all of the favorites to be picked by the Eagles in the opening round of the NFL Draft:
NJ sports betting players are taking a guess as to which side of the ball the Eagles will address first and more specifically, which positions. DraftKings Sportsbook odds for the Eagles feature players with varying positions. Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker (+1200) and Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffrey Simmons (+1400) are among the options, as Mississippi State safety Jonathan Abram (+1600) and NC State center Garrett Bradbury.
The Eagles could go in any number of directions, but there are plenty of options with high odds and a strong payout for NJ sports betting players looking to take a shot.