2020 Sports Betting Calendar - Updated

2020 Sports Betting Calendar - Updated

In 2020, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic means that the sports landscape looks nothing like we've become accustomed to. Many leagues and sports have had their seasons suspended, postponed, or outright canceled since the middle of March and it's unclear if and when some of them will return.

But as some states begin to ease up the stay-at-home restrictions and move toward reopening, sports fans and bettors across the country are imagining a time where live sports are a daily occurrence once again.

This means undertaking a massive rescheduling effort on the part of leagues. Because it will inevitably become incredibly difficult to keep track of the new dates for every sport, we are staying up to date with an updated 2020 sports calendar, beginning in June.

June 2020 Sports Betting Calendar

Luckily, June may signal some sense of normalcy. Sports were originally stalled in mid-March, making the resumption of PGA Tour (albeit without fans) the second professional league in the US to return to action following COVID-19 behind NASCAR, which came back on May 17. Although more leagues will soon be added to the fray, these are expected to be the most popular options at online sportsbooks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and beyond for the time being.

Golf Betting Schedule June 2020

Bettors who waited months for mainstream American sports to return finally have their wish granted when the PGA Tour schedule resumes in mid-June. Professional golf may not be on the level of the NFL or NBA, but it is definitely growing in terms of overall popularity. It is also seen as a sport with the capability to play a huge role in the future of legal sports betting.

Tournament

Original Dates

New Dates

Course Location

Charles Schwab Challenge

May 18-24

June 11-14

Colonial Country Club - Fort Worth, Texas

RBC Heritage

April 16-19

June 18-21

Harbour Town Golf Links - Hilton Head, South Carolina

Travelers Championship

June 25-28

June 25-28

TPC River Highlands - Cromwell, Connecticut

NASCAR Betting Schedule June 2020

After coming back in May, NASCAR has a very busy June with six different events, all of which will feature betting odds made available by online sportsbooks. Here's the NASCAR betting schedule:

  • Sunday, June 7: Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 - Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton, Georgia
  • Wednesday, June 10: Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 - Martinsville Speedway - Martinsville, Virginia
  • Sunday, June 14: Dixie Vodka 400 - Homestead-Miami Speedway - Homestead, Florida
  • Sunday, June 21: GEICO 500 - Talladega Speedway - Talladega, Alabama
  • Saturday, June 27: Kids Free 325 - Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, Pennsylvania
  • Sunday, June 28: Weather Guarantee 500 - Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, Pennsylvania

July 2020 Sports Betting Calendar

The July 2020 sports calendar features continuations of the NASCAR and PGA Tour seasons, which are expected to be back in full swing. On top of that, the NBA is coming back at the very end of the month with a 22-team format to finish the season.  

Golf Betting Schedule July 2020

Tournament

Original Dates

New Dates

Course Location

Rocket Morgage Challenge

May 28-31

July 2-5

Detroit Golf Club - Detroit, Michigan

John Deere Classic

July 9-12

July 9-12

TPC Deere Run - Silvis, Illinois

the Memorial Tournament

June 4-7

July 16-19

Muirfield Village Golf Club - Dublin, Ohio

3M Open

July 23-26

July 23-26

TPC Twin Cities - Blaine, Minnesota

WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

July 2-5

July 30-Aug 2

TPC Southwind - Memphis, Tennessee

MLB Betting Schedule July 2020

With a regular-season schedule originally slated to begin on March 26 and a game dependent upon weather, Major League Baseball is presented with a unique challenge that other sports aren't facing.

The owners approved a plan in May that would restart baseball in July, but there remain many logistical, financial, and health-related obstacles that stand in the way of a return to MLB action.

First and foremost, the two sides are figuring out answers to difficult questions about the myriad of health-related concerns. Owners are focusing on these safety issues first and have proposed a 67-page document featuring proposed medical protocols which include non-rapid testing.

From there, the questions start to gear toward the scheduling of such a regular season and how the postseason would work. What about next year's Spring Training? Right now, there are still more questions than answers, but July remains the earliest possible start date.

NBA Betting Schedule July 2020

For a while, there had been tons of smoke but no fire in terms of the NBA coming back. As of mid-May, the most realistic plan for a return involved using either Orlando or Las Vegas as a centralized location to host games through the end of the season, beginning in July.

Then June came and it was announced that an NBA return to play was being approved with the new NBA season taking place from July 31 until October 12, the latest possible date for a potential Game 7 of The Finals.

The NBA's return includes inviting 22 teams to Orlando, 13 from the Western Conference and nine from the Eastern Conference. Each team will play eight regular-season games to close out the schedule before the playoff field is cut to the customary 16 teams. Depending on the final standings, a play-in tournament could be used to determine playoff seeding.

As far as the health concerns go, the league is looking to establish leaguewide testing guidelines for every team along with safety protocols similar to what was proposed by MLB. For the NBA, this includes taking players' temperatures daily and consistently rotating equipment such as basketballs in and out of play.

The good news is that pro basketball isn't running out of time the way a sport like baseball is. In fact, the NBA is reportedly prepared to begin its next league year around Christmas instead of October, which gives it some breathing room in terms of scheduling the rest of this year and an offseason.

NHL Schedule July 2020

On May 26, it was announced that a plan was approved for the National Hockey League to resume its 2019-20 season. Although the regular-season was deemed finished, commissioner Gary Bettman announced an NHL return to play plan which includes a 24-team expanded playoff featuring 12 clubs in each of the two conferences and a one-of-a-kind playoff format. 

The four-phase plan was set into motion from the time of the announcement. Phase 2 began in early June while Phase 3 is targeted for early July and would feature the start of training camp. Finally, Phase 4 has no target date just yet but is expected to be late July and will feature the playing of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Although the sites have not yet been announced, the league will use two hub cities that can safely accommodate a dozen teams in one location.
According to Bettman, teams will be limited to 50 personnel in addition to a small number of support staff and a comprehensive COVID-19 testing system will be put in place to ensure the safety of all involved. 

Tennis Schedule July 2020

On April 1, the WTA and ATP jointly announced that both the men's and women's tennis tours would be suspended through July 13, which would've been the end date for Wimbledon and the grass-court season. The Championships were canceled for the first time since World War II and are not being rescheduled.

An updated announcement is expected in the middle of May but for now, the tours are scheduled to return with the beginning of clay season in mid-July.

NASCAR Betting Schedule July 2020

July is a bit of a quiet month for NASCAR after a massive comeback in June, but there are still are three races on the schedule for the month:

  • Sunday, July 5: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Speedway, Indiana
  • Saturday, July 11: Quaker State 400 - Kentucky Speedway - Sparta, Kentucky
  • Sunday, July 19: Foxwoods Resort casino 301 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Loudon, New Hampshire

August 2020 Sports Betting Calendar

The hope is that once August arrives, some mainstream sports such as baseball, basketball, and even hockey will have begun (if they are to have seasons at all). If the NFL season is to go off as intended, training camps and preseason games will be taking place in August after beginning in July in preparation for the 2020 schedule kicking off in September.

PGA Tour golf and NASCAR seasons should be back in full swing and depending on whether pro tennis can stay on schedule, we could see that sport come back during this point in the summer as well.

NFL Betting Schedule August 2020

Barring something unforeseen, it appears most officials are looking ahead to a 2020 NFL season that should be able to start on time in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether or not fans will be in the stands remains to be seen, but if the current schedule holds up, NFL training camps are underway from mid-July into August with the Hall of Fame game kicking off the action on August 6.

Here is an NFL preseason schedule to keep in mind for late August into early September:

  • August 6: Hall of Fame Game
  • August 13-15: Preseason Week 1
  • August 20-24: Preseason Week 2
  • August 27-30: Preseason Week 3
  • September 3: Preseason Week 4

Golf Betting Schedule August 2020

Not only does the updated PGA Tour schedule carry into its third month once August arrives, but some of the biggest tournaments of the year will finally be played as the late summer hits. The rescheduled PGA Championship will take place early in the month, with the first two playoff events coming soon after.

Tournament

Original Dates

New Dates

Course Location

WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

July 2-5

July 30-August 2

TPC Southwind - Memphis, Tennessee

PGA Championship

May 14-17

August 6-9

TPC Harding Park - San Francisco, CA

Wyndham Championship

August 6-9

August 13-16

Sedgefield Country Club - Greensboro, NC

The Northern Trust

August 13-16

August 20-23

TPC Boston - Norton, MA

BMW Championship

August 20-23

August 27-30

Olympic Field Country Club (North) - Olympia Fields, Ill.

NASCAR Betting Schedule August 2020

August is the final month of the regular season in NASCAR. This is the stretch run leading into the playoffs, so the four races in this month are important ones, with things closing out at Daytona.

  • Sunday, August 9: Consumers Energy 400 - Michigan International Speedway - Brooklyn, Michigan
  • Sunday, August 16: Go Bowling At The Glen - Watkins Glen International - Watkins Glen, New York
  • Sunday, August 23: Drydene 400 - Dover International Speedway - Dover, Delaware
  • Saturday, August 29: Coke Sugar Zero 400 - Dayton International Speedway - Daytona, Florida

Tennis Schedule August 2020

Due to the cancelation of Wimbledon and the rescheduling of Roland Garros until later in the year, the second tennis grand slam is scheduled to take place as intended from August 24 to September 13 in Flushing, New York.

There is a chance that the event could be moved to Indiana Wells in California in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic but that is still a rumor. If the tournament does go off as scheduled, here's the information:

  • 2020 US Open (August 24-September 13): USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - Flushing Meadows, New York
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