Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2009 NFL Scouting Combine Betting Odds

The evolution of online sports betting continues with the news that Sportsbook.com has NFL Combine Betting Odds. For the first time in its 12-year history, Sportsbook.com has released odds on the 2009 NFL Souting Combine. I would expect other online sportsbooks to quickly follow their lead.

Set to take place next week in Indianapolis, the NFL Combine offers fans the chance to see the future stars of the NFL and now Sportsbook.com is giving bettors the chance to wager on the results.

From the fastest 40-yard dash, the highest vertical jump, most bench press reps, and individual player matchups, Sportsbook.com has close to 30 different ways for members to wager on the NFL Combine.

“The NFL Season may be over but NFL betting doesn’t have to be,” said Sportsbook.com spokesperson Dave Staley. “Our members love football and we’re giving them what they want.”

“These props are for the true NFL super-fans; the ones that can never get enough football,” he added. “Our draft odds were extremely popular last year and we’re looking to build off that this offseason.”

Oddsmakers list Florida Gators receiver Percy Harvin as a favorite over Missouri standout Jeremy Maclin in one of the 40-yard dash matchups. Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno is a slight favorite over Ohio State’s Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells in another.

In the ‘Battle of the Big Guys’, offensive linemen Andre Smith and Duke Robinson are pitted against each other while oddsmakers have matched linebacker prospects Aaron Curry and James Laurinaitis against each other for the 40-yard dash and the bench press.

“There are so many interesting variables to the combine,” said Staley. “Everyone’s going to be watching Sportscenter and the NFL Network to see how the former college stars perform and we wanted to make it additionally exciting for Sportsbook.com members.”

The NFL Combine odds are not the only NFL odds that Sportsbook.com will be unveiling this offseason. 2010 Super Bowl XLIV odds are already live with the New England Patriots listed as 6:1 favorites.