- Super Tuesday is March 3, 2020, and is home to 14 state primaries as part of the larger Democratic Party Primary process.
- North Carolina is one of them and is important to the race overall as it carries a substantial amount of delegates.
- Joe Biden looks set to win North Carolina, but are the sportsbooks overrating momentum?
RALEIGH, N.C. – Super Tuesday comes to North Carolina as the Democratic Primary marches on.
Political bettors are in for a treat on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, as there are fourteen separate primary contests as part of the larger Democratic Party Primary.
In other words, there are over a dozen states up for grabs today, and they should change the landscape of the presidential race. The main contenders in most states are Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Sanders has been leading for the last month or so, but Biden has surged following a big win in South Carolina’s primary, and consolidation of the moderate vote around him following the endorsements of Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, all former presidential candidates themselves.
The remaining Democratic candidates are Sanders, Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, and Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard.
North Carolina Democratic Primary Betting Odds
Joe Biden is an extremely heavy favorite to take the crown in North Carolina, with -1100 odds to win the state. Bernie Sanders is next, of course, with +700, as the race has seemingly narrowed down to two major lanes, but this is not a good state for Sanders.
Michael Bloomberg clocks in with +5000 odds to win, despite his enormous campaign expenditures, and Elizabeth Warren has +10000 odds.
The winner of the primary, per sportsbooks, will be the candidate who gets the most votes in the popular vote, which seems like an obvious statement, but is worth clarifying in light of the controversy around the 2020 Iowa Caucus results, when Pete Buttigieg won the most delegates but Bernie Sanders won the popular vote.
Biden, the obvious favorite in North Carolina, has consolidated support around him in the moderate lane of the Democratic Party.
The former Vice President received the endorsement of three former rivals last night, as Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar suspended their campaigns to endorse him, and former candidate Beto O’Rourke endorsed him as well.
Biden has jumped to being a significant favorite to win the primary outright, with -140 odds to take the democratic nomination. Sanders was previously the favorite, but his odds have gotten longer after Biden’s big day, leaving him at a respectable +175 to get the nod.
North Carolina is a state Biden is counting on, but it’s unclear what his current surge entails – how much it actually changes the presidential race odds. Sportsbooks certainly think that it does, however.
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