- Thursday, October 21, 2021, is considered the sports betting equinox with 10+ leagues in action.
- All four major American leagues are playing and open for wagers with NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL games along with a variety of other sports as well.
LAS VEGAS – A sports betting equinox only comes a few times each year, if that. All the major sports leagues’ schedules overlap resulting in a potentially profitable day for sports bettors across the board.
What Is A Sports Betting Equinox?
A sports betting equinox is the time of the year where all four major professional sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) have games on a single day. However, the equinox on October 21, 2021 even has college football, tennis, soccer and others.
Legal sports betting sites have lines and odds available for all of the games across all of the leagues, so be sure to get in on the action for such a special day in sports betting.
What Sports Are In Action?
The reason it’s called an equinox is that everything aligns at once, meaning there’s more than enough action to be had on Thursday.
NFL Betting: Thursday Night Football
There’s one NFL game on and it’s the Thursday Night Football game between the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos. The Browns are slight (-120) betting favorites with the Broncos coming back as (EVEN) underdogs. This marks the first time this season that Denver is the betting underdog.
NBA Betting: Three NBA Games
The NBA is on its third day of the 2021-2022 season and the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks headline the night of games. Luka Doncic has beaten Trae Young in three of their four meetings in their career but the Mavericks are (+120) underdogs with the Hawks returning at (-140).
MLB Betting: NLCS Game 5
The Atlanta Braves hold a 3-1 series lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers but are (+122) underdogs to close out the series on the road. Los Angeles has (-145) odds to extend the series to a Game 6.
NHL Betting: Full NHL Slate
Those betting on the NHL will find a full 10-game slate of games to choose from. The Montreal Canadiens are scoring just 0.75 goals per game while the Carolina Hurricanes average 4.50 goals, but Montreal is only (EVEN) on the moneyline to the Carolina (-120) betting line.
College Football Betting: Four Mid-Major Games
There are four college football games taking place, with the SMU Mustangs being the only ranked team in action. With a 6-0 record, they’re favored by 14.0-points against the 1-5 Tulane Green Wave team with (-105) odds to cover.
Tennis Betting: ATP And WTA Action
Diego Schwartzman can be found as a (+110) underdog to Andy Murray on the men’s side of things while Simona Halep is just (-250) on the moneyline against Veronika Kudermetova on the women’s side.
Soccer Betting: Europa League Matches
Teams like Napoli and West Ham United are in action in the Europa League, combining the two in a parlay can net soccer betting fans a (-211) payday which isn’t too bad for the two biggest favorites of the day.
Golf Betting: The ZOZO Championship
The ZOZO Championship is in the middle of the first round, giving bettors three more days to lock in bets on the tournament. Hideki Matsuyama is the live betting favorite with (+250) odds.
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