- Looking at the electoral votes for each state, we can infer how the election will go based on the way the sportsbooks are leaning.
- The Democratic Party is projected to win more states based on the odds, but the Electoral College votes keep the Republicans in the mix.
- Joe Biden (-140 odds) is the favorite to win the 2020 US Presidential Election over Donald Trump (+110 odds).
- Joe Biden’s odds to beat Donald Trump continue on a state-by-state basis with 280 electoral votes to Trump’s 245.
WASHINGTON – The Presidential Election has sports bettors clamoring as there are betting odds for the electoral result of each state.
Overall odds to win the US presidential election see that sports bettors are leaning heavily towards the Democratic Party to beat the Republicans Party in November.
Win US General Election
Republican Nominee +105
Democratic Nominee -135
Another betting line pins Donald Trump and Joe Biden directly against one another, with Biden having the shortest odds at Bovada.
Win General Election
Donald Trump +110
Joe Biden -140
If one is to count the electoral votes a party would gain from winning each state, then we will see which party the sportsbooks think will win the general elections.
Bet On The Electoral Votes
Political bettors laying action the Republican Party should note that sports bettors are expecting some states to return to voting Democratic.
The Republican Party currently holds the White House and they did so by claiming the electoral votes from some states that traditionally voted blue in 2016.
President Donald Trump managed to convert Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.
However, the books are leaning against this happening for the 2020 elections, as democrats are favored for Michigan (-190), Wisconsin (-140), and Pennsylvania (-210).
Still, according to legal online sportsbooks, Republicans still manage to hold on the consistently red states like Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Heavily-Favored Republican States
- Alabama: (9 electoral votes)
- Republican to Win Alabama -3300
- Democrat to Win Alabama +1600
- Alaska: 3
- Republican to Win Alaska -800
- Democrat to Win Alaska +550
- Arkansas: 3
- Republican to Win Arkansas -2000
- Democrat to Win Arkansas +1000
- Idaho: 4
- Republican to Win Idaho -3300
- Democrat to Win Idaho +1400
- Indiana: 11
- Republican to Win Indiana -600
- Democrat to Win Indiana +425
- Kansas: 6
- Republican to Win Kansas -2000
- Democrat to Win Kansas +1000
- Kentucky: 8
- Republican to Win Kentucky -2000
- Democrat to Win Kentucky +1000
- Louisiana: 8
- Republican to Win Louisiana -2500
- Democrat to Win Louisiana +1200
- Mississippi: 6
- Republican to Win Mississippi -2000
- Democrat to Win Mississippi +1000
- Missouri: 10
- Republican to Win Missouri -1200
- Democrat to Win Missouri +800
- Montana: 3
- Republican to Win Montana -1200
- Democrat to Win Montana +800
- Nebraska: 5
- Republican to Win Nebraska -2000
- Democrat to Win Nebraska +1000
- North Dakota: 3
- Republican to Win North Dakota -2500
- Democrat to Win North Dakota +1200
- Oklahoma: 7
- Republican to Win Oklahoma -2500
- Democrat to Win Oklahoma +1200
- South Carolina: 9
- Republican to Win South Carolina -1000
- Democrat to Win South Carolina +700
- South Dakota: 3
- Republican to Win South Dakota -1300
- Democrat to Win South Dakota +900
- Tennessee 11
- Republican to Win Tennessee -1300
- Democrat to Win Tennessee +900
- West Virginia: 5
- Republican to Win West Virginia -2500
- Democrat to Win West Virginia +1200
- Wyoming: 3
- Republican to Win Wyoming -2500
- Democrat to Win Wyoming +120
Joe Biden and the Democratic Party on the other hand gain the three states they lost in 2016.
The Democrats also benefit every election from the huge boom in Electoral College votes to come from California (55).
Heavily Favored Democrat States
- California: 55
- Republican to Win California +1000
- Democrat to Win California -2000
- Colorado: 9
- Republican to Win Colorado +350
- Democrat to Win Colorado -450
- Connecticut: 7
- Republican to Win Connecticut +600
- Democrat to Win Connecticut -900
- Delaware: 3
- Republican to Win Delaware +900
- Democrat to Win Delaware -1300
- Hawaii: 4
- Republican to Win Hawaii +1200
- Democrat to Win Hawaii -2500
- Illinois: 20
- Republican to Win Illinois +1000
- Democrat to Win Illinois -2000
- Maryland: 10
- Republican to Win Maryland +900
- Democrat to Win Maryland -1300
- Massachusetts: 11
- Republican to Win Massachusetts +1000
- Democrat to Win Massachusetts -2000
- New Jersey: 14
- Republican to Win New Jersey +700
- Democrat to Win New Jersey -1000
- New York: 29
- Republican to Win New York +1200
- Democrat to Win New York -2500
- Oregon: 7
- Republican to Win Oregon +800
- Democrat to Win Oregon -1200
- Rhode Island: 4
- Republican to Win Rhode Island +700
- Democrat to Win Rhode Island -1000
- Vermont: 3
- Republican to Win Vermont +1000
- Democrat to Win Vermont -2000
- Washington: 12
- Republican to Win Washington +800
- Democrat to Win Washington -1200
What most elections tend to come down to are the swing states. These are states that can go either way and have voted one way or the other in different elections.
Florida in particular has a history of being extremely unpredictable. Almost all of their elections are decided by a few thousand votes, and they have a history of switching parties following every two-term presidency since 1992.
Sportsbooks are split on the Sunshine State because of this, with both parties having short odds to claim the 29 electoral votes.
- Arizona: 11
- Republican to Win Arizona +110
- Democrat to Win Arizona -140
- Florida: 29
- Republican to Win Florida -125
- Democrat to Win Florida -105
- Georgia: 16
- Republican to Win Georgia -185
- Democrat to Win Georgia +155
- Iowa: 6
- Republican to Win Iowa -250
- Democrat to Win Iowa +200
- Maine: 4
- Republican to Win Maine +275
- Democrat to Win Maine -350
- Michigan: 16
- Republican to Win Michigan +160
- Democrat to Win Michigan -190
- Minnesota: 10
- Republican to Win Minnesota +240
- Democrat to Win Minnesota -300
- Nevada: 6
- Republican to Win Nevada +275
- Democrat to Win Nevada -350
- New Hampshire: 4
- Republican to Win New Hampshire +190
- Democrat to Win New Hampshire -230
- New Mexico: 5
- Republican to Win New Mexico +375
- Democrat to Win New Mexico -500
- North Carolina: 15
- Republican to Win North Carolina -120
- Democrat to Win North Carolina -110
- Ohio: 18
- Republican to Win Ohio -180
- Democrat to Win Ohio +150
- Pennsylvania: 20
- Republican to Win Pennsylvania +170
- Democrat to Win Pennsylvania -210
- Texas: 38
- Republican to Win Texas -400
- Democrat to Win Texas +300
- Utah: 6
- Republican to Win Utah -600
- Democrat to Win Utah +425
- Virginia: 13
- Republican to Win Virginia +375
- Democrat to Win Virginia -500
- Wisconsin: 10
- Republican to Win Wisconsin +110
- Democrat to Win Wisconsin -140
North Carolina is another swing state that has sports bettors split. The Tar Heel State has voted republican in the last two elections, however, both came down to narrow decisions.
Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama by just 2% and Donald Trump beat Hillary by only 3.6%.
This election is also looking to be a tossup for NC.
Adding up the Electoral College votes based on the odds, Joe Biden beats Donald Trump 280 to 245.
This will be a close election where the swing states are the deciding factor as well as how notable politicians endorse the candidates.
Political bettors can find these odds and any other election prop bets at online sportsbooks surrounding the general election.
Coming from a background in narrative-based writing, Giovanni strives to write stories that will keep the reader engaged. Although he does pride himself in being accurate, how the story is told is also very important to him. When he’s not keeping readers up to date on sports betting laws and legislation, you can find him writing and recording music, playing videogames, or engaged in heated sports debates with his friends.