Another Wacky, Wild Week of US Election Betting

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Another Wacky, Wild Week of US Election Betting
US President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a "Great American Comeback" event at Central Wisconsin Airport. Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP

46 days to go until one of the more, if not the most, consequential US Elections of our time, and the wackiness and wildness haven’t slowed down a bit. Each of the Candidates hit the Campaign Trails hard this past week, as each had their moment in the sun along with their own share of cringe-worthy moments as well.

Donald Trump appeared on a Town Hall hosted by ABC News on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Joe Biden was featured on a CNN Town Hall on Thursday. Mud was flung and rhetoric was heated, setting the stage for yet another chapter in the obvious battle of different realities.

It certainly isn’t boring, neither are the host of US Election Betting opportunities before us. Let’s take a peek at a few.

Odds and Polls Evening Out

Election polling is starting to even out as we cap off another week of US Election Betting. On Monday, the average of the Polls had Joe Biden with a National +7-point lead over Donald Trump. Most of the mid-to-end of the week Polls are about the same – just the Los Angeles Times Poll is an outlier with Trump trailing by 10.

Similarly, the Bovada US Election Betting Odds haven’t fluctuated all that much the last couple of weeks. Trump has bounced between Even Odds and -105 the last 14 days, while Joe Biden has stayed between -115 and -120 over that same period of time.

This despite some “happenings” that in normal times would have had an effect on how voters and bettors alike view the upcoming Election. It furthers the notion that peoples’ minds are made up and that their choice is already baked in, a month and a half out from the crucial vote.

Potential Game-Changers

The United States is about to hit a grim milestone – the country could hit 200,000 coronavirus deaths today. Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic could be the determining factor. Tracking site FiveThirtyEight identified 56% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of the crisis (not good) while 39% approve. With 200,000 dead, that number could go further south for the incumbent President. After all, recent Polling suggests that COVID-19 is the most important issue to voters heading into the Election.

Donald Trump’s war on his own insiders could also have an effect on just how the throngs of crucial undecided voters fall. On Wednesday, Trump undercut his own CDC Director, Robert R. Redfield. Saying that he was “confused” when emphasizing the importance of masks in front of a Senate Hearing.

On Thursday, Trump went after the head of the FBI who said Russia was indeed interfering in the election to favor the President. He even challenged his own Republican Senators this week, who said that the upcoming election will be fair and will have an obvious and acceptable outcome.

And then there is the commencement of three all-important Debates, the first of which comes our way in just 12 days.

Audience members listen as Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall event. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Weekly Peek at the Props

US Election Betting props continue to be a fun way to get a little skin in the game. The Popular Vote Odds have remained steady with the Democrats still the overwhelming -500 favorite, on BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review).

You can still bet whether or not any of the two candidates will drop out before November 1st. Also, whether or not Donald Trump will be kicked off Twitter before 2021. Those two have remained steady.

A couple of new props that have popped up come from Bovada. One – Will Joe Biden Boycott Any of the 3 Scheduled Presidential Debates has Yes at +210 and No at -290 (visit our Bovada Review).

Another Bovada offering is Odds to Be Democratic Candidate For 2024 Presidential Election. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joe Biden lead the way at +300, Kamala Harris is +350, and further down the list is Michelle Obama at +100 and Andrew Cuomo at +1200.

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