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Illinois sportsbooks are set to get license applications in next six weeks but there is still no timetable for launch. Both casinos and racetracks will be looking for licensing in December when the time comes. Even Chicago area sports arenas are eligible to get a sports betting license. Licenses will be available by December 19th. While this is a big step forward for Illinois, there is still no timetable for when legal sports betting will launch in the state.
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Today’s Best Bet at DraftKings Sportsbook
College Basketball DraftKings Sportsbook Odds
Duke and North Carolina Both Win By 20+ points
DraftKings offers some of the most exciting odds boosts of any sportsbook available in Pennsylvania. One of the best odds boosts for tonight is for both Duke and North Carolina to win by 20+ points. Duke is a 23.5-point favorite against Colorado State and North Carolina is a 22.5-point favorite against UNC-Wilmington.
#4 Duke will host Colorado State in their first game of the season at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke is coming off of a 68-66 victory against Kansas on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic. The Blue Devils forced the Jayhawks into an incredible 28 turnovers, there most since the 1930s. The depth of this Blue Devils team will be difficult for Colorado State to handle as nine Blue Devils played double-digit minutes in their season opener. Even though they won the game, Duke didn’t shoot well (36% from the field, 33% from three and 61% from the line. Expect a better shooting day out of the Blue Devils tonight.
# 9 North Carolina heads downs the road to take on UNC-Wilmington. Both teams opened their season with wins as well. The Tar Heels managed to hold off a solid Notre Dame team 76-65. The Tar Heels were excellent from the field, shooting 47% from the field and 50% from three. North Carolina crashed the boards, outrebounding the Irish 51-31. UNC committed 18 turnovers in the game but still managed to win by double-digits. Wilmington took on a D2 Johnson & Wales and allowed 83 points. With North Carolina looking like one of the nation’s top-scoring teams after just one game, Wilmington will have a very hard time slowing them down and staying within 20 points.
An odds boost of 10 may not seem like much but is still a terrific value. Considering the high possibility of this bet panning out, it is hard to pass up. Chasing high odds picks are fun every now and then but to be profitable you need to find value in bets like this. Getting 3.5 points off of the Duke spread and 2.5 points off of the UNC spread is a big discount. My money is already on this one.