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Starting in the upcoming 2020 NFL season, the NFL will allow a select number of stadiums to have betting lounges. While this is another step forward for the NFL in terms of embracing legal sports betting, it may not be as good as it sounds. Stadiums will indeed be allowed to create these sports lounges for fans to enjoy, however, none of them will have actual sportsbooks. Fans will be able to place legal mobile bets on their phones with their favorite sportsbooks while in these lounges but there will be no physical sports betting windows to place bets.
NFL stadiums located in states with legal sports betting are Indiana (Colts), Nevada (Raiders), New Jersey (Giants and Jets), and Pennsylvania (Steelers and Eagles). Other states expected to have legal sports betting launched before the start of the 2020 NFL season include Illinois (Bears), Tennessee (Titans) and even the District of Columbia (Redskins).
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Soccer: Mohamed Salah to score the First Goal vs West Ham +330
Salah leads Liverpool with 14 goals this season and he also has the most shots on goal on the team with 38.
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Oklahoma State vs #3 Kansas (-15) – 9:00 PM
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (14-13) take on the Kansas Jayhawks (24-3) tonight in Lawrence. The Cowboys took down the Oklahoma Sooners 83-66. Kansas took down #1 Baylor 64-61 on Saturday to up their winning streak to 12 games.
Oklahoma State has won three of its last four games. However, they are no a good team, especially on the offensive end. The Cowboys are 288th in points scored per game (67). They struggle shooting from the field (303rd) and from three (299th). Their lone offense bright spot is at the free-throw line where they are a respectable 97th. On the defensive end, the Cowboys aren’t bad. They rank 81st in points allowed per game. Oklahoma State holds opponents to the 41st-lowest FG% and 62nd-lowest 3PT%.
Kansas is perhaps the best team in the country at the moment and they have the stats to back it up. The Jayhawks are solid on offense, ranking 77th in points per game. They have the ninth-highest FG% and 84th-highest 3PT% but they do struggle from the line (310th). For Kansas, their defense is their biggest strength. The Jayhawks allow the eighth-fewest points per game in the country. They hold opponents to the fifth-lowest FG% and 40th-lowest 3PT%.
If you haven’t watched any Oklahoma State games this season, they are not a good team. Their shot selection is questionable at times and against a team like Kansas, they will look lost all game. The Jayhawks’ defense will shut the Cowboys down. Oklahoma States’ decent defense will not be able to stop Kansas and Udoka Azubuike. It may seem like a really high spread but the Jayhawks are that good and the Cowboys are that bad. I see Kansas blowing Oklahoma State out of the gym early in this one with the home crowd being extra hyped after taking down #1 Baylor. The formula supports that thought as it has Kansas winning 76-57.