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The Teams You Should Wager On When Connecticut Sports Betting Launches October 7

Mitchell South

by Mitchell South in Sports Betting News

Sep 30, 2021 · 7:00 AM PDT

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Connecticut guard James Bouknight, center, is fouled by Marquette guard Greg Elliott, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)
  • Connecticut online sports betting is set to get underway on October 7
  • While there aren’t many pro teams in Connecticut, nearby states provide numerous betting options
  • Researching local teams is one of the best ways to get an edge over the sportsbooks

Sports bettors in the Nutmeg State are more than ready for wagering to get underway. The launch of Connecticut online sports betting is set for October 7, and this humble wagering market is ready to make their mark.

Get ready for launch day with some sharp tips on nearby sports teams you could wager on, along with important information on college sports betting in Connecticut.

Connecticut Rules for Betting UCONN and Pro Teams Nearby

While fans in Connecticut would love to wager on local college teams like UCONN, some pesky restrictions are likely to come into play when sports betting launches in the Nutmeg State.

Sports bettors in Connecticut will be allowed to wager on college teams, however they will be restricted from gambling on local programs from within the state. The only exception to this rule will be when a team like the UCONN Huskies are playing in an intercollegiate tournament like March Madness, for example.

As a team that was upset as a 7-seed in the first round of March Madness last year, the UCONN Huskies are looking for revenge this season. They’re sitting at +5500 odds to win it all this year, the third-best among Big East teams. There’s little doubt they will qualify for the tournament again, at which point Connecticut residents will be able to place their bets.

Other states like New Jersey, Virginia, and Colorado have placed certain restrictions on college sports betting, so these rules and regulations aren’t unheard of. Still, it’s a bit of a shame fans won’t be allowed to wager on UCONN throughout the year.

Look to Other States for Betting On Local Sports Teams

Researching local sports teams is a crucial wagering strategy, but the fact of the matter is Connecticut doesn’t have many pro sports teams in the state.

The WNBA’s Connecticut Sun are a fantastic betting option. They have enormous value when you consider sportsbooks might not be as plugged into the WNBA compared to other leagues like the NFL.

Of course, UCONN is going to draw a lot of interest from fans, however there are some expected restrictions that might prevent you from wagering on the Huskies.

Empire State Reigns Supreme for Connecticut Sports Bettors

Otherwise, Connecticut sports bettors will typically look to neighboring states like New York for more wagering options. Here is a list of the most popular sports teams in Connecticut, with information sourced from Vivid Seats:

League Most Popular Team in CT
NFL New York Jets
NBA New York Knicks
MLB New York Yankees
NHL Boston Bruins

With the Brooklyn Nets emerging as a dominant force in the NBA, fans in Connecticut will undoubtedly jump in on the action as the Nets chase a championship.

With that in mind, lets look at some data from ATS team trends and find some betting trends that could help you get the upper hand over the sportsbooks.

Study Numbers to Get an Edge Over Connecticut Sportsbooks

Once you’ve chosen a local team to wager on, its time to dive into the data. Following betting trends is by no means a guarantee, but they can provide exceptional insight if you’re on the fence about a particular wager.

Let’s focus on some key stats for the Jets, Knicks, Yankees, and Bruins:

NY Jets Betting Trends

The start of the season is not going as planned for the New York Jets, but we can still pull some stats to help inform our betting strategy:

  • Under has hit in all three games so far this year
  • Jets have gone 0-3 against the spread, so don’t look to pick up any points
  • Next game is against TN Titans – they have a 2-1 record with 73.67% ROI on the moneyline

Simply put, the best NY Jets wagering strategy might be betting against them.

NY Knicks Betting Trends

The Knicks surprised a lot of fans last year with their success, and that was great news for some sports bettors:

  • 14-6 against the spread as favorites at home – good for a 37.15% ROI last year
  • 26-13 straight up at home last year – 34.05% ROI
  • 17-11 against the spread as away underdogs – 18.18% ROI

Fans will be looking for the team to repeat their success this year, and if it’s anything like last season, Knicks bettors will be padding their bankroll!

NY Yankees Betting Trends

The Yankees are in the thick of a playoff race in the AL East, and despite some tough competition from the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, they’re prevailing down the stretch:

  • 16-11 as underdogs on the moneyline – 75.48% ROI
  • 20-4 as away underdogs on the runline – 34.08% ROI
  • 44-34 straight up on the road this year – 18.88% ROI

As you can see, you shouldn’t count the Yankees out when they’re underdogs or playing on the road this season.

Boston Bruins Betting Trends

The Boston Bruins have been one of the NHL’s most dominant teams over the past number of seasons, and it’s no wonder many Connecticut residents are fans of this team:

  • 4-0 against the puckline as away underdogs – 46% ROI
  • 3-1 straight up as away underdogs – 45.50% ROI
  • 14-19 against the puckline as home favorites – 10.91% ROI

Connecticut might be seen as somewhat of an underdog themselves in the US sports betting market, so their love for teams that perform well as underdogs is very fitting. Admittedly, you won’t find the Bruins labelled as underdogs very often, but sports bettors profit when they are.

Connecticut sports bettors have some tremendous betting options in nearby states. Just do your research and you’ll find the inside knowledge you need to be a successful bettor!

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