- ESPN BET, the worldwide sport leader’s online sportsbook, is launching today at 3pm ET
- There are several live sports broadcasts on tap today which you can both watch and bet on through ESPN
- These include NBA games and the ever-popular MAC-tion college football tilts
Christmas is coming before Thanksgiving this year for sports bettors thanks to the launch of ESPN BET. The worldwide sport leader is officially entering into the online sports betting industry at 3:00 pm ET on Tuesday, and bettors who signup through SBD’s ESPN Bet promo code will be able to take advantage of a big signup bonus.
Powered by a partnership between ESPN and PENN Entertainment, the ESPN BET app will be offering an unrivaled online and mobile sports betting experience. Sports bettors will not only be able to watch games on ESPN, they’ll also be able to get betting action on those games directly from ESPN BET.
Tuesday will be the first day bettors will be able to turn this unique double play, and there are a number of key basketball and football games being carried live by ESPN.
There’s four NCAA blue bloods hitting the hardwood in the annual Champions Classic at Chicago’s United Center. The first game of the doubleheader pits the #9 Duke Blue Devils as the 2.5-point favorites over the #18 Michigan State Spartans. This game has a 7pm ET tipoff.
Following that game, it’s the #1 Kansas Jayhawks facing the #16 Kentucky Wildcats. The Jayhawks are set as the solid 6.5-point chalk. You can watch both games on ESPN and via the ESPN app. Come at 3pm ET, you’ll also be able to wager on these and other games at ESPN BET. MACtion gets college football Week 12 underway. The Toledo Rockets are facing the Bowling Green Falcons, while the Western Michigan Broncos clash with the Northern Illinois Huskies. Both games are being carried by ESPNU.
ESPN Broadcast Schedule & Odds
|NCAA Basketball||Duke vs Michigan State||7:00 pm ET||Duke -2.5|
|NCAA Basketball||Kentucky vs Kansas||9:30pm ET||Kansas -6.5|
|NCAA Football||Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois||7:00 pm ET||Northern Illinois -5|
|NCAA Football||Toledo vs Bowling Green||7:00 pm ET||Toledo -10|
There are also a number of college basketball games being broadcast on ESPN+, the ESPN streaming service.
Blue Devils Looking to Bounce Back Against Spartans
Amazingly, one of these two college powerhouses will find itself with a 1-2 straight up record by the conclusion of this game.
Michigan State was stunned 79-76 by James Madison in the season opener. The Spartans rebounded with a 74-51 win over Southern Indiana.
Duke went in the other direction. The Blue Devils were handing Dartmouth a 92-54 drubbing to open the season. However, the #12 Arizona Wildcats stunned Duke 78-73 in Game 2 of the campaign.
— DukeLights 𝕏 (@duke_lights) November 13, 2023
Arizona outmuscled Duke in the paint, holding a 15-8 edge on the offensive glass. Michigan State is an astoundingly bad 2-for-31 from beyond the arc over the first two games of the season.
ESPN BET is setting Duke as the 2.5-point favorites in this game. The total is set as 142.5 points.
ESPN Analytics is giving the Blue Devils a 69.1% chance of winning this game.
Pick: Duke Blue Devils -2.5
Rockets Look to Stay Unbeaten in Conference
Toledo is atop the MAC West with a perfect 6-0 slate. The Rockets are 9-1 overall and are riding a nine-game win streak. Toledo is also a perfect 6-0 straight up at home.
Bowling Green is 4-2 in the conference and one game out of top spot in the MAC East. The Falcons have won four games in a row, and are 3-1 at home this season.
Known as the Battle of I-75, this is one of the more bitter rivalries in the MAC. The two schools are separated by a mere 25-mile stretch of the interstate. The Rockets and Falcons will be meeting for the 88th time since Toledo beat Bowling Green 6-0 in the first clash in 1919.
— Toledo Football (@ToledoFB) November 13, 2023
Overall, the Rockets own a slight 42-41-4 edge in the all-time series. Toledo won every game between 2010-18 but lately, it’s been a battle. Last season, Bowling Green went to Toledo and upset the Rockets 42-35, earning bowl eligibility for the first time since 2015 via that victory.
Toledo is already assured of the West Division spot in the MAC Championship Game. At 6-4, Bowling Green is already a qualifier for bowl eligibility.
The Rockets are listing as 10-point road favorites, with a 51.5-point total assigned to the game. Toledo owns a 67.9% chance of victory according to ESPN Analytics.
Pick: Bowling Green Falcons +10