Betting based on draft picks shows risk of state-run gambling

If/when (when) the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the challenge to the federal law that prohibits the expansion of sports wagering and if/when (more likely when than if), the Supreme Court opens the door to all states choosing to add betting to current systems of lotteries, scratch-off tickets, poker machines, etc., there’s a Baseball Jerseys For Sale presumption that the states will always win, because the house always wins.

Anyone who was paying any attention to the dynamics surrounding the draft would have felt very confident that Barkley was going before Rosen. Which made it a very good bet. Which means the odds should have reflected that.

The situation also demonstrates the breadth of the types of bets that will be taken if/when (more likely when than if) the floodgates open on sports betting. Far more than simply action on wins and losses or overs and unders, sports wagering will involve betting on a wide range of propositions related to specific games but also to events surrounding the games, like the order in which players will be drafted.

The interest in Griffin isn’t surprising. As a one-handed football player, Griffin will inspire football fans everywhere for his ability to overcome extreme adversity and make it to the NFL.

His jersey undoubtedly will become a top seller, and his situation will attract plenty of casual fans who typically only watch the Super Bowl to plenty of other games.

Rashaan Gaulden, CB, Tennessee: He’s the second corner Carolina has taken on Day 2, an indicator of GM Marty Hurney’s assessment of his secondary in a division where the quarterbacks are deadly.

Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma: Baltimore doubles down on tight Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal end options after taking Hayden Hurst in Round 1. Andrews is widely compared with Jason Witten, and should be a nice option in the seams for Joe Flacco… or Lamar Jackson. Andrews snagged 62 passes for 958 yards in 2017.