Canada Sports Betting - NFL 2020... All You Need To Know
This year’s NFL season got off to a fine start with a cracker of a match that saw Kansas City beat Houston Texans 34-20 at Arrowhead Stadium. If that game, which took place on 11 September, was anything to go by, punters are in for some intense sports betting in Canada over the next few months.
The game was played in front of a 17,000-strong crowd, as attendance was capped at a little less than a quarter of the stadium’s capacity. Due to social distancing, smaller crowds are something that teams and fans will have to get used to. However, whether fans watch NFL games live or on TV, they can expect football that will keep them on the edge of their seats.
Here’s what you need to know about this year’s NFL season.
Tom Brady And Bill Belichick Split
For fans of the New England Patriots, one of the strangest things they can expect from the NFL’s 2020/21 season is no Tom Brady-Bill Belichick combination. Quarterback Brady has headed down to Florida, where he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Top players such as Rob Gronkowski, Chris Godwin, and Mike Evans, as well as head coach Bruce Arians, make the Buccaneers a tempting pick for sports betting in Canada fans, but 43-year-old Brady may be one of the factors that could cost them victory at the Super Bowl.
Some Patriots fans are now pinning their hopes on Cam Newton, who is with the team on a prove-it deal after several injuries negatively impacted his career.
Cowboys Are Contenders
With one of the best offences you’ll see in football, there’s a good chance that the Dallas Cowboys could come out tops in this year’s NFL season. If they do, it’s not likely to be because of their head coach, as the team replaced Jason Garrett with Mike McCarthy, formerly of the Green Bay Packers. Neither Garrett nor McCarthy won many fans with their lackluster coaching skills.
If the Cowboys do win, it will probably be because of the efforts of players such as Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb, and Dark Prescott.
Kansas City Could Do It Again
Despite the other contenders, Kansas City remains a favourite of sportsbooks and fans who enjoy sports betting in Canada. The confidence placed in the team has more to do with its Super Bowl performance in February than with its win over Houston, although the game on Friday would not have changed the minds of many people.
Kansas City’s playoffs with Houston and Tennessee saw results of 24-0 and 17-7, respectively, but during the final, San Francisco’s defence had the upper hand. At least, it did until Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes led three touchdown drives with less than 10 minutes to go.
His outstanding last push brought the team to a 31-20 victory. Still, being a favourite doesn’t guarantee a win, and the title conceivably could go to the Baltimore Ravens, or to an underdog such as the Carolina Panthers. Only time will tell.