Weekend Sports Betting Option Include Marquee Golf Match And UFC

Posted on May 14, 2020

On an alternate timeline where the coronavirus never reared its ugly head, there would be MLB regular-season games along with NBA and NHL playoff contests this weekend. Despite those absences, there are still some great Colorado sports betting options.

Those include a friendly competition between four of the top men’s golfers in the world, more UFC bouts, and the return of the top men’s club soccer league in Germany. Some CO sportsbook operators are pulling out all the stops to make this weekend worth your while.

Looking at Colorado sports betting options for this weekend

The weekend begins with Matchday 26 of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season. Coverage of Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Schalke 04 begins on Fox Deportes at 6 a.m. MT.

Bundesliga has five other matches set for Saturday, signaling the first return to play for a major European men’s club soccer league since the sport went dark across the continent over COVID-19 pandemic concerns.

Saturday afternoon brings UFC Fight Night, in which Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris face off in a heavyweight bout. ESPN will televise the prelim bouts starting at 3 p.m. MT, with Harris-Overeem as the main card set for 6 p.m. MT.

Bundesliga MatchDay 26 continues through Sunday and Monday with three other matches. The highlight of those is FC Bayern München vs. FC Union Berlin. Bayern leads Bundesliga in points coming into the restart.

Sunday also brings an all-star better-ball skins match that golf enthusiasts have anticipated. The Taylormade Driving Relief 2020 is a charity benefit competition between two talented pairs.

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will square off against Ricky Fowler and Matthew Wolff with $3 million on the line. Live coverage begins at 11 a.m. MT on Sunday on NBC and the Golf Channel.

Most importantly for CO sports bettors, sports betting apps in the state are ready for the action. You can find a great variety of futures, moneylines, promos, props, spreads, and totals.

A look at some of the best lines on this weekend’s action

For Coloradans who are looking to play for free this weekend, DraftKings is offering free-to-play pools for Bundesliga and the Driving Relief game. DraftKings also offers odds of +400 on Rickie Fowler hitting the longest shot off the tee on Holes 3, 4, 7, and 9.

FanDuel offers a UFC-specific promo as well. If you place a Method of Victory wager before the bout begins, the fight ends in the first round and you lose your bet, FanDuel will refund your wager in site credit up to $50.

One of the most generous lines for a Bundesliga match this weekend is at FanDuel. Eintracht Frankfurt currently sits at +1,100 to come out on top of Bayern Munich there.

Saturday’s UFC undercard is the subject of one of the better lines at BetMGM right now. That sportsbook has Giga Chikadze +175 to prevail over Mike Davis straight up.

As far as the volume of different ways to bet on Bundesliga right now, BetRivers is unmatched in CO. The amount of alternative lines and props on each match is staggering.

This weekend may not boast Rockies games or Nuggets playoff action but there’s still no shortage of sports to watch. Thanks to CO online sportsbook operators, there are no shortage of betting options either.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Kansas City, Mo. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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