What’s Next For Louisiana Sports Betting Now That The Super Bowl Is Over?

With the recent rollout of mobile sports betting in Louisiana, residents in the Pelican State were able to bet on Super Bowl LVI from the comfort of their own homes. Now that the Super Bowl has come and gone, some sports fans may be wondering what is next on the sports schedule.

While the Super Bowl is the most-bet single-day sporting event every year, there are some upcoming events that should draw a lot of betting action. Let’s take a closer look at these events and how you can bet on them in Louisiana.

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March Madness

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is one of the most exciting sporting events each year. Commonly referred to as March Madness, the tournament pits 68 teams from across the country in a winner-take-all tournament that ultimately determines the national champion. This year’s tournament is sure to be even more exciting for Louisiana residents, as New Orleans is set to host the NCAA Men’s Final Four on April 2 and 4 at the Caesars Superdome. This will be the sixth time that New Orleans has hosted the event.

The regular season has just a few short weeks remaining before conference tournaments begin, and Selection Sunday is slated for March 13. That evening, the full field of 68 tournament teams will be revealed. While the tournament is still several weeks away, it’s never too early to take a look at the March Madness betting odds.

Here are the top four teams with the best odds to win the NCAA Basketball Championship on DraftKings Louisiana:

  • Gonzaga +450
  • Arizona +800
  • Auburn +800
  • Purdue +1000

The LSU Tigers are +8000 to win it all.

March Madness betting odds are available on a variety of sportsbooks, and there are seemingly endless options for bettors to consider. When looking at March Madness odds, it’s important to shop around for the best number. For example, consider a game in which LSU is playing against Kentucky and the Tigers are +120 on the moneyline on DraftKings. This means that a $100 wager would win $120 if LSU wins the game. Well, FanDuel Louisiana could offer the same bet at a better price. FanDuel could list LSU at +130 on the moneyline, meaning a $100 bet would win $130 if the Tigers are victorious. 

In addition to moneyline price differences, point spreads can vary across sportsbooks as well. LSU could be +4.5 against Kentucky on DraftKings, but +5 on FanDuel. Sometimes that half a point can be huge.

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The Masters

The Masters is the first of four major golf tournaments in a calendar year. The 2022 Masters Tournament is scheduled to be played from April 7-10 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Jack Nicklaus has won the tournament a record six times, while Tiger Woods has won it five times and Arnold Palmer four times.

Betting on the Masters is popular across the country, and the most common bet type is who will win the tournament. Here are the four golfers with the best odds on DraftKings:

  • Jon Rahm +850
  • Jordan Spieth +1100
  • Collin Morikawa +1200
  • Justin Thomas +1200

Last year’s winner, Hideki Matsuyama, is listed at +2600. Tiger Woods is +4200.

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NBA and NHL

In the more immediate future, Louisiana bettors can gamble on both the NBA and NHL on a daily basis. Both leagues are in the middle of their seasons, and a handful of games are played each day. The NBA regular season ends April 10, and the play-in tournament starts two days later on April 12. In the NHL, the regular season ends on April 29. The Stanley Cup playoffs start three days later on May 2.

Along with betting on individual games, both the NBA and NHL have futures markets available. Here is a look at the teams with the best current odds to win the NBA Championship on DraftKings:

  • Nets +400
  • Warriors +425
  • Suns +425
  • 76ers +700
  • Bucks +700
  • Heat +1200

Here are top six teams with the best odds at the Stanley Cup on DraftKings:

  • Avalanche +475
  • Lightning +700
  • Panthers +700
  • Golden Knights +800
  • Maple Leafs +800
  • Hurricanes +1200

Keep in mind that both the NBA Championship and Stanley Cup odds fluctuate as the season goes on. The odds are subject to change depending on a number of factors such as losing streaks, trades, and injuries to key players. For example, if the Avalanche go on a losing streak, they could see their odds change from +475 to +600. Conversely, if the Avalanche go on another long winning streak, their odds could go from +475 to +375.

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NFL Draft

While the 2021-22 NFL season is officially over, football fans can still get their betting fix on the upcoming NFL Draft. The draft order is set, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick. This year’s draft is set to begin on April 28 in Las Vegas, and there are a number of ways to bet the event.

The most common bet type is who will be the first overall pick. Another popular option is to bet on a player’s draft position going over or under a certain number. Betting options tend to focus on the top prospects, especially at positions like quarterback and running back. You can also bet on who will be the first QB or RB selected, as well as which team will select certain players.

The market and betting options for the NFL Draft can vary on each platform, so consider looking through multiple sportsbooks to see what each one offers.

About the Author

Connor Grootenhuis

Connor Grootenhuis is a Content Manager and sportswriter covering all things sports betting. Based in the Bayou State of Louisiana, he is a lifelong sports fan and a believer that every loss is a bad beat and every win is easy money.