The fine folks over at PointsBet are allowing Crossing Broad readers to create their own bets, which they will then review and offer actual odds on which you can bet. This is an offshoot of their popular “Name-A-Bet” feature, which allows you to tweet them (@PointsBetUSA) and suggest something you’d like to see odds on.
They’ve reached out to us to garner the best from Philly fans.
What PointsBet can offer odds on
Anything where a sports outcome can be measured through play on the field or court (ex: Number of Ben Simmons three-point attempts next season). You can combine multiple events into a suggested parlay (Ben Simmons three-point attempts + Kyle O’Quinn dunks). Futures odds (Joel Embiid wins MVP or Fletcher Cox wins Defensive Player of the Year).
What PointsBet cannot offer odds on
While they may offer these for entertainment purposes on Twitter, PointsBet cannot offer odds on things that can be influenced by insiders. Despite being fodder for Twitter debate, things like a game’s National Anthem length are generally off-limits to the New Jersey DGE, but feel free to suggest anything that has a definable outcome.
Ideas we’ve come up with
- Will Markelle Fultz start an NBA game in October?
- Over-under Ben Simmons three-point attempts in October (3)
- Over-under Bryce Harper longest home run distance (470 ft)
- Nick Foles-Carson Wentz TD passes spread
- Over-under DeSean Jaccson touchdown distance (80 yds)
- Over-under number of games Carson Wentz plays (13.5)
- More HRs: Harper or Machado
- Over/under number of games Joel Embiid plays (63.5)
- Over/under on Carter Hart wins (35.5)
How it works
Fill out this form without something Philly sports related you’d like to see odds:
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