Punters can expect some good punting in February, if for no other reason that there is an extra day in the month due to leap year.
We would not be surprised in the least to find one or more of the online bookies offering creative special bonus bets promotions in some way connected with the number 29.
If we were of the ilk to add insult to injury, we could see free bonus bookmaker bets along the lines of, GWS to return to Grand Final and score above 29 points this time. All it would take is one goal or five behinds.
Here is what we see happening in February that might be serious punting for the month.
Yeah, it is cricket season and Australia are going to tour South Africa near the end of the month for three T20s. Cricket fixtures abound during the month, so if you cannot wait for the main event, there are the popular BBL matches to keep you company in the lead up.
Super Rugby is underway and serves nicely to fill the gap until the NRL resumes in March, although football punters know there is always something on which to have a bet, whether in Australia or for instance, the Six Nations competition in Europe.
One of our personal favourites is just ahead when the newly expanded AFLW takes the ground for its third season. Now with 14 clubs playing and more expected to be added, the AFLW has caught on and seems to be on solid ground.
Adelaide were the premiers the first two seasons of the competition and they are favoured again this year, but in the women’s game, even Gold Coast have a chance and the quotes are comparatively tight, from $4 for the Crows to $41 for Gold Coast. There is every chance that the bookies will want to capitalise of the growth and popularity of the AFLW and offer numerous free betting markets.
Basketball will offer plenty of markets, as it always does. The NBL has been interesting this year. The FIFA Asia Cup will be played and give some indications for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. The Boomers will have some free time for the FIFA tournament, as NBL players from finals clubs will be excused, but many rising stars will take the court and could even offer some competition to some of the established NBL and NBA players that will chase the Boomers’ first international medal.
The NBA is right in the grind of the regular season. They will take a short pause for the All-Star game, but a visit to the websites of any of Australia’s many fine online bookmakers will reveal thousands of NBA markets during February to a degree that rivals the AFL and the NRL when those two codes resume.
Since we strayed north just there, the beginning of the month will feature the NFL Grand Final, Super Bowl LIV (54) in Miami. It has been claimed that worldwide wagering on the Super Bowl exceeds that of any other single-day sporting event in the world. This year’s game already showed over 120 markets with one bookie. The Kansas City Chiefs are currently $1.75 with one bookie, while the San Francisco 49ers are $2.10, but ever since the markets went up, the line for Kansas City finds the favourtism a skimpy one point. The potent offense of the Chiefs will be up against a stingy 49ers defense.
This game is a tough punt and we would suggest that, as always, betting with the bookies’ money is a wise path and this could be an excellent time to join Sportsbet for Bonus Bet in your free time. Either team could win and whichever does prevail, there is no way this year’s Super Bowl can be viewed as a potential upset in the making.
Our apologies to any punters who do not see their favourite code represented. Space limitations preclude covering all the events that make February an excellent month for punters and punting, but always remember one thing.
Make sure to use the bookmakers bonus bets and promotions to get that extra edged to keep you in front.