There are plenty of steps fans of women’s soccer can take to find the best National Women’s Soccer League odds in North Carolina. To prepare for the arrival of online sports betting, soccer fans can review the following betting information about the NWSL so they’re ready to place bets on their favorite North Carolina soccer teams.
Prospective North Carolina bettors continue to bide their time before they can legally place wagers online in the state. If and when legalized online sports betting arrives, residents will have the opportunity to analyze sports odds and place a variety of bets on a wide selection of sports games, including games in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Where Can You Bet On NWSL In North Carolina?
Technically, if North Carolinians want to place wagers on individual games or futures, they can do so in person at one of the Cherokee-owned casinos in the Western region of the state. This isn’t to be confused with legalized sports betting though. Upon the arrival of legalized sports betting in North Carolina, residents will at least have access to more convenient retail sportsbooks.
Retail sportsbooks could potentially open within eligible arenas and stadiums, i.e. Spectrum Center and Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte or PNC Arena in Raleigh. Bettors keeping tabs on the progress of legal sports betting will also expect the launch of mobile sports betting as well.
If North Carolina follows the footsteps of some of the states that have already legalized sports betting, residents will be able to place wagers from the convenience of their phones or laptops. Mobile sports betting is what most eager sports bettors are hoping for. It’s easy and convenient, and the odds and everything else necessary is at bettors’ fingertips.
How Are NWSL Odds Calculated?
There is a multitude of factors that oddsmakers consider when calculating the lines for a particular game or the futures odds for a team to win its league championship. North Carolina sportsbooks will set the opening lines based on those factors, and most commonly, adjust them depending on the money that’s coming in. Big events such as an injury or blockbuster trade will prompt sportsbooks to adjust their numbers as well, sometimes significantly.
Not counting instances in which injuries or trades occur, however, sportsbooks most typically want to make sure they’re on the side that returns the most profit. It’s a delicate dance that oddsmakers are forced to perform, but that’s why they’re the best at what they do.
NWSL Futures Odds NC
Futures are the odds for a team to achieve something in the future, such as winning their division, conference, or championship. Futures odds are often released upon the conclusion of the league’s championship. So, when the Washington Spirit won the NWSL crown in November 2021, futures odds for the 2022 season were in the works. Futures odds are fun because they can result in large payouts for the winners.
What Kinds Of Bets Can Be Placed On NWSL In North Carolina?
When it comes to betting in general, and on soccer in particular, moneyline wagers will be among the most popular. Moneyline bets are simple and play well in sports like soccer that have low-scoring contests. There are more wagering options for prospective bettors to consider though.
Totals (AKA “Over/Under”)
A bettor can wager on the total score of a game finishing over or under the set total. Totals for soccer matches may not be more than 1.5 or 2.5 as the nature of the game often lends itself to very low-scoring outputs.
In a parlay, a bettor will choose multiple bets for one ticket and each will need to hit in order for the parlay to win. The potential earnings from a parlay can be large, but the risk increases as more bets are added to the ticket.
A prop bet is a wager placed on the occurrence of a particular event that doesn’t necessarily affect the winner or loser of a game. It can be tied to an individual player like an over/under on a player scoring a goal or recording an assist or it can be team-focused, such as which team will score first. There is a wide variety of prop bets from which bettors can choose. Some books may offer more prop offerings than others.
Women’s Sports Betting North Carolina
As women’s sports in North Carolina and the US continue to grow in popularity among fans and viewers, it’ll only be a matter of time before women’s sports become a fixture in gambling activity. Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) outlets offer contests on women’s sports and sports betting outlets won’t be far behind. As of right now, however, bettors need to do some digging in order to find books that are offering robust offerings for NWSL.
Regarding women’s soccer and the NWSL, in particular, people believe the 2023 Women’s World Cup will most likely drive more attention to the sport and increase the popularity of the sport and league. Wherever betting on women’s sports is at that point, it’s likely to see a bump following next summer’s tournament. This will especially be the case if the women’s national team performs well in the tournament.
North Carolina NWSL Teams
North Carolina Courage Odds
North Carolina is home to the North Carolina Courage, which was founded in 2017 and plays in Cary, North Carolina. The Courage was dominant from 2017 to 2019. Over that three-year span, the Courage won three straight NWSL Shields, which are awarded to the league’s top regular-season team. The team also won back-to-back NWSL championships in 2018 and 2019.
While the Courage trails the Portland Thorns in terms of drawing attendance, they are in the top half of the league in average attendance. They’ll have to continue to work hard to maintain that standing as more teams enter the league in bustling markets such as Los Angeles.
North Carolina NWSL Odds FAQs
Odds for the NWSL are calculated through a process that absorbs and distills a lot of information, both tangible and intangible — statistics, current form, team chemistry, etc. It’s a complicated process that requires the feel and experience of experts.
Women’s sports are slowly but surely growing in popularity. This can be seen through attendance marks, television deals, and even fantasy games. Nobody expects NWSL betting handles to match the likes of the NFL anytime soon, but every sport starts from humble beginnings. As long as the NWSL continues to make steady progress in overall popularity, the betting popularity will continue to grow.
The NWSL does not currently have a partnership with a sportsbook.
Bettors should avoid thinking of any one particular sportsbook as having the best odds. Instead, they should get in the habit of checking multiple books for the contest(s) on which they want to wager. Odds are fluid and on any given day one book will have the most favorable odds. The next day a different book may have the most appealing prices.
DraftKings Sportsbook is not currently legal in North Carolina. However, it’s likely going to arrive as a legal sportsbook when sports betting is legalized and launched in the state.
North Carolinians can’t bet through FanDuel Sportsbook as sports betting isn’t yet legal. However, like DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel is another likely candidate to arrive within the state’s borders when sports betting is legalized.