- Presidential prop bets available at Bovada, BetOnline
- Available props include will President Trump mention Joe Rogan
- Will either candidate say one of George Carlin's seven dirty words
At this point, many probably forget Case Western Reserve University’s Cleveland Clinic campus was not where tonight’s first United States presidential debate was originally scheduled to take place. The University of Notre Dame earned that honor initially, but withdrew citing coronavirus concerns as the Irish haven’t been so lucky fighting off the pandemic in recent weeks and months. The on-going pandemic is one of many topics to be covered by debate moderator Chris Wallace and one of many debate prop bets on the board at online sportsbooks Bovada and BetOnline.
|How to Watch the First 2020 U.S. Presidential Debate|
|Date: September 29, 2020, 9:00 p.m. ET|
|Location: Cleveland, Ohio | Case Western Reserve|
|TV Coverage: National TV|
|Moderator: FOX News Chris Wallace|
|How to Bet: Best Online Sportsbook Reviews|
Heading into the first presidential debate, Joe Biden maintains a slight odds lead over incumbent President Donald Trump. The former vice-president checks in at -120 at Bovada, while President Trump is back up to EVEN odds. Over at BetOnline, Biden and Trump remain -130 and +110, respectively.
This hotly contested election will bring the fire out of both candidates tonight and is probably Bovada’s and BetOnline’s main inspiration for their most creative debate prop on the board.
Now depending on which sportsbook you decide to go with, the definition of “curse” varies. At BetOnline, the word “damn” counts as a curse word whereas at Bovada, they’re only focused on George Carlin’s “Seven Dirty Words” you can’t see on TV. For the sake of brevity and job security, I’ll leave it to you to search that seven-pack.
|Blue (Light, Navy)||+275|
|Yellow or Gold||+1800|
If you’d rather ease into the debate and wager on a quick win category, be sure to check out Bovada’s tie color prop bets. For those who don’t follow politics closely, red is often cited as a Republican color and blue for the Democratic party. President Trump is often seen wearing a bold (and comically long) red tie during public speaking events. During his last campaign stop last weekend, Biden was wearing what appeared to be a purple tie and blue at Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memorial service.
|Blue (Light, Navy)||-275|
The six debate topics – announced in advance – are the following:
- Trump’s and Biden’s records
- the Supreme Court
- the economy
- race and violence in U.S. cities
- the integrity of the election
However, it’s worth noting that those topics are in no particular order and could impact “what will be said first…” prop bets. It’s also very likely that Wallace will use a portion of the time to allow President Trump to respond to the recent New York Times investigative report into his tax records.
|Black Lives Matter||+500|
President Trump has spent the past few months sowing seeds of doubt in the United States Postal Office and validity of main-in voting ballots. Ballot harvesting has been a phrase kicked around by Trump in recent days and will be brought up during the “integrity of the election” portion of the debate.
At the crux of tonight’s debate will be President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Biden will no doubt use his time to attack his opponent’s record on wearing masks and disconnect between the president’s administration and the CDC.
If Trump’s go-to line is “fake news,” Biden’s has to be “come on man” as the chance that the president utters something ridiculous in the early portion of the debate provides value in this prop bet.
|Come on man||-120|
Speaking of which … my guess is that Wallace will ask Trump about his tax records and the Times story in the early going, which will open the door for a “fake news” drop. This seems like a sure lock bet.
Scroll on to check out all the other presidential debate props on the board.
|Trump’s and Biden’s Records||+400|
|Race and Violence||+500|
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