NFL: Betting tips and odds for the 2019 NFL Draft
NFL Draft betting tips and odds
The 2019 NFL Draft is finally here!
After the Super Bowl, the NFL Draft is the second biggest spectacle in the sport.
This year's draft is loaded with defensive talent featuring the likes of Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, defensive tackles Quinnen Williams and Ed Oliver, LSU linebacker Devin White and Michigan's Devin Bush.
There's also a ton of question marks entering the draft starting with the No. 1 pick.
The Arizona Cardinals drafted quarterback Josh Rosen last year, however, they are eyeing Oklahoma signal caller Kyler Murray with the first overall selection.
Will the New York Jets trade back from No. 3? Will the New York Giants take Eli Manning's future replacement with either of their two first-round picks? Will a running back be taken in the first round?
Here are my top four betting tips and odds when taking a look at the 2019 NFL Draft.
Who will the New York Giants take at No. 6?
Everyone is on board with the Giants taking Eli Manning's future replacement. But I'm here to tell you that the Giants will not take a quarterback with the No. 6 pick in the draft.
As I am writing this article, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Duke signal caller Daniel Jones are both at +300, which is the best odds for the Giants and their pick.
But I just don't see it happening. Giants general manager David Gettleman has already been quoted that he is going to take the best player available. So, when the likes of Kentucky defensive end Josh Allen or linebacker Devin White falls to the Giants, I really believe they are going to be heading in that direction.
Allen is currently at +500 and White is locked in at +700. Roll with a premiere defensive player.
How many quarterbacks will be 1st round selections?
The over/under for quarterbacks drafted in the first round is set at 3.5.
The top quarterbacks in this class include Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, and Duke's Daniel Jones.
Those three above are basically locks to be first-round picks. Will another QB get drafted to push the total over 3.5?
The over is at -335, but the under is set at +230. I believe taking the under here is a good bet.
The only quarterback I can see going in the first round is Drew Lock, and he is no guarantee first-round pick.
Roll with the under here.
Will the Jets trade back from the No. 3 pick?
The New York Jets are at +125 to trade the No. 3 pick. I'm going to say they won't.
The Jets are much improved this year and I believe they are only going to get better with this selection.
I believe the Jets will take the best defensive player available. Whether it's Alabama's Quinnen Williams, Kentucky's Josh Allen, Houston's Ed Oliver or Ohio State's Nick Bosa.
Oliver is at +200, Allen is +250, Williams is +350 and Bosa is +500.
There were reports that the San Francisco 49ers may actually not roll with Bosa at No. 2, which sets up a nice bet for the Jets to take Bosa with the third pick.
How many running backs get drafted in the 1st round?
This year's NFL Draft isn't really loaded with the running back position.
However, there's always at least one back taken in the first round and I believe it will definitely happen this year as well.
The over/under on running backs taken in the first round is set at 0.5. The over is -190 and the under is +140.
A team in the later part of the round will jump at Alabama running back Joshua Jacobs or David Montgomery (Iowa State) or Penn State's Miles Sanders.
Take the over with this bet.