Popular Arizona Sports Events
Super Bowl/NFL Playoffs
NBA Finals/NBA Playoffs
World Series/MLB Playoffs
Stanley Cup Finals/NHL Playoffs
WM Phoenix Open (Golf)
Pac 12 College Football
March Madness NCAA Tournament
College Football Playoff
Common Types of Bets/Terms
in the margin of victory in a game. A team must win or lose by a specific number of points in order to cover the point spread and win the bet.
For example, if you take the Arizona Cardinals to cover the spread as 2.5-point favorites against the Seattle Seahawks, they must win by three or more points for your bet to win.
is simply choosing the winner of a sporting event regardless of the point spread. You can choose the favorite or underdog to win the game.
Taking the Arizona Coyotes on the moneyline against the Vegas Golden Knights? All you need is for the ‘Yotes to win the game. The spread may have more value, but fans are going to want to make sure they have their Coyotes winning the game.
OVER/UNDER and Total Bets
over/under or total
is a bet on the total points scored in a sporting event. Over/unders are also used on prop bets.
Total bets can be extremely fun to root for, especially if you’re going to take the OVER when the high-powered Phoenix Suns offense is playing this season.
is a bet where multiple wagers are linked together in order to increase the odds on the payout. Every leg (bet) in the parlay must hit in order for it to win.
Bettors can get creative with an all-Arizona parlay in October. Who wants to take the Cardinals, Diamondbacks and Suns all to win on an October Sunday?
is any bet placed on a game that is not not directly affecting the game's final outcome. This can include player props as well as game props.
Want to bet on Kyler Murray’s passing yards? What about Chris Paul’s points? If so, prop bets are the way to go.
Most Popular Sports to Bet On
The most popular sports to bet on in Ohio will likely include football (NFL and NCAAF), basketball (NBA and NCAAB), baseball (MLB) and hockey (NHL). The WM Phoenix Open in February is also a popular event to bet on in Arizona.
Daily Fantasy Sports in Arizona
Surprisingly, Daily Fantasy spots had not been legal to participate in until right before sports betting became legal. DFS became legal for residents to participate in on August 28th, 2021, just two weeks before sports betting became legal.
The first wave of DFS operators included DraftKings, FanDuel, Fantasy Sports Shark, FFPC, Underdog Sports, and Yahoo.