Live Sports Betting
Live sports betting is a unique way to take your online sports betting to the next level!
At the best online sportsbook, live odds are available for thousands of events each year. Starting with the opening tip-off, kickoff, serve, or tee shot, in-game wagering allows you to place live bets from your couch, sports bar, watch party, or in the concessions line at an NFL game.
Whether you’re a first-time bettor watching LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers play Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies, a casual fan checking out college basketball odds on a Saturday afternoon, or a diehard hockey fan breaking down puck line trends for the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, you can add more excitement to each minute of every game.
If, for example, you don’t like the pregame NBA odds for a Detroit Pistons-Philadelphia 76ers game, you can wait until the game starts and pounce when odds are updated. Or, if you bet on pregame odds but see a hedging opportunity in the second quarter, a live bet can be a smart investment.
At BetMGM, there are live odds for everyone!
What is Live Betting?
When an event begins, pregame (or pre-match, pre-tournament, etc.) betting odds are locked and live betting opens. As the sportsbook reacts to in-game action, live odds are posted.
Here’s an example for live NFL odds:
Patrick Mahomes throws a 45-yard touchdown pass to Kadarius Toney one minute into the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the Denver Broncos. The book might bump the odds from Chiefs -7.5 to Chiefs -9.5. You could bet on the Chiefs to cover -9.5, the Broncos to cover +9.5, an updated over/under total, or other available odds.
Or perhaps Rafael Nadal becomes a bigger favorite in French Open tennis odds after dominating the first set, Jalen Wilson and Kansas move from a 9.5-point favorite against West Virginia to a 14.5-point favorite after taking an early 10-point lead, or the New Orleans Pelicans become a shorter underdog against the Boston Celtics after Zion Williams scores 10 first-quarter points in building a two-point lead.
How to Place Live Bets
Placing in-game wagers has never been easier at the BetMGM Sportsbook. Here’s how to place live bets during an NBA game:
As Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets took a 15-7 lead on the Phoenix Suns, the moneyline odds shifted from the Nuggets -150 (in pregame odds) to Nuggets -200. Despite the eight-point deficit, you still liked the Suns to win the game and placed a $20 live bet on the Suns’ moneyline (+150).
Over the next three hours, you watched Deandre Ayton lead the Suns to an upset win, which cashed the live bet and returned a payout of $50 (including stake).
You can view live betting odds on several BetMGM online betting pages, including the live sports betting page and event-, league-, and sport-specific pages.
Live Betting Parlays
BetMGM is the King of Sportsbooks and the King of Parlays. And parlays are available with live betting.
Instead of placing a single bet, aka straight bet, during the first quarter of a Tennessee Titans football game, you can combine multiple bets from multiple games to create a parlay, which changes your odds and increases your potential payout.
More Online Sports Betting
While you’re waiting for live sports betting to begin for a specific event, or your game is at halftime or timeout, you can check out online odds for other live and upcoming events for today.
By clicking a specific sport or league on the BetMGM menu, searching for an event in the search bar, or checking out an active promotion, you can view updated odds and find every opportunity to bet online at the best online sportsbook.
Select or from the live event list to view media.