Live Sports Betting & Live Betting Odds
Live sports betting is the only way to get closer to the action and make every touchdown, goal, birdie, match point, or three-pointer count.
At BetMGM, you can bet live with up-to-the-second odds on thousands of events throughout the year. From the opening tip-off, kickoff, or serve, you can place live bets as you watch the action unfold from your couch, sports bar, watch party, or front-row seats of an NFL game.
Live betting allows fans, regardless of their sports or betting knowledge, to take more control of their online sports betting experience. If you don’t like pre-game odds, wait until the game starts and pounce when a favorable number is posted. If you bet on pre-game odds but see a hedging opportunity in the second quarter, make a live bet.
If high-paced action and pinpointing edges during a sporting event gets your blood pumping, then live betting could be your perfect betting partner.
Live Betting FAQs
1. What is Live Sports Betting?
When an event begins, pre-game (or pre-match, pre-tournament, etc.) betting closes and live betting opens.
As the sports book adjusts odds, you can place live bets. It might be a specific bet for an NFL player to score a touchdown in the first quarter, a tennis player to win game two of the second set, or an MLB team to hit more home runs than their opponent. Or it might be a more mainstream bet like picking an NHL team to win on the money line or an over/under bet on total points scored in an NBA game.
2. How to Place Live Bets?
With BetMGM’s live sports betting page, placing in-game bets is easy.
In live NFL betting, for example, you might be watching a Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game on TV while tracking in-game odds on BetMGM. After an early Ezekiel Elliott touchdown, the money line odds shifted from the Packers (-120 in pre-game odds) to the Cowboys (-120). Despite the 7-0 deficit, you still liked the Packers to win the game and placed a $20 live bet on the Packers’ money line (+120).
Over the next three hours, you also placed live bets on things like the next team to score a touchdown, first-half over/under total, and passing yards for Aaron Rodgers, while watching the Packers win, 31-27. And with the Packers’ win, your first live bet cashed and returned a payout of $44.
You can view live betting odds on several BetMGM pages, including the live sports betting page and sport- or league-specific pages. If you’re looking for live NBA odds, for example, check out either page to place an in-game wager on the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, or Brooklyn Nets.
3. What Sports Are Available for Live Betting?
From the NFL and NBA to table tennis and badminton, there are dozens of sports available for live betting on BetMGM. Whether it’s a mainstream sport with a global audience or a niche sport with a passionate following, you can place live sports on dozens of different sports and leagues around the world.
Sports to Bet on Today
While you’re waiting for live sports betting to begin for a certain event, or your game is at halftime, you can check out 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.