5 Sports To Bet Online In Michigan Right Now

Written By Drew Ellis on January 23, 2021 - Last Updated on December 7, 2023
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At long last, online betting is available in Michigan. Michigan sportsbooks apps are here.

It’s like Christmas Day around the state for Michigan sports betting fans who have been patiently (or impatiently) waiting for this day.

It was a long road to get to this point, but now that it has arrived, what sports can I bet on in Michigan right now? Well, here we give you five sports to bet online in Michigan. You’re welcome.

Get free money from Michigan sportsbooks

To take part in online sports betting in Michigan, you need to download the apps to play. You also must be inside the state.

DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and William Hill Sportsbook all offer free money if you signed up for an account prior to launch day.

Many of the apps also offer deposit bonuses, providing a percentage of bonus funds depending on how much money you deposit into your account.

You can download one or all of the apps available to play. In the app, you can search for betting options by sport, or elect to use some of the promotional options the sportsbook is offering.

So without further ado, here’s our handy list of some hot-ticket sports to bet on in Michigan. (All odds as of Friday at 6 p.m. ET.)

1. NFL Postseason: AFC/NFC Conference Championships

The NFL has reached Championship Weekend, and there are a litany of betting options for the two games.

On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship. In addition, the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship.

Along with a bet on the straight-up winner, bettors can opt to play the point spread or the over/under.

Each game will also include a number of prop odds for what may happen, and statistics for individual players.

If you feel confident in a winner, you can place a bet on the Super Bowl weeks in advance. This is called a futures bet and can include anything from who will win the Big Game to the anticipated matchup at Super Bowl 55.

2. NBA: Detroit Pistons struggling, but still covering

While football is only taking place once a week, the NBA provides plenty of daily betting options. The 2020-21 season is in full swing right now and each game is up for wagering.

One challenge right now is the league is dealing with a bit of a COVID-19 issue, so be sure to keep an eye on the injury report before placing your bet. Some players are getting pulled late.

The Detroit Pistons aren’t providing a lot of confidence on the floor right now, as they have the worst record in the NBA at 3-11. However, Detroit has been scoring at the betting window with a mark of 7-5 against the spread.

Detroit finds itself as a +50000 longshot to win the NBA Finals this season. Oddsmakers at DraftKings Michigan like the Los Angeles Lakers (+250) as the favorite to repeat. The Brooklyn Nets (+300) are the top contender in the East following their trade for James Harden.

3. NCAA basketball: Michigan, MSU, and March Madness

One of the biggest sports betting events each year is the NCAA Tournament, aka March Madness. It’s games galore for three weeks.

March is still a few months away, but the college basketball season is still moving along. Currently, Michigan finds itself as one of the hottest teams in the nation. The Wolverines are coming off their first loss of the season, 75-57 to Minnesota. However, Michigan started 11-0.

The Wolverines are tied with Iowa for first in the Big Ten Conference right now. At the betting window, Michigan is a solid 9-3 against the spread.

On the flip side, Michigan State finds itself in a bit of a hole. The Spartans are 8-4 on the year and just 2-4 in the Big Ten. Currently, the Spartans haven’t played since Jan. 8 due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the team.

When it comes to the NCAA Championship, FanDuel lists Michigan at +1100, while MSU has +4000 odds. Oddsmakers like unbeaten Gonzaga (+280) and Baylor (+550) as the two March Madness favorites.

4. NHL: Colorado highs, Detroit lows

After some delay, the 2021 NHL Season got started last week.

The Detroit Red Wings aren’t expected to be a top contender this season, but the Wings are 4-2 on the season.

William Hill listed the Wings as having the longest odds to win the Stanley Cup this season. Detroit is at +30000 to win.

The Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights are the co-favorites at +700. The Tampa Bay Lightning sit at +750.

5. Bet on soccer, rugby, or NASCAR, too

If the marquee sports aren’t your fancy, there are plenty of other betting options to consider. Michigan sportsbooks and online betting sites have a huge list of approved sports to work from.

International sports are always running live. Soccer, European basketball, rugby, tennis. You name it, you can probably bet on it.

A little more locally, one sport that garners a lot of wagering is MMA. This Saturday, UFC 257 takes place with Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier in the main event.

DraftKings lists McGregor as a -305 favorite against Poirier, who has +250 odds. If McGregor’s odds seem too big for you, perhaps a parlay is your move. MMA parlays can provide big payouts.

Next month, NASCAR will get its 2021 season underway. You can place your futures bets right now for the Daytona 500 or the Cup Series Champion.

Michigan-native Brad Keselowski is among the favorites to win the season title (+700) and the Daytona 500 (+1100).

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Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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