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Odds To Win The Checkdown Madden 20 Tournament

Odds To Win The Checkdown Madden 20 Tournament

It seems all the news in the world these days is doom and gloom with the COVID-19 pandemic spreading and infecting more people each day. But a handful of NFL players in collaboration with The Checkdown have decided to come together for a Madden 20 tournament with the proceeds going to COVID-19 relief efforts. The NFL Foundation and EA will be donating $5,000 for each player and $20,000 for the winner.

The opening odds for the eight players in the tournament were: Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James (+115), Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (+160), Kansas City safety Tyrann Mathieu (+800), San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (+800), Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (+900), Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (+950), Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (+950) and Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (+2200).

When the odds were released, the Honey Badger, Mathieu, had the same line as Allen (+2200) and he opined that the books had made a mistake.

Perhaps the sportsbooks were wrong as his odds shifted up to +800.

Tyreek/Derwin Advance As Championship Looms

The opening round of the tournament took place last night with Denzel Ward, DeSean Jackson, Tyreek Hill and Derwin James advancing to the semifinals, which take place tonight along with the final. 

Ward edged teammate Jarvis Landry 10-9 in a tightly contested defensive battle. Jackson was set to play Deebo Samuel but connection issues prevented Samuel from playing, so the Eagles wide receiver played the computer and hit himself for a long touchdown late to earn the 25-24 triumph.

The favorites heading into the tournament took care of business as well. Tyreek Hill put a pounding on teammate Tyrann Mathieu to the tune of 62-32 and showboated late in the game, prompting the Honey Badger to rage quit – very funny.

Likely the game of the night came last as the betting fave, Derwin James, collided with the low man on the oddsboard, Keenan Allen. It was a very tightly contested match with James securing a 14-6 win in a defensive battle.

The semifinals go tonight with Tyreek Hill taking on Denzel Ward at 6 p.m. ET followed by Derwin James and DeSean Jackson immediately afterward. The championship game is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET.

Who Will Win the Checkdown Madden 20 Tournament Semifinal?
WinnerOdds
DeSean Jackson+550
Derwin James-1000

Odds as of April 2 at Bovada

Who Will Win the Checkdown Madden 20 Tournament Semifinal?
WinnerOdds
Denzel Ward+525
Tyreek Hill-950

Odds as of April 2 at Bovada

Where Is the Betting Value For The Checkdown Madden 20?

Obviously, Derwin James is rightfully the favorite after putting on a clinic in another tournament earlier this week. He beat Michael Vick in the final by a score of 80-16. James’ odds opened at +115 and have risen to -125 after the opening round and he’s still the favorite.

That said, from what I’ve been reading, Tyreek Hill appears to be the boogeyman of the NFL gaming world. His Twitter feed has plenty of video game content and there was even a shot of his crazy gaming setup. He absolutely demolished the Honey Badger and remains second on the oddsboard at EVEN money. I think he and James are going to meet in the final and Ill take the underdog.

Here’s a look at the full list of odds to win The Checkdown Madden 20 Tournament:

Who Will Win the Checkdown Madden 20 Tournament?
WinnerOdds
Derwin James-125
Tyreek HillEVEN
Denzel Ward+1200
DeSean Jackson+1200

Odds as of April 2 at Bovada