To quote UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer, “IT’S TIME!” Odds are moving quickly for the 2020 United States presidential election but there are still plenty of betting opportunities and props that can be wagered on throughout the evening.
Sure, you can always wager on Donald Trump to win the presidency again or on Joe Biden to take back the White House for the Democrats, but that market is just the tip of the iceberg when you consider the vast number of options afforded to bettors.
At Odds Shark, we believe that politics don’t have to divide us but can unite us for one common goal: making a profit from others’ political gain.
That’s why we have all of the sportsbooks’ best available props you may not know about that could boost your bankroll. Some of these betting options include Electoral College outcomes, the popular vote, voter turnout and even who will be the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees for 2024. If you like zanier ones such as whether Donald Trump will be kicked off Twitter before 2021, we’ve got you covered.
Political futures odds can change by the minute. Stay up to date with Odds Shark’s new Presidential Odds tracker to keep you informed.
If you’re already thinking ahead, you can read up on 2024 U.S. Presidential Election Odds.
Electoral College Betting Odds
After he won 306 of the 538 Electoral College votes in 2016, oddsmakers have put out props for whether President Donald Trump will repeat that feat in 2020. For reference, the Electoral College consists of 538 electors and a majority of 270 electoral votes is needed to be elected president.
Sportsbooks have also posted betting odds for how the Republicans and Democrats will fare in terms of Electoral College votes in each state, with EVERY state currently listed. You can also bet on the Electoral College margin of victory and an OVER/UNDER for how many Electoral College votes Joe Biden will get.
Some states have been decided as polls close but sportsbooks offer in-play bets for each state as results come in.
Here are the full prop odds for Electoral College results for the 2020 presidential election:
State by State: Electoral College Props
|State||Democrats||Republicans||2020 State Winner||2016 State Winner|
One of the more controversial topics following the 2016 election was that Donald Trump didn’t win the popular vote but was still elected president of the United States. While the U.S. democratic process is a debate for another day, Trump is expected to fall short in that category again in 2020, according to oddsmakers.
The Democrats are -700 to win the popular vote while the Republicans come back at +500 at various sportsbooks. For reference, in 2016, Trump’s vote count was 62.9 million while Hillary Clinton finished with 65.8 million votes, according to election results posted by the U.S. government.
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|OVER 69.5 Million Votes||-150|
|UNDER 69.6 Million Votes||+110|
|OVER 79.5 Million Votes||-140|
|UNDER 79.5 Million Votes||+100|
|Trump 45% to 47.49%||+175|
|Trump 42.5% to 44.99%||+250|
|Trump 47.5% to 49.99%||+250|
|Trump 50% or More||+375|
|Trump 42.49% or Less||+800|
|Biden 52.5% to 54.99%||+150|
|Biden 50% to 52.49%||+275|
|Biden 47.5% to 49.99%||+350|
|Biden 55% or More||+425|
|Biden 47.49% or less||+475|
|Biden To Win Presidency & Popular Vote||-180|
|Trump To Win Presidency & Lose Popular Vote||+250|
|Trump To Win Presidency & Popular Vote||+450|
|Biden To Lose Presidency & Popular Vote||+3300|
Best Of The Rest - Presidential Election Betting Props
|OVER 60.5 percent||-400|
|UNDER 60.5 percent||+250|
|OVER 149.5 million voters||-600|
|UNDER 149.5 million voters||+350|
|Donald Trump Jr.||+3300|
What is a Prop Bet?
A prop is a bet on the occurrence or non-occurrence of certain outcomes that may not necessarily determine the outcome of the presidential election. You can make a bet like this as soon as the odds are announced. Oddsmakers will move the lines as news comes out about a candidate’s intentions to run or not run with the Democratic nominee. If you see odds you like, place your bet immediately, otherwise the action could move so much that you’ll barely make a profit or maybe even not make one at all.
2020 Presidential Election Props FAQ
Where can I bet on the 2020 presidential election?
Lots of online sportsbooks and conventional sportsbooks are offering betting odds on the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Betting odds are available for the U.S. election results, Electoral College results, popular vote and many other markets. The betting odds may also vary from sportsbook to sportsbook.
What is a prop bet on the 2020 presidential election?
A prop is any bet that may or may not directly correlate with the outcome of an event. In this case you would bet on political happenings, like who will win the Electoral College or who will win the popular vote. A United States election betting tutorial can show you how to read political prop odds and how to bet on it at online sportsbooks.
When is the 2020 presidential election?
Americans go to the polls on Tuesday, November 3. Once the votes are tallied, a winner will be announced.
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