NBC Sports Chicago will present an alternate broadcast of the Hornets-Bulls game at 8 p.m. Thursday geared toward sports betting. The “BetCast” will appear on NBCSCH+, opposite the regular broadcast on NBCSCH.
The network and sportsbook PointsBet are partnering for the presentation, which will be led by NBCSCH host David Kaplan, Bulls analyst Kendall Gill and PointsBet senior editor Teddy Greenstein. They’ll give viewers data, analysis and commentary with a gambling focus.
The broadcast will show live odds on the screen, including the spread, over/under totals, moving money lines and player prop bets. Team and player performances and trends also will appear on a graphic overlay surrounding the game telecast.
In 2019, NBC Sports Washington produced gaming telecasts for Wizards games that included a “Predict the Game” contest with the chance to win $500. Also that year, NBC Sports Philadelphia produced BetCasts for some 76ers games.
NBC Sports and PointsBet partnered with the PGA Tour in February to produce a BetCast for the Phoenix Open, the first betting companion show during a PGA event. It provided 10 hours of coverage in four days of the tournament on streaming service Peacock Premium.
More to come …