Online sports betting is here to stay, and more US states are now offering legal sportsbooks. But did you know that you can register with these betting sites and start wagering on lacrosse? As one of the fastest-growing sports in the US, sports betting operators are eager to provide betting lines on the NLL, PLL, and many other leagues. Below we will help you find the best available bets and discuss where you can bet on lacrosse online in the US.
How Do I Bet On Lacrosse Legally in the US?
With over 30 states now offering regulated sports betting, betting on lacrosse has never been easier. Although it has been an interesting road to get to this point – even now, there are things worth knowing about. Legal sports betting is increasingly available across the US thanks to the abolishment of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018.
With PASPA heading into the sunset, states around the country were able to create their own legislation around sports betting. Many have seen the economic benefits of a thriving online and offline sportsbook industry and have brought legal sports betting. However, there are still over 15 states that do not offer sports betting of any kind.
The availability of betting lines and markets also changes from state to state. For example, New Jersey does not allow betting on collegiate sports, while other states do. It all seems confusing at first, but the important thing is to check the laws of the state you are in.
What Lacrosse Competitions Can I Bet on with US Sportsbooks?
Available lacrosse betting markets change depending on the state you are in. However, sportsbooks are increasing the number of betting lines across more lacrosse leagues than ever before, including:
National Lacrosse League
As a box lacrosse league played indoors, the National Lacrosse League (NLL) features the following teams: Georgia Swarm, Albany FireWolves, Rochester Knighthawks, Toronto Rock, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Saskatchewan Rush, Philadelphia Wings, San Diego Seals, Buffalo Bandits, and Vancouver Warriors.
It has been running since 1986 and has seen a significant rise in popularity over the last decade, leading to it becoming one of the biggest indoor professional sports leagues in the world. NLL seasons run from January to June, and many players will feature in the Premier Lacrosse League during the summer.
Premier Lacrosse League
While it has only been running since 2018, the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) has quickly grown in popularity. It features players from the NLL during that league’s off-season alongside other pro players. Seasons run from June to September, and the PLL has already secured live TV broadcasting on NBC Sports.
Teams featuring in the Premier League are the Chaos Lacrosse Club, Chrome Lacrosse Club, Atlas Lacrosse Club, Whipsnakes Lacrosse Club, Redwoods Lacrosse Club, Waterdogs Lacrosse Club, Cannons Lacrosse Club, and Archers Lacrosse Club.
Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) has been enjoying consistent growth since its debut in 1998, and a recent merger with the PLL in 2020 is attracting even more interest. There are currently six teams competing in the Major League – Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, New York Lizards, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, and Dalla Rattlers. While the MLL is popular, the NLL and PLL take up more betting action at US sportsbooks.
What Bets Can I Place on Lacrosse?
When you visit a lacrosse sportsbook, you can find a varying selection of betting lines depending on the online betting site. Some operators offer just standard bets, while others will provide more exotic options for seasoned bettors.
- Moneyline: The most popular US sports bet, the moneyline is simple because you will just be wagering on which team you think will win a game.
- Points Spread: Instead of betting on a winner, you will be wagering on the margin of victory when you make a spread bet. Alternatively, you can wager on the underdog not losing by the points amount. For example, if the bookie says the favorite is at -5, the team will need to win by 5 points for a wager to win. In this situation, the underdog will have odds of +5, so they will need to lose by less than 5 points for a bet to win.
- Totals: Totals are interesting bets because you can use some knowledge to decide how many points both teams will score when you combine their total points. The bookie will set a total amount, and you must bet on whether the final tally will be Over or Under.
- Parlays: With this bet, you can group multiple betting markets into a single bet slip with bigger odds. For example, a wager from the NLL, the NBA, and the NFL. Each bet is known as a leg, and you can only win the lucrative parlay prize if all legs are winning bets.
- Proposition Bet: Props are popular for micro-bettors because they allow you to bet on the specifics of a game instead of the overall outcome. Example prop bets include how many points a player will manage during a game or wagers on another specific event.
- Future Bet: Massive sporting events gain attention throughout the year, and sportsbooks allow you to bet on them months ahead of the event. Future bets have better odds than markets that are closer to the sports event.
- Live Bet: Many bettors like in-play betting for the excitement more than for the excellent odds and payouts. Live bets allow you to wager on events as they happen in real-time,
including micro-markets during a game.
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