Spence vs. Crawford: What to Do if DraftKings, FanDuel, Other Sports Betting Sites Aren’t Legal in My State
Full, online sports betting is legal in more than 20 states, which leaves more than half the country without regulated wagering options (including the 80 million+ in the three most populous states, California, Florida and Texas).
If you want to get money down on the boxing match of the year on Saturday night between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford, you can try a few different options. PrizePicks and Underdog Fantasy offer "DFS entries" for hundreds of games and other events per day.
Here's how it works.
- PrizePicks will offer dozens of stats for a game, and you have to pick at least two stats and choose "more" or "less" for each.
- The more stats you add, the bigger the payout of your entry. You can also choose a "Power Play" with an increased payout, but all three selections must hit, or a flex play, in which you'll get a lesser payout if one of your selections misses.
Here's an example from Spence vs. Crawford.
I've selected three stats — Crawford over 142.5 punches landed, Spence under 142.5 punches landed, and Crawford over 99.5 fantasy points (you can find the fantasy scoring right on the PrizePicks entry). I've also selected a Power Play, meaning all three selections have to win for my entry to win.
- If all three legs win, I'll 5x my entry — so a $20 entry returns $100.
- If one of the legs loses, I'll lose that $20.
You can see the visual here — scroll through all the sports and stats along the top menu, and you'll see your selections and payout on the right.
In a baseball game, I could select Gerrit Cole more than 6.5 strikeouts for the Yankees, and Zack Wheeler less than 1.5 walks for the Phillies in a separate game.
DFS Sites for Crawford vs. Spence
There are a number of sites that offer similar style contests, including PrizePicks, Underdog and Boom Fantasy, and they're available in many states where sports betting is not.
- Offer: Get $50 if an MLB pitcher gets a strikeout
- Promo Code: ACTIONK
- States Available: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, NE, NM, NC, ND, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY
PrizePicks is available in 30+ states, including Florida, North Carolina, California, Georgia and Texas — five of the biggest states left without legal online sports betting.
Underdog Fantasy Pick'Em
- Offer: Get $100 deposit match
- Promo Code: ACTION
- States Available: AL, AK, AR, CA, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, ME, MN, MS, NE, NM, NC, ND, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY
Underdog offers all kinds of fantasy contests, including the popular season-long NFL best ball. But it also offers daily pick'em contests similar to PrizePicks.
- Offer: $100 new user offer
- Promo Code: ACTION
- States Available:AK, AR, CA, D.C., FL, GA, IL, KS KY, MA, MI, MN, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, WI, WY
As of Friday afternoon, Boom doesn't have anything posted for the Spence vs. Crawford fight, but it offers all different kinds of games — including favorites (in which you're tying two more likely stats together), toss-ups and longshots. The payouts of course will vary depending on what you choose, and how many legs.