The XFL kicked off its 2020 debut season on Saturday, and we are already seeing some intriguing innovations that have people talking. One of the early aspects of the game people noticed was information on the scoreboard. The XFL “score bug” includes the point spread for the favored team and also the point total. As you can see from this one, DC is a 9.5-point favorite and the pre-game point total was 51.5.
The XFL scoreboard has betting lines on it pic.twitter.com/zWvJ4zuag2— Morgan Moriarty (@Morgan_Moriarty) February 8, 2020
The next step will be adding in-game odds so people can see how things move in that regard. Seattle has taken a 6-3 lead, so the DC Defenders would no longer be a 9.5-point favorite and the in-game point total would likely be different than 51.5.
The future of sports betting is on the in-game experience, so we’ll see if the XFL is prepared to make some further innovations to the league’s experience. They’ve partnered with a host of sportsbooks, including DraftKings Sportsbook, so they appear comfortable with leaning into gambling in a more extensive manner than that of the NFL
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