Three US Senate Races to Bet On: Carolinas’ Tight Odds & AZ

  • South Carolina Senator (R) Lindsey Graham is favored with -300 odds to win and be re-elected over (D) Jaime Harrison.
  • In North Carolina (D) Cal Cunningham is a -160 favorite to win the North Carolina Senate Race.
  • (D) John Kelly is favored to win the Arizona Senate race over (R) Martha McSally with -500 odds.

WASHINGTONThe 2020 US Presidential Election has dominated headlines but as we get closer to Election Day many political bettors have turned their focus to the US Senate races that will also be on the ballots in certain states. There are numerous senate races on ballots in more than 10 states in what will be a pivotal election year in the United States.

Betting on the Senate races is no different from betting on which candidate will win the 2020 US Presidential Election. The Senate races can actually give bettors an idea of what’s likely to happen in the Election as the Senate races usually foreshadow the broader Presidential Election.

The full list of 2020 US Senate Election odds can be found at BetOnline as below there are only three Senate races listed. These three races are where most US Senate race bettors should be leaning towards putting action on more than others.

South Carolina Senate Race Betting Odds

  • (R) Lindsey Graham -300
  • (D) Jaime Harrison +200

Winner: Jaime Harrison (+200). The state of South Carolina has had two Republican Senators holding office in every term since 2002. Ironically, Graham was elected to the Senate in 2002 and has hung onto his seat ever since. This will be the toughest challenger Graham has faced in his time as a South Carolina senator as Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison has made this much closer of a race than it should be considering the voting history of the state. Nonetheless, despite being the underdog at sportsbooks Harrison is actually ahead of Graham in the polls.

Harrison’s +200 odds are well worth the risk despite the fact that South Carolina hasn’t elected a Democratic Senator since 2004. Now is the best time to take the odds on Harrison as the Election approaches. Graham will likely put big money into campaign ads going down the stretch but this race will come down to the wire.

North Carolina Senate Race Betting Odds

  • (D) Cal Cunningham -160
  • (R) Thom Tillis +120

Winner: Thom Tillis (+120). North Carolina voters have typically leaned Republican lately as the state has voted for a Republican President in nine of the last ten elections. Although the state has had more Democratic Governors than Republican governors in that same time span it points to a very close margin of conservative and liberal voters. The history of Senate voting in North Carolina has seen two Republican Senators elected each year since 2014. Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham is favored to unseat the incumbent Thom Tillis in North Carolina and sportsbooks favor him to do so too with -160 odds. Bettors should take the +120 odds on Tillis to win as North Carolina voters will likely uphold the trend of keeping two Republican Senators.

Arizona Senate Race Betting Odds

  • (D) Mark Kelly -500
  • (R) Martha McSally +300

Winner: Mark Kelly (-500). Arizona has been a Republican stronghold for many years but that might be starting to change as Democrats have loosened the conservative grip on the state. In 2018 Arizona elected its first Democratic Senator since 1988 and in 2020 the Democrats might be able to sweep the Senate as (D) Mark Kelly has a commanding lead over the incumbent (R) Martha McSall in polls according to Real Clear Politics. This shift in Arizona voting has put Kelly in a promising spot going into the last stretch of Election season. Take his -500 odds to win the Arizona Senate seat as they’re a good prop to add to any parlay.

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