NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Philadelphia have partnered with PointsBet to present BetCast – an alternate live game sports-betting experience – for the upcoming Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers match.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) clash on 7 March will mark NBC Sports Regional Networks’ first dual-market sports betting telecast and will be presented on NBC Sports Chicago Plus and NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus.
The platform will deliver on-screen live odds data including spread, over/under and moving money lines, as well as futures odds and player props. Real-time data will also appear on an enhanced graphic overlay surrounding the regular live-game coverage.
BetCast will also include alternate commentary with a sports betting focus. NBC Sports EDGE host Sara Perlman will be joined by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s 76ers analyst Jim Lynam, NBC Sports Chicago’s Bulls analyst Kendall Gill and Jay Croucher, Head Oddsmaker at PointsBet, to provide analysis and insights throughout the game.
The NBC Sports Predictor app, operated by PointsBet, will also feature a ‘Pick n’ Roll’ contest for the game with a guaranteed $50,000 jackpot as part of the Betcast.
‘Bet the EDGE GameTime,’ a special edition of the podcast hosted by Matt Bernier and Drew Dinsick, will take place before the game on NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus from 6-7pm ET and NBC Sports Chicago Plus from 5-6pm CT.
The new introduction also means that viewers of BetCast can also select PointsBet’s ‘Live Same Game Parlay’ to track odds, player performance, and team stats in-real time while placing bets.
The Bulls faced a 130-124 loss against the Atlanta Hawks today, and due to play the Milwaukee Bucks before the team face the 76ers who are currently second in the league, just four points behind Miami Heat.