PointsBet has partnered with NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Philadelphia to present BetCast, an alternate live game sports-betting experience, during coverage of the Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers NBA matchup on March 7.
Powered by PointsBet, BetCast 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.
Presented on NBC Sports Chicago Plus and NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus, the Bulls-76ers BetCast will be NBC Sports Regional Networks’ first dual-market sports betting telecast.
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 traditional live-game coverage of the Bulls-76ers game will be presented on NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Philadelphia, respectively.
The NBC Sports Predictor app, operated by PointsBet, will put on a special ‘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.
BetCast viewers can also select PointsBet’s ‘Live Same Game Parlay’ to track odds, player performance, and team stats in-real time while placing bets.
In February, PointsBet announced its mobile app and digital sports betting product launched in the state of Pennsylvania.