Can you feel it? You’re starting to get the itch, aren’t you? That little tingle. The need for sports, for competition, and maybe even some gambling on the side…or at the forefront. Luckily most sportsbooks have you covered with an array of esports and SIM games.
These games are played via live stream and basically every sports game is available to bet on. The difference between esports and SIM games are the control of the teams. Human players do not control the teams, the computer’s AI is in total control. This leaves fewer odd variables and makes games easier to handicap.
Real World Attributes
Oftentimes, these simulations closely followed the productivity of the team they are simulating. For example, if you’re familiar with NBA 2K20, you’ll likely know the attributes of the teams on the game. Most directly follow the statistics from the season before. If a team is listed as having a 99 overall defense, expect lockdown defense. Unlike with human control, when the level of a player may matter more than the team.
In my opinion, it is important to familiarize yourself with NBA 2K20 before placing any bets. As most gamers and sports fans know well, each team always has quirks that may not show up on paper, but show up on the floor during gameplay.
As fans of teams and players often love to argue about how their favorite player and teams are ranked, it is also an important bit of knowledge to have when gambling on the game. Game makers often over or under rate teams, and the only way to find out is to check it out for yourself.
As more and more sites start to offer new forms of esports, SIM sports, and anything else under the sun they can think of at the moment, SIM sports will become more and more popular. SIM may be the closest action we have that's gameplay and results reflect real life sports. This allows books to offer as close to real life handicapping as they can.
So, I’m sure you have a busy weekend of quarantining ahead. Go to your favorite sportsbook and see what NBA SIM matchups they have to offer. Oftentimes these matchups aren’t announced until the weekend, but are available to stream on Twitch and other platforms, so you can see the action you’ve bet on.
The types of bets you can make closely resemble real world action. You've got spreads, totals, a money line. All of the usual suspects are there. Some books are even offering multi-sport SIM parlays. Even if uninformed, you’ve got to admit, that sounds like fun!
Most platforms are covering some version of a SIM NBA season, with teams finishing their actual schedule via AI. This could be a good place for you to start. So go check out your favorite sportsbook. Maybe bet on your favorite video game. Good luck and stay safe out there!