NBC Sports Chicago’s BetCast To Bring Sports-Betting Angle to Bulls vs. Hornets on April 22
NBC Sports Chicago and PointsBet are partnering to present BetCast, a special sports-betting experience covering the Chicago Bulls game against the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, April 22, at 9 p.m. ET. The alternate presentation on NBC Sports Chicago Plus will be highlighted by enhanced sports betting data, analysis, information and commentary throughout the NBA matchup.
The BetCast experience will deliver on-screen live odds data – including Spread, Over/Under and moving Money Lines – along with futures odds and player props. Contextual information and insights from NBC Sports EDGE will also be provided to track real-time team and player performances and trends. The data and information will appear on an enhanced graphic overlay surrounding the regular live-game telecast.
The BetCast will also be highlighted by alternate commentary and analysis with a sports betting focus. NBC Sports Chicago host David Kaplan and analyst Kendall Gill – who appeared in nearly 1,000 NBA games and played for both the Bulls and Hornets – will be joined by sports betting analyst and PointsBet senior editor Teddy Greenstein, formerly of the Chicago Tribune, to deliver the alternate coverage of the game.
Throughout the game, viewers can engage with the BetCast on social media. On Twitter, the @NBCSChicago and @PointsBetIL accounts will interact with fans, answer live questions and publish content related to sports betting and the alternate presentation surrounding the game.
NBC Sports Chicago will present the primary live-game coverage of the Bulls-Hornets matchup, led by play-by-play announcer Adam Amin and analyst Stacey King.
In February, NBC Sports and PointsBet partnered with the PGA TOUR to produce NBC Sports EDGE BetCast, a live second-screen experience, during the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The first-ever betting companion show during a PGA TOUR event included 10 hours of coverage over four days of the tournament on Peacock Premium.
Previously, NBC Sports Washington produced predictive-gaming alternate telecasts covering the Washington Wizards. The first of its kind for NBA games, Predict the Game launched in 2019 and continued with a full schedule of weekly contests during the 2019-20 NBA regular season.
NBC Sports Philadelphia provided BetCast presentations of select Philadelphia 76ers games, beginning in April 2019. The alternate NBA telecasts continued on a regular basis through the 2019-20 NBA regular season.