What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas—but all bets are off for what will go down during tonight’s debate.
The ninth Democratic presidential debate at Paris Theater in Las Vegas takes place tonight and is the final time the candidates will take the stage before this Saturday’s Nevada caucuses.
Bernie Sanders is the betting favorite to win both the Nevada Caucus and Democratic nominee, according to the latest 2020 election odds. Additionally, oddsmakers have released presidential debate props for tonight’s Sin City showdown.
Nevada Debate: Betting Odds & Props
Everything you need to know heading into tonight’s debate is listed below. To learned how to place a bet on politics, check out our Political Betting Guide.
All political betting odds and debate prop bets featured in the article can be found at BetOnline Sportsbook.
Who will win the Nevada Caucus?
Bernie Sanders is currently a heavy favorite to win the Nevada Democratic caucuses this Saturday. At -1500, meaning a $1500 wager would win $100, the Vermont Senator has a 93.75% implied probability of winning the third primary state.
Nevada Caucus Odds
- Bernie Sanders -1500
- Joe Biden +800
- Pete Buttigieg +1600
- Tom Steyer +2500
- Amy Klobuchar +3300
- Elizabeth Warren +3300
Who’s the favorite for the 2020 Democratic nominee?
Sanders is the odds-on favorite to receive enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee and face President Donald Trump, the Republican incumbent, in the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday, November 3.
Oddsmakers at BetOnline currently have Sanders listed at +100 or “even” odds, where a $100 bet would win $100. This gives him a roughly 50/50 chance of winning the party’s nomination at this point in the race. Bloomberg comes in second at +225 and has an approximately 30% chance of becoming the nominee.
2020 Democratic Nominee Odds
- Bernie Sanders +100
- Michael Bloomberg +225
- Joe Biden +700
- Pete Buttigieg +1000
- Amy Klobuchar +2500
- Elizabeth Warren +3300
- Hillary Clinton +3300
- Tom Steyer +6600
- Michelle Obama +8000
- Tulsi Gabbard +8000
Are there debate prop bets?
Yes, there are proposition wagers available for the Nevada debate tonight. The props include oddities like whether Sanders will say “damn” at any point and how many times “Trump” is said by all candidates.
Since the debate is being held in the gambling capital of the United States, there are also a couple of prop bets relating to legal sports betting. Below is the full list of what’s currently available.
Nevada Debate Prop Bets
Will “favorite” or “underdog” be said by any candidate?
- No -280
- Yes +185
Will “sports betting” or “gambling” be a topic at the debate?
- No -700
- Yes +400
Will Bernie Sanders say “damn” during the debate?
- Yes -140
- No +100
Will Bernie Sanders say “Epstein” during the debate?
- No -900
- Yes +500
Will “Hillary” be said by any candidate?
- No -400
- Yes +250
How many times will “Trump” be said by all candidates?
- Under 52.5 Trump -125
- Over 52.5 Trump -115
How many times will “billionaires” be said by all candidates?
- Over 2.5 billionaires -160
- Under 2.5 billionaires +120
How many times will “China” be said by all candidates?
- Over 10.5 China -120
- Under 10.5 China -120
How many times will “virus” be said by all candidates?
- Over 3.5 virus -120
- Under 3.5 virus -120
Who qualified for the Nevada debate?
Six candidates qualified for tonight’s debate:
- Bernie Sanders ‒ Vermont US Senator
- Mike Bloomberg ‒ former New York City Mayor
- Joe Biden ‒ former Vice President
- Pete Buttigieg ‒ former South Bend Mayor
- Amy Klobuchar ‒ Minnesota US Senator
- Elizabeth Warren ‒ Massachusetts US Senator
Bernie vs. Bloomberg
Bloomberg is making his first debate appearance, and it might get ugly for him. The former NYC mayor, who has a net worth of $60 billion, has come under more fire as his poll numbers rise higher, due in large part because he’s spent approximately $417.7 million on ads since his late-entry in November.
Whether it’s getting slammed for “buying the nomination” or his past policies, such as stop-and-frisk, expect Sanders, who’s unquestionably the Democratic frontrunner after the first two primary contests, and the other candidates to be heavily critical of Bloomberg on all fronts.
When is the debate?
The Nevada Democratic debate is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, and will start at 9 pm ET and last until around 11 pm ET.
Where can I watch/stream?
NBC News, MSNBC, The Nevada Independent, and Noticias Telemundo are hosting the debate. Here are all the platforms that will have a live stream available:
- NBC News NOW
- NBC News Mobile App
- The Nevada Independent
- Universo (Spanish)
- Noticias Telemundo app (Spanish)
- Noticias Telemundo Facebook (Spanish)
Who are the moderators?
The Nevada debate will feature the following five moderators:
- Lester Holt ‒ NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC anchor
- Chuck Todd ‒ Meet the Press moderator
- Hallie Jackson ‒ NBC News Chief White House correspondent
- Vanessa Hauc ‒ Noticias Telemundo senior correspondent
- Jon Ralston ‒ The Nevada Independent editor