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ABC/ESPN To Show XFL Betting Lines On-screen

  • ABC/ESPN's XFL “score bug” to display point spread and over/under total along with down and distance.
  • Unlike the NFL, ABC and ESPN's XFL announcers will be allowed to discuss gambling metrics in booth.

When TV viewers turn on ABC and ESPN for inaugural coverage of the XFL this weekend, they’ll see something completely taboo for NFL game telecasts: the betting point spread and over/under points for the game. The network’s new “score bug” display for XFL broadcasts will feature those two popular football bets, along with the traditional elements of the score, game clock, down, distance, and timeouts remaining. Also unlike the NFL, ABC/ESPN will allow its XFL announcers to discuss the game’s […]

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