August 2020 Sporting Events Calendar

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Welcome to the August 2020 Sports Calendar. The sports world is a go and August is bound to be one of the busiest months in sports history. On top of all the big events that we normally get, this month will also have both the NHL and NBA in playoff action. It’s going to be pretty interesting to watch all this and see what people are most interested in. The NBA and NHL are sure to dominate, but there is a lot of competition this month.

The MLB season will be in full swing and August features the trading deadline. The 60-game season and expanded playoffs really makes for some tight competition and it will be exciting to see how that all pans out. The UFC is also going to be very busy in August with three events and then another two from Bellator. Speaking of combat sports, there are a ton of boxing matches this month with one of the highlights being Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte on the 22nd.

One of golf’s majors, The PGA Championship, will take place in August. This month also features some big-time soccer with the Europa League and Champions League finals taking place this month. All this plus WWE SummerSlam, plus four F1 races, NASCAR, rugby’s return, and much more. It’s going to be crazy.


This unique baseball season continues and some fun events originally scheduled for earlier in the season will take place in August instead.

August 16: MLB to honor 100th anniversary of Negro Leagues
August 28: Jackie Robinson Day
August 31: MLB Trade Deadline

Notable MLB Bets:

Type of Bet / Prop: Where To Bet:
R + H + E BetOnline
MLB Grand Salami (Total Runs That Day) Bodog
World Series Futures
5 Inning Run Lines BetOnline
1st Inning Moneylines Bodog
Total Team Runs Over/Under Bodog


The NBA is back in the bubble and this month brings us the start of the NBA Finals. The Bucks, Lakers, and Clippers are the big favorites heading into this thing, but with the lack of a real home court advantage it feels like anything can happen.

August 15-16: NBA Play-In Games (if necessary)
August 17: NBA Playoffs begin
August 31: Conference Semifinals begin

Notable NBA Bets:

Type of Bet / Prop: Where To Bet:
NBA Point Spreads BetOnline
NBA Over/Unders Bovada
NBA Player Futures BetOnline
NBA Championship Winner BetOnline


A lot of big fights this month including WBC interim heavyweight champion Dyllan Whyte putting his title on the line against Alexander Povetkin.

August 1: Stephen Fulton vs. Angelo Leo
August 1: James Tennyson vs. Gavin Gwynne
August 7: Terri Harper vs. Natasha Jonas
August 8: Lionell Thompson vs. Enrique Collazo
August 11: Maxi Hughes vs. Jono Carroll
August 14: Jason Welborn vs. Felix Cash
August 14: Saul Juarez vs. Jose Soto
August 15: David Benavidez vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo
August 22: Eleider Alvarez v. Joe Smith Jr.
August 22: Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte
August 25: Louis Greene vs. Lewis Crocker
August 28: Jorge Linares vs. Javier Fortuna
August 28: Antonio Moran vs. Jean Carlos Torres
August 29: Viktor Postol vs. Jose Carlos Ramirez


August 1: England v Ireland, second ODI
August 4: England v Ireland, third ODI
August 5-9: England v Pakistan 1st Test
August 13-17: England v Pakistan 2nd Test
August 21-25: England v Pakistan 3rd Test
August 28: England v Pakistan 1st T20
August 30: England v Pakistan 2nd T20


The Tour de France was originally scheduled to start on June 27th, but was delayed until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It starts on August 29th and runs until September 20th.

August 29-September 20: Tour de France


The big event of the month is definitely the PGA Championship at the beginning of the month. Another major, the Women’s British Open, also takes place this month.


August 6-9: PGA Championship
August 13-16: Wyndham Championship
August 20-23: The Northern Trust
August 27-30: BMW Championship


August 6-9: Marathon Classic
August 6-9: The Evian Championship
August 13-16: Ladies Scottish Open
August 20-23: AIG Women’s British Open
August 27-30: UL International Crown
August 28-30: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

European Tour:

August 6-9: English Championship
August 13-16: Celtic Classic
August 20-23: ISPS HANDA Wales Open
August 27-30: ISPS HANDA UK Championship

Champions Tour:

August 19-21: Charles Schwab Series at Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge
August 24-26: Charles Schwab Series at Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge


August begins the Round-robin and playoff games for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are the first games for every team in the bubble.

August 1: (5) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (12) Montreal Canadiens
August 1: (6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (11) New York Rangers
August 1: (7) New York Islanders vs. (10) Florida Panthers
August 2: (8) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets
August 2: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins
August 3: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

August 1: (5) Edmonton Oilers vs. (12) Chicago Blackhawks
August 1: (8) Calgary Flames vs. (9) Winnipeg Jets
August 2: (6) Nashville Predators vs. (11) Arizona Coyotes
August 2: (7) Vancouver Canucks vs. (10) Minnesota Wild
August 2: St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche
August 3: Dallas Stars vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights

Once this is done, the first round will be a traditional top-8 seeds in each side set-up and that will begin on August 11th. The following round will begin on August 25th.

For more on the 2020 NHL Season, check out our NHL 2020 Opening Series Betting Preview.

Notable NHL Bets:

Type of Bet / Prop: Where To Bet:
NHL Series Winner BetOnline
NHL Both Teams To Score Bovada
NHL Draft BetOnline
Stanley Cup Exact Matchup
NHL Series Correct Score BetOnline
NHL Game Handicaps Bovada
NHL 1st Periods Bovada

Mixed Martial Arts:

The UFC is heading to Vegas with two huge cards this month plus, UFC 252.

August 1: UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan
August 7: Bellator 243: Chandler vs. Henderson 2
August 8: UFC Vegas 6: Lewis vs. Oleinik
August 15: UFC 252
August 21: Bellator 244

Motor Sports:

The F-1 season rolls on as Lewis Hamilton looks to continue his dominance.

Formula 1:

August 2: British Grand Prix
August 9: 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
August 16: Spanish Grand Prix
August 30: Belgian Grand Prix


August 2: Foxwood Resort Casino 301
August 8: FireKeepers Casino 400
August 9: Consumers Energy 400
August 16: NASCAR Cup Series Race at Daytona RC
August 22-23: Drydene 311
August 29: Coke Zero Sugar 400


August 1: Rugby Super League resumes
August 14: Premierships season resumes


An absolutely huge month with the Champions League playoffs taking place.

August 1: FA Cup Final

Europa League:

August 5: Europa League last 16: Manchester United v LASK
August 6: Europa League last 16: Wolves v Olympiakos
August 6: Europa League last 16: Bayer Leverkusen v Rangers
August 10: Europa League quarter-finals in Germany: LASK/Manchester United v Istanbul Basaksehir/Copenhagen
August 10: Europa League quarter-finals in Germany: Inter Milan/Getafe v Rangers/Bayer
August 11: Europa League quarter-finals in Germany: Wolfsburg/Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt/Basel
August 11: Europa League quarter-finals in Germany: Olympiakos/Wolves v Sevilla/Roma
August 16-17: Europa League semi-finals
August 21: Europa League final

Champions League:

August 8: Champions League last 16: Bayern Munich v Chelsea
August 8: Champions League last 16: Barcelona v Napoli
August 12: Champions League quarter-finals: Atalanta v Paris St-Germain
August 13: Champions League quarter-finals: RB Leipzig v Atletico Madrid
August 14: Champions League quarter-finals: Napoli or Barcelona v Chelsea or Bayern Munich
August 15: Champions League quarter-finals: Real Madrid or Manchester City v Lyon or Juventus
August 18-19: Champions League semi-finals
August 23: Champions League final


August 31-September 13: US Open


It’s WWE’s biggest party of the summer plus New Japan in a baseball stadium.

August 22: NXT TakeOver XXX
August 23: WWE SummerSlam
August 29: NJPW Summer Struggle in Jingu

Notable Upcoming Bets:

Type of Bet / Prop: Where To Bet:
NHL Series Winner BetOnline
NHL Both Teams To Score Bodog
NHL Draft BetOnline
Stanley Cup Exact Matchup
NHL Series Correct Score BetOnline
NHL Game Handicaps Bodog
NHL 1st Periods Bodog