Sports Betting Calendar 2022 | All Major Sporting Events

Your Guide to the Top Sports Betting Events of the Year

By Pat Pickens

Apr 28, 2022

There’s 365 days in a year, which means there’s that many days for fans to bet on sports.

Betting on games every day is fun but not sustainable for everyone. Plus, there are periodic gamblers who only want in on the major action. This is a handy guide for you.

Here’s a look at all the major events on the sports calendar in 2022.

January 2022

  • Jan. 10: NCAA Football national championship game
  • Jan 15-16: First Round of NFL Playoffs
  • Jan 17: Australian Open begins
  • Jan 21-22: Divisional Round of NFL Playoffs
  • Jan 29-30: Australian Open singles finals
  • Jan 30: NFL conference championships

February 2022

  • Feb. 4: Winter Olympics open
  • Feb. 5: NHL All-Star Game
  • Feb. 6: NFL Pro Bowl
  • Feb. 10: NBA Trade Deadline
  • Feb. 13: NFL Super Bowl
  • Feb. 20: NBA All-Star Game
  • Feb. 20: Daytona 500
  • Feb. 20: Winter Olympics closing ceremony

March 2022

  • March 14-15: NCAA men’s basketball tournament First Four
  • March 16-17: NCAA women’s basketball tournament First Four
  • March 17-18: NCAA men’s basketball tournament first round
  • March 18-19: NCAA women’s basketball tournament first round
  • March 19-20: NCAA men’s basketball tournament second round
  • March 20-21: NCAA women’s basketball tournament second round
  • March 24-25: NCAA men’s basketball Sweet 16
  • March 25-26: NCAA women’s basketball tournament Sweet 16
  • March 26-27: NCAA men’s basketball Elite 8
  • March 27-28: NCAA women’s basketball tournament Elite 8

April 2022

  • April 1: NCAA women’s basketball Final Four
  • April 2: NCAA men’s basketball Final Four
  • April 3: NCAA women’s basketball national championship game
  • April 4: NCAA men’s basketball national championship game
  • April 7: MLB Opening Day
  • April 8-12: The Masters
  • April 12: NBA play-in tournament begins
  • April 16: NBA playoffs first round begins
  • April 28-30: NFL Draft

May 2022

  • May 2: NHL Stanley Cup playoffs begins
  • May 7: Kentucky Derby
  • May 19-22: PGA Championship
  • May 21: The Preakness Stakes
  • May 22: French Open begins
  • May 29: Indianapolis 500

June 2022

  • June 2: Game 1 of the NBA Finals
  • June 4-5: French Open singles finals
  • June 11: The Belmont Stakes:
  • June 17-20: United States Open Golf Championship
  • June 19: Game 7 of the NBA Finals (if necessary)
  • June 27: Wimbledon begins

July 2022

  • July 9-10: Wimbledon singles finals
  • July 14-17: The Open Championship
  • July 19: MLB All-Star Game

August 2022

  • Aug. 8: FedEx Cup playoffs begin
  • Aug. 27: NCAA football regular season begins
  • Aug. 28: FedEx Cup playoffs final
  • Aug. 29: U.S. Open begins

September 2022

  • Sept. 8: NFL regular season begins
  • Sept. 10-11: U.S. Open singles finals

October 2022

  • TBD: MLB playoffs and World Series
  • TBD: NBA regular season begins
  • TBD: NHL regular season begins

November 2022

  • TBD: NCAA basketball regular season begins
  • Nov. 21: FIFA World Cup begins
  • Nov. 24: NFL Thanksgiving

December 2022

  • Dec. 3: FIFA World Cup knockout stage begins
  • Dec. 18: FIFA World Cup final
  • Dec. 25: NBA Christmas
  • Dec. 31: NCAA football semifinals




Author

By Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered the NHL since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times, NHL.com, Sportsnet.ca, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021. His greatest successful wager was an LA Kings puck-line bet (+200) in Game 1 of the 2012 Western Conference Final.