Weekend wagers: Stepping into the motion with 5 bets throughout 5 sports activities
Even without a win, it was a good start to the week of betting for Talking Points.
I’ve committed myself to the future of a Brooklyn Net with odds of +505, a number that has already disappeared and has dropped to +410 after beating the Lakers from 109-98 on Thursday. The blog’s future NBA positions are developing well as the middle of the season approaches.
They’re all listed at the bottom of the page, while otherwise, ironically, the NBA are the major leagues not covered in this week’s five bets across five sports. My aim is to keep bottoming up after a strong comeback last week that saw the column down 3-2 over the weekend for a profit of $ 255.99.
Check out this week’s weekend betting guide below. The records are attached individually by type of sport, with the accumulation at the end of the page. The cash number is calculated assuming that a bettor will place a bet of $ 100 on each selection. All picks outside the column are linked and included in the record total. The odds are the best currently available in Las Vegas at the time of publication.
Golf (5-2-1, $ 198.96): Sam Burns wins Genesis Invitational +225 (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)
Burns leads the weekend at the Riviera Golf Course in Los Angeles with five strokes. I repeat – a five-bar tour. That is much. It will take a lot to blow it, and Burns is too good to blow it. Sure, bigger names like Dustin Johnson and Joaquin Niemann lurk behind him, but Burns is no fool. He built up to that point and has been playing better and better on the PGA Tour since last summer. The former All American from LSU has what it takes to take his first Tour victory at one of the biggest non-major events of the year.
College Basketball (0-0, $ 0): Texas Tech +2 in Kansas (Circa Sports)
Kansas somehow won four games in a row. You kind of beat Texas Tech on the street earlier too. The use of “somehow” is because this is the worst Jayhawks team in over two decades. No program was hit more severely by the cancellation of last year’s NCAA tournament than Kansas, which was slated to be the No. 1 overall seed and instead returned this year in a period of rebuilding (for its standards). Texas Tech is a more complete and efficient team than Kansas. Without fans at games, Allen Fieldhouse is not presenting the advantage it has in the past. That looks more like a pick’em.
NHL (4-2, $ 181.46): Nashville Predators +113 on Columbus Blue Jackets (SuperBook)
Columbus is on the upswing in four of their last five games, but I’m not buying it. By most standards, the Blue Jackets are one of the worst teams in the NHL. You are 27th in percent of expected goals. The expected number of goals in the first game of this set were even despite a 3-0 win by Columbus. Nashville is nothing special and declining overall, but it’s better than Columbus. The Predators shouldn’t have any Plus Money at all, let alone the Plus Money high.
Mixed Martial Arts (5-6, – $ 124): Tom Aspinall beats Andrei Arlovski in less than 1.5 rounds at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis +235 (South Point)
With two straight wins, it seems like the 43-year-old Arlovski has gotten to grips with his problems with being left behind. And maybe the former UFC champion, although probably more likely, has just gotten decent matchups. This pairing looks less lenient as Aspinall played five knockout games in the first round. Aspinall steps forward and swings; Arlovski won’t be able to hide – at least not early on, as long as the 27-year-old is fresh. Arlovski may have the tools to eventually grind Aspinall, as he did with his last two opponents, but it’s less likely than this line shows. Aspinall is also available to win the first round at BetMGM at +240, but losing 5 cents on the payout for an additional 2.5 minutes of action with that correlated parlay seemed like the smarter choice.
NASCAR (6-6, $ 100.24): William Byron -110 head to head against Kyle Larson in O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 (SuperBook)
The first of seven road races in the Cup series this year will take place on Sunday in Daytona. At every stop this season, expect a lot about Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr., NASCAR’s two leading road racers. But don’t be surprised if Byron sneaks into the group at some point. The 23-year-old’s numbers are popping up on street circuits and he could be one of the few drivers who can routinely challenge the Elliott and Truex Big Two. It’s not rated that way yet, so get in before the market adjusts. Larson is a tough driver who should have a good year on his own, but this was the only Byron-centric matchup available at the time of publication.
Outstanding Future Appearances: Brooklyn Nets Wins NBA Finals +505; Villanova wins the NCAA tournament 15: 1; Milwaukee Bucks wins NBA finals +745; Utah Jazz wins Northwest Division +250; Philadelphia 76ers win Atlantic Division +300; Boston Celtics under 45.5 to win; Memphis Grizzlies over 31.5 wins
Weekend Betting Year Previous: 98-90-1, $ 2,347.91
Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.
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