My sports betting picks do extend beyond football which may seem hard to believe given my recent articles. Even though NFL and NCAA betting keeps my attention during the football season, I do keep an eye on NHL Hockey, NBA Basketball, and Soccer betting.
So with that in mind let’s take a look at some sports betting picks and see if we can find some value. And when in doubt, do your own research to make sure that you are comfortable with my picks.
Sports Betting Picks – NBA Basketball
The NBA season has taken off much as anticipated and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, and the San Antonio Spurs are racking up wins. The Toronto Raptors continue to excel and the Los Angeles Clippers are in the mix.
What has been surprising is the recent form of the Houston Rockets and the Memphis Grizzlies who have left the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma Thunder in fifth place. If the Rockets and the Grizzlies can continue at the same pace then the NBA Western Conference is going to be even more competitive. Take a look at NBA Future lines and odds, and I think taking a team like the Houston Rockets to win their conference and then hedging down the road could be a winner.
Best Sportsbook Picks – NHL Hockey Betting
The fastest game on the planet is still, well, fast. Hockey betting is always a ton of fun although I don’t claim to do that well at it. NHL wagering requires a sensibility about the game which I just don’t have so I avoid pucklines. I do however profile teams for Total Goal bets which I like.
It has been an interesting season with some of last season’s top teams prospering, and a few surprises along the way. You may recall that I thought that the Ottawa Senators would be a good NHL future bet at the start of the season and so far at 16-10 they are doing well.
Other surprises have been the Minnesota Wild and the Columbus Blue Jackets. I like the Blue Jackets at +1000 to win the Eastern Conference, again with the idea of hedging them off down the road.
Betting On Soccer – English Premier League
Don’t let the last name Rodriguez fool you, I have a little Irish in me! As such I have a genetic connection to soccer mostly of the European type as opposed to the MLS type- congratulations however to the Seattle Sounders on winning the MLS championship. With that in mind I usually bet English Premier League as it is the one I am most familiar with.
I have done very well with betting big favorites which seems like a sucker bet but I think in EPL betting it pays off. Where you can get screwed is in draws more so than outright losses, so make sure to use RealBet’s Live Betting platform to hedge any bets in game if necessary.
However, I must admit that my depth of betting knowledge on “footie” is a a bit shallow so tread with care. At this point it looks like Chelsea is absolutely running away with the Premier League and traditional favorite Manchester United will struggle to make the top 4. Which is all the better reason to bet Man U. against middle of the table teams as they will get better as the season goes on. Lots of talent and an elite level coach in Jose Mourinho will see them start to pick up more games as the season progresses.
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