I haven’t done a sports betting recap in a while and thought that one was overdue. In addition I will throw in a couple of wagering previews to keep it interesting and see if we can spot any upcoming opportunities. Even though it is still the official mourning period for the end of football, I have started to focus on other sports and in particular NBA and NCAA basketball. However, there is lots going on the in the world of sports that will be worth paying attention to as well so let’s take a look.
Sports Betting Recap – Men’s and Women’s Tennis
The world of Tennis is still recovering from the fantastic throwback finals for both Men’s and Women’s tennis at the Australian Open this year. The Men’s bracket saw favorites Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic depart the tournament earlier, which in turn created a thrilling Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer final. The GOAT prevailed and the rest is history.
Then in the Williams’ event, I mean the Women’s event, we had the rare treat of seeing the fantastic sisters playing against each other. Venus’ best days are behind her, which still makes her a top ten player, so it was a bit of a forgone conclusion that Serena would take home her record 23rd Grand Slam trophy. The result would have most likely been the same against Angelique Kerber or Karolina Pliskova.
Sports Betting Recap – Golf Wagering Lines
The world of Golf is, well, golfish. Tiger Woods is injured again, Jordan Spieth is struggling, and men over 50 (like myself) keep buying the latest “hi tech” club guaranteed to make us suck less at the game. Last week saw the men playing in the horribly named Waste Management Phoneix Open. Hideki Matsuyama was number 1 in a tournament dedicated to number 2.
Play is now underway at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am which is always an intriguing format. Any time amateurs can qualify it always spices things up a bit and makes for some great story lines. Jordan Spieth and Jason Day are in the hunt and it should be a great finish. I will make sure to update you on the results in my next sports betting recap.
European Soccer Betting – Sports Betting Recap
Almost 2/3 of the way through the English Premier League and perennial favorite Chelsea sit atop the table with a sterling 19-2-3 record. The next three are Tottenham Hotspurs, Manchester City and Liverpool. It will be a stretch to think that anyone will catch Chelsea for the League Champion title but stranger things have happened.
In Spain’s La Liga, la crema is pretty much always either Real Madrid and Barcelona and this year is no different. Real Madrid sits atop the league at 14-4-1 with Barcelona and Sevilla FC right behind at 13-6-2 and 13-4-4 respectively. Make no mistake, this will most likely be a dogfight to the end and I expect Barcelona to continue making up ground as the season progress.