NHL Playoffs, NBA action on bettng menu
Sports betting heats up again this weekend with the NHL playoffs in full swing and the NBA entering the home stretch of its regular season.
As well, Texas Motor Speedway will host NASCAR's Samsung Mobile 500 on Saturday, and the diamond offers up plenty of prime MLB wagering opportunities.
On the ice, Florida will host New Jersey in Game 1 of their first-round series on Friday in a best-of-seven set that could go either way.
As well, Nashville will try to grab a second straight victory at home against the road-weary Red Wings. [ Bet series odds, puck lines and player props at the best shop for hockey wagering ]
Pittsburgh looks to even their series with Philadelphia as a home favorite on this night, while Los Angeles tries to steal a second game in Vancouver and put the Canucks in a big hole heading back to California.
Four games are also slated for Saturday and Sunday on the NHL playoff betting menu. Defending champion Boston will play a matinee on Saturday against the Washington Capitals, and on Sunday plenty of bettors will take notice when the Penguins travel to play in a hostile Flyers building.
The Phoenix Suns are on the outside looking in and need a win over the Houston Rockets in a key NBA betting matchup on Friday. Houston is one of those teams that Phoenix is trying to catch in the playoff race.
Utah and Denver are other teams in that race and they are also on the NBA betting slate for the weekend - each have a pair of matchups on tap.
Tony Stewart has two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories already this racing season and is the betting favorite heading into Saturday’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Other top favorites include Jimmie Johnson and last year’s race winner Matt Kenseth.
Baseball betting enthusiasts have many games to wager on this weekend, with Friday the beginning of most weekend series. Tampa Bay is off to a good start and face a struggling Boston team, while the Tigers are roaring and take on the White Sox in Chicago this weekend.
Other key MLB betting matchups on the schedule for this weekend include the Mets at Philly and the Yankees hosting the Angels.