Weekly Sports Betting Preview
The NBA and NHL playoffs continue to offer up betting opportunities this week at the sportsbooks, while Jimmie Johnson looks to pay off at the Coca-Cola 600 on the NASCAR lines, and division rivals jockey for position on the MLB diamond.
The NBA’s Eastern Conference has a pair of tough series that are threatening to go down to the wire with Indiana in Miami to face the Heat on Tuesday in Game 5 betting action. The Celtics can then wrap up their series if they can defeat the 76ers in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Miami and Indiana will play Game 6 on Thursday, and if necessary Boston and Philly will tangle for Game 7 on Saturday.
Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder are looking tough in the NBA playoffs after knocking out the Los Angeles Lakers in five games to advance to the Western Conference Finals. The San Antonio Spurs have also been rolling in this postseason, but the two teams must now face each other to determine who gets into the NBA Finals starting on Sunday.
Los Angeles is a city getting a ton of exposure in the sports betting world these days, and their Kings are looking to advance to the Stanley Cup final with a victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 5 on Tuesday night. The Kings will be favorites on the NHL lines when they lock horns with Phoenix in the desert. The Devils and Rangers are tied up at two wins apiece in the Eastern Conference final, and Game 5 is set for Wednesday night.
The Dodgers are sitting pretty in first place in the NL West division and are currently riding a five-game win streak. Their series with Arizona continues on Tuesday, while the matchup between Atlanta and Cincinnati will draw plenty of interest on the MLB betting lines as well.
This weekend will feature several key MLB betting matchups with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox going at it, while Toronto tries to stay near the top of the AL East when they take on the West-leading Texas Rangers. Washington and Atlanta are playing great baseball and their series will draw attention from bettors on the MLB odds as well.