Who's ready to make some money? We're doubling down on our betting content from here on out as its popularity rises so each week we're coming out with a new slate of bets focused on the weekend ahead.
This week we're diving into to three sports of interest. We're not touching basketball at the moment because Dom has completely shit the bed. He's struggling a bit following the end of football season. ALAS we have football on the slate still with the XFL.
Game: San Jose Shark @ Winnipeg Jets (-1.5)
The first game opens Friday night with NHL action as the San Jose Sharks travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets. No surprises here the Jets are favored (-1.5) over the struggling Sharks, but there's always some good value in betting the puck line in favor of Winnipeg (+170) over money line (-154) in hockey. They have to win by two instead of one, but with how poor the Sharks are playing I don't see this being too much of a problem. Connor Hellebuyck is coming off a loss in his last outing and San Jose had an extra day of rest, but I don't see the Sharks having much of shot in this one.
Bet: Winnipeg Jets (-1.5)
Game: St. Louis BattleHawks @ Houston Roughnecks (-7)
We get into a tougher game come Sunday when the St. Louis BattleHawks (KA-KAW!) continue their Texas tour and square up against the Houston Roughnecks. Both teams won their week 1 matchups, but St. Louis was the only road team to come away with a victory. The BattleHawks defense stymied the Dallas Renegades holding them to a mere nine points. NINE! They were 9.5 favorites! Jordan Ta'amu completed 20-27, 1 TD, 0 INT and added 77 yards on the ground. I expect more of the same in this one, albeit a low scoring affair so take St. Louis and the points.
Bet: St. Louis (+7)
Game: Daytona 500
Finally we head over to Daytona for the biggest race of the year, the Daytona 500. Now betting NASCAR is somewhat of a crapshoot, similar to betting the Masters where you go with your gut. I like Kevin Harvick at 14/1 for three simple reasons. He's won the Daytona 500 before, he's the projected overall winner in 2020 and he's driving the #4 Busch car. He's a veteran driver at 39 with a myriad of restrictor plate races under his belt and he recently signed a contract extension giving him the motivation to get the job done. Harvick starts in the 4th position giving him a prime opportunity to take it home on Sunday..
Bet: Kevin Harvick 14/1
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