Archive | April, 2018

NBA Playoffs: Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards Game 6 Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Otto Porter: Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards Game 6 PredictionsThe Toronto Raptors were a dominant team in the Eastern Conference all season, while the Washington Wizards disappointed by just squeaking out a playoff berth with 43 wins. That has meant very little in their first-round playoff series, as the Wizards have given the Raptors a lot of trouble in taking two of the series’ first five games.

Toronto can finally close out more …

F1 Betting Preview: Azerbaijan Grand Prix Predictions & Picks

Daniel Ricciardo: F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix PredictionsThree races into the 2018 Formula One season and Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton are still searching for their first win of the year ahead of this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 8.10am ET).

Mercedes had the pace advantage in Australia but were unable to convert that into victory, as Sebastian Vettel won the more …

Golf Betting Preview: Volvo China Open Predictions & Picks

Bernd Wiesberger: China Open PredictionsHere in the USA, the PGA Tour has a team event with the Classic of New Orleans and because the format can make it something of a lottery, we are concentrating on the European Tour this week and some rather more conventional tournament play.

The China Open was first held in 1995, becoming part of the European Tour in 2003 and while some of more …

Europa League Soccer Preview: Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid Predictions & Picks

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid PredictionsArsenal’s quest to end Arsene Wenger’s long reign with a valedictory trophy begins when they host Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League soccer semi-final on Thursday (3.05pm ET).

Last week’s announcement that Wenger will leave Arsenal at the end of the season after 22 years at the more …

Champions League Soccer Betting Preview: Liverpool vs Roma Predictions & Picks

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool vs Roma PredictionsLiverpool will seek to secure a good lead ahead of the return leg when they host Roma in the first leg of their Champions League soccer semi-final on Tuesday (2.45pm ET).

Both teams upset the odds to progress to the final four. Liverpool overcame Premier League champions Manchester City with a mix of swashbuckling attacking and careful defending, while Roma produced an more …

NBA Betting Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Game 4 Predictions & Picks

LeBron James: Cavs vs Pacers PredictionsLeBron James has been to seven consecutive NBA Finals but that streak could be in a bit of danger as James’ Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves down 2-1 in their first round series against the Indiana Pacers.

As the series stays in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for Game 4 (Sunday, April 22 @ 8:30 PM ET), James will have to more …

NBA Playoffs Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Game 3 Predictions & Picks

Dwyane Wade: Sixers vs Miami Heat Game 3 PredictionsWell, that was unexpected. The third-seeded Philadelphia 76ers entered Monday’s game against the sixth-seeded Miami Heat on a 17-game winning streak dating back to March 13. However, the Heat rode a vintage performance from future of Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade to even their first-round series at one win apiece.

How will the 76ers respond as more …

Golf Betting Preview: Trophee Hassan II Predictions & Picks

Pablo Larrazabal: Trophee Hassan PredictionsWhile we have focused on the PGA Tour for much of 2018, the world’s best golfers continue to take an extended break following the Masters so we are switching back to Europe and the Trophee Hassan II.

The field is slightly weakened here too with our most recent Tour winner, Jon Rahm, absent from the more …

NBA Western Conference Playoff Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

James Harden: Western Conference PredictionsThis preview concentrates on the Western Conference playoff series and this year there is a new #1 at the top of the bracket.

Meet the Houston Rockets, who have always been a good team, but this year transcended into something great. For the first time since the Golden State Warriors began their more …

NBA Eastern Conference Preview, Betting Predictions & Picks

Kyle Lowry: NBA Eastern Conference PredictionsThe NBA postseason is upon us as 16 of the league’s top teams prepare for stiff competition en route to crowning the champion.

Eight of these teams come from the Eastern Conference, which this year has provided for quite a surprising playoff bracket. You can read about the Western Conference bracket and more …

F1 Betting Preview: Chinese Grand Prix Predictions & Picks

Pierre Gasly: Chinese Grand Prix PredictionsThe Chinese Grand Prix has generally been kind to Lewis Hamilton and he will hope to kickstart his 2018 Formula One campaign with victory at the Shanghai International Circuit this weekend (Race: Sunday, 2.10am ET).

Hamilton has claimed victory in China in three of the last four years and has a total of five wins there. A repeat on more …

Golf Betting Preview: RBC Heritage Predictions & Picks

Marc Leishman: RBC Heritage PredictionsWhen golf returns after the first Major of the year, there can often be a sense of anti-climax with a reduced field. The RBC Heritage has the dubious honour of following the US Masters but on the plus side, from a betting point of view at least, there is often some value in the markets.

This year, there are some more …

NBA Betting Preview: Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Predictions & Picks

Kelly OubreThe 54-26 Boston Celtics and 42-38 Washington Wizards are rival Eastern Conference teams that faced each other in a tense seven-game series just a year ago. The Celtics won the series and they are having a much better season in 2017-18.

An injury-plagued Boston squad will attempt to get a road win against a slumping Washington today more …

MLB Betting Preview: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Predictions & Picks

Luis Severino: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox PredictionsThe MLB season is officially underway and pretty soon, so too will the renewal of the fierce divisional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

The two teams are slated for their first meeting of the year this Tuesday through Thursday, in a three-game series taking place on Boston’s home turf at Fenway Park (Game 1, Tuesday, more …

Champions League Soccer Preview: Man City vs Liverpool Predictions & Betting Picks

Jurgen Klopp: Man City vs Liverpool PredictionsManchester City have a monumental task ahead of them as they seek to overturn a three-goal first-leg deficit in the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool on Tuesday (2.45pm ET).

Liverpool blew City away with a stunning first-half blitz at Anfield last week. They poured forward from the more …

NBA Betting Preview: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Predictions & Picks

Jusuf Nurkic: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets PredictionsIt has been a long time since the NBA has seen a playoff race as hectic as what is going on in the Western Conference this season. Despite being just three games apart in the standings, the 48-32 Portland Trail Blazers are the third seed and the 45-35 Denver Nuggets are ninth. They will play each other in Denver today (9 p.m. ET Monday).

Portland is on a more …

NBA Betting Preview: Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic Predictions & Picks

Malik Monk: Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic PredictionsSome NBA teams are playing for playoff berths right now. Others have been out of that race for a while.

The 34-45 Charlotte Hornets and the 24-54 Orlando Magic have both known for at least a couple of weeks that they weren’t going to be occupying playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. However, the squads must more …