What to Bet in the Weekend of Sports: Top Games To Watch

What to Bet in the Weekend of Sports: Top Games To Watch

Ryan Knuppel
3 years ago
3 min read

It’s another busy weekend in the sports world as the NBA and NHL are continuing their playoffs. Teams are starting to get eliminated in both sports, leaving just the top teams remaining and adding to the excitement and intrigue.

Major League Baseball also has a full slate of games on tap for this weekend, and the Indians and Reds are both on the road. Here are four games to bet on this weekend in the world of sports. 

Brooklyn Nets -4.0 vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Nets and Bucks begin a second-round Eastern Conference Playoff series on Saturday. Brooklyn is the number two seed in the East, but the Bucks are right behind them as the number three seed.

Both the Nets and Bucks can score points in a hurry, and this should be a fun game to watch. Milwaukee plays extremely fast on both ends of the floor, while the Nets are extremely efficient with the basketball. 

This series has the potential to go the distance, but the home team is winning the series opener. Bet the Brooklyn Nets -4.0 over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of this series. 

Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles

Cleveland is in Baltimore this weekend, and this is a great chance for the Indians to pile up some wins. The Orioles are one of the worst teams in baseball, and their pitching staff has really struggled to get outs all season long.

Aaron Civale is on the mound for the Indians on Saturday, and that has been a good thing for Cleveland this season. Baltimore does have a couple of players to worry about, but this should be another good day for Civale.

Look for this to be a big win for the Indians as the offense gives their starter plenty of run support. 

Philadelphia 76ers -2.5 vs. Atlanta Hawks

Philadelphia hosts Atlanta on Sunday to begin their playoff series in the NBA. The Sixers are the top-seed in the Eastern Conference, but Atlanta could pose a real threat to Philadelphia.

Trae Young has been nearly unstoppable for Atlanta all season long, and he is good enough to give the Sixers some trouble. The Hawks will have to play really great defense in this series, and they must slow things down.

Philadelphia could be without Joel Embiid on Sunday, and he might miss most of the playoffs. This is a massive blow to the Sixers and could keep them from being a serious threat to winning the NBA title.

The 76ers will pick up a win in the series opener, and taking them, -2.5 is the way to go. 

Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals

The Reds and Cardinals will wrap up a four-game series on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium. It will be Wade Miley going for the Reds, and John Gant takes the mound for the Cardinals.

Even though Miley has already thrown a no-hitter for the Reds this season, St. Louis actually has the edge in the pitching matchup in this game. Gant has been terrific for the Cardinals, but St. Louis doesn’t have much of a bullpen to speak of. 

Where the Reds do have an advantage over the Cardinals is at the plate, and Cincinnati should score some runs in this game. The Reds need a big weekend over the Cardinals to make a statement, and they win the series finale. 

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