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Lakers favorites in NBA Finals betting

After defeating the Boston Celtics 125-113 in Bam Adebayo’s best game yet, the Miami Heat secured their spot in the 2020 NBA Finals. The Heat will take on the LA Lakers in Game 1 on Wednesday, and we’re in for an action-packed series between the two sides.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis have proven unstoppable for the Lakers, both securing a spot in the All-NBA team. Given LA’s star power, it is no surprise that most NBA betting sites favor them to win the series. 

However, the Heat have a young and energetic team with a winning mentality, and they definitely won’t go down without a fight. The next couple of games will be pure agility, athleticism, and power. We’re in for a treat.

UK sports betting news

Punters losing faith in Man City after EPL upset

After being early title favorites with most English Premier League betting sites, Manchester City’s 5-2 loss to Leicester City has many fans and punters disappointed. The team need to take a good, hard look at their defense if they intend to redeem themselves.

Man City will face Burnley next in the upcoming Carabao Cup round of 16. As it stands, sportsbooks are backing Pep Guardiola’s side, but the odds are starting to slip. 

Africa sports betting news

Kenyan athletes riddled by doping bans

Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has voiced concern over the country’s sports doping crisis after Patrick Siele became the 66th Kenyan athlete banned for drug-related offences. He’s hoping that the athletes realize the ramifications that these situations have on the country.

This weekend, several Kenyan record holders and world champions are participating in the London Marathon and have their sights set on redeeming the image of their nation’s athletes.

Eliud Kipchoge is the favorite at online sportsbooks to maintain his winning streak and claim a hat-trick in the men’s race. Brigid Kosgei and Ruth Chepngetich are the favorites to win in the women’s race.

Europe sports betting news

Young gun Fati stars in Barcelona win

Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati was the star of the show in their victory against Villarreal over the weekend. Fati scored two of Barca’s four goals, and he gave his praise to Lionel Messi for his guidance and mentorship. 

The team’s confidence and power are astounding, and we expect them to dominate their upcoming game against Celta de Vigo, where they’re the clear favorites between fans and sportsbooks. We’ll also be keeping a close eye on young Fati, who’s been dubbed Messi’s successor.

South America sports betting news

Copa Libertadores rolls onto Matchday 5

América de Cali and SC Internacional will face off in Group E on Matchday 5 of the Copa Libertadores in what is likely to be one of the campaign’s closest contests. Internacional are already on top of their group and will be looking to push ahead, while América de Cali sit at the bottom.

We’re backing Internacional in this match, as they have form on their side and defeated América de Cali only a couple of weeks ago. Soccer betting sites are also in favor of Internacional, but we’re likely to see a close match. 

Australia sports betting sites

Richmond favorites as AFL Finals approach

We’re down to the final eight in the AFL, with the first week of the postseason set to kick off this Thursday. Time is running out to get your bets on for the 2020 AFL Grand Final, but who are the teams to watch out for?

When you take a quick look through the best AFL betting sites, it’s clear that the Richmond Tigers are the overwhelming favorites. What makes them stand out above the rest? 

They’ve had a powerful season and dominated in their most recent games. They boast a squad with immense depth and experience, having won the AFL Premiership in two of the past three seasons. After a rocky start to the campaign, they’ve cleared the vast majority of their matches with comfortable wins and look primed for another tilt at the title.

New Zealand sports betting news

Aukland demolish Manawatu in Mitre 10 Cup

This weekend was a thrilling round of Mitre 10 Cup matches. However, the weekend star was Aukland’s Simon Hickey, who secured two tries in his half-century appearance for his side.

He played a helping hand in their 50-12 victory against Manawatu, and his side are looking to dominate their next game against Bay of Plenty. The odds are in their favor at sportsbooks in New Zealand, where they’re also among the top-ranked to win the campaign.

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