While the drama surrounding which team would win the rubber match in this year’s NBA Finals is all but gone, sports bettors at America’s Bookie can now turn their attention towards Golden State’s chances to complete an historic 16-0 straight-up run to a world title while covering the spread for the seventh-straight time.
Wednesday’s thrilling 118-113 victory in Game 3 as 3.5-point road favorites extended the Warriors’ lead in this best-of-seven championship tilt to 3-0 after pulling off three successful four-game sweeps over Portland, Utah and San Antonio in the first three rounds of this year’s playoffs. Game 4 is set for Friday night in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena and the early spread on the board at America’s Bookie has Golden State listed as a 6.5-point favorite to get it done. The opening betting line for the total in this game may also be historic at 228 points after it went OVER the closing 227-point line in Game 3.
The Warriors were an even 3-3 against the spread through their first six postseason games this year, but following a 102-91 victory against the Jazz in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals to cover as 6.5-point road favorites, they have now gone a highly profitable 8-1 ATS in their last nine games. The total has gone OVER America’s Bookie’s closing line in seven of their last eight games. Should Cleveland find a way to win Game 4 to avoid the sweep, Game 5 back in Oakland at Oracle Arena is set for Monday night.
There is no lack of drama in this year’s NHL Finals heading into Thursday night’s Game 5 after each team successfully defended its home ice through the first four games. After Pittsburgh outscored Nashville 9-4 in the first two games of this best-of-seven championship tilt, the Predators responded by holding the high-powered Penguins to just two goals in the next two games on their home ice while tallying nine goals of their own.
Turning to Thursday night’s Game 5 clash, America’s Bookie has Pittsburgh listed as a -155 home favorite in the 8 p.m. (ET) start at PPG Paints Arena, while the moneyline for the Predators is listed at +140. For the fifth-straight time in this series, the total has been set at 5. Game 5 will be broadcast nationally on NBC and the series will then shift back to Nashville on Sunday with Game 6 set for an 8 p.m. start on NBC at Bridgestone Arena.
Horse bettors will have one last chance to get in on some Triple Crown racing action this Saturday with the running of the 149th Belmont Stakes. There is full card of major graded events at Belmont Park all day long leading up the $1.5 million final jewel in the 2017 crown. In a field of 12 three-year old thoroughbreds, Irish War Cry has been opened as a 7/2 favorite on the morning line. The one thing that is for sure is that there will be three different winners this year across the three events since Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness Stakes winner Cloud Computing are not in Saturday’s field for the Belmont.
Professional tennis bettors can turn their attention to the final two rounds of the 2017 French Open over the next few days. Semifinal action on the women’s side of the bracket takes place on Thursday and the men’s semifinals are set for Friday. The finals on both sides will take place the following two days. The PGA Tour is in Memphis this weekend for the FedEx St. Jude Classic as one final prep in advance of next week’s US Open at Erin Hills Golf Club in Wisconsin. MMA bettors have a full stale of action to choose from at America’s Bookie in Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 110.