Many people think that sports betting odds take a break during the summer but that isn’t the case at all; there are just different events to look out for while you prepare for the NFL odds and college football, which will really start to gear up in the next month or so.
In the meantime, check what will be in play in your sportsbook this week.
While the Ryan Braun suspension has taken over the baseball headlines, there are actual games to pay attention to. The big series to watch during the early part of the week is Tampa Bay-Boston, and then Tampa Bay-New York Yankees will be crucial, as is St. Louis-Atlanta.
After a week off, the Sprint Cup series resumes at venerable Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400, one of the biggest races on the schedule even though the racing often leaves a lot to be desired (no one will ever forget the tire fiasco of 2008). Points leader Jimmie Johnson is the defending champion at this event and he has won four of the last seven Brickyard 400s; a win on Sunday would take him past teammate Jeff Gordon for the most Sprint Cup wins at arguably the most revered motor-racing track in the United States.
While the Canadian Open field suffers from being the week after the British Open, there is still a lot of history behind this event, which returns to Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario for the first time in four years. Scott Piercy is the defending champion here, and to repeat he’ll have to fend off the likes of Jim Furyk (2006 and 2007 champion), along with Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Charl Schwartzel and Matt Kuchar. Glen Abbey usually yields low scores, so watch out for a birdie-fest.
There’s plenty to keep you busy and make sure you check out your online casino when the games aren’t on as well.