Australian Open Betting Preview: Federer Continues Grand Slam Assault; Novak Pushes Forward
The 2013 Australian Open has gone mostly as expected so far, with reigning champions Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka still in the hunt to repeat. Roger Federer and Andy Murray stayed on course to battle one another by winning their respective quarterfinal matches on Monday, and there is a good chance the winner of that battle will meet Djokovic in the final. Meanwhile on the women side, Serena Williams is through after knocking off Maria Kirilenko in straight-sets, and could provide the toughest challenge to Azarenka’s title defense as she continues to look even stronger with every passing win.
NHL Online Betting Preview: Wild Look To Build On Hot Start Tuesday
The Minnesota Wild were the big winners this past offseason with the additions of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in free agency, and the momentum they built before the year began has carried over with consecutive wins to open the season. The Wild posted a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche before blanking the Dallas Stars in a 2-0 win on Sunday, and will look for a third-straight win on Tuesday when they host the Nashville Predators. Hockey fans have every reason to get excited with at least four games scheduled every night, including Thursday’s rivalry game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers, and Friday’s showdown between the Wild and Detroit Red Wings.
NBA Sports Betting Preview: Rockets Search For Answers; Lakers Nearly Done
The two biggest personnel hauls in the Western Conference this past offseason went to the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers, which combined to acquire James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, and Antawn Jamison. Fast-forward four months later, and both teams are at risk of missing the playoffs. Harden, Lin and the Rockets had lost seven-straight prior to Monday night’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats, falling all the way to eighth in the standings, while Howard, Nash, and Jamison are still three games back of that final playoff spot with the time clock ticking down. Houston is back home this week to host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday in a game they simply must-win, while every game seems like a must-win now for a Lakers’ team that travels to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
College Basketball Sportsbook Preview: More Change At The Top As Carousel Keeps Spinning
There is sure to be more change at the top this week after the top-ranked program lost for the second-straight week, with No. 1 Louisville losing to No. 6 Syracuse on Saturday in a result that is likely to bump them from the top spot. The Cardinals will look to bounce back Wednesday at Villanova, but could already be looking up by then. The Orange should move up with the win, while Indiana, Duke, Kansas, and Michigan all look to that No. 1 spot after winning this past weekend. For all of the latest college basketball betting news and odds, be sure to check out the best online betting sites.