Father’s Day is a fantastic day to be a father. If you are a sports junkie, like me, then it is a day where you can kick your feet up, watch a few games and maybe even place a wager or two. So go head and put a few burgers on the grill, take off your shoes and I will do the hard part of going over the days betting prospects.
Miami Heat -4 vs. OKC Thunder, O/U: 192.5: It feels like Miami has all the momentum here. They were able to get a large double digit lead twice against OKC. Both games also went over 195 points. I expect a high scoring game in which Miami covers the points- remember Game 3 is not a pivotal game. OKC can lose this game and still be in the series.
Miami Heat Series Price -115: You could have gotten Miami at +210 a couple of days ago, so there is no point settling for almost even money now. There’s a very good chance that OKC takes the series lead again and, if you must bet Miami, then that would be your shot. The Question here is what has been the aberration: the double digit Miami leads or the OKC comebacks? I just don’t think OKC will continue to spot the Heat double digit points at the beginning of games. I still think OKC takes this series.
New York Yankees -107 vs. Washington Nationals: Here is another fantastic game to watch on Father’s Day. The Yankees have won the last two games of this three game road series against the Nationals. Edwin Jackson will be on the mound for the Nats, and currently has a 3-3 record and a 3.02 era. I just think the Nats find a way to win this game and not get swept by the Yankees.
Tiger Woods -120 vs. Lee Westwood: Westwood is tied for 4th on the U.S Open leader board at 2 over. This is a great spot to bet on Tiger. Westwood hasn’t won a PGA tournament in two years, and has no place to go but farther back in the leader board rankings. All Tiger has to do is beat Westwood’s score in the final round.
Tiger Woods +1000: I don’t think Tiger has much of a shot to win this thing sitting at 4 over par, but if you have an extra hundred lying around, who better to put it on than Tiger? How great of a Father’s Day would it be if he manages to get into contention and you have a grand riding on him?
Tiger Woods O/U 70.5: Tiger shot 1 under, par and 5 over in the first three rounds of the U.S Open. I understand this is not the dominant Tiger of old, but I still believe he will surge back into contention during the final round of the Open. I say he shoots under 70.5.
Minnesota Lynx -9.5 vs. Seattle Storm: This one is for the true gamblers out there-a WNBA game. If you really need to bet this, then go with the 10-0 Minnesota Lynx. Minnesota has beaten its last 10 opponents by an average of 15 points and already beat Seattle by 13 points last week.
There you have it, the Father’s Day betting round up. I probably should have mentioned this earlier, but I am perhaps the world’s unluckiest gambler. So don’t put too much stock in my picks. In fact I would advise that you do the opposite of whatever I say. I just never seem to be on the right side of a bet. Remember that epic Clipper’s 27 point come back against Memphis in the first round? Well I had the Grizzlies -5. Remember the decision? Well, I bet that Lebron would stay inCleveland. But no matter what you decide to bet, enjoy yourself and have a Happy Father’s day!