This week I decided to mix things up a bit. Normally I will show you the biggest sporting events and what kind of odds the various sports books will give you. It’s basically a line of odds, which can actually be quite confusing unless you are an experienced bettor.
What’s different this time is the fact that I’ve taken a couple of big sports and shared some of my picks of the week. The picks are either straight Moneyline or Outright bets for those who prefer long term bets.
I decided to focus on the NFL, NBA and Champions League football this time. I will make sure to switch between sports and events as time goes but that’s down the line, so let’s dig into what I’ve got in store for you this week.
1) NFL Week 9 Winners
Heading into week 9 of the NFL season, we are looking at a couple of huge games. I have picked out two of them for my picks of the week, but are you ready for this? They will be played on different continents!
Game 1 – Kansas City Chiefs vs Miami Dolphins (November 5)
As part of the NFL’s World Wide marketing tour, the Chiefs and the Dolphins have crossed the Atlantic and landed in Frankfurt, Germany. Both teams are 6-2 and leading their respective division.
The European fans can’t wait to see the battle between Patrick Mahomes and Tua Tagovailoa. Then there’s also Speedy Gonzales himself, Tyreek Hill against his old team, as well as Taylor Swift’s latest beau – Travis Kelce!
All sports books have it a very close game, while most have the Chiefs as a slight favorite. I believe the Chiefs are furious from last week’s very embarrassing loss to the Broncos and are looking to take back the respect with a strong performance in Germany.
🏈 Winner – Kansas City Chiefs 🏈
The Best odds I found is 1.84 at Cloudbet, giving you €36.80 on a €20 bet.
Game 2 – Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles (November 5)
My next pick will be the highly anticipated clash between NFC East division rivals, Eagles and Cowboys, this Sunday. Both teams are expected to make the playoffs but for a team looking for home advantage, you want to secure the nr 1 spot in the division.
The fact the game is played in Philadelphia, it does give the Eagles the upper hand if you ask me. Quarterback Jalen Hurts is not the same player due to him battling a knee injury. Hurts is not able to run as much and therefore hasn’t been as big of a threat because of it, forcing him to throw the ball more.
He will be facing Micah Parsons and a very good Cowboy defense and the picture above gives you a good idea of what that can look like.
Still, the Eagles do have the best record in the NFL (7-1) and they play at home. I expect them to make a statement against the Cowboys and show the league that they want to be back in the Super Bowl at the end of the season.
🏈 Winner – Philadelphia Eagles 🏈
The Best odds I found is 1.64 at Cloudbet, giving you €32.80 on a €20 bet.
1) NBA Outright Picks
Oh how fans have been waiting for a new season to start but don’t worry because Steph, Lebron, Giannis, KD and The Joker are back in action. Despite all the stars just mentioned, all eyes will be on the number one pick by the Spurs, Victor “Wemby” Wembanyama.
At only 19 years old but with a 224 cm long body, this young kid is the most anticipated prospect since Lebron James. No pressure! I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do and having Gregg Popovich as his first coach is a great thing.
Below you will see a couple of intriguing Outright bets at Stake.com.
Pick Number 1 – Western Conference Winner
I think that the Nuggets are able to make a push for a repeat this year after winning the franchise’s first ever championship last season. Grabbing a hold of the Western Conference is of course step number one. With The Joker leading the charge, anything is possible and at 3.50, it’s worth taking a shot.
🏀 Winner – Denver Nuggets 🏀
Side bet – Knowing that James Harden just got traded to the Clippers, it might be worth throwing down some money on them as well. It’s an extremely tight conference but 8.00 are great odds.
Pick Number 2 – Rookie of the Year
Wemby being the clear favorite going into the season does add a lot of pressure on a 19 year old. As you can see on the odds, Chet Holmgren isn’t far behind. I believe the toughest challenge for Wemby will be to stay healthy. He is tall and lanky and the big brutes of the NBA will do anything to break him down with heavy contact.
If he stays away from any serious injuries, he will be the Rookie of the Year at 1.62.
🏀 Winner – Victor Wembanyama 🏀
Pick Number 3 – NBA Champion
Here’s a tough one and despite being unbeaten after 4 games, I don’t believe the Boston Celtics will be able to go all the way. There’s a lot of teams eager for a championship and the league might be more unpredictable than it has been for a long time.
Considering I’ve already mentioned the Nuggets having a shot at a repeat, I have to go with them at the odds of 5.50.
🏀 Winner – Denver Nuggets 🏀
3) Champions League Football Parlay
For European football there’s nothing better than the Champions League and this is where the best of the best play. Manchester City won last year and continues to be one of the favorites this season of course. We are still in the group stage and teams are fighting for a top two position in order to advance to the next round.
Next week it’s time for game number 4 and I’ve picked out a couple of winners for you to use in a parlay. For the best odds this time, I chose Sportsbet.io.
Game 1 – AC Milan vs PSG (November 7)
⚽ My Pick – It’s A Draw ⚽
Game 2 – Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle (November 7)
⚽ My Pick – It’s A Draw ⚽
Game 3 – Arsenal vs Sevilla (November 8)
⚽ My Pick – Arsenal ⚽
Game 4 – Atletico Madrid vs Celtic (November 8)
⚽ Winner – Atletico ⚽
How to Win €437
This parlay has a total odds of 21.83 which means you will win €437 on a €20 bet.
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