Weekend Betting Preview - Championship Week in NCAA Basketball
Championship Week in college basketball highlights this weekend’s betting action. All the conference tournaments are coming to a close with their championship game ahead of Selection Sunday for this year’s men’s NCAA Tournament.
The ACC, Big 12, Big East and Pac-12 will hold their tournament title game on Saturday. The AAC, Atlantic 10 and SEC’s championship games are slated for this Sunday. The Michigan Wolverines already won the Big Ten Tournament that was held last week.
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Horse racing bettors can turn their attention to three different tracks this Saturday. There is a trio of big money Kentucky Derby prep races on the trail to this year’s ‘Run for the Roses’ in early May.
The $300,000 Gotham Stakes headline the race card at Aqueduct. The $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby is the featured race at Tampa Bay Downs. Out on the West Coast at Santa Anita Park is the running of the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes.
The PGA Tour resumes its Florida swing with the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series heads to ISM Raceway. The track that is outside of Phoenix will host Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 as the second stop on its West Coast swing.
Both ESPN and Showtime offer a full card of boxing action on Saturday night.
One of two featured matchups on NBA TV this Friday night starting at 8 p.m. An inter-conference clash between the Washington Wizards and the New Orleans Pelicans is a key matchup. Both teams are currently in fourth place in their respective conferences.
Later that night in a 10:30 p.m. tip at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Clippers will play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers in another inter-conference tilt.
Saturday’s betting action in the NBA is highlighted by a Western Conference showdown between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game is an 8:30 p.m. tip on ABC from Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Spurs have slid to fifth place in the West with a 3-7 record in their last 10 games. The Thunder are currently holding down the seventh spot in the standings at 37-29.
There are four NHL games on Sunday’s betting board at BetAnySports. The action starts with Boston on the road against Chicago at 12:30 p.m. on NBC in the backend of this weekend’s home-and-home series. Sunday night’s feature matchup on NBC Sports Network pits Dallas on the road against Pittsburgh in a 7:30 p.m. start at PPG Paints Arena.
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