The first big holiday of the summer season is jammed packed with betting action at America’s Bookie for anyone looking to cash in a few winners over the Memorial Day weekend. While they will have to wait until next week for the start of the best-of-seven championship series in both the NBA and the NHL, there is still plenty of other action on the board across a wide spectrum of sporting events.
If you are looking to get an early jump on the extended holiday weekend, Thursday night offers up a pair of huge matchups that will go a long way towards deciding the actual pairings in both the NBA Finals and the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals. Starting in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors have already punched their ticket out of the West to their third-straight appearance in the league championship while capping off an epic 12-0 straight-up run through the first three rounds with a four-game sweep of San Antonio. They went 8-4 against the spread during this run and the total went OVER America Bookie’s closing line in nine of the 12 games.
Cleveland is just one victory away from its third-straight trip to the NBA Finals with a 3-1 series lead heading into Thursday night’s Game 5 against the Boston Celtics. With tip-off from TD Garden set for 8:30 p.m. (ET) on TNT, the Cavaliers come into this game as heavy 10-point road favorites with the total set at 215.5 points. They have gone 11-1 SU in this year’s playoffs with a 6-4-2 record ATS. The total has gone OVER in eight of their first 12 postseason games. Boston will try and stay alive with a victory at home where it has gone 5-4 both SU and ATS in the playoffs with the total going OVER in seven of those nine games.
The second half of this year’s matchup in the Stanley Cup Finals will be decided on Thursday night with a Game 7 showdown between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins in an 8 p.m. start on NBC Sports Network. Pittsburgh comes into this winner-take-all battle as a heavy -202 home favorite with America’s Bookie and the betting line for the total has been set at five.
The winner of this game will advance to the championship series to face the upstart Nashville Predators, who went 12-4 in the first three rounds of the playoffs to win the Western Conference title. Game 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals is set for Monday night.
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There is nothing more appropriate than betting on our national pastime during one of the biggest national holiday weekends of the year. One of the featured MLB series on tap for this weekend sends the Chicago Cubs on the road to face the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games starting this Friday night. The featured pitching matchup in this series sends Jon Lester to the mound for Chicago in Sunday’s finale with Clayton Kershaw set to get the start for the Dodgers.
Sunday’s sports betting schedule is highlighted by the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 as part of the IRL racing schedule. Things get underway at 11 p.m. at the Brickyard with ABC covering the national broadcast. America’s Bookie has opened Scott Dixon as a +500 to win with both Juan Montoya and Helio Castroneves listed as +800 second-favorites. Alexander Rossi comes in as the defending Indy 500 Champion and his betting odds to win again have been set at +1600.
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Anyone looking for a racing double header to bet on can tune into FOX at 6 p.m. for the running of NASCAR’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the Monster Energy Cup Series. Both Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson have been opened as +450 favorites to win this race.