Best Sports to Watch and Bet This Weekend

By Mark Fordham
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Best Sports to Watch and Bet This Weekend

A new weekend brings with it a fresh chance to sit on the couch for two days watching your favorite sports. But deciding which ones are worth your while looking up the odds on US betting apps can be tricky, so let Bookmakers do the hard work for you. 

After the excitement of the Cheltenham Festival, we’re not ready to stop watching the action unfolding this weekend. Luckily, for us, there are a number of different sports to take in from NBA and NHL action as the postseason looms large, to March Madness and motorsports across the world. We start in New York for our NBA pick of the weekend.

Nuggets Look to Arrest Late-Season Slump

Nuggets @ Knicks - 13:00 ET Saturday

It is testament to just how dominant the Denver Nuggets were in the Western Conference that a four-game losing streak would still see them 4.5 games ahead of the No. 2 seed Sacramento Kings prior to facing the Detroit Pistons on Thursday. Even with the win over the Pistons, the Nuggets have faded slightly on NBA betting sites to win the title this year. The biggest impact has been in the MVP odds on sportsbooks as Nikola Jokic is now seen as second favorite to Joel Embiid when he was the odds-on favorite to three-peat.

As the Nuggets look to reassert their dominance, a trip to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks may not be the tonic they are after. The Knicks are knocking on the door of the East’s fourth seed after a second-half renaissance. This game could be a pick’em with NBA betting apps.

Panthers Need to Stack Wins to Make Postseason

Devils @ Panthers - 18:00 ET Saturday

The Florida Panthers are on the outside looking in at the playoff picture at present. They are three points behind the New York Islanders in the final wild-card spot in the East with games in hand, but they are running out of time to catch up. Luckily, they have a strong home record and are hosting on Saturday evening against the New Jersey Devils. Unluckily, no team in the NHL has won more matchups on the road than the Devils. NHL betting sites could make East No. 2 seed the favorites for this one.

March Madness Second Round Takes Center Stage

All eyes will be on college basketball betting sites for the weekend as the second round of March Madness will start and end. In all, 16 matches will be taking place Saturday and Sunday, starting from noon ET Saturday all the way to 21:30 ET Sunday night.

Picking just one game to watch is virtually impossible, so if you can find USA sports betting sites offering live streaming of matches you could have action on multiple devices to stay abreast of all the goings on. Will there be a Cinderella team making it to the Sweet 16, or will the college basketball picks favorites see it through to next week?

Premier League Leaders Keen to Pile Pressure on Rivals

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace - 14:00 GMT/10:00 ET Sunday

Arsenal have won five matches in a row to sit five points clear in the Premier League. They have a chance to put more pressure on rivals Manchester City this weekend. With City otherwise occupied in the FA Cup quarter-finals against Burnley, the Gunners have the chance to go eight points clear, albeit having played one game more.

There is an argument they couldn’t have better opponents coming to the Emirates, and soccer betting sites will reflect that. Crystal Palace have gone 11 games without a win in the league. Arsenal are likely to be very popular Premier League picks this weekend.

Second F1 Race of the Season This Weekend

Saudi Arabia Grand Prix - 17:00 GMT/13:00 ET Sunday

After a two-week break following the opening Grand Prix of the season in Bahrain, Formula 1 takes to Saudi Arabia for week two. There would have been no prizes for guessing the winner on Formula 1 betting sites prior to the race as two-time world champion Max Verstappen took the victory from his teammate Sergio Perez.

There will be short odds on the same duo taking the top spot again. Though, after car trouble in the first weekend of the season, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will hope to figure on the podium come the end of the race.

NASCAR Moves On To Atlanta

NASCAR Ambetter Health 400 - 15:00 ET Sunday

We’ve reached race five of the new NASCAR series, and things are really starting to heat up. William Byron is on a heater with two wins in a row. He also won this race in Atlanta last year after leading for 111 laps, so it is no surprise he is the current favorite to get a hat-trick of wins with NASCAR betting sites.

The usual suspects like Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin are also among the favorites for what should be a great race Sunday.

Mark spent over a decade as a sports reporter and editor with and Bleacher Report. He is now a Content Editor at covering all manner of sports from the Premier League and cricket to the NBA and NFL.

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