The NBA Playoffs, Major League Baseball, a Saturday NASCAR race, and a heavyweight boxing match dot this weekend’s schedule of great sports action. Also, on Sunday, UEFA Champions League crowns their king when Paris Saint-Germain battles Bayern Munich.
Check out all the great sports betting action taking place this weekend!
Betting Events: | August 22 – 23
Sports Events to Pay Attention this Weekend
- When: Saturday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 23
Saturday, August 22 | Check the NBA Odds
Lots to get through on Saturday. We’ll start with the marquee sport of the day, hoops! The National Basketball Association has 4 games on Saturday: Bucks vs Magic, Pacers against the Heat, Rockets versus Thunder, and Lakers taking on the Trail Blazers.
The Lakers and Bucks evened their respective series on Thursday. The Heat and Rockets are up 2-0. Will the Lakers and Bucks establish dominance on Saturday?
MLB Regular Season
Saturday, August 22 | Check the MLB Odds
The Yankees battle the Mets in a Subway Series this weekend. It’s also important to see how the Astros fair at Petco Park in San Diego. The Astros are just 2 ½ games behind the 18-8 Oakland Athletics.
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Saturday, August 22 | Check the NHL Odds
No games scheduled. But, we might want to check in to see if the National Hockey League has set conference semifinal schedules.
NASCAR Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway
Saturday, August 22 | Check the NASCAR Odds
NASCAR rarely runs their top race on Saturday, which makes the Drydene 311 at Dover an interesting invent.
You know what else is interesting? 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup winner Kyle Busch is +1200 to win the race.
Check out the Top 5 odds choices on MyBookie.
- Martin Truex Jr. +330
- Kevin Harvick +350
- Chase Elliott +550
- Denny Hamlin +650
- Ryan Blaney +1000
UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs Edgar
Saturday, August 22 | Check the UFC Odds
Legendary mixed-martial-arts fighter Frankie Edgar battles Pedro Munhoz a +210 underdog on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Frankie has a shot, but he hasn’t been in great form. As always, Dana White loaded up the fight card. So, make sure to check out our write-up on some of the more interesting matches.
Heavyweight Fight: Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin
Saturday, August 22 | Check the Boxing Odds
Matchroom Headquarters in Essex, England puts on another pugilist show on Saturday. The headline bout is Alexander Povetkin versus Dillian Whyte. That should be a great match even if Whyte appears destined to beat Povetkin.
Also on the card? 15-0 with 6 knockouts Katie Taylor takes on 44-2 with 18 knockouts Delfine Persoon. Taylor is a big favorite. So, not much value unless you really believe Delfine can beat her.
Sunday, August 23 | Check the NBA Odds
The National Basketball Association’s Sunday games include Celtics versus 76ers, Clippers versus Mavericks, Toronto taking on Brooklyn, and the Nuggets against the Jazz.
Heading into Friday’s games, the Celtics and Raptors are up 2-0. Jazz-Nuggets and Clippers-Mavericks are tied 1-1.
Friday’s match to watch is Clippers versus Mavericks. Kawhi, PG-13, and the Clipps beat Luka and the Mavs 118-110 in Game 1. In Game 2, the Mavericks dominated 127-114.
Game 3 should tell us a lot about whether LAC or Dallas has the edge in the series.
Sunday, August 23 | Check the NHL Odds
If the Blues beat the Canucks on Friday, the two squads play a Game 7 on Sunday. Same goes for the Canadiens and Flyers.
Flyers are up 3-2 over the Canadiens. Montreal has played great in the series. Make sure to watch Friday’s NHL matchups so that you know if there’s NHL hockey on August 23.
MLB Regular Season
Sunday, August 23 | Check the MLB Odds
Philadelphia against Atlanta and Houston versus San Diego are key games. They also happen to be ESPN’s broadcast double-header on Sunday. No reason not to back a couple of squads and then check out the games.
MLS: Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders
Sunday, August 23 | Check the MLS Odds
Timbers-Sounders happens at 7:00 pm PT. Portland Timbers versus Seattle Sounders is Major League Soccer’s version of Real Madrid against Barcelona.
Play on the pitch won’t approach the level of the El Clasico. But, it should be a good match.
UEFA Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich
Sunday, August 23 | Check the UEFA Odds
The real soccer match happens earlier in the day. Paris Saint-Germain battles Bayern Munich for the 2020 Champions League trophy.
PSG dominated RB-Leipzig 3-0 this past Tuesday. That’s nothing compared to what Bayern has done. Since the Champions League knockout stage resumed a couple of weeks ago, Bayern blasted Chelsea 4-1, forced Barcelona to fire manager Quique Setien after dominating Messi’s squad 8-2, and put a 3-0 beating on Lyon.
But even though Bayern has rocked every team they’ve faced, odds makers don’t expect a blowout Bundesliga champ victory.
Right now, Bayern is at +105 while Neymar led Paris-Saint Germain is +230. The draw is +285.
Once MyBookie sets odds, make sure to handicap this one. It should be one of the more entertaining sporting events this weekend.
Also, don’t forget that the game happens at 3:00 pm ET. That’s 12:00 pm pacific time.
Have a great betting weekend!