The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56 to end yet another thrilling NFL Season. But although the NFL won’t pick up until later this year, it doesn’t mean sports bettors having nothing to look forward to until September. Check out a list of MyBookie’s top Betting Sports you should dive into now that the NFL is done for this season.
What to Bet On Now that the NFL Season is Over
On Monday, Gonzaga became the fist-ranked team for the third time this season. The Zags are the preseason and current favorite to win the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament.
Right now, teams are playing through their conference schedules. Starting in March, teams will get to business jockeying for the top seeds. After the Zags, Auburn, the Arizona Wildcats, and the Kentucky Wildcats are in line for top seeds.
The NBA hits the hardwood almost every night. This weekend, it’s the annual all star festival. The Slam Dunk Contest and Three Point Contest are on Saturday night.
The NBA All-Star Game happens on Sunday. Every basketball fan knows the intensity picks up after the all-star game. So expect great pro hoops action from next Monday to the end of the season.
The National Hockey League, like the NBA, plays games on almost every night. Unlike the NBA where parity is difficult to find, the National Hockey League lives off parity.
The Colorado Avalanche have more points than any other team. How often, though, does the team with the most points heading to the playoffs wins the Stanley Cup? Not often. Get to know hockey and start placing bets. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how often underdogs win at big prices.
Boxing / MMA
Great boxing matches happen every weekend. Things pick up big time in April.
On April 23, Tyson Fury returns to the ring agianst Dillian Whyte. Seven days later Shaku Stevenson fights Oscar Valdez in what should be one of the best boxing matches of the year. Earlier in the month on April 16, Errol Spence takes on Yordenis Ugas.
Also, UFC and Bellator events happen almost every weekend. So don’t forget about mixed-martial arts.
Horse Racing – Triple Crown
The first major Kentucky Derby prep race of the year happens on Saturday when Smile Happy leads a 3-year-old contingent in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds.
Major Derby prep races pick up big time in March starting with the Grade 1 Fountain of Youth on March 5, followed by the Tampa Bay Derby on March 12, and the Louisiana Derby on March 26.
This year, the Florida Derby and Arkansas Derby are both on April 2. Seven days later, 3-year-olds race in the Bluegrass, the Wood Memorial, and the Santa Anita Derby on April 9.
The Kentucky Derby is on May 5 this year followed by the Preakness Stakes on May 21, and the Belmont Stakes on June 11.
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The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 starts on Tuesday, Feb. 15 when Paris Saint-Germain hosts Real Madrid and Manchester City heads to Sporting CP.
All leagues pick up the pace during the spring. La Liga, Italian Serie A, the Bundesliga, and the English Premier League are all in action.