Daily Sports Betting Preview 01/20/2022 – Liverpool, CBB Parlay, Madison Keys Odds

  • Liverpool is a +105 betting favorite against Arsenal in the EFL Cup.
  • Parlaying some of the top college basketball teams on the moneyline can bring a good return.
  • Madison Keys has -130 odds to cover the five-game spread against Qiang Wang.

LONDON - Betting odds show value across a variety of sporting events on Thursday. The EFL Cup, college basketball and Australian Open highlight the options.

EFL Cup Odds: Liverpool Vs. Arsenal

Liverpool and Arsenal are set to meet for the second leg as the aggregate total is tied 0-0. Online sportsbooks favor Liverpool but leave generous odds on any of the possible results.

EFL Cup Odds

  • Arsenal +245
  • Liverpool +105
  • Draw +240

These two teams meet rather often as Premier League competitors, and Liverpool has dominated the recent series. Arsenal hasn’t beaten Liverpool in any of their last five meetings, however both of their last EFL matchups ended in a draw. It seems bettors could bet on either a draw or Liverpool or even both and still net a positive return.

College Basketball Odds: Top 10 Parlay

A handful of the top-ranked college basketball teams are in action on Thursday and parlaying them together can bring a solid return. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, Arizona Wildcats, Purdue Boilermakers and UCLA Bruins can be parlayed for a +140 return on college basketball betting sites.

College Basketball Moneyline Odds

  • Gonzaga Bulldogs -2000
  • Arizona Wildcats -535
  • Purdue Boilermakers -165
  • UCLA Bruins -500

All teams are playing inferior opponents, but only Gonzaga is on their home floor. The Zags will play the San Francisco Dons, Arizona will be the Stanford Cardinals, Purdue will play the Indiana Hoosiers and UCLA will play the Utah Utes. The odds suggest the Boilermakers are the biggest threat to the parlay, but as the No. 4 team in the country they should be able to get past Indiana with a win.

Australian Open Odds: Madison Keys Vs. Qiang Wang

Madison Keys and Qiang Wang are set to meet in the Australian Open and tennis betting sites are expecting a lopsided matchup in Keys’ favor, but she still may be worth betting on.

Keys vs Wang Spread Odds

  • Madison Keys -5.0 -130
  • Qiang Wang +5.0 EVEN

Keys has been playing out of her mind in 2022, winning 87.2% of her service games and 33.8% of her return games. In her current form, she should be able to take down Wang, the 110th ranked player in the world. Two sets at 6-3 is more than reasonable in this matchup and it wouldn't even be too surprising to find a set end 6-1.