- Italy is -200 on the three-way moneyline against Turkey, but the Over is only set at 2 goals.
- The Philadelphia 76ers has narrow -120 betting odds and are favorites against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3.
- The Phoenix Suns are underdogs with EVEN odds against the Denver Nuggets despite leading the series 2-0.
- The Minnesota ROKKR are underdogs against the Los Angeles Thieves in a fight for a winner’s bracket spot in the upcoming major.
LAS VEGAS – Friday’s slate of games is filled with betting value and opportunities highlighted by some of the best plays throughout the beginning of the 2020 Euros, the two NBA Playoff games and the Call of Duty League in the eSports scene.
The first match of the 2020 Euros will be between Italy and Turkey on Friday.
Italy will take the field as moderate soccer betting favorites, but we’ll turn towards the total for our best bet of the match.
Italy vs Turkey Total Odds
- Over 2, 2.5 -105
- Under 2, 2.5 -115
Italy averaged 3.7 goals per game in their 10 qualifying matches while Turkey averaged 1.8 goals per game. Online sportsbooks may be undervaluing these teams’ ability to combine for three or more goals.
NBA Playoffs Odds: 76ers vs Hawks
With two games on the NBA slate tonight, we’ll take a look into both for some value picks. Starting with Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks series, we notice the 76ers are slight road favorites. Philly went 18-8 (69.2%) straight up this year when labeled as a road favorite by sports betting sites.
76ers vs Hawks Moneyline Odds
- Philadelphia 76ers -120
- Atlanta Hawks EVEN
Atlanta was 6-7 (46.2%) on the moneyline this year as a home underdog. Not only are the 76ers thought to be the better team, but many trends point towards the 76ers to be able to take a 2-1 series advantage in Friday’s game.
At the end of the day, NBA betting odds of -120 on the No. 1 seed in the East is enough value to be worth the risk.
NBA Playoffs Odds: Nuggets vs Suns
The second and final game on the NBA docket is Game 3 between the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets. Despite taking the first two games of the series, Phoenix is listed as the betting underdog heading into Game 3.
Nuggets vs Suns Moneyline Betting Odds
- Nuggets -120
- Suns EVEN
Historically, teams that go up 2-0 in a series struggle in Game 3, however, No. 2 seeds have the best record of any seed when up 2-0 - winning 60.9% of games.
The numbers don’t lie, the Suns at EVEN money might just be too good to pass up on.
Call of Duty League Odds: Minnesota ROKKR vs Los Angeles Thieves
With two games on the Call of Duty League (CDL) schedule, we see the one that is projected to be a good matchup. The Minnesota ROKKR and Los Angeles Thieves will compete in a match that carries a lot of importance towards the Stage 4 Major seedings. The Thieves are slight esports betting favorites in the matchup.
ROKKR vs Thieves Moneyline Odds
- Minnesota ROKKR EVEN
- Los Angeles Thieves -135
Both teams have their fair share of question marks and areas to critique, but there is simply too much of the unknown in the Los Angeles camp to be worth backing as the favorite. The Thieves have made a variety of roster moves in the past couple of months, Friday’s match will be the first with yet another new roster.
Drazah and Venom will be moved to sub for this week. pic.twitter.com/IJ68RsfRVE
— LA Thieves (@LAThieves) June 9, 2021
Granted this is probably the most talented roster the Thieves could’ve made, there’s a high probability that the team may struggle to start as they’ve had limited time to practice with each other. Further, the Thieves may be a little distracted by the whole Huke situation that shook up the competitive CoD scene just a few days ago.
On paper, Los Angeles is the better team, but there are too many questions surrounding the roster to confidently bet on.
Nick got involved with the world of sports at a young age and never turned his back on it. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. In his free time, you can catch him at the bottom of the leaderboards on any video game he’s playing.