- The Trailblazers are off to one of their worst starts on the season since Lillard has arrived.
- Esports tournaments such as Dota 2 allow bettors to engage in various betting styles.
- The second Diriyah E-Prix race will take place just after midnight (eastern time) in Saudi Arabia.
MILWAUKEE – Even with Thursday Night Football on the betting board tonight, bettors are still encouraged to look into various betting markets. Oftentimes, sports bettors get into a habit and they find it difficult to remove themselves when bets are going well or poorly.
No matter the success, any good sports bettors scours the US sportsbooks betting lines and odds looking for the best opportunity to make money. On Thursday, three certain lines were used to create this daily sports betting preview, which ranges in covering the NBA, esports, and Formula E racing.
Whether a bettor has direct knowledge of these sports or not, it should not matter. With the amount of information readily available on the web, discovering what betting lines are the most favorable is made much easier.
Portland Trailblazers Vs. Milwaukee Bucks (-13)
Sitting at 5-10 on the year thus far, the Portland Trailblazers are not where they expected to start the season. Ahead of only the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors in the west, the Blazers have struggled against both good and bad teams.
Against teams with a winning record, the Blazers are 1-5. On the flip side, the Bucks are second in the east with a 6-0 record against teams under .500 like the Blazers.
Still, 13 points is a lot to cover, and taking a chance on the Blazers being able to figure out their early woes should be anticipated. But don’t expect that determination to be found in this game, as Blazers’ All-Star point guard Damian Lillard is expected to miss tonight’s game due to a back injury.
Instead, feel confident taking the Bucks, and possibly even the over (227) or at least the over for the Bucks themselves (120).
Tip-off happens at 8:05 p.m. EST and bettors can tune in to TNT to stay on top of all the live betting action.
Mars Dota 2 League
In the esports world, Dota 2 is the game of choice tonight in the third round of the lower bracket of the MDL Chengdu Major. The winner between Team Liquid and Alliance will take on Evil Geniuses in the fourth round in hopes to keep advancing and ultimately meet the winner of TNC Predator and Vici Gaming in the Grand Final.
Both Team Liquid (+110) and Alliance (-150) entered the tournament in round two and took care of business to advance to the next round. As Alliance won the Dota 2 Champions League during season 1, they come in as the clear favorite.
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However, that event was in 2014 and Team Liquid has proven its worth in more recent tournaments. Winning the China Dota 2 Supermajor last year, this one may be better to be wagered on during live-action than beforehand.
The number of rounds is set at 2.5, where bettors are looking at the under (-125) more than the over (-110). As far as the spread is concerned, the round line of 1.5 is in favor of Alliance, with odds that would make any bettor consider betting on the sweep (+195).
This match, which will be played in China, begins at 11 p.m. EST and can be streamed on Twitch.
Diriyah E-Prix Race 1
While this event is technically occurring on Friday morning, bettors on the east coast will likely be asleep before the race begins. Still, sports bettors can entertain the idea of their money-making money throughout the night.
Held in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, this electric single car racing event is in Year 2 of its history. With a dozen teams entered into the race with two drivers each, it truly is anyone’s race to win.
DS Techeetah (+180) won the full season championship last year but brought a new driver in to replace Andre Lotterer. The team’s other driver – Jean-Eric Vergne – finished in second place on this course last season, while his new teammate (Antonio Felix da Costa) was the first-place finisher. With these two supporting DS Techeetah, it is easy to see why their odds are so short.
Some of the teams with longshot odds to win the Diriyah E-Prix race include BMW 1 Andretti (+600), Mahindra Racing (+1000), and Panasonic Jaguar Racing (+1000). All three of these teams finished in the top five for teams’ championship standings last year.
Mitch Evans (Jaguar) and Jerome d’Ambrosio (Mahindra) both finished in the top four at Diriyah last year, giving bettors a safe option with incredible odds.
The race begins at 2:58 a.m. EST on Thursday night/Friday morning.
Michael spends most of his time betting on over/unders and analyzing algorithms in attempts to beat the book. His focus on statistics comes from an early understanding of mathematics as well as knowledge of opportunity costs. Michael enjoys playing basketball and reading about the NBA whenever he has the free time. When he is not writing, he can be found in Mississippi hitting the sportsbooks and enjoying a margarita… on the rocks, no salt.