Our tips last week were decent, but we’re still searching for the perfect set of bets! This weekend, we’ve got the best value for you in the Champions League and Europa League finals, as well as the NBA!
Let’s not waste any more time, here are our tips for this massive weekend of sporting action!
PSG vs Bayern Munich – 1×2 & Both Teams to Score – Bayern & Yes @ 2.95
The Champions League Final is sure to be a belter between the French champions Paris Saint-Germain, who are in their first ever final. They will face the juggernaut of Bayern Munich, who are in their first final in 7 years. That year, they beat German rivals Borussia Dortmund in a classic final, which we expect to be the case this weekend too. Bayern are favorites for a reason. Their performances since the restart have been nothing short of excellent and they should have the firepower to claim their sixth European Cup. By making the final, PSG became only the fifth French club to reach the final and a win would mean they’re only the second to win the cup. Both sides will leave it all on the pitch, but Bayern’s class should shine through to see them triumph.
Sevilla FC vs FC Inter Milano – 1×2 FC Inter Milano @ 2.27
We think big Rom can lead Inter to their first European Trophy since the days of Jose Mourinho. Romelu Lukaku’s debut season in Italy has been a revelation. He scored 23 league goals, more than Mauro Icardi ever managed, becoming the first Inter striker to score 15 times away from home in their debut season in the process. Lukaku currently sits one goal behind Ronaldo’s 1997/98 record Inter debut season goal-tally of 34, and is two-shy of leading the European competition for the season. We think Lukaku will be eager to prove himself on one of the biggest stages, showing his fans and critics that he can lead a top European team to glory. The Nerazzurri have an abundance of firepower, with Lautaro Martinez in fine form, and another six players having scored 4 or more times this season. The narrative suits a big night for the Big Belgian, as they face the team that knocked out his former club where he was unceremoniously frozen out after a dry-spell of 12 matches towards the end of last season. All eyes will be on Lukaku at RheinEnergieStadion on Friday night, and we think he will deliver, leading his team to lift the trophy without a need for extra time.
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets – Under 220.5 points @ 1.76
After two games seeing Denver shoot the 3-ball at 50% and Donovan Mitchell hit whatever he pleases, we expect two strong defences to lock in during game 3. Denver have shot the ball outstandingly better from range than they have in the regular season throughout the first two games, this is likely to not last. As for Donovan Mitchell, the inclusion of Mike Conley may help the Jazz, but is likely to level Mitchell’s scoring. Accompany this with slower ball movement from the Jazz with Conley the main ball handler, we can certainly see this going under. This is a huge game in terms of the series overall – both defences will be tight and locked in. We’ll go with 2 units here.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics – Boston Celtics -7.5 @ 2.38
Boston are 2-0 up in the series with a winning margins of 8 and 27. Without Ben Simmons, a low-in-confidence 76ers are lacking support and playmaking to their scoring for Embiid, but also, more importantly, his world-class defensive ability. This is sorely missed in attempts to stop, not one, but two All-Star players in Kemba Walker & the red-hot Jayson Tatum. And when them two are cold, Philly have the matter of Jaylen Brown to contend with – scoring won’t be an issue for Boston. A big lead and the opportunity to rest their starting line-up coming down the stretch is why the -7.5 looks appealing. They will know their likely match-up in the next round, Toronto, will probably sweep their series vs the Nets, therefore an emphatic win with an opportunity not to over-exert must be the plan looking at the wider playoff picture. We’ll put 1 unit on this one.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Handicap (incl. Overtime) – Dallas Mavericks +5.5 @ 1.84
Despite the series being tied at 1-1, the Mavericks could well have been leading 2-0 had Kristaps Porzingis not been ejected in Game 1 – such was the quality of their play until he got thrown out. With the big man back and firing, Dallas seem harshly treated here.In Game 2 they looked fantastic, controlling the match on both ends en route to a 13 point victory.
In this win, Dallas received fairly standard contribution from all players, with no one on the team recording stats exceptionally above their season average. It can be argued that Paul George’s poor shooting helped the Mavericks attain victory; however even with PG shooting closer to his average the Mavs would still likely have won – and easily covered the spread. This balanced effort in a convincing win makes us feel as though the handicap here is decent value. We’ll go with 1 unit here too.
Indycar 2020 – Indianapolis 500 – Winner Alonso, Fernando @ 27.49
Fernando Alonso has been chasing Motorsport’s coveted Triple Crown for a few years now. Having won the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans already, he’s having his third and likely final crack at the Indianapolis 500. The two-time Formula 1 champion is not a favourite, clearly, but 2020 has proven that the unexpected can, and often will, happen. Alonso himself noted that all drivers have had less time behind the wheel lately to prepare, which can only benefit one of the world’s most experienced drivers in contrast to the rest of the pack. Will this be a fairytale moment toward the end of the Spaniard’s career?
With understandably high odds, we’ll go with 0.1 units. The bet ID for this pick is sport:2734653.
Multi odds – 51.61*
If you like our multi selections, feel free to copy from sport:2735012 and use whatever legs you like as well as any you may want for yourself!
*Odds subject to change prior to the beginning of their respective events
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