What to Bet On at America’s Bookie this Weekend- March 24-26
While college basketball and this season’s NCAA Tournament remain at the top of the list for sports bettors this weekend, America’s Bookie has dialed up a little bit of something for everyone when it comes to its overall betting board.
The remaining four games of the Sweet 16 Round of the 2017 Big Dance highlight Friday night’s slate leading into four more games on both Saturday and Sunday in the Elite 8 Round. Turning to the pros in the NBA, the big showdown on Saturday is clash between two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference when the Washington Wizards go on the road to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 7:30 p.m. (ET) tip on NBA TV. In a 3:30 p.m. start on ABC this Sunday afternoon, two of the top scorers in the league face off when the Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder go on the road to face James Harden and the Houston Rockets.
The NHL regular season continues to wind its way to the start of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs and Sunday’s slate is filled with a double header of action starting with the Minnesota Wild on the road against the Detroit Red Wings at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. Over on NBS Sports Network in a 7 p.m. start is an in-state showdown between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Professional golf’s first Major of the year is just two weeks away at Augusta, Georgia and the top golfers in the world are warming up this weekend at Austin Country Club in Texas in the World Golf Championship Match Play Tournament. When it comes to betting on tennis this weekend at America’s Bookie, both the ATP and the WTA are in South Florida for the Miami Open.
NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series wraps up its early season West Coast swing on Sunday with the running of the Auto Club 400 in Fontana at 3:30 p.m. on FOX. Boxing fans can look forward to Saturday night’s Showtime featured bout between light heavyweight’s Anthony Crolla and Jorges Linares. America’s Bookie has opened Linares as a -220 favorite to successfully retain his WBA title with the moneyline odds on Crolla set at +185.
Getting back to Friday’s action in the Sweet 16, the Big East’s No. 4 Butler Bears will square off against the ACC’s No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels at 7:09 p.m. on CBS in the first of two South Region semifinal showdowns. The Tar Heels are listed as seven-point favorites with the total set at 153. The other half of this region features a huge Pac-12/SEC battle between the No. 3 UCLA Bruins and the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats in a game that is now listed as a PICK at America’s Bookie. The total line for this 9:39 p.m. tip on CBS has been set at 164.5. The winner of both of these games will face one another on Sunday for a trip to the Final Four.
The first of two semifinal matchups in the East Region pits the SEC’s No. 7 South Carolina Gamecocks against the No. 3 Baylor Bears in a 7:29 p.m. start on TBS. Baylor has been set as a 3.5-point favorite and the betting line for the total has been set at 135. Next up in the East at 9:59 p.m. on TBS is a Big Ten/SEC tilt between the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers and the No. 4 Florida Gators. The current spread has Florida favored by two points with the total set at 131.5. The final in this region is also set for Sunday.