By Dave Schwab
It is a big sports betting weekend at BetAnySports starting with huge showdown in the MLB AL East Division race between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees for three games starting this Friday night at Yankee Stadium in a 7:05 p.m. (ET) start on MLB Network.
Heading into this series, Boston is riding an eight-game winning streak after taking a pair of games against Tampa Bay this week by a combined score of 10-2. The Red Sox are currently four games up on New York at 65-49. The Yankees will wrap up this week’s series against Toronto on Thursday as -141 road favorites for Game 3 on BetAnySports’ current moneyline odds. They are now 28-32 on the road verse a solid 32-20 at home. Sunday’s Game 3 will be the featured matchup on ESPN starting at 8 p.m.
NFL bettors are back in the game with Week 1 of the preseason. Thursday night’s featured matchup on NFL Network pits the Denver Broncos on the road against the Chicago Bears in an 8 p.m. start at Soldier Field. This game has been listed as a PICK with a total line of 35.5 points with each team trying to answer some questions at the quarterback position.
Friday’s schedule offers a double header of betting action on NFL Network starting with an inter-conference matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants. The Giants have been opened as 3.5-point home favorites and BetAnySports has set the total line at 37. Later Friday night in a 9 p.m. start at Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs will play host to the San Francisco 49ers as four-point favorites. The betting line for the total in this game has been set at 37.5.
The Dallas Cowboys will be back in action on Saturday as 2.5-point road favorites against the Los Angeles Rams after beating Arizona in last week’s Hall of Fame Game. The total for this 9 p.m. start on NFL Network has been set at 37.5. Week 1 of the NFL preseason closes things out on Sunday with Detroit on the road against Indianapolis as a PICK at 1:30 p.m. on NFL Network. Sunday night’s game on NFL Network pits Seattle on the road as a 1.5-point underdog against the Los Angeles Chargers at 8 p.m.
You can also bet on golf’s final Major with the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow CC in Charlotte and NASCAR returns to Michigan International Speedway this Sunday for the Pure Michigan 400 at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.