Today’s Sports Betting Preview – By Rick Elliott
There are 16 pairs matches and 12 singles in the 2018 Ryder Cup which means as individual there are 48 points up for grabs. There are 12 players in each side so on average the number of matches per player is four. The leading scorer at the Ryder Cup in 2016 was Thomas Pieters with four points and he played in all five sessions. Five Europeans did not sit out a match but only Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed were ever present for the Americans.
The leading points scorer this week will have to play at least four matches so that means we should focus on the tried and trusted pairings. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson were paired in three matches two years ago and they should be teaming up again this week at Le Golf National in Paris. It would be appropriate if the world number one was the overall leading points scorer and JUSTIN ROSE can be backed at 10/1 with Ladbrokes to be just that in France.
With no major soccer matches in the UK this evening we have to look at American Football for some sports betting action. The Thursday night match in the NFL is Minnesota at LA Rams. The home team have scored 102 points in their first three matches and conceded 36 for a point’s difference of 66. Minnesota have a negative point’s difference of 15 so the overall variance is 81 points. Three fixtures is a small sample and all things have not been equal but LA RAMS -6.5 at 10/11 with William Hill is the sports betting nap of the day.
It’s the first day of the Cambridgeshire meeting at Newmarket and the competitive handicap over the Rowley Mile takes place on Saturday. The highlight of today’s fixture is the Group 3 race over seven furlongs (3.35) for colts and geldings which are male horses. The race is confined to horses aged two and all seven runners carry nine stone and there are no age and sex allowances. Races of this nature often run to form and two thirds of juvenile contests are won by horses in the first three last time out. There are four qualifiers today and CARDINI is the form choice at 5/2 with Betfair.