Top 10 Ridiculous Bets to make this week that can win you a lot of money
After American Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, with the holiday season staring us in the face I know what you're thinking - I NEED MONEY FAST!
Let's collectively try and pay off these giant, Christmas spending credit card bills with the most ridiculous bets of the week.
The Best Longshots and Unconventional bets of the week
Magical Midweek Madness
And rather than stand on ceremony, we'll dive right with some midweek online sports betting madness...
It's Matchday 5 in the Champions League and Europa League this week and that's usually the most important day for those teams looking to secure spots in the knockout round. Both Neymar and Mbappé had injury scares for PSG during the international break, but thankfully for the Parisians, both look to be fit for this contest on Wednesday.
And both teams are in tough and need the win BUT a loss for either side would basically be the nail in their coffin. This match may play out more cagey than anticipated. Liverpool already played a nil-nil draw with Manchester City this season, so it is possible
2. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE part II: RONALDO To Score a Hat Trick +1600 on WILLIAM HILL
Also in the Champions League this week on Tuesday, Juventus host Valencia in Turin. Now a lot of things line up nicely for this one. First and foremost, Ronaldo is very good at soccer - the type of hard hitting analysis you can only get here ;)
Secondly, in their first meeting in the group stage Ronaldo was given a dubious red card after a Valencia player embellished some contact from Ronaldo to his face.
Third, Juventus really need to win this game to secure the group after blowing their last home game to Manchester United. Ronaldo can get his revenge no one would be shocked.
3. NBA: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES moneyline over the Toronto Raptors +160 on BODOG
This is a weird game. After 2 home games, the Raptors fly to Memphis to play the Grizz Tuesday night before flying back home on play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Now with the Dubs looming this sets up as a classic TRAP GAME as the Raptors may be looking ahead to their showdown with the defending NBA Champions. The Raptors are playing great, but surprisingly so are the 12-7 Grizzlies who are 7-2 against the spread and straight up at the Fed Ex Forum.
4. EUROPA LEAGUE: PAOK to beat Chelsea +1000 and VORSKLA POLTAVA to beat Arsenal +380 on WILLIAM HILL
If you're Arsenal and Chelsea you've had enough of this competition. Arsenal who play archrivals Tottenham, this Sunday have to travel to the cold and miserable Ukraine on Thursday. It's highly unlikely that they put anything into this game.
Chelsea's undefeated season was a house of cards that came tumbling down last weekend. With many key players in need of a break, it's likely most of the starters will rest which opens the door for the Greek PAOK, desperate for a win and who will want to show well for their travelling fans, who bring a great intensity and atmosphere.
5. NFL Thursday Night Football: Taysom Hill to score the 1st TD
I have unsuccessfully bet on this twice so far this season, at +1500 and +2000 so the value will be there when New Orleans travels to Dallas on Thursday. When the Saints get inside the 10 yard line, the packages they run favor Taysom Hill just as much as anyone.
Hopefully the third time is the charm...
Weekend Gamblin' Extravaganza
After you've cashed in all your giant midweek bets why not double down on the - drum roll please - OAKLAND RAIDERS.
6. OAKLAND RAIDERS moneyline over the Chiefs +700 on BET365
We already saw this once this season, when the Vikings lost as 17 point home favorites to the Buffalo Bills, but what haven't seen thus far in the NFL is the obligatory Andy Reid meltdown game where he snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. The Chiefs have the 1 seed in the AFC and opened as 15 point favorites heading to the Bay area this Sunday. Time for their coach to lob a grenade at their Superbowl hopes.
7. POLITICS: BELGIUM to be the next to leave the European Union +8000 on WILLIAM HILL
They have the finest chocolate in the world. It's only a matter of time before they realize that they don't need the world, the world needs them.
The saga in Golden State won't go away with the latest wrinkle in the soap opera being a Steph Curry car accident. In any event it feels like Kevin Durant will be wearing another jersey next season. Here are the latest odds:
The Clippers are a good young team without an alpha dog. Durant has had to share the limelight with both Russell Westbrook and Steph Curry in his career. The Clippers will be able to offer him many complimentary players as well as the as the LA spotlight. Him and Lebron can battle for southern California supremacy and who wouldn't want to witness that?
Styles make fights and this one could wind up being tricky to score. Will the judges value Wilder's ability to score from many angles or Fury's ability to switch up tactics and confuse his opponent? A majority draw is not out of the realm of possibility.
10. US POLITICS: COREY BOOKER to win the 2020 Election +3300 on SportsInteraction
After 4 years of Trump the American public will get worn down by his abusive rhetoric and sanity will be restored. Booker is smart, respectful and capable of bringing respectability and character back to the oval office.
All the Democratic party needs to do is lock Hillary Clinton (+6600) in a closet until the primaries are over.
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