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Weekend Wrap – Bren O’Brien salutes with a $10 best value tip

Mon, Feb 27, 6:03pm by Head Editor

It’s time once again, to look back at myself and the rest of the team at’s best bets for the weekend to find out if who needs a pat on the back and who needs to lift their game.

Our betting weekend started in India on Thursday afternoon when the Aussies aimed to win just their second series in the subcontinent nation in 48 years.

We took Virat Kohli to make a 50 in the first innings, he’s done so in his last five occasions, but unfortunately for us, he made his first duck in three years. The positive is that Australia won the Test by a whopping 333 runs.

On the track, we previewed Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield and Bren O’Brien was up early, with his best bet, Second Bullet running in the opening race, he ran sixth.

His best value came up in the third and final group one of the day, the Oakleigh Plate and it was sure worth the weight, with a mare called Sheidel running a brilliant race to salute for a juicy collect of $10 for the win and $2.90 for the place. Well done Bren.

In Sydney, we took Spright each way at $9, who finished a disappointing eighth. Supermare Winx won her 15th straight race later in the day in the Chipping Norton Stakes.

In Harness racing, the miracle mile took place in Menangle in New South Wales and Bren’s good form continued. He backed Lazarus, who ran third, for a small collect of $1.30.

On Friday, we headed over to the States for a couple of lunchtime best bets. We took Cleveland to cover the line (-9) against the Knicks which they did so easily for a collect of $1.95. The man himself, Lebron James, finished with 37 points in the 119-104.

That’s’ where our luck ended though, we had the Warriors to cover their large line of 13 points which missed by three points as the top of the Western Conference Golden State ran out 123-113 winners.

We also lost out on the Celtics on Saturday, we had them to beat the Raptors in Toronto but they couldn’t get it done, the surprises didn’t end there as the Cavaliers (who we also backed) lost to the Bulls at home on Saturday, they were without four-time MVP Lebron James though, who missed with strep throat.

Back on home soil but still on the hardcourt, we took the Wildcats to win game one of the NBL Grand Final by over four points. They trailed by eight points midway through the second term but came home strong to win 89-77 which also put $1.95 into the AG wallet.

Star import Bryce Cotton finished with 18 points including 11 in six minutes at the end of the first half to ingnite his team.

In the AFLW, we thought the Demons were good value at $2.15 to beat Carlton and that proved to be true as they saluted for their third straight win.

It was a good weekend of picking underdogs on the Australian rules field as we also took the underdog Richmond to beat Adelaide at $1.95, they duly saluted with three goals to both Jack Riewoldt and Jason Castagna.

Round 21 of the A-League kicked off on Friday night with the top of the table Sydney FC heading south to take on Melbourne City. The Sky Blues were far too strong, running out 3-1 winners, we also won ($1.57) after backing both clubs to score.

The following day the other Melbourne team, Victory weren’t able to get the job done though, we backed them to win both halves which was looking the goods until Tarek Ulrich netted a goal in injury time to break the hearts of the entire AG office.

We took the Roar to beat the Phoenix but goals to Shane Smeltz and Roy Krishna put that bet to bed aswell. Those kiwis.

Staying with the round ball code but across in the UK and we took Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool to win their respective games and as it stands we are on track for a $2.65 win, Liverpool meet Leicester, who of course, sacked their Premiership winning coach Claudio Ranieri last week, at 7am tomorrow morning AEDT.

Our overall result for the weekend was $237.70 if you bet $10 per selection and a profit of $47.70 if you bet $10 per selection. A good result on the punt and we look forward to backing it up again next weekend.

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