Mon, Apr 10, 5:34pm by Head Editor
It’s time once again, to look back at myself and the rest of the team at www.australiangambling.lv’s best bets on a weekend that saw us back winners in eight sports in five different countries.
Our betting weekend started on the beautiful fairways of the Augusta National Golf Club when we started off with a $3.25 when we backed four Aussies to make the cut.
Jason Day almost cost us, dropping four shots late in the second round but he hung on for us. We also backed Jordan Spieth to win, Marc Leishman to be the leading Aussie and Rod Pampling to make the cut, who all missed.
Sergio Garcia won his first major, at his 74th attempt, in a playoff over his good friend and Ryder Cup teammate, Englishman, Justin Rose.
Back on home soil, Round Three of the AFL kicked off on Friday night when Collingwood stunned Sydney at the SCG.
We lost out in that one but bounced back on Saturday with a pair of $2.25 wins when the Cats and the Crows won their respective games by under 40 points.
Adelaide’s win over Port Adelaide sent them to the top of the ladder in front of a record Adelaide Oval crowd of over 53,000. The result also sees them level the overall Showdown ledger at 21 wins apiece.
Sunday’s results didn’t go our way, we took the over (207.5) points in the Saints-Lions game and Essendon to beat Carlton.
Speaking of not going our way, our NRL expert has been on the money in the first five weeks, backing winners left and right, but Round Six wasn’t his best effort.
On the track, we previewed the second day of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney. In the Australian Oaks, we took Lasqueti Spirit each way and she delivered for us, running third to add a handy $3.50 into the AG wallet.
In Melbourne, we headed to Caulfield but unfortunately Melbourne’s weather had other ideas, which saw the last three races abandoned. Both our Best and Value Bets were in those races with Hans Holbein in race eight and Tuscan Sling in the last race, so money back.
Just as that weather was hitting Caulfield, Sydney FC were slugging it out against Wellington in the New Zealand capital. We took the Sky Blues to win but a draw was all they could manage.
We also took their cross-town rivals, the Wanderers to win, but they shared the points with Melbourne Victory. We did manage to break our A-League duck with a $1.60 collect when City beat Adelaide on Friday night.
Staying with the round ball code but across in the UK, and we took Take Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham to win at $2.69.
The Spurs and Citizens have played their part so far with wins over Watford and Bournemouth respectively, Arsenal meets Crystal Palace at 5am on Tuesday AEST, come on you Gunners.
Across the Atlantic and a round ball of a different variety, where the action is heating up as we count down to the NBA playoffs.
First up, we took the Spurs to beat the Mavericks by more than three points on Saturday, they duly saluted to add $1.95 into the kitty.
We said thanks to Gregg Popovich’s side by backing the Clippers to beat them on Sunday. That was also a winner thanks to 36 points from both Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, they saluted to add $2 into the AG account.
In Super Rugby action, the battle for the bottom of the New Zealand Conference took place on Saturday when the Highlanders hosted the Blues. We took the hosts by 1-12 points which saluted for a handy collect of $2.65.
Unfortunately, the Reds let us down, when they were belted 43-10 by the Brumbies, but we bounced back by backing the Stormers to beat the Chiefs by 1-12 points in South Africa early on Sunday morning. Duane Vermeulen’s men saluted 34-26 for a $3.15 collect.
UFC 210 saw the sport return to Buffalo for the first time since 1995 and it was a happy return for us, with Daniel Cormier defending his light heavyweight belt against Anthony Johnson for a $2 win.
The light went green at the Chinese Grand Prix at 4pm AEST on Sunday with our suggested bet of Lewis Hamilton to take out the second race of the year saluting at the odds of $2.25.
Our overall result for the weekend was 11/23 with a return of $268.50 if you bet $10 per selection and a profit of $38.50.
Not a bad weekend on the punt but we’ll aim to do better for you next week!
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