Top Sports Betting Picks of the Weekend – May 19th

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,May 18, 2018 5:05, EDT in

If you’re looking for some fun-filled – and value-packed – sports betting action this coming weekend, then you should know that you’ve got a full plate waiting just for you. There is quite literally something for sports fans and betting enthusiasts of every genre on tap this coming weekend. Let’s get to the highlights people!

Top Sports Betting Picks of the Weekend – May 19th

NBA

Boston Celtics (65-31) at Cleveland Cavaliers (58-37)

  • When: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Quicken Loans Arena
  • NBA Odds: Cleveland -6.5
  • Total: 204

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to avoid falling into a basic, season-ending 3-0 deficit when they host Al Horford and the gritty Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday. I’m going to give this pick away super-fast! The Cavs win and cover the chalk against the C’s because of sheer and unadulterated desperation!

Pick: Cleveland -6.5

Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors (Game 3 – Home Game 1)

  • When: Sun. May 20, 2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Where: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA
  • NBA Odds: Golden State -7
  • Total: 226.5

The Golden State Warriors did their job by winning Game 1 to steal home-court advantage away from the Houston Rockets. Now, after suffering a humbling loss in game 2, you should expect the Dubs to come out with a major attitude in Game 3 on Sunday, which they’ll win – and cover the chalk in!

Pick: Golden State -7

NHL

Washington Capitals (59-29-9) at Tampa Bay Lightning (63-27-5)

  • When: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:15 pm
  • Where: Amalie Arena
  • TV: NBC
  • NHL Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -170
  • Total: 6

The road team has won every game in this series, but I’m going to back Tampa Bay that trend in Game 5. The Lightning led the entire NHL in scoring this season and have gone 15-7 in the last 22 meetings against the Caps. I like the Bolts to get it done in a high-scoring shootout!

Pick: Tampa Bay 5 Washington 4

2018 Preakness Stakes

  • When: Saturday, May 19,
  • Where: Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore, MD

2018 Preakness Stakes Odds

  • Justify -225
  • Good Magic +300
  • Quip +1200
  • Lone sailor +1500
  • Bravazo +2000
  • Tenfold +2000
  • Diamond King +3000
  • Sporting Chance +3000

23 thoroughbreds have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and that means the top favorite, Justify, will have a great shot to du0plicate his win in Kentucky. Simply put, I like he to remain unbeaten as a 3-year-old!

Justify should be on your Sports Betting picks of the weekend.

“Not only does he have the talent, but he has the will to win,” trainer Bob Baffert told reporters earlier this week. “For him, what he’s done in such a short period — it will be his fifth race in 13 weeks — it’s just incredible how tough he is.”

2018 NASCAR All-Star Race

  • Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Date: Saturday, May 19
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET (3-stage Open begins at 6 pm ET)

My Top Two Picks

Martin Truex Jr.

Truex Jr. won the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte in 2016 while leading a record 392 of the 400 laps in the race. Truex Jr. also won the Bank of America 500 last fall but is 0-for-6 in the All-Star Race with a runner-up in 2010 as his best finish.

“Since this year’s All-Star race won’t offer much help for the Coca-Cola 600 due to the rules package, the only goal is to win it,” said Truex, who is 8-to-1 to win. “It’s an all or nothing race. It’s not about points, it’s not about anything else. It’s just about going for the million bucks.”

Kevin Harvick

Harvick is having an insane season and it could continue seeing as how he won this all-star race in 2007 while also winning the Coca-Cola 600 in 2011 and 2013 while also claiming the Bank of America title in 2014.