Top Sports Betting Picks of the Weekend - September 1st and 2nd

Top Sports Betting Picks of the Weekend

Whether you like MLB baseball, college football, professional tennis of world class soccer, there’s a ton of sports events going down across the globe than you can cash in on early and often over the course of the coming weekend. Better yet, thanks to the expert insight and accompanying free sports betting picks that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in on many of these must-see matchups. Let’s get started with the fourth and final grand slam of the 2018 tennis season.

Top Sports Betting Picks of the Weekend – September 1st & 2nd

2018 U.S. Open

Saturday, September 1

Dominika Cibulkova vs. Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber owns what looks like a slight 7-5 career edge in a dozen career meetings against Dominika Cibulkova, but really, she’s dominated since losing their first four meetings. Kerber is 7-1 since dropping the first four and is the easy pick to win and advance, although I have to admit that whenever I see the drop-dead gorgeous Cibulkova, I get weak in the knees. 2018 US Open Betting Pick: Kerber in 3 Sets
Maria Sharapova vs. Jelena Ostapenko
Maria Sharapova has a 1-0 edge over Jelena Ostapenko with her sole victory coming in Rome this year, but I’m going to advise you to back the carefree swinging, 21-year-old Ostapenko seeing as how Sharapova narrowly won their first meeting in a three-set thriller that saw one set going to a tie-break and another being won 7-5. 2018 US Open Betting Pick: Jelena Ostapenko in Three Sets
Novak Djokovic vs. Richard Gasquet
Novak Djokovic owns a dominating 12-1 career edge in 13 meetings against Richard Gasquet including a straight sets win the last time they met back in 2015 at Wimbledon. Don’t think twice about it tennis betting enthusiasts, Djokovic wins this match, but this time, in four sets. 2018 US Open Betting Pick: Novak Djokovic in 4 sets
Nick Kyrgios vs. Roger Federer
Nick Kyrgios has needed four sets – and a pep talk from a chair umpire to win his first two matches while Roger Federer has cruised to a pair of three set wins. Federer, also known as the Greatest of All-Time,  also owns a  2-1 edge in three career meeting against the talented, but mostly foolish Kyrgios that includes wins in each of their last two meetings. Federer will win again simply because Nick Kyrgios is a walking advertisement for psychiatrists everywhere. 2018 US Open Betting Pick: Federer in 4 Sets

College Football

No. 5 Washington at No. 10 Auburn

When: Sept. 1, 2018 at 3:30 PM ET Where:  Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA TV: ABC NCAAF Odds: Auburn -1.5 / Total: 48.5 The Auburn Tigers are ranked 10th nationally and Washington is ranked fifth, so clearly, college football voters believe the Huskies are the better of the two teams heading into the 2018 regular season. With that said – and this contest going down at a neutral site, I believe the Washington Huskies are a great pick to get the outright win. Washington has the better quarterback, running back and defense in this affair and I don’t think they should be underdogs. Washington has gone 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five regular season games while Auburn has gone an uninspiring 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games. I’m going with the Huskies for the absolutely huge ‘upset’ simply because I believe they are the better team on both sides of the ball! NCAA Football Week 1 Pick: Washington 27 Auburn 24 In other college football openers, I like Washington State as a 1.5-point road dog over Wyoming, Cincinnati as a two-touchdown underdog at UCLA and Florida International as a double-digit home favorite over Indiana and Michigan for the big road upset at Notre Dame.

Soccer

is Real Madrid a safe soccer betting pick this weekend? In La Liga, Real Madrid is an absolute lock to beat Leganes on Saturday and I like Barcelona to get past Huesca in a more difficult match on Sunday. In the English Premiere League, Manchester United is a lock to beat winless Burnley on Sunday.

MLB

In Major League Baseball, the Yankees (84-50) are going to smack the lowly Detroit Tigers (54-80) around on Saturday with right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (9-5, 3.97 ERA) on the mound against Detroit’s still unnamed starter. Also on Saturday, AL East leading Boston (93-42) and their best record in the majors, will do the same against the lowly Chicago White Sox (53-81) and on Sunday, Houston will get past the Los Angeles Angels as right-hander Gerrit Cole (12-5, 2.85 ERA)  narrowly out-duels Halos two-way phenom Shohei Otani (4-1, 3.10 ERA). So, there you have it, some top sports betting picks for the weekend.