After a long time off, Just the Phacts is bringing back Jefferson’s Weekly Best Bets in order to help you guys, the readers, earn a little extra cash. Of course the idea of a sure thing or lock pick doesn’t exist, but here are a few bets that give you great odds and the chance to win some money. This week is sort of an off week as far as sports betting is concerned with baseball on pause for all-star festivities but not to worry, we’ll look to the future with the upcoming premier league season and British Open.
2018-19 Premier League Season:
Last season the world saw Manchester City dominate the entire league and crush the competition as they’re set to start their next championship campaign as the odds on favorite. While it’s a safe bet to go with city, I wouldn’t hesitate putting a few bucks on Chelsea and Tottenham. Tottenham coming in at 16-1 has always been on the cusp of winning the title and as Harry Kane enters the prime of his career, the Spurs are going to be very competitive. As for Chelsea, rumors have been circulating over star forward Eden Hazard and his future with the club. Should Hazard leave I don’t think Chelsea have what it takes to win this year but if he stays the blues are 100% being overlooked at 14-1 odds.
2018 British Open:
Who will hoist the Claret Jug? I see three strong contenders who will likely emerge from the rest of the field. First, Dustin Johnson who is the favorite coming into the tournament at 12-1. DJ looked good at the US Open in Shinnecock Hills until he fell apart in the 3rd round but needless to say he’s a young, very talented golfer who is in his prime and is due for another major championship. Next, Tiger Woods at 25-1. Tiger is back and although he hasn’t been putting up the exact same performances as he did before he fell off the face of the earth, he’s putting very very well and is also finding a lot of his fairways of the tee, this could be his “I’m officially back” tournament. Lastly, a golfer that always seems to be in the hunt is Paul Casey, 33-1. Casey played well the first two days at Shinnecock sitting at 3 over before a tough 3rd and 4th round left him out of the conversation. Casey is yet to win a major championship despite how talented he is and in his last performance at the Travelers Championship it took a phenomenal performance from Bubba to beat him. Definitely keep your eye on these three as they’re without question three golfers that haven’t won a major in a while or at all and could this week/weekend.