Unlike pretty much any other sport, Americans are soccer sportsbetting underdogs. However, on June 22nd the U.S. national soccer team will have to pull off an Amazonian feat the likes of which have not been seen since Werner Herzog’s 1982 film Fitzcarraldo. Not only do they have to face erstwhile favorites Portugal -who could very well look to prey on the U.S. as a means of bouncing back from their humiliating loss against Germany- but they may have to do so without key figures. This match will be very complicated, and not despite but because of the United State’s hard-fought victory over Ghana.
British Andy Murray is the current Wimbledon champion, but he is taking a backseat in sports betting odds to Serbian Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Stanislas Wawrinka are also among the favorites. As for the women’s singles participants, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, and Eugenie Bouchard are the top contenders.
The first round order for the 2014 NBA draft has been set since May, with the Cleveland Cavaliers defying sportsbetting odds and snatching the coveted first pick for the second consecutive year and the for the third time in four years. The Cavs had the 9th worst record and only a 1.7% chance of winning the draft lottery. Thus, Cleveland will have a do-over of last year’s Anthony Bennett, considered one of the worst overall picks in the last 20 years. That’s a stark contrast with their 2011’s #1 pick Kyrie Irving who quickly achieved All-Star status.
The Cavaliers will be at leisure to pick and choose from the best prospects, but the top pick seems to be down to three up-and-coming stars: Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embid, and Duke’s Jabari Parker.