Tips for Tonight

| November 24, 2016 | Reply

Luke’s back and he brings with him Thanksgiving gifts.

Enjoy this week’s column and, as ever, if you have any comments for either myself or Luke you can reach us at bettingrant@agorapub.co.uk.

Matt Houghton


Golden eggs

I do love controversy in sport, but I must admit that I am not as big a fan of this when betting on the event which went Pete Tong.

Case in point: Kovalev vs. Ward last Sunday morning. Heading for bed I checked the odds, the hard hitting American/Russian had grown into odds of 2.80.

I’m sat there thinking this could be the steal of the century, so I wake myself up for 4:40am (Sunday ruddy morning!), the fight starts, Kovalev makes a steady start before knocking Ward to the floor midway through the second round, and once up the American was jumped on with lefts and rights but just about managed to see the round out.

After that barrage the contest levelled out giving a tight tussle to the end…

For all money Kovalev looked a cert to take the win by a couple of rounds, but scorecards came back with a victory for Ward.

So not only had I ruined a Sunday morning but my rugby winnings from the previous day had also gone the way of Kovalev’s perfect professional record!

Robbery isn’t the word and I have no issue when a fight is clearly won but for a guy to get the only knock down of the entire fight, keep his opponent honest until the final bell and not win is disgraceful.

Last week’s rugby was mostly positive – Bristol did their bit for us local fans with a nice handicap win…

The match was a dog with fleas, not that this bothers me, but a cash win with a quality match watched is always a bonus.

For those readers who get to this early doors take a look at the NFL tips, today being Thanksgiving means the punting world is treated to a handful of football games with the first kicking off at 5:30PM.

Take a gander at these golden eggs:

NFL

VIKINGS TO BEAT THE LIONS: 31/25 MARATHON (THURSDAY AT 5:30!)

CARDINALS TO BEAT THE FALCONS WITH A -4 HANDICAP: 1.90 GENERALLY

GIANTS TO BEAT BROWNS WITH A -6.5 HANDICAP: 1.90 GENERALLY

SEAHAWKS TO BEAT THE BUCANEERS WITH A -5.5 HANDICAP: 1.90 GENERALLY

RUGBY UNION

ENGLAND TO BEAT ARGENTINA WITH A -18 POINT HANDICAP: 1.90 GENERALLY

WALES TO BEAT SOUTH AFRICA WITH A -5 HANDICAP: 1.90 GENERALLY

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