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Best Sports to Watch and Bet This Weekend

Mark Fordham for Bookies.com

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Best Sports to Watch and Bet This Weekend

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A new weekend brings with it a fresh chance to sit on the couch for two days watching your favorite sports. But deciding which ones are worth your while looking up the odds on US betting apps can be tricky, so let Bookies do the hard work for you. 

The NBA and NHL are reaching their final stages, so every win counts for each team from here on out. Elsewhere, you’ll want to be glued to your couches for the Elite Eight round of March Madness where the contenders are separated from the pretenders.To start off proceedings, though, we have some horse racing action from Dubai.

Dubai World Cup - 16:35 GMT/12:35 ET Saturday

With Cheltenham in the rearview mirror, the next big event on horse racing betting sites is the Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan. The Dubai World Cup is the flagship event of the Dubai World Cup Night, which consists of eight races with a total purse of over $27.25 million. Saturday's card sees horses travel from all over the globe to try to get a slice of the eye-watering prize money on offer. American-trained Country Grammer is looking to defend his Dubai World Cup title and secure another $7 million payday under the masterful Frankie Dettori. Check out our Dubai World Cup tips for pointers on who to back. 

Bruins Chasing History

Lightning @ Bruins - 13:00 ET Saturday

The Boston Bruins have been the class of the field in the NHL this season, but they still have a chance to show their roster stands the test of time against historical teams. The Bruins have a possible 22 points to play for this season. They are currently on 115 points, and the record for most in a season is 132. Not many people would have placed a wager on the Bruins going so close with NHL betting apps before the season started, but it is most certainly on.

Standing in their way this weekend are the Tampa Bay Lightning, who won the last game between these two in January. However, the Bruins have won 29 of their 35 home matchups in regulation this season, and they will be favorites to add to that with most NHL betting sites.

Euro 2024 Qualification in Focus

Spain vs. Norway - 19:45 GMT/15:45 ET Saturday

The start of a new qualification cycle brings with it tremendous opportunities to dust off your soccer betting apps and win some money. With teams from all over Europe competing, there can often be some large and one-sided scorelines, but that may not be the case in Saturday’s big match in Spain. Both Spain and Norway are full of Premier League talent, and people will be hoping this is finally the time that Erling Haaland and co. can qualify for a major tournament for the first time since 2000. Spain are likely to be favorites with most soccer betting sites, but this could be a really tight affair that isn’t to be missed.

NBA Finals Preview This Weekend?

Bucks @ Nuggets - 22:00 ET Saturday

It’s not too often that the No. 1 seeds in both the East and West face each other, but that is the tasty matchup we have this weekend that you are sure to be glued to your NBA betting apps for. It’s a battle between two potential MVP candidates too in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic. Both are former winners of the award but currently trail Joel Embiid with most sportsbooks for the hardware. 

One thing to note if you are opening up your NBA betting sites for this matchup is that the Denver Nuggets have the best home record in the Association, having lost just six of their 36 matchups at the Ball Arena this season.

NCAA Tournament Gets To Business End

March Madness Elite Eight Saturday and Sunday

We have reached the Elite Eight of March Madness, and you’d be a very rich person if you were able to correctly make some of the college basketball picks so far in the tournament. We lost two No. 1 and two No. 2 seeds in the opening two rounds. Picking winners at college basketball betting sites during March Madness is notoriously difficult, but some teams have been exceedingly impressive so far. 

After difficult regular seasons for certain stretches, Gonzaga and UConn appear to have hit form at just the right time, and their matchup highlights Saturday’s helping. But with two matchups each on Saturday and Sunday, you’re sure to find all the entertainment you need for the weekend.

F1 Crossover This NASCAR Weekend

NASCAR Circuit of the Americas - 15:30 ET Sunday

There will be a couple of familiar faces to Formula 1 fans at this weekend’s NASCAR Circuit of the Americas stop as former world champions Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button will be lining up. You’ll find pretty long odds on NASCAR betting sites on either of them winning the race, but it will be an exciting crossover nonetheless. As it is, usual suspects such as Kyle Busch will be among the favorites for what is always an exciting race in Texas. It’ll be the perfect Sunday afternoon viewing ahead of the end of the Elite Eight in March Madness.

About the Author

Mark Fordham for Bookies.com
Mark Fordham
Mark spent over a decade as a sports reporter and editor with Goal.com and Bleacher Report. He is now a Content Editor at Bookies.com covering all manner of sports from the Premier League and cricket to the NBA and NFL.