Guys & Bets (Episode 256): Three NBA Picks, Plus XFL, Premier League, La Liga and NCAA Picks

Happy Friday! We’ve got a full show for you with seven picks from four of your faves! Joe Osborne and Andrew Avery are in the driver’s seat and will be joined by Iain MacMillan and Harry Gagnon to deliver top-notch sports capping info for a wide range of games. And with that ... LET’S GOOOOO!

We get started in the NBA as Joe has found a good spot for a spread bet between the Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz. The Wizards have low-key played themselves into playoff contention in the Eastern Conference, playing just under .500 since the start of 2020. The Jazz were playing so well for so long that it almost felt like they were due for a slide. Donovan Mitchell and company still find themselves in the midst of everything in the Western Conference, but this is a big number to cover.

Staying in the Association, Chris Paul and the Oklahoma City Thunder face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum. The Thunder have been one of the best stories in the NBA this season. After trading away Paul George and Russell Westbrook, OKC finds itself in the fifth spot in the Western Conference. It’s a tall task at hand facing the best team in the league, but it’s also a large number for the home squad to cover.

While the Memphis Grizzlies are a Guys & Bets darling, it’s for other reasons now. The Grizzlies have hit a snag in what was a promising season. Injuries have derailed them lately and while the Sacramento Kings aren’t exactly world-beaters, they have a nice number to cover in this game. However, Joe’s pick here isn’t on the spread or total. It’s on a trend he’s been following all NBA season.

Ninja has found a sweet spot in soccer betting for this weekend’s Premier League matches. Tottenham hosts Wolves in a pivotal match as far as the table is concerned, but the bet here isn’t on a side, but rather a goal prop. Tottenham has been rough at the back end, which doesn’t bode well against a team like Wolves, who have scored nine goals in their last three games.

The biggest soccer game of the weekend is in La Liga as Real Madrid hosts Barcelona. You know Ninja would find a good spot to bet here for this showdown. Barcelona and Madrid are far and away the class of La Liga, sitting one and two respectively in the table. Madrid leads La Liga with the fewest goals allowed (17) and combining that with the fact that Barca hasn’t been as good on the road lately leads Ninja to a bet on the total here.

Iain MacMillan has been tearing up college basketball betting in 2020 so that’s where he stays for his pick. Wright State visits Northern Kentucky in a matchup of the top two teams in the Horizon Conference. These two squads are easily the cream of the crop in the Horizon, and this promises to be a game that could come down to the wire.

Harry Gagnon has been the resident XFL expert, and he’s been cashing! This week Harry likes a bet on the total as the Houston Renegades face their in-state rival, the Dallas Renegades, in Dallas. Led by quarterback PJ Walker, Houston paces the XFL in touchdowns with 13 through three games and is the only undefeated club remaining in the XFL. Dallas, on the other hand, lost its opening game but was without starting quarterback Landry Jones. In the two games Jones has been under center, Dallas is 2-0 and has scored a combined 49 points.

As always, the show wraps up with a Q&A session for our viewers, so if there’s anything you’ve always wanted to ask, you should be joining us live every weekday at noon ET on our YouTube channel!