Guys & Bets (Episode 261): 3 UFC, 2 Bundesliga and Golf Picks

Your favorite sports cappers are back! Joe Osborne, Andrew Avery and Iain MacMillan have a wide range of bets for this episode with some sports making a return this weekend.

With UFC in full swing, Joe and Iain have three picks to quench your betting thirst for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 172 and with Bundesliga back, Andrew Avery is ready to steer you in the right direction for your wagers.

Joe starts off with a bet on the main event at UFC Fight Night 172 as Alistair Overeem squares off with Walt Harris in a heavyweight contest. Overeem’s last five fights have ended by KO/TKO, so you can expect fireworks in this one. Harris comes into this fight on a three-fight win streak and his last two wins were by KO/TKO. This fight should have an impact on the heavyweight rankings as Overeem is the eighth-ranked fighter and Harris is ninth. Joe’s bet is on a fighter to win.

The next bet for Joe is on the UFC Fight Night 172 card as well. Edson Barboza is set to fight Dan Ige in the featherweight division. Barboza is looking to get back on track after dropping his last two fights. The Brazilian is 20-8-0 in his MMA career and has the edge in experience over his opponent. Joe sees a lot of value in his bet for this fight.

Bundesliga is back and your boy Ninja has a couple of wagers for you. First off, Hoffenheim takes the pitch against Hertha Berlin in what is an important match for both sides. Hoffenheim is just two points behind Schalke for a spot in Europa League qualifying. For Hertha, they’ll want to have a good showing for their newly appointed manager. While the home squad is the favorite, is there really a home-field advantage?

Ninja’s got a second bet as FC Koln is on the road against Mainz 05. The Bundesliga is known for its abundance of goal scoring and this match could see just that. Mainz has allowed the third-most goals (53) in Bundesliga and that fits in with Ninja’s capping for this one. Koln, meanwhile, has been a part of some high-scoring matches this season. A total of 29 goals have been scored in their last seven matches. The bet here is on a total.

Iain starts off his picks with a bet on UFC Fight Night 172. Darren Elkins is set to fight Nate Landwehr in the prelims in what will be Landwehr’s second fight in the UFC. Elkins is in need of a bounce-back win in the featherweight division, having lost his last three fights. He has a huge edge in experience in this fight and that is part of Iain’s capping on this fight.

Finally for Iain, he’s taking his next bet to the links. A charity match is set up with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson pairing off against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. Fowler and Wolff are both former Oklahoma State golfers, but those Cowboys are certainly the underdogs against two of the top golfers in the game. The big unknown here is the course they’re playing on, Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. This match is a skins game. So it’s not a total score for each golfer that will matter. Iain’s capping for this takes into account a lot of key factors that you should know before you bet on this match.

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!