Guys & Bets (Episode 268): NFL and EPL Futures, MLB, Ligue 1 and 2 UFC Picks

Joe Osborne, Andrew Avery and Iain MacMillan have a range of bets for today’s episode of Guys & Bets.

With a lot of uncertainty earlier this morning, lines were not on the board for NBA, NHL and MLB until a bit later but it's never too early look at an NFL Futures bets! Joe and Iain each have one for the show while Ninja is looking at two soccer picks: a moneyline play and an EPL Futures bet.

The UFC keeps rolling along, and there are a couple bets for the UFC Fight Night card this weekend. Lots to talk about, so let's go!

Joe starts off in MLB with his bread and butter: F5 betting. The Atlanta Braves are on the road to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Robbie Erlin takes the mound for the Braves and he has had some struggles against the Phillies. Zack Wheeler is pitching for the Phillies, who sit four games behind the Braves in the NL East. The Braves have struggled on the road this season going 6-8, but Joe has F5 numbers to reinforce his bet here.

As for the UFC, Joe has a bet on the main event for UFC Fight Night. It's a light heavyweight bout between Anthony Smith and Aleksander Rakic. Smith comes into this fight having won five of his last seven bouts, but fell to Glover Teixeira in May by TKO. Meanwhile, Rakic suffered his first loss in the UFC in his last bout against Volkan Oezdemir. Smith comes in ranked in as the #5 ranked fighter and Rakic is #9 in their division. The bet from Joe isn't on who will win, but rather on the rounds.

Time to look at an NFL futures bet for Joe. While being mediocre for the last decade, the Miami Dolphins may have turned the corner. Their defense has been revamped, with key additions of Byron Jones and Kyle Van Noy, they added two solid running backs in Jordan Howard and Matt Breida and a new offensive coordinator in Chan Gailey. Joe is looking at a bet their win total which is at 6.5.

Ninja's first of two soccer picks is in Ligue 1 over in France. The season is just underway with most teams having played a game, Rennes had a 1-1 draw with Lille in their opener as Damien Da Silva squared that game up in the 74th minute. Montpellier is one of the clubs who have yet to kick off and Ninja has a wager on the moneyline in this match.

The next footy pick is an EPL futures bet: Who will be the top team in London? Well, that's a good question, and thankfully Ninja will answer that one here. Chelsea finished as the top club in this bet last season, seven points clear of Tottenham. Can Chelsea win this bet again? Who will challenge them? You'll want to hear Ninja's capping for this bet.

Iain looks to stay hot as he is 5-0 since Guys & Bets returned. He's betting on the UFC Fight Night card as "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler squares off against Neil Magny in the welterweight division. Lawler is cagey vet who has gone toe-to-toe with everyone. Magny has had two fights so far in 2020, and has won both by decision. The 33-year old could use a win here to keep moving up the rankings, but it won't be easy. Iain is looking at a bet on the winner of the fight.

As Joe has an NFL futures bet, so does Iain. He's a beloved Atlanta Falcons fan and that's where this futures bet will go. The Falcons did finish strong last season once the rumblings started about Dan Quinn getting fired, and the question is, can they find that earlier during the upcoming season. Having their core of players comeback should be an added bonus as they have chemistry together, and Matt Ryan and Julio Jones can win any game when they get rolling. It's a plus money bet here for Iain on the Falcons.