College Football, NFL Futures, UFC, Bundesliga & La Liga Picks | Odds Shark’s Guys & Bets (Episode 294)

A bit of a buzz kill without a Thursday Night Football game to bet on, but no worries, we’ve got plenty of picks and bets on the show today.

Joe Osborne, Andrew Avery and Pamela Maldonado have some of their best bets lined up from a wide range of leagues to get you set for the weekend.

Joe has been hitting his main event bets in the UFC at a pretty good clip lately, so that’s where he is going for this bet. Jack Hermansson, the fourth-ranked middleweight, squares off with 13th-ranked Marvin Vettori. Hermansson has 55 percent of his wins by KO/TKO, while Vettori has made his opponents tap out 60 percent of the time during his wins. Joe is betting a round prop for when the fight will be finished.

Without Thursday Night Football, there aren’t any games to bet on today, but Joe has found a futures bet for the NFC championship. The NFC feels wide open at this point and each contending team certainly has holes, but that means there is value to be had. At this point it may come down to who you trust is getting better each week and Joe has his sights set on one such team.

We switch over to the pitch as Ninja has found a goal bet that he likes in La Liga as Athletic Bilbao is hosting Celtic Vigo on Friday. Athletic has scored in five of its last six contests and has 12 markers while conceding 10 to date. Celta has allowed a league-high 20 markers and has seen both sides score in each of its last five matches.

In a league renowned for its scoring, or maybe just lack of defense, Ninja is betting the total as Schalke hosts Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga this weekend. Schalke has allowed a league-high 28 goals in just nine matches thus far. Lucas Alario has led the way for Leverkusen with seven goals through seven appearances and his squad is starting to find its form in attack.

Finally, over in college football, Pam is looking at the Sun Belt Conference as UL Lafayette is on the road to take on Appalachian State. The Ragin’ Cajuns enter this game with five straight wins and dropped 70 points on winless UL Monroe in their last outing while App State is fresh off a 47-10 thumping of Troy last week. Senior quarterback Zac Thomas led the way with four touchdown passes and the Mountaineers used a balanced rushing attack to walk away with an easy win. This match sets up to be a dandy in the Sun Belt.