|PinnacleSports.com are expecting a rush to the mouse this weekend from online punters who will take advantage of the range of sports events including horse racing and, basketball and baseball taking place over the weekend.|
PinnacleSports.com spokesman, Simon Noble said. “With so many high-profile sporting events this weekend, we expect betting to be fast and furious at PinnacleSports.com as people reach for their mouse before grabbing the remote.'
The action gets started tonight with the first game of the 2005 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons at the AlamoDome. PinnacleSports.com currently lists the Spurs as favourites to take the series at 2/5 odds, while listing the Pistons at 5/2 to repeat as world champions. Friday sees the start of a full schedule of interleague baseball that includes the Chicago Cubs hosting the World Champion Red Sox and the New York Yankees facing the reigning NL Champion Cardinals
PinnacleSports.com also expects heavy action on Saturday's Belmont Stakes, and the company currently has Preakness winner Afleet Alex as a 20/23 favorite over a field that includes Derby champ Giacomo, who stands at 15/4 to win the final leg of the Triple Crown. That night the sports world will turn its attention to the boxing ring where Mike Tyson returns to the ring to face Kevin McBride. PinnacleSports.com still lists Tyson as an overwhelming 1/7 favourite (i.e., win $1 for every $7 bet) to defeat McBride. While the weekend winds down on Sunday, the action continues with auto racing, arena football and basketball taking centre stage