Sports Betting: What To Bet On This Week (June 15 – 21)


We haven’t said this in some time, but with more leagues up and running it’s going to be a busy week on the sports front. And that means more wagering opportunities. Soccer in Europe is coming around with the English Premier League back on the pitch starting Wednesday, the same day Italy’s Cup is contested. Leagues in the U.S. are slower coming around. The NBA and NHL have outlined plans to return next month. The PGA Tour had a triumphant return and will have a place on our weekly schedule from now until the end of the season. Esports and simulated games can always be played with little to no side effects from COVID-19. Below are a few of the numerous wagering options available at online sportsbooks this week.


Germany’s Bundesliga was the first major European soccer league to resume play following the coronavirus outbreak. La Liga returned to the pitch last week and the Premier League is set to reopen with a pair of matches on Wednesday, exactly 100 days after it was shuttered by the pandemic. Aston Villa and Sheffield United are first on the pitch with Arsenal and Man City also dueling. Two other matches are slated for Friday.

The final match of the Coppa Italia between Juventus and Napoli takes place on Wednesday ahead of the Serie A restart this weekend. Also, first place Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen highlights the four match Bundesliga slate on Tuesday. Five more matches follow on Wednesday. Top leagues from around the globe are also in action. Check out schedules and odds for all upcoming matches at


Horse Racing

The first leg in racing’s Triple Crown isn’t until the weekend, but there is plenty of action across the pond to get handicappers in the mood. Europe’s most popular racing event of the year lost some of its flair by banning spectators, but the Royal Ascot will go on. Ascot Racecourse in England hosts 36 gallops spanning five days starting Tuesday with at least one Group 1 race every day. In all there are 19 Group races with nine at the highest level Group 1.

If you’d rather play the ponies stateside you’re covered with more tracks opening up. Belmont Park offers some pre-Stakes races beginning Thursday with Santa Anita Park, Churchill Downs, Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park just a few tracks offering up races during the week. Visit the racebook at for odds and post times.



The PGA Tour made a successful return last week after a three-month hiatus. The adjusted schedule continues this week with players gathering in Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage. The field has been expanded to 155 players with the top five in the world, who all competed last week, pegging it up again at the new destination. No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who finished 9-shots off the lead at Colonial, will be playing Harbour Town Golf Links for the first time since he was a teenager. Visit to check out the latest tournament and matchup odds and to place your wager.



Top Rank boxing continues its post-lockdown summer schedule with a pair of shows this week from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Bantamweight contender Joshua Greer Jr. takes on Mike Plania in the main event of a five-fight card on Tuesday. Welterweights Giovani Santillan and Antonio DeMarco are the co-main event. On Thursday former two-weight champion Jose Pedraza faces Mikkel LesPierre in a 10-round super lightweight bout. The co-feature on the five-fight card is a lightweight battle between undefeated Gabriel Flores Jr. and Josec Ruiz. Everything you need to place a wager on these fights is available at



The chances of a Major League Baseball season get slimmer with every passing day. At least America’s pastime is thriving in South Korea and Taiwan. The Korean Baseball Organization schedule resumes Tuesday following a day off. NC Dinos, who have been at the top of the standings all season, take a 4-game lead into their three-game set with Kia Tigers. Tuesday’s game between Lotte Giants and Kiwoom Heroes at 5:30 a.m. opens ESPN’s coverage of four games this week. Betting lines and odds are available at



The BLAST Premier Spring Final for Europe and North America will be contested this week with 12 teams fighting for $750,000 in prize money. That’s just the tip of the iceberg with online sportsbooks releasing odds for ESEA, ESL,, We Play! and Winners League among others competing in the ever popular Counter Strike: Global Offensive game. Gamers are also competing this week in DOTA 2, Overwatch, League of Legends, Call of Duty, and of course soccer. Check out the complete esports schedule and odds at when you’re ready to make a wager.


Sports Sims has a wide variety of betting options for simulated sports. There’s always something going on with games and tournaments using Madden NFL 20, NBA 2K20, MLB The Show 20 and NHL 20 taking place all week. Visit for a schedule and to place your bet, then go to to watch the sims.


With the NHL and NBA confirming a return to play format, and several major soccer leagues back in the mix, futures odds have surfaced at online sportsbooks. A comprehensive list of futures odds is available now at