Free Picks: Behind the Bookie with BetOnline

Natalie Rydstrom

Friday, May 24, 2013 5:52 PM GMT

Friday, May. 24, 2013 5:52 PM GMT

Natalie Rydstrom gets inside info from BetOnlines's linesmaker on all of this weekend's biggest events. How can you use this information to help make your sports picks this weekend?


Behind the Bookie with BetOnline is a new show on SBR Forum discussing the betting action for upcoming sporting events. Join SBR’s Natalie Rydstrom and BetOnline’s head lines manager, David Bond, as they breakdown some of the weekend's biggest events, helping you uncover some of the best sports betting value on offer.

The debut show covers this weekend’s UEFA Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, the 2013 French Open at Roland Garros, and two golfing events (BMW PGA Championship & Crowne Plaza Invitational).

UEFA Champions League Final

At the time of filming, soccer odds had Bayern Munich as -133 favorites on the moneyline for the three-way line.  The line has since moved just four cents — David confirmed that a steady stream of support has rolled in for the favourite. The price could improve, as he forecasted sharp action coming in the day of the final, that money likely to be on underdog Borussia Dortmund. Totals goals are sitting at 2-½ with -130 on the over. Stuart from BetAdvisor joined SBR recently giving his UEFA Champions League Final match prediction.

For a full preview & pick check out our Champions League Finals Picks, Tips & Predictions.

2013 French Open

The French Open commences Sunday, May 26th and runs for a fortnight. There was little surprise in hearing that most BetOnline players fancy the big favourites to progress through to the finals. Most  futures action has been accepted on Rafael Nadal capturing his eighth French Open trophy, and Serena Williams getting it done in the ladies to win this event for the second time in her hall-of-fame career. For more French Open analysis, view SBR’s interview with sportswriter Nila Amerova, and drop by SBR Forum’s tennis page.

Tennis Picks: Men's French Open Picks

Tennis Picks: Women's French Open Picks

BMW PGA Championship & Crowne Plaza Invitational

The conclusion of the show focused on the BMW PGA Championship and Crown Plaza Invitational in the golf world. Most of the action began flowing in Wednesday – the day of filming – as is customary in golf wagering. In the BMW PGA Championship, BetOnline has seen the sharp money coming in on Rory McIlroy head-to-head against Luke Donald, with the public action coming in for Lee Westwood over Sergio Garcia; especially after his recent spat with Tiger Woods. In the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, sharp money came in for Justin Leonard, Vijay Singh, and Martin Laird.

Be sure to tune in for next Wednesday’s Behind the Bookie with BetOnline!

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