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Weekend Betting Preview: British Open, UFC, Indy and F1 Racing

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Weekend Betting Preview

With more grip­ping angles than usual, the 2014 British Open will keep the golf lovers busy till Sun­day. Return of Tiger Woods after a long gap due to back surgery, along with Phil Mickelson’s bout to defend his title, every­one would be keen to see the out­come of the third major cham­pi­onship of the year.

Besides golf, we have UFC: Dublin, Honda Indy Toronto and For­mula One – Ger­man Grand Prix to keep bet­tors intrigued through­out the weekend.

Honda Indy Toronto 

Slated for Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, the two Indy­Car races at the annual Honda Indy this week­end promises to thrill the rac­ing fans. The Paul Tracy of his gen­er­a­tion, Will Power (+350) is two-time win­ner in Toronto and enters the race as the favorite. The reign­ing Indy­Car Series cham­pion, Scott Dixon (+450) had won both races in Toronto last year. With four No. 77 Schmidt Peter­son Motor­sports Honda wins, Simon Page­naud (+600) is another top con­tender. Helio Cas­tron­eves (+600) has a nine-point edge over Power, while cur­rent Indi­anapo­lis 500 cham­pion, Ryan Hunter-Reay (+700) is com­ing off an Iowa Corn Indy 300 win last week.

UFC Fight Night 46

Sat­ur­day night is all about fight­ing for MMA fans. This week­end we’ve UFC: Dublin fea­tur­ing 10 fights includ­ing the main feath­er­weight matchup between the talk of the town and bet­ting li favorite Conor McGre­gor (-425) and Diego Bran­dao (+315).

F1– Ger­man Grand Prix

Sunday witnesses the 61st German Grand Prix at Hockenheimring. In the 10th round of the For­mula 1 sea­son, it will be inter­est­ing to see if Mer­cedes’ dom­i­nance con­tin­ues. Lewis Hamil­ton (-175) and Nico Ros­berg (+180) have won in every race till now, except the Cana­dian Grand Prix that was won by Red Bull’s Daniel Ric­cia­rdo (+2500). Sebas­t­ian Vet­tel (+3000) will look for­ward to win at home soil and kick-start his F1 sea­son. Being first Williams dri­ver to clinch top-three fin­ishes one after the other since Nick Hei­d­feld in 2005, Finnish dri­ver Valt­teri Bot­tas (+1500) is a tough contender.

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Billy O'Shea has been a sports writer for Linesmaker Sports since 2012. Raised in Toronto, Canada he has a keen interest in sports analytics especially wagering behavior as a predictive model for sports outcomes.