May 16th-22nd Odds & Predictions: The Best Bets to Make on Golf, Boxing, Cricket & More

Are you looking to place some bets this weekend on various sporting events? Then look no further because we’ve done some extensive research in the world of sports to come up with the best bets over the next seven days. With everything from golf, to boxing, cricket and even eSports, we’ve got you covered with the best bets that you should look into this weekend.

bet365Whether it’s betting on an outright winner or the favourite for a particular match, we’ve broken down all the latest odds from the bookmaker bet365. The result? Nine different predictions for sports bettors this week, all right out of the top drawer. So, read on to see what we say about Scottie Scheffler winning the PGA Championship, the Kolkata Knight Riders winning the IPL 2024, and much, much more.

Our Golf Predictions This Weekend

Weeks don’t get much bigger in golf than this. The year’s second major takes place, with the PGA Championship hosting a very competitive group of players as always. Currently, all eyes are on Scottie Scheffler, two-time Major champion and world number one, and Rory McIlroy, four-time Major champion. So, what are the best golf bets for this weekend? Keep on reading to find out the best bets to make on the PGA Championship using odds from bet365 before the first tee.

Scottie Scheffler Will Win the PGA Championship

The PGA Championship is back with a stacked lineup and fans are very excited. Many of the top professional golfers will be seen in the lineup including fan favourites like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka. All in all the championship is shaping up to be very interesting.

Regardless of the stacked lineup with many amazing golfers, we believe that Scottie Scheffler will take the win. He is an American professional golfer who is currently ranked as the world’s number one golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking. He is also a previous two-time PGA Championship Majors winner, and the winner of the 2022 and 2024 Masters tournaments. As a cherry on top, he was the first player to win The Players Championship back-to-back in the years 2023 and 2024.

We’re picking Scheffler to win, this not only because of his experience as a veteran professional golfer but also based on his skillset and precision. Not too long ago he won the 2024 Masters tournament with flying colours. This gives us confidence that he can do it again with the PGA Championship. 

However, Scheffler’s success won’t be out with plenty of competition from familiar faces like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka who will be putting up a great fight. Regardless, we’re expecting spectacular play from Scheffler this weekend and another title to his name.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: May 15th, 8:25 P.M. (GMT)

As you can see from the odds above, Scheffler is heavily preferred to win outright. He is the favourite at bookmaker bet365, with odds of 5.00. Rory McIlroy is immediately behind on 8.00, before Brooks Koepka, the defending champion, wraps up the top three with strong odds of 15.00. Rounding out the top five is Xander Schauffele level with Brooks Koepka, and Jon Rahm at 17.00.

Our Cricket Predictions This Weekend

There is a lot going on in the world of cricket this week with the Indian Premier League 2024 taking place. Not only that, the England Women vs. Pakistan Women 2nd T20 match is also this weekend. Both of these tournaments have cricket fans on the edge of their seats. Here are our top cricket predictions for sports bettors this week.

Kolkata Knight Riders Will Win the IPL 2024

The seventeenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently taking place following the 2022 format. The 10 teams fromthe previous season have returned to play, divided into Group A and Group B. All the teams are stacked this year and putting up a great fight with skilled players on the roster.

Regardless of roster and team formation, the Kolkata Knight Riders are dominating. We believe they’ve got it in them to go all the way in 2024. So far, Kolkata have bagged nine wins from the 13 matches they played. 

They have lost three matches and abandoned one but have the healthiest record in the IPL by far. The Knight Riders are currently at the top of the leaderboard, crushing the league with 19 points in total. They have won the IPL twice before, once in 2012 (right after qualifying for the first time in 2011) and once in 2014. Needless to say, with the likes of proven veterans like Gautam Gambhir on their team, we’re backing them to get the job done again in 2024.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: May 15th, 8:25 P.M. (GMT)

As we can see from the odds, the Kolkata Knight Riders are the clear favourites to win outright. They lead the betting at bookmaker bet365’s with odds of 2.62. Behind them are the Rajasthan Royals with odds set of 3.50, who are also second on the IPL standings with 16 points. 

The Sunrisers Hyderabad round out the top three with odds set at 5.00, making the upcoming finals look very exciting. Lastly, the Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru wrap up the top five with their odds set at 7.00 and 11.00 respectively.

England Women Will Win the Pakistan Women Tour of England (Twenty20 Series)

The Pakistan Women tour of England has already started and oh boy is it amazing. This year, the series is taking place in Birmingham. The tour has started and the captains for England and Pakistan are Heather Knight and Nida Dar respectively. The series has kicked off already with a bang, beginning on May 11 with the Twenty20 series. 

The England Women team took the win in the first match of this T20 series over the Pakistan Women team. They won the toss and elected to bat, racking up 140 runs in 20 overs with nine wickets. When it was time for the Pakistan Women team to bat, they managed to rack up 103 runs before losing all their wickets. Dani Wyatt alone got 57 runs for the England Women team, so it is no surprise that they won.

With such a strong formation, the England Women team is who we believe will take the win on this tour. Their captain, Heather Knight, is an amazing English cricketer known for being an excellent batter. So, with such a great player leading the team, we’re sure that victory is just two T20I matches away. 

※ Current Odds Date & Time: May 15th, 8:25 P.M. (GMT)

Clearly, even the odds agree with us because England Women are the clear pick to win the series outright. Their odds stand a lopsided 1.10 with them predicted to win every single match in the T20I series. On the other hand, Pakistan Women have their odds set at 6.00, with predictions that if they do win, they will win by two wins and one loss. 

Our eSports Predictions This Weekend

The eSports world is thriving this week, with many exciting matches coming up in different major tournaments and championships. The most significant ones include Call of Duty 2024: Stage 3 Major, CCT Global Finals, and Rainbow Six Major Manchester. With so much going on, here are our eSports predictions for this weekend.

Atlanta FaZe Will Win the Call of Duty League 2024: Stage 3 Major

The Call of Duty 2024: Stage 3 Major is set to start on May 16 and fans could not be more excited to see the matches unfold in real time. With 12 of the best Call of Duty eSports teams playing in the league, we can’t really blame them either. The Stage 3 Qualifiers will be amazing since every team has an amazing roster.

We believe that Atlanta FaZe will take the win in the Call of Duty 2024: Stage 3 Major. As one of the best American professional Call of Duty eSports teams out there, we are sure they’ll excel in the league. They won the 2021 Call of Duty League season at 5-3. Their roster consists of amazing players including aBeZy, Cellium, Drazah, Simp and the substitute, Classic. They have already won Stage 2, so who’s stopping them from winning Stage 3 as well? No one, we say.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: May 15th, 8:25 P.M. (GMT)

As the odds above from the bookmaker bet365 say, Atlanta FaZe is the clear pick as the outright winner for the Call of Duty 2024: Stage 3 Major. Their odds are set at 1.66, which puts them as the safest wager. Immediately behind them are Toronto Ultra at odds of 3.75. OpTic Texas wraps up the top three on 3.75, level with Toronto Ultra. Rounding out the top five are the New York Subliners and LA Thieves, with 11.00 and 26.00 as their respective odds. 

Astralis Will Win the CCT Global Finals

The CCT Global Finals 2024 is starting this weekend on May 16 in Europe and it is a huge event. Fans are excited to see the best of the best Counter-Strike 2 teams participating, who are 16 in total. The season is taking place in Europe and fans are eager to see it play out over the coming days. 

Out of all the teams, we think that Astralis will win the CCT Global Finals 2024. Why? Because they have won over 20 Counter-Strike championships in their whole career. Not only that, their roster this time is as sharp as it gets, with players like dev1ce, Staehr, stavn, jabbi, and br0. 

Astralis have proved themselves to be amazing strategists with their previous tournament wins and how renowned they are in the CS2 community. They are in Group D and their first match will be against BIG on May 19, so stay tuned to watch them take their first win.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: May 15th, 8:25 P.M. (GMT)

As we can see from above odds, Astralis is the absolute favourite to win the finals outright, according to the bet365 bookmaker. Their odds are set at an impressively-low 2.50. Behind them is Eternal Fire on odds of 5.00 as the second favorite. 

Wrapping up the top three are Team Liquid, another solid contender with their odds set at 6.00. Last but not least, paiN Gaming and BB Team round out the top five of the betting odds, both with odds of 10.00. 

FaZe Clan Will Win the Rainbow Six BLAST Major Manchester

Another amazing eSports event starting this weekend on the 16th of May is the Rainbow Six BLAST Major Manchester or R6 BLAST Major 2024. This is the 24th/25th edition of the event and it will be taking place for the first ever in R6 Blast Major history in the United Kingdom! Held in Manchester, 20 of the best Rainbow Six Siege eSports teams from all around the world will be participating in the tournament for a share of the insane $750,000 prize pool.

In our opinion, FaZe Clan will be the team that wins the tournament and takes home a huge chunk of the prize pool along with 350 SL Global points. They have been one of the most consistent forces in the competitive Rainbow Six Siege scenes for years now. 

Their roster also consists of really good players including cameram4n, cyb3r, Bullet1, Astro, and soulz1. With a strong lineup, years of experience, and lots of practice, they are a formidable team that will for sure win.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: May 15th, 8:25 P.M. (GMT)

As we can see from the odds given above by the bookmaker bet365, two teams are favoured to win the Rainbow Six BLAST Major in Manchester. Both FaZe Clan and Team BDS are level on 6.00, ahead of FURIA Esports who sit third at 8.00. M80 also pays 8.00 to win, marginally ahead of beastcoast who round out the top five with their odds set at 9.00. 

Our Boxing Predictions This Weekend

Boxing is one of the most beloved mainstream media sports of all time, offering adrenaline-packed events. This weekend, we see one of the biggest clashes in decades, with many other important titles on the line as well. These titles include the WBA Super, IBF, and even the IBO heavyweight titles. Boxers like Tyson Fury will be seen fighting, so it is a jam-packed weekend indeed. These are our boxing predictions for this weekend.

Tyson Fury Will Win Against Oleksandr Usyk

One of the most anticipated matches this weekend is the one being held on May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Billed as the Ring of Fire, it features none other than Tyson Fury taking on Oleksandr Fury. 

The match has been postponed and rescheduled way too many times now. It is finally taking place on the 18th of May and fans couldn’t be more excited because of simply how big it is. The feud between the two started in 2013 and will finally be coming to an end now. The titles that are on the line include the WBC and Lineal Heavyweight titles from Tyson Fury and the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The Ring, and IBO titles from Oleksandr Fury.

We believe that Tyson Fury will take the win in this match, but it’s going to be one heck of a bout. Fury has the reach and height over Usyk, something that he’ll absolutely need to exploit if he’s to outbox the Ukrainian. We’ve seen him do it before though, and by the look of Fury in recent photos, he’ll be arriving to this fight in good nick. Expect this one to go deep and end in a late knockout by way of Fury.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: May 15th, 8:25 P.M. (GMT)

As we can see from the odds, bookmaker bet365 has this one dead even. Both fighters are paying 1.90 to win – in essence, making this a coin toss. Great arguments can be made either way, but we say Fury will be the one with his gloves lifted.

Jai Opetaia Will Win Against Mairis Briedis

On the same day as the match between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Fury, the rematch between boxers Jai Opetaia and Mairis Briedis will take place. This is a rematch after their first fight took place in July 2022 for the IBF title, which was won by Jai Opetaia by points. It was a brutal match and left Mairis Briedis as a boxer reeling, which is why a rematch was scheduled to settle the score. This time, the title on the line is the same as before, the IBF Cruiserweight World title. 

We say that Jai Opetaia will take the win for the second time against Mairis Briedis. Opetaia recorded his most impressive fight in his career not too long ago, defeating Ellis Zoro on the Day of the Reckoning card. He is considered to be the world’s best cruiserweight title holder, as dubbed by The Ring magazine. 

Mairis Briedis will definitely put up a tough fight as well, considering that he is the one who asked for the rematch. But compared to Opetaia, Briedis comes up short as a boxer. Opetaia has already defeated Briedis once, and we say he’ll do it all over again on Saturday. 

※ Current Odds Date & Time: May 15th, 8:25 P.M. (GMT)

Bookmaker bet365 expects Opetaia to win this clash as well. The bookie has his odds set at 1.14 to win. On the other hand, Mairis Briedis’s odds are at 5.50, suggesting he is in for an uphill battle.

Joe Cordina Will Win Against Anthony Cacace

Also taking place on May 18 at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia is the match between Joe Cordina and Anthony Cacace. These two are against each other to fight for the IBF Super Featherweight World title. It is clear that in this fight, Anthony Cacace is the underdog.

We agree, and suggest betting on Cordina to take the win in this match against Cacace. Cordina is a 32-year-old Welsh-Maltese professional boxer with ample experience over the years. He is a two-time holder of the Super Featherweight title. His skills and expertise are unmatched compared to that of his Irish opponent’s. Cordina has a record of nine knockouts total in his career with 19 wins overall. He has not lost a single match in his career yet, and we believe he won’t now either against Cacace. 

Irishman Cacace is also a skilled competitor but will be out of his depth here against Cordina. He has been the holder of the IBO Super Featherweight title since 2022 and was also the previous holder of the British Super Featherweight title for three years. Expect Cordina to out-muscle Cacace in this one for a straight forward knockout.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: May 15th, 8:25 P.M. (GMT)

As the odds from bet365 show, Joe Cordina should be untroubled in this bout against Anthony Cacace on May 18. Cordina’s odds stand at 1.16 while his opponent Cacace’s odds stand at 5.00. We say Cordina will win this match by knockout, which is his specialty. Cacace will be formidable for sure as the underdog, as he dubs himself to be but is unlikely to taste victory. 

The Best Bets This Weekend

This weekend is definitely a sports bettor’s paradise. Whether it’s golf, boxing, eSports, or cricket, the betting opportunities are endless. Sit in front of the telly, relax, and see how your backed athletes perform this weekend. So, here’s a summary of our best bets for this weekend:

  • Scottie Scheffler to win the PGA Championship 2024 @ 5.00
  • Kolkata Knight Riders to win the IPL @ 2.62
  • England Women to win the Pakistan Women tour of England @ 1.10
  • Atlanta FaZe to win the Call of Duty League 2024: Stage 3 Major @ 1.66
  • Astralis to win the CCT Global Finals @ 2.50
  • FaZe Clan to win the Rainbow Six BLAST Major Manchester @ 6.00
  • Tyson Fury to win against Oleksandr Usyk @ 1.90
  • Jai Opetaia to win against Mairis Briedis @ 1.14
  • Joe Cordina to win against Anthony Cacace @ 1.16

Needless to say, if you pick at least one of these wagers given, you are guaranteed to get a high payout. All of these sports events were carefully picked off the back of our expert analysis. 

We say backing the likes of Scottie Scheffler in golf and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL will bring sizable sums to your bank. We’ve identified the best market for betting on these events and picked it out for sports punters to choose from. 

Also, look out for the eSports events because they are more safe to bet on than any other events. If you don’t like eSports, however, definitely go for our suggested boxing wagers as they are interesting, to say the least. Get your wagers in quick, as some of these events get underway in the next few days. 

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