Another golf major is on the line as the British Open has begun.
Entertaining MLB matchups are also set to be played this weekend. Here are online sports betting insights for the British Open, the Detroit Tigers against the Cleveland Guardians, and the Milwaukee Brewers versus the San Francisco Giants.
From 52 feet!
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) July 14, 2022
The British Open
July 14-17 | TV: USA Network, NBC
Rory McIlroy hasn’t won a major since 2014, but he appeared to be in position to change that after his round Thursday.
McIlroy hadn’t fallen outside of the top 20 in his previous seven events. He kept that momentum going with a 6-under-par performance during Round 1 on Thursday, July 14.
To start, McIlroy was the British Open odds favorite at +1000. But that changed to +333 following his first round.
🏌️♂️ "I can hole that one"
🎙 "Ten quid says you don't"
Rory McIlroy's preparations for The Open are going well 👀 pic.twitter.com/j1qvBG4Gcw
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) July 13, 2022
Dustin Johnson and Scottie Scheffler were popular names with top-15 odds before the event who excelled early.
Scheffler, who tied for eighth in his only other British Open, was 4-under in his first round and saw his golf odds jump from +2000 to +800. Johnson’s odds went from +3300 to +1400 after he was also 4-under, four strokes behind Cameron Young’s lead.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians
Saturday, July 16 | TV: FS1 | Time: 4:10 p.m. ET
The Guardians still have something to play for at this point. At 43-44 as of Thursday, Cleveland was only three games from a tie for fifth in the American League.
The Guardians’ World Series odds were +10000, but their AL Central odds were +450 as they were just 4.5 games behind the Minnesota Twins.
Meanwhile, Detroit’s AL Central odds were +10000. The Tigers were 37-52, 11.5 games behind the Twins in the division.
Javier Báez: clutch
The Tigers SS hit a go-ahead 3-run shot in the 8th inning.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 27, 2022
Michael Pineda for Detroit and Cal Quantrill for Cleveland are set to pitch. Pineda has a 3.58 ERA and 2-4 record, allowing 39 hits, six walks and eight home runs with 19 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings. Quantrill is 5-5 with a 3.99 ERA after allowing 96 hits, 28 walks and 12 homers with 58 strikeouts in 94 2/3 innings.
Jose Ramirez was pacing the Guardians with 17 home runs and 68 RBIs. Andres Gimenez was the team’s batting leader at .290.
Javier Baez was leading Detroit in both RBIs (35) and home runs (nine). Miguel Cabrera continues to be consistent as the Tigers’ batting average leader at .287.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants
Saturday, July 16 | TV: FOX | Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
Even after a losing slump, the Brewers were in command of the NL Central.
As of Thursday, they were 49-40, two games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals and nine games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the NL lead. The Brewers’ odds to win the World Series were +1800 and their NL Central odds were -250.
The Giants were lower down the NL standings at 45-42, 12 games behind the Dodgers. Their MLB odds to win the NL West were +4000.
Cobb was cooking this afternoon
4️⃣ IP | 6️⃣ K pic.twitter.com/IZDZ6d6dhx
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) April 1, 2022
The Brewers’ Eric Lauer and the Giants’ Alex Cobb will face off on the mound. Lauer is 6-3 with a 3.83 ERA after giving up 79 hits, 28 walks and 18 homers while striking out 96 in 89 1/3 innings. Cobb, at 3-4, has a 4.57 ERA with 67 hits, 20 walks and five home runs allowed to go with 63 strikeouts in 63 innings.
Willy Adames was the Brewers’ home run leader at 18, while Rowdy Tellez was pacing them with 55 RBIs, and Andrew McCutchen had a team-best .256 batting average. Joc Pederson (17 homers), Thairo Estrada (.262 average) and Wilmer Flores (50 RBIs) were among San Francisco’s batting leaders.