This Long Weekend's 5 Best Bets: 8th - 10th June
This weekend's best bets cover the NBA Finals, AFL, UFC 238, Cricket World Cup and NRL
NBA – Toronto Raptors @ Golden State Warriors
The Tip: Toronto
Why: The Raptors will take huge confidence and belief in themselves from the 123-109 win, which moved their record against the Warriors this season to 4-1 and have now won six of their past seven overall.
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AFL – Carlton v Brisbane
The Tip: Brisbane
Why: Carlton enters Saturday’s fixture having suffered defeat in 39 of its last 43 matches. Brisbane holds a strong recent record against Carlton, having claimed victory in 6 of their last 7 meetings, with three of those triumphs coming by a margin of at least five goals.
UFC 238 – Tai Tuivasa v Blagoy Ivanov
The Tip: Tai Tuivasa
Why: In a fight that looks like it will be played out on their feet, Tuivasa looks like he’ll be the guy pushing forward, throwing more shots and has greater power in his shots compared to Ivanov.
Cricket World Cup – India v Australia
The Tip: India
Why: India have a chip on their shoulder from losing the ODI series to Australia which suits Kohli’s siege mentality. Sharma looked brilliant against South Africa and Bumrah will be confident with the new ball after seeing the way Australia's top order capitulated against the Windies.
NRL – Bulldogs v Dragons
The Tip: Dragons
Why: These sides met in round five with the Dragons thrashing Canterbury 40-4. The Bulldogs have scored 10 points or fewer in 7 of their 12 matches this season.