Publish Date: 05/03/2022
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
May’s one of the best months of the year. The weather is finally warming up, the days are longer, and there’s a whole lot of consequential sports to watch, and bet on! There’s a lot to choose from, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top 5 betting events in May 2022 so you know exactly where to focus your attention! Why not use one of the best sportsbetting bonuses below and try a free bet on a parlay that includes each one of these events?
In the five spot for this list is perhaps the biggest fight of the summer. Canelo Alvarez’s only loss in 60 fights came way back in 2013 when Floyd Mayweather beat him by decision. Dmitry Bivol has yet to lose a fight over his 19 bouts; 11 of those wins have come via KO.
On May 7th, Something’s got to give.
Bivol may be undefeated, but he’s yet to face a fighter of quality like Alvarez. Unsurprisingly, Canelo is a huge favorite at the top boxing betting sites with -450 odds. Meanwhile Bivol at +340 doesn’t seem to be getting much support. Avoid the Moneyline and take Canelo to win via KO/TKO at +240 or decision at -135.
I understand that Formula 1 isn’t a lot of people’s cup of tea. However, the first race of the calendar on U.S soil isn’t one to miss out. It’s a new, never before used track, with new cars and new tires which might catch some drivers out.
Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc are big favorites at +100 and +120. Red Bull, however, is known for its heat struggles while Leclerc has a new engine specifically designed for this race. Sergio Perez, who could possibly win you some serious cash at +1200, is another name I like.
The prestigious Monaco Grand Prix isn’t just another race, it’s the crown jewel of the F1 race calendar. No other race in the world (and not just F1 races) can compete with the surroundings. Cars speed through the tight, winding streets of the principality while multi million dollar yachts watch from the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea.
The first Monaco Grand Prix was held in 1929 and today’s track has seen very little changes from the original configuration. Even if you’ve never seen an F1 race, tune in for Monaco, and my tip would be to take whoever qualifies in pole position. The last overtake for the lead happened in 1996, and the driver on pole has won 11 of the last 18 races.
There’s nothing like playoff hockey. Sure, it’s a cliche, but it’s a cliche for a reason. After 82 physical games on the ice, the best 16 teams fight it out (sometimes literally) for Lord Stanley’s cup.
It’s still too early to say who has a great chance to win it all, but after a 56 and 58 win season respectively, the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers are the favorites at all of the best sports betting sites with odds of +330 and +550.
From the ice to hardwood, May is also playoff time for the NBA. We’re down to eight teams, and before the end of the month we’ll find out which two move on to the finals. For now, two teams out of the West are basketball betting site’s favorites to win it all with the Phoenix Suns having odds of +235 and the Golden State Warriors at +270.
Two stops out of the three that make up horse racing’s triple crown happen in May. The first, the Kentucky Derby, is this Saturday May 7th The second, the Preakness Stakes will take place May 21st at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
The best three year old thoroughbreds will charge hard to win one, or possibly both of these events. The current favorite for the Kentucky Derby, Epicenter carries 5 to 1 odds. However, a couple long shots I’d keep an eye out for are Charge it at 20 to 1 and Un Ojo at 130 to 1.
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