Inside Las Vegas
by Vegas Sports Informer - 05/16/2007
All eyes in Sin City this weekend will be on a horse named Street Sense The 132nd running of the Preakness Stakes will take place at Pimlico in Baltimore on Saturday. The Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense should be the odds-on favorite for the race but I wouldn't be surprised if the favorite goes down. The field in this race should be between 8-9 horses and four of them ran in the Kentucky Derby. Two horses that I think could upset the favorite in the Preakness are Hard Spun, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby, and Circular Quay who finished sixth in the Derby. This should be great race and I hoping to see Street Sense win the Preakness just because I would love to see a Triple Crown winner before I go sailing.
This weekend could also see some huge games in the NBA playoffs. Sunday we could see a Game 7 from the San Antonio/Phoenix series and this match-up has been a battle. One person who can't wait to see this series end is Steve Nash. Nash has been cut over the nose, kneed in the family jewels and crosschecked to the floor. We could also see a Game 7 in a shocker of a series between the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls. The Pistons were up 3-0 and all of sudden the Bulls showed some heart and won Games 4 and 5. Earlier in the week I thought the NBA Finals looked like it was going to be the San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons, but again the NBA has showed me that any team can win anytime.
Interleague Play starts this weekend and usually Vegas gets just a little bit more action out of this outdated Major League Baseball classic. The public usually bets the cross-town battles between the Yankees and the Mets, the White Sox and the Cubs, the Giants and the A's, and the one that I can't wait to watch is the Dodgers and the Angels. Of course ESPN and Fox will only show the Yankees and Mets series. West Coast baseball never gets love from the East Coast TV viewers.
I have to mention this because one of my favorite sports to watch and bet starts this Saturday. The WNBA kicks off there 10th season and this season should be a good one. There are atleast 3-4 teams that could win the WNBA Championship this year so I'm looking forward to watching this 2007 season. And there are some weak lines in the WNBA so there will be plenty of profits to be reaped!
Every week I will have a new post. So keep an eye out.
Vegas Sports Informer