What’s On Faucet: NFL Preseason, U.S. Open Tune-Ups, And Sportradar Q2 Earnings

Monday, August 15

Djokovic out of ATP Cincy tourney; Nadal returns from harm

As anticipated, Novak Djokovic pulled out of this week’s ATP Tour Western & Southern Open due to his COVID-19 unvaccinated standing. The ATP 1000 occasion did obtain a lift final week, nevertheless, when Rafael Nadal introduced that he’ll play in the important thing U.S. Open tune-up. Nadal has not performed since struggling an stomach harm at Wimbledon. The distinguished onerous courtroom event begins Monday in Cincinnati.

Nadal, who received the yr’s first two grand slams, is the second selection (+500) at BetMGM to win the event. Daniil Medvedev, the defending U.S. Open champion, is the favourite to prevail in Cincinnati at +400. Medvedev departed early from final week’s ATP event in Montreal after a loss to Nick Kyrgios within the Spherical of 32. Kyrgios, a 2022 Wimbledon finalist, is the fourth selection at BetMGM with odds of +650. Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz enters the event at 28/1 after a powerful week in Montreal. Hurkacz misplaced within the finals of the Nationwide Financial institution Open Sunday to Pablo Carreno Busta in three units.

On the ladies’s facet, Iga Swiatek is the heavy +260 favourite at PointsBet to prevail in Cincinnati. Swiatek, the top-ranked participant on the WTA Tour, has had a quiet summer time. She has performed solely 5 matches since a third-round defeat to Alize Cornet at Wimbledon. The loss snapped Swiatek’s 37-match successful streak. Simona Halep is subsequent at +850, adopted by Coco Gauff, the third selection at +1000.

Wednesday, August 17

HISA takes middle stage at Saratoga Racing & Gaming Convention

When high horse racing stakeholders converge in upstate New York for the Saratoga Racing & Gaming Convention, a brand new federal legislation setting uniform requirements within the sport is predicted to dominate the dialog. A panel dialogue in Saratoga Springs Wednesday will carry collectively among the trade’s main consultants on integrity and questions of safety within the sport. The panel will function Lisa Lazarus, the CEO of the Horse Racing Integrity and Security Authority, together with Ed Martin, CEO of the Affiliation of Racing Commissioners Worldwide, and Alan Foreman, CEO of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Affiliation Inc. Whereas legal guidelines on racetrack security went into impact on July 1, federal requirements on anti-doping and drugs management will solely take impact in January.

Different panels on the convention: 

  • New York State Downstate On line casino Growth
  • State Lotteries: Discovering Avenues for Progress
  • M&A Funding Tendencies in Sports activities Betting and On-line Gaming
  • Fastened Odds and the Way forward for Horse Betting

Sportradar experiences Q2 earnings

After a variety of sports activities betting shares launched quarterly outcomes earlier this month, the trade’s main information suppliers will report 2022 second-quarter earnings this week. Sportradar is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings Wednesday, in the future after archrival Genius Sports activities releases quarterly outcomes. Whereas each shares have been battered by inflation over the past eight months, the businesses have rallied in current weeks after Massachusetts legalized sports activities betting within the wee hours of the morning on Aug. 1. Sportradar and Genius preserve a sensible duopoly on U.S. sports activities betting official information rights.

Sportradar opened the week round $12 a share, whereas Genius traded on Monday morning round $4. Each shares are down greater than 50% from their 52-week highs. After posting earnings per share (EPS) of $0.04 within the first quarter, Sportradar can also be anticipated to report EPS of 4 cents within the second quarter, in accordance with Zack’s Consensus Estimate. Jeffries analyst David Katz lately lowered the corporate’s 2022 full-year EPS outlook to $0.11, down by 2 cents.

Genius, in the meantime, is predicted to report an EPS of -$0.13, in contrast with earnings per share of -$1.68 in final yr’s second quarter. Genius topped income expectations within the first quarter, however missed on analysts’ earnings forecasts with EPS of -$0.21.

Aces start quest for first WNBA title

The Las Vegas Aces clinched homecourt benefit within the WNBA playoffs with a win on Sunday over Seattle. The Aces will open the playoffs Wednesday night time in opposition to No. 8 seed Phoenix. Regardless of the absence of Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith in Sunday’s regular-season finale, the Mercury clinched a playoff spot for a tenth straight yr.

The Mercury have been with out middle Brittney Griner, a two-time WNBA scoring chief, who has been imprisoned in Russia since February. Attorneys for Griner appealed a nine-year jail sentence she acquired for drug possession, a number of Russian information shops reported on Monday. Whereas the U.S. State Division is reportedly negotiating a prisoner swap settlement in an effort to commute Griner’s sentence, this can be very unlikely that she’s going to return to the Mercury this season.

SuperBook Sports activities has put in the Aces because the 9/4 favourite to win the WNBA championship, forward of the defending champion Chicago Sky (5/2). The Mercury and the Dallas Wings are the 2 longest pictures on the board at 100/1.


Thursday, August 18

Zalatoris seeks back-to-back wins at BMW Championship in Wilmington

In the end, Will Zalatoris captured his first event win on the PGA Tour in an exhilarating three-hole playoff victory over Sepp Straka Sunday on the FedEx St. Jude Championship. Zalatoris, who endured heartbreak with two playoff defeats earlier this yr, moved to No. 1 within the FedEx Cup standings with the win. Straka additionally moved up significantly within the rankings, leaping from thirty fifth to eighth with the second-place end.

Now, the sphere for the FedEx Cup playoffs has been whittled to 70 golfers for the BMW Championship, the second occasion of the three-week postseason. Zalatoris (+1600) is the co-fifth selection at FanDuel Sportsbook with a number of others, together with world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. Rory McIlroy is the favourite at +1100.

Control a number of longshots within the outright winner’s pool, in addition to Prime 5, Prime 10, and Prime 20 futures markets. Solely the highest 30 golfers within the FedEx Cup standings will advance to subsequent week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta. Golfers exterior the highest 30 want a powerful exhibiting in Wilmington to qualify for the championship.

Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, entered the St. Jude Championship ranked No. 77 however climbed to forty fifth after tying for fifth. Scott is 55/1. Si Woo Kim, who shot an opening-round 62 on the St. Jude in Memphis, is one other sneaky choose at 100/1.



Sunday, August 21

Ravens put 21-game preseason streak on the road vs. Cardinals

In case you carried over your winnings from each preseason moneyline wager on the Baltimore Ravens within the final six years, you doubtless received massive. With a 23-10 win over the Tennessee Titans final Thursday, the Ravens prolonged their NFL-record preseason successful streak to 21 video games. The Ravens final dropped a preseason sport in 2015 when Lamar Jackson was a freshman on the College of Louisville.

Through the course of coaching camp, NFL groups usually play their starters essentially the most within the second week of the preseason. Whereas Jackson didn’t play within the Ravens’ win over the Titans, the Ravens haven’t introduced if he’ll seem in Sunday’s sport at Arizona. Jackson, who added 20 kilos of muscle within the offseason, is hoping to achieve a deal on a brand new contract with the Ravens earlier than the beginning of the common season.

Jackson has odds of 20/1 at BetMGM to win the NFL’s Most Precious Participant award. He entered the NFL common season in 2019 with odds of 40/1 earlier than capturing the award in solely his second skilled season.


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