November certainly has its share of big events for punters who like top-flight competition on which to have a plunge.
Right on the very first day of the month, at least where Australia is concerned, the Rugby Union World Cup final is an all-southern hemisphere affair featuring Australia’s Wallabies against New Zealand’s All Blacks. The Kiwis survived a rain drenched affair against the Springboks and the Wallabies got past Argentina. The All blacks are the favourites to retain the Webb Ellis Trophy. www.betsfree.com.au
Two days later, there is a horse race that might attract some attention. Much maneuvering remains to be done, and opinions vary over which horse will hit the barrier as the Melbourne Cup favourite. Mongolian Khan supplies the rare opportunity for a Cups double. After finishing second in the Cox Plate, Criterion might be a good place to stake a few dollars. The current favourite is FamevGame, with Mongolian Khan currently in third position at $8 with some bookmakers. December 2016 Sports Recap
The day following the Melbourne Cup, fans of the best professional baseball in the world can tune into MLB’s World Series. The two best teams survived the 162-game regular season and early playoff rounds to punch their tickets to the Fall Classic. The Kansas City Royals of the American League play host to the New York Mets in the first game of the best-of-seven content.
The NHL season is in its early stages and the NBA will get underway within hours of when this is being written. The first part of November is one of the few times when all four of the major U.S. Sports are going at the same time, at least in terms of the games containing significance to the seasons standings.
The NFL is dead smack in the midst of its regular season schedule. One marquee matchup to provide scintillating entertainment will be the undefeated Denver Broncos versus the unbeaten Green Bay Packers. The Broncos have used a combination of guile, smoke and mirrors and a smothering defense that has scored most of the team’s touchdowns in reaching a 6 – 0 record, whilst Green Bay has arguably the league’s best quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. That game takes place on 1 November at 8:30 pm. Eastern Time.
Of course, all the American college teams are offering plenty of markets in gridiron, with basketball on the horizon. The Canadian Football League will hold the 103rd Grey Cup to determine its champion.
Fans of Formula One motor racing start November with the Mexican Grand Prix, followed two weeks later by the Brazilian Grand Prix and concluding the month with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, driving a Mercedes, sits atop the leader board at the moment, with a comfortable 77 point lead. Perth born Daniel Ricciardo, currently propelled by Red Bull Racing, is the top Australian and a former British Formula 3 champion.
There are several other motor sports markets, as well, including Formula E and motorcycle racing.
Alpine skiing has commenced in Austria, with a full circuit of men’s’ and women’s racing in slalom, giant slalom, super-g and downhill.
Nearer to the end of the month, the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships will take place in Houston from 20 – 29 November.
The Professional Golf Association, after the briefest of pauses for the President’s Cup team competition, is back to weekly medal play, with early season tournaments, giving golf punters looks at Jason Day. One interesting angle will be observing Adam Scott as he continues his transition from the long putter and anchored putting stroke which the PGA has slated for obsolescence beginning in 2015.
Along with the Melbourne Cup, thoroughbred racing punters have three other Group 1 races at Flemington in the Crown Oaks, the VRC Sprint Classic and the Emirates Stakes. The third week of the month sees the Group 1 racing moving to Ascot for the Railway Stakes and the Winterbottom Stakes. Flemington, Ascot and Sandown will also feature meetings with plenty of Group 2 and Group 3 races.
These are just the major sports we have touched upon. Combined, there will be markets numbering in the thousands, offering everything from head-to-head and win/each way wagering to exotics and multis of every conceivable combination imaginable.