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This Weekend in Sports: Stanley Cup Final, Euro 2024, Copa America, MLB, and More

The Oilers try to even up the NHL finals against the Panthers, while major soccer tournaments take place on two continents.

June 20, 2024

This Weekend in Sports previews the biggest games and events for the coming weekend.

Stanley Cup Final

Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers, Game 6, 8 p.m. ET Friday

The Oilers are trying to become the fifth team to rally from a 0-3 deficit and win a playoff series. They’ve won two straight, outscoring Florida 13-4 in the process. The four teams to accomplish a “reverse sweep” are:

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs defeating the Detroit Red Wings in the 1942 Stanley Cup Finals
  • The New York Islanders defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1975 quarterfinals
  • The Philadelphia Flyers defeating the Boston Bruins in the 2010 Eastern semifinals
  • The Los Angeles Kings defeating the San Jose Sharks in the first round in 2014

Tipico bettors have put 66% of money on the Oilers at -125.

MLS

FC Cincinnati (12W-3L-3D) vs New England (5-10-1), 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday

FCC can take over first place in the Eastern Conference and the Supporters Shield race with a victory. Cincy has 39 points, two behind Inter Miami, who are idle this weekend and have played two more matches than FCC.

Tipico bettors have put 99% of money on FC Cincy at -190.

Columbus (7-3-6) vs Kansas City (3-11-5), 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday

The Crew (27 points) can move into sole possession of fourth place in the East with a victory and losses by both New York City (29) and Charlotte (29). Sporting KC have lost nine of their last 10 league matches. The Crew had a four-game win streak before losing 2-1 to Miami on Wednesday.

Tipico bettors have put 99% of money on the Columbus Crew at -220.


MLB

Atlanta Braves (41-31) at New York Yankees (51-25), Friday-Sunday

The Bronx Bombers are still trying to keep the Baltimore Orioles at bay in the AL East, with a 1.5-game lead heading into Thursday’s games. Atlanta is still several games back of the Phillies in the NL East but are on a three-game win streak. Aaron Judge and Yankee teammate Juan Soto remain 1-2 in MLB in OPS.

Tipico bettors have put 69% of money on the Yankees at -120.

Toronto Blue Jays (35-39) at Cleveland Guardians (45-26), Friday-Sunday

The Guardians have a nice cushion over the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central, while Toronto are battling the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East basement at the moment. Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez has 18 home runs and 64 RBI this season.

Tipico bettors have put 89% of money on Cleveland at -135.

Baltimore Orioles (48-25) at Houston Astros (34-40), Friday-Sunday

The Os are still hot on the Yankees’ heels in the AL East. The Astros, who have reached the playoffs in seven straight seasons, are still under .500 and far behind the surprising Seattle Mariners in the AL West.

Tipico bettors have put 88% of money on the Orioles at -165.

UFC Fight Night

Robert Whittaker vs Ikram Aliskerov, Saturday

Tipico odds: Whittaker -150, Aliskerov +130; Over 2.5 -145, Under 2.5 +115

Whittaker is currently the No. 3-ranked middleweight in the UFC and a former champion, while Aliskerov is unranked.

Tipico bettors have put 80% of money on Whittaker at -155.

Copa America

Mexico vs Jamaica, 9 p.m. ET Saturday

Tipico odds: Mexico -165, Jamaica +460, Tie +280

Tipico bettors have put 99% of money on Mexico at -160.

US vs Bolivia, 6 p.m. ET Sunday

Tipico odds: US -550, Bolivia +1400, Tie +570

Tipico bettors have put 99% of money on Team USA at -520.

Check out our preview of the Copa here.

Euro 2024

Netherlands vs France, 3 p.m. ET Friday

Tipico odds: Netherlands +220, France +120, Tie +240

Both teams are coming off opening group play victories and look to get a leg up going into the knockout stage.

Tipico bettors have put 81% of money on France at +127.

Switzerland vs Germany, 3 p.m. ET Sunday

Tipico odds: Switzerland +370, Germany -135, Tie +275

The host Germans are going for a sweep of group play, having already beaten Scotland and Hungary.

Tipico bettors have put 99% of money on Germany at -145.

Check out our preview of Euro 2024 here.

NASCAR

USA TODAY 301, 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday

Tipico odds: Christopher Bell +440, Martin Truex Jr +520, Denny Hamlin +600, Kyle Larson +720, Ryan Blaney +750, Joey Logano +900

Truex is the defending champion in this race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. With fewer than 10 races remaining in the season, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch are looking to qualify for the playoffs.

Tipico bettors have put 24% of money on Kyle Busch at +3500.

PGA

Travelers Championship, Thursday-Sunday

Tipico odds: Scottie Scheffler +295, Xander Schauffele +925, Colin Morikawa +1425

Schauffele won this event in 2022 and the PGA Championship last month. The par-70, 6,835-yard course is one of the shortest on the PGA Tour and could yield a lot of birdies this weekend.

Tipico bettors have put 11% of money on Sam Burns to win at +4500.

Alex Valdes
Alex Valdes is Web Content Manager at Tipico North America. He has written, edited and performed user and site analysis at MoneyTalksNews, NBC Sports, MSN, Bing, MSNBC, as well as newspapers and magazines.
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