Daily Sports Tips – Friday, August 31

LA Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks (12:15pm)
Diamondbacks to Win ($2.20)

The Diamondbacks returned to the top of the NL West by beating the Giants yesterday and I am confident that they can repeat that effort against the Dodgers and ultimately, consolidate their position this afternoon. The Diamondbacks did hit something of a small slump last week but they appear to be through the thick of it and have put together a couple of nice wins this week. This should be a great contest but the Diamondbacks do look a touch of overs at their current price.

New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders (6pm)
Warriors at the Line (-7.5)

The Warriors will be looking to secure a home final when they host the Raiders across the ditch this evening and I am confident that they can cover the line in the process. We’re about to commence the most open edition of the NRL finals in recently memory and it is set up for a club like the Warriors to make a run. They posted a dominant win over the Panthers last weekend and while they do face a club that has undone some of the league’s best in recent weeks, they should prove too good.

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Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers (7:50pm)
Storm at the Line (-6.5)

Both of these clubs are set to play finals football, but the result of this game could also prove to be one of the bigger blow-outs in Round 25. The Storm are once again primed for a big finals campaign and would not look out of place successfully defending their title on the final Sunday of the season. the Panthers on the other hand are free-falling and they have looked terrible since coach Anthony Griffin was shown the door. The line is currently set at only 6.5 points and given the form of the two teams and where this game is being held, that seems tiny.

Daily Three-Leg Multi 
Stephens, Barty, Serena Williams All to Win
Combined Odds of $2.81

The US Open continues in New York tonight and today’s multi combines three contestants from the Women’s draw for an inflated price. American Sloane Stephens has been in terrific form this year and she is good enough to defeat former world number 1 Victoria Azarenka. Aussie Ash Barty can continue her run by defeating Czech qualifiers Karolina Muchova. Serena and Venus Williams will square off again and I am confident that the younger sister will retain bragging rights.