Sports Interaction News Week 19 2019 – Here is the action report for the NHL playoffs, the NBA playoffs, the IIHF World Championships, and the upcoming UFC 237. Check below to find all the great action available at Sports Interaction during week 19, 2019.
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Upcoming Events at a Glance
- NBA: The Toronto Raptors visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday looking to close out their series. Opening odds had the Raptors as 2-point favourites.
- NHL: The Eastern Conference Finals will kick off Thursday night as Boston Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins are -208 favourites to win the series.
- IIHF World Championships: Team Canada begins its hunt for a gold medal Friday with a matchup against Finland. The Canadians are set as big -375 favourites.
- UFC 237: The UFC returns to Brazil this weekend with challenger Jessica Andrade set as a slight -120 favourite against straw-weight champion Rose Namajunas.
The stage is set for the Eastern Conference Finals which begin Thursday night with the Boston Bruins hosting the upstart Carolina Hurricanes. The B’s are favoured across the NHL odds board right now. They’re -158 favourites to win Game 1, -208 to win this series and are favourites to win the Stanley Cup at +170. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues await the winner of Game 7 between the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche.
The Toronto Raptors are one win away from the Eastern Conference finals after a blowout victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5. Now the series shifts back to the City of Brotherly Love on Thursday. Toronto split their first two games in Philly and are now set as 2-point favourites for Game 6. Early action for that matchup is all over Toronto with nearly 80 percent of the betting public backing the Dinos to cover that spread on the road.
IIHF World Championships
Team Canada may not have Hart Trophy nominees Sidney Crosby or Connor McDavid, but they do have a very talented roster playing for gold in Slovakia. Last year Sweden finished at the top of the podium and should be a contender this time around. Team Sweden and Team Russia are pegged at +300 to win the tournament, just behind Team Canada at +200. Team USA is at +700. Canada opens the tournament Friday against Finland as a big -374 favourite.
The UFC is back in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday with a card that is filled with Brazilian MMA superstars. In the main event, Jessica Andrade faces straw-weight champion Rose Namajunas. Andrade was set as a -170 favourite earlier this week before betting support on the champ forced that line to move to Andrade -120. In the co-main event, veteran Anderson Silva, who is 44 years old and has just one win in his last seven fights, is pegged as a +115 underdog against Jared Cannonier. Former champion Jose Aldo will also make the walk to the octagon in a matchup against Alexander Volkanovski. Early betting action likes Aldo as the -135 favourite there.