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Week on the Punt – Boxing Day Test highlights huge week in sport

Week on the Punt - Boxing Day special

Firstly a truly Merry Christmas from the team at We hope the Santa bags have been emptied and the TVs are now firmly watching the Boxing Day Test, some of the great racing from around the country, or even watching the International sports fiesta that is happening. Here’s a look at what can keep your bookmaker accounts busy over the weekend after Christmas and between New Year’s.

Boxing Day test underway at the MCG

Australia and New Zealand are back at each-other’s throats at the mighty MCG in the biggest test match of the year. The Black Caps won the toss and elected to bowl first, leaving Joe Burns and David Warner to open for Australia.

New Zealand has started off strong with the early wicket of Joe Burns, as Burns went out to Trent Boult against the very first ball he faced. David Warner also fell before lunch, leaving Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith to save the innings.

You can see Australia vs New Zealand betting odds, tips and predictions on The Test will run until Monday, but it could be over before the end of Sunday, similar to the first test earlier in the month.

Sydney derby in Big Bash League

Only two matches of BBL will commence over this weekend, one on each day, but that doesn’t take away any significance from the two matches. Saturday’s game will be one to keep a look out for as the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder will battle at the SCG. Both teams have been very competitive in the opening weeks of action, with the Thunder sitting on top of the BBL standings with two wins and one no-result. Sunday is also going to be a good day for cricket as the Melbourne Renegades will take on the Adelaide Strikers at Marvel Stadium, just down the road from the MCG, where the Test match will be buzzing.

Possible Eastern Conference Finals previews in the NBA

Although Saturday does have six matches that are sure to be exciting, Sunday is clearly going to be the more important day of NBA action.

Two matches on Sunday will feature the best Eastern Conference teams, which including the match between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors, followed by the clash between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat.

Any of these four teams could find themselves in the final round of the Eastern Conference, making these matches extremely important.
Look out for LeBron and Carmelo Anthony clashing in Portland when the Lakers take on the Trail Blazers later in the day.

Professional Darts Championship well into the 2020 World Championship Tournament

There’s one sport in the world that continues to bring in huge crowds and television ratings each year, and it’s the Darts. Watching the darts late at night and early in the morning is something that is criminally underrated, especially when the world’s best players are going toe-to-toe.
If you want to get into the darts, look no further than Daryl Gurney against Glen Durrant at 1:00am AEDT this Saturday. These players are ranked sixth and 27th respectively and are dead even in the betting with
Sunday morning will be another great time to get up and enjoy the darts, as Peter Wright and Jeffrey de Zwaan are ready to battle. Although de Zwaan is ranked much lower at 23rd, compared to Wright’s seventh ranking, the match could easily go either way, especially since de Zwaan is in very good from so far in the tournament.