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Hewitt and Stosur can serve up a home-cooked victory at Hopman Cup

WIZARD OF ODDSThe powerful Australian combination of Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur have been made favourites with TAB Sportsbet to win the upcoming Hopman Cup in Perth.TAB Sportsbet’s Matt Jenkins said the Australian pair are $2.75 elects, with Great Britain -boosted by the inclusion of Andy Murray – at $5. ”Australia shouldn’t have any problems making the final, given they are grouped with Spain, Romania and the USA,” said Jenkins.In the Brisbane International, which starts in early January, Justine Henin has been well backed as a $5 chance to win the women’s tournament, which includes Kim Clijsters. The Belgian pair have both recently made comebacks after having retired, with Clijsters having won the US Open this year. ”Henin was world No.1 when she retired, so you may never see $5 in a tournament like this again,” Jenkins said of the Brisbane event.Meanwhile, the Medibank International in Sydney next month has Hewitt as a $4.50 equal favourite for the title with Gael Monfils. TAB Sportsbet has Hewitt at $101 to win the Australian Open while, in the women’s draw, Serena Williams is a $3.50 favourite.ILL WINDIESThe West Indies had some fans with TAB Sportsbet in the opening two Test matches against Australia, but they were out of favour before the start of the third and final Test in Perth. ”The only big bets were on the Aussies, with the biggest wager $45,000 at $1.38,” said Jenkins.Betfair’s Matt Thompson said the Windies started the Test as $8.60 chances with the exchange but, by the start of day two, they had blown out to a mammoth $38. Thompson added that Michael Hussey had been confidently backed at $7.80 to be the leading runscorer for Australia in the first innings, before he fell 17 runs short of Simon Katich’s 99 having added just one run to his overnight score of 81.NET GAINSOne TAB Sportsbet punter made an easy $5100 on Wednesday but, had to risk a mammoth $167,000 to win it. Jenkins said the punter backed Cleveland at $1.03 to beat New Jersey Nets in the NBA. Cleveland led from start to finish and with Le Bron James scoring a game-high 23 points, Cleveland won by 10 points. ”The huge bet was no real surprise – the Nets made history this year losing 18 straight games,” said Jenkins.IT’S A STEELThe Pittsburgh Steelers are tipped to find their way out of an NFL form slump this weekend when they take on Green Bay.Pittsburgh suffered their fifth straight loss when going down 13-6 to Cleveland last week, while Green Bay scored handsomely over Baltimore.A lone punter has invested $18,000 on Pittsburgh (-1.5) at $2, but Jenkins was happy to let them on. ”Pittsburgh have the home ground advantage, but that won’t be enough to stop Green Bay,” he said.Other bets of note on the NFL this week include: $30,000 on Indianapolis (-2.5) at $1.80 against Jacksonville; $30,000 on Baltimore (-9.5) at $1.85 against Chicago; $17,000 on Cincinnati (+7.5) at $1.90 against San Diego; $16,000 on Denver (-11.5) at $1.90 against Oakland; and $15,000 on Washington at $2.35 against New York Giants.PUNTERS GO WILDSportingbet Australia punters are backing Wild Oats XI to win a fifth straight Sydney to Hobart with the super maxi attracting over 80 per cent of the money in the line honours market.Wild Oats XI is a raging $1.80 favourite for line honours and Sportingbet Australia chief executive Michael Sullivan said she was the only one punters were interested in at this stage, with the race starting on Boxing Day.”Wild Oats has dominated for the past four years and punters can’t see anything changing in this race, despite some greater competition than previous years,” Sullivan said.”While yachting isn’t traditionally a huge betting event, there has been plenty of support for Wild Oats XI this year – including bets of $4000 and $2000.”SYDNEY SLIDETop spot is up for grabs in the A-League when Melbourne and Sydney FC face off on Saturday night.”Victory has been backed in from $2.15 to $2.10 with punters suggesting they’ll be heading into the break with a significant lead on their competition,” said Sullivan.”Sydney FC are $3.40 outsiders and will need to be right at the top of their game.”THE BEST BETSydney FC to win against Melbourne at $3.40 with Sportingbet Australia.
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