August Sports Betting Calendar: NFL Preseason, US Open and WNBA Playoffs

The wait is over for those starved of football. The August sports betting calendar is highlighted by the return of the NFL in the form of preseason play, though I personally wouldn’t wager on those wholly unpredictable games.

Besides, there’s so much more going on in August.

Novak Djokovic will go for a second straight Grand Slam title when the US Open gets underway near the end of the month. WNBA teams jockey for playoff position until the start of the playoffs in mid-August. And all three of the FedEx Cup Playoffs will determine a winner on the PGA Tour.

Here’s a look at all of that and more going on.

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August 1


Citi Open (Aug. 1-8)

August 2


Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays (Aug. 2-3)


Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics

August 4

NFL Preseason

Hall of Fame Game: Jacksonville Jaguars (+102) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (-1.5)


Atlanta Braves at New York Mets (Aug. 4-7)


AIG Women’s Open


Wyndham Championship

Aug. 5


San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers (Aug. 5-7)


Washington Mystics at Chicago Sky

English Premier League (season opener)

Crystal Palace (+310) vs. Arsenal (-112)

French Ligue 1 (season opener)

Lyon (-250) vs. AC Ajaccio (+650)

German Bundesliga (season opener)

Eintracht Frankfurt (+500) vs. Bayern Munich (-220)

August 7


Connecticut Sun at Chicago Sky

Las Vegas Aces at Seattle Storm


Cup Series at Michigan


Grand Prix of Nashville

August 8


New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners (Aug. 8-10)

August 9


Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky

August 11

NFL Preseason

Start of Week 1


Chicago Sky at Las Vegas Aces

PGA (FedEx Cup Playoffs 1st event)

FedEx St. Jude Championship (Aug. 11-14)

August 12


Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals

Spanish La Liga (season opener)

Osasuna (+225) vs. Sevilla (+122)

August 13

Italian Serie A (season openers)

AC Milan (-260) vs. Udinese (+620)

Sampdoria (+275) vs. Atalanta (-116)


Teofimo Lopez (-3000) vs. Pedro Campa (+800)

August 14

English Premier League

Chelsea vs. Tottenham

WNBA (final day of regular season)

Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces


Cup Series at Richmond

August 15


Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (Aug. 15-17)

New York Mets at Atlanta Braves (Aug. 15-18)

Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers (Aug. 15-18)

August 17


Playoffs begin

  • Title favorite: Las Vegas Aces +175

Mexican Liga MX

Toluca vs. Monterrey

August 18

NFL Preseason

Start of Week 2


Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees (Aug. 18-21)

PGA (FedEx Cup Playoffs 2nd event)

BMW Championship (Aug. 18-21)

August 19


Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves (Aug. 19-21)

August 20

UFC 278

Welterweight title: Kamaru Usman (-350) vs. Leon Edwards (+255)


Heavyweight title: Oleksandr Usyk (-210) vs. Anthony Joshua (+150)


Grand Prix of Illinois

August 21


Cup Series at Watkins Glen

August 22


US Open (Aug. 22 – Sept. 12)

  • Men’s singles favorite: Novak Djokovic (+150)
  • Women’s singles favorite: Iga Swiatek (+220)


New York Mets at New York Yankees (Aug. 22-23)

English Premier League

Manchester United vs. Liverpool

August 23


Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros (Aug. 23-25)

August 25

NFL Preseason

Start of Week 3

PGA (FedEx Cup Playoffs final event)

TOUR Championship (Aug. 25-28)

August 26


Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals


Austin FC vs. LAFC

August 27


Cup Series at Daytona


Portland Thorns vs. San Diego Wave

August 28

Formula 1

Rolex Belgian Grand Prix

August 30


Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets (Aug. 30 – Sept. 1)

August 31


CF Montreal vs. New York Red Bulls

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