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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

ATP/WTA

Citi Open (Aug. 1-8)

August 2

MLB

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

WNBA

Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics

August 4

NFL Preseason

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

MLB

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

LPGA

AIG Women’s Open

PGA

Wyndham Championship

Aug. 5

MLB

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

WNBA

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

WNBA

Connecticut Sun at Chicago Sky

Las Vegas Aces at Seattle Storm

NASCAR

Cup Series at Michigan

IndyCar

Grand Prix of Nashville

August 8

MLB

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

August 9

WNBA

Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky

August 11

NFL Preseason

Start of Week 1

WNBA

Chicago Sky at Las Vegas Aces

PGA (FedEx Cup Playoffs 1st event)

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

August 12

MLB

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)

Boxing

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

NASCAR

Cup Series at Richmond

August 15

MLB

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

WNBA

Playoffs begin

  • Title favorite: Las Vegas Aces +175

Mexican Liga MX

Toluca vs. Monterrey

August 18

NFL Preseason

Start of Week 2

MLB

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

PGA (FedEx Cup Playoffs 2nd event)

BMW Championship (Aug. 18-21)

August 19

MLB

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

August 20

UFC 278

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

Boxing

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

IndyCar

Grand Prix of Illinois

August 21

NASCAR

Cup Series at Watkins Glen

August 22

ATP/WTA

US Open (Aug. 22 – Sept. 12)

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

MLB

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

English Premier League

Manchester United vs. Liverpool

August 23

MLB

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

MLB

Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals

MLS

Austin FC vs. LAFC

August 27

NASCAR

Cup Series at Daytona

NWSL

Portland Thorns vs. San Diego Wave

August 28

Formula 1

Rolex Belgian Grand Prix

August 30

MLB

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

August 31

MLS

CF Montreal vs. New York Red Bulls

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