May Sports Betting Calendar: PGA Championship, NHL playoffs and Kentucky Derby

Get your mint julep’s ready, because it’s May and that means horse racing season is upon us. Here’s your guide on what to bet this month, and nothing brings out the big spenders quite like Triple Crown races, beginning with the Kentucky Derby early in the month and Preakness Stakes later.

The NBA Playoffs also continue, with the second round giving way to the conference finals later in the month. And the Stanley Cup Playoff will get underway too, as the NHL looks to crown a champion.

Below is a look at all of these events and more coming up in May.

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May 1

NBA Conference Semifinals begin
  • NBA Finals Favorite: Golden State Warriors +300
NASCAR: DuraMax Drydene 400 (Dover)
  • Favorite: Kyle Larson +480

May 2

NHL Playoffs begin
  • Stanley Cup Favorite: Colorado Avalanche +350
MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays (May 2-4)

May 3

UEFA Champions League Semifinals (2nd Leg: Liverpool leads 2-0)
  • Villareal (+380) vs. Liverpool (-145)
MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (May 3-4)

May 4

UEFA Champions League Semifinals (2nd Leg: Man. City leads 4-3)
  • Real Madrid (+225) vs. Manchester City (+107)

May 5

PGA: Wells Fargo Championship (May 5-8)
Tennis: Internazionali BNL d’Italia (May 5-16)

May 6

Formula 1: Miami Grand Prix (May 6-8)

May 7

Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby
Boxing: Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol (light heavyweight title)
  • Favorite: Alvarez (-500)
UFC 274: Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje (lightweight title)
  • Favorite: Oliveira (-175)

May 8

NASCAR: Goodyear 400 (Darlington)

May 9

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels (May 9-11)

May 12

PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson (May 12-15)

May 14

Boxing: Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano (junior middleweight title)
  • Favorite: Charlo (-175)

May 15

Tennis: French Open (May 16 – June 6)

May 17

NBA Conference Finals begin
NBA Draft Lottery

May 19

PGA Championship (May 19-22)
  • Favorite: Scottie Scheffler/Jon Rahm (+1200)

May 20

Formula 1: Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix (May 20-22)

May 21

Horse Racing: Preakness Stakes

May 22

NASCAR All-Star Race
English Premier League: Season Finale
Italian Serie A: Season Finale

May 26

MLB: Seattle Mariners at New York Mets (May 26-28)

May 27

Formula 1: Monaco Grand Prix

May 28

UEFA Champions League: Final
Boxing: Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero (lightweight title)
  • Favorite: Davis (-1600)

May 29

IndyCar: Indianapolis 500
NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)

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