Australian Open Finals Begin Today – January 27

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The Australian Open women’s final took place early this morning. No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka claimed her second straight Australian Open championship with a 6-3, 6-2 victory of China’s Zheng Qinweng. Sabalenka dominated from the very beginning of the match. It only took Sabalenka one hour and 15 minutes to win back-to-back Australian Open championships. She is the first woman to repeat since Victoria Azarenka back in 2012 and 2013. 

Australian Open Finals Begin Today - January 27
Aryna Sabalenka won her second straight Australian Open

Iga Swiatek was the No. 1 seed and favorite to win the 2024 Australian Open. Prior to the event beginning in January, Swiatek was given +265 odds to win. Sabalenka was among the top contenders, opening at +500 odds. Swiatek was eliminated from the Australian Open in a shocking third-round upset. At that point, Sabalenka assumed the role of favorite at +120. Prior to yesterday’s final, Sabalenka was a -550 moneyline favorite to beat Qinweng.

Men’s Australian Open Final

The men’s Australian Open championship will be played early Sunday morning. Third seed Daniil Medvedev will take on fourth-seeded Jannick Sinner. The match begins at 3:30 a.m. ET. Sinner also pulled off an Australian Open stunner. He defeated No. 1 seed and tournament favorite Novak Djokovic 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to Sunday’s final.

Medvedev beat No. 6 seed Alexander Zverev 5-7, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (7), 6-3 on Friday to claim his spot in the men’s Australian Open final. Djokovic, who opened as the Australian Open favorite at +120, had advanced to 11 straight tournament semifinals before his loss to Sinner. Prior to the start of the Australian Open, Sinner (+625) and Medvedev (+840) were among the top four favorites on the betting board. 

Australian Open Finals Begin Today - January 27
Novak Djokovic was upset by Jannick Sinner

Djokovic has won 10 of the last 16 Australian Open finals. He had won it last year and won four of the last five. Medvedev will be making his third appearance in the Australian Open final in the last four years. He has yet to win. Sinner is the favorite at -285 heading into tomorrow’s match. Medvedev is given +230 odds to win.

More Wins for the Good Guys

The good guys, of course, are the expert handicappers practicing their tradecraft right here at Sports Hub. Several of them, like Bill Blatt, are exclusive only to Sports Hub. That means if you wanted to go 4-0 yesterday and win $415 by tailing Bill Blatt, you would have to be a member of Sports Hub to gain access to his picks. And Bill Blatt isn’t the only one.

Let’s check out yesterday’s winners.

Australian Open Finals Begin Today - January 27
Sports Hub cappers still killing it!
  • On top: Bill Blatt was on top of the leaderboard yesterday. It’s not his first time leading the pack. Bill has been a consistent winner since his arrival as a Sports Hub exclusive capper. Over the last 30 days, Bill has won 56.4 percent of his 135 picks and is up $1116. That puts him in the 30-day top-10. Yesterday’s 4-0 and $415 was noteworthy since Bill backed all underdogs!
  • Tearing it up: There is no one more consistent than Scott’s Picks right now. He’s No. 1 on our 30-day leaderboard, winning over 59 percent of his picks. He’s up $3972 for the month after going 6-2 and winning $379 yesterday. Scott’s Picks is all over our leaderboards – No. 2 on the 7-day, No. 2 on the 7-day basketball, and No. 3 on the 7-day hockey leaderboards. 
  • Connect four: The next four spots on yesterday’s leaderboard were all taken by Sports Hub exclusive handicappers. All four won $300 from their picks yesterday. None of those picks were on the Australian Open women’s final. Sean Kuchman went 5-3 while Al Grant, Seth Cohen, and Gino Russo all went 3-0. Over the last seven days, Al is 15-7 and is up $730. 

Each of the top 35 handicappers in yesterday’s top 50 earned at least $100. I mention that because it’s not just the top 5 or 10 handicappers that are winning here at Sports Hub. We have a vast network of cappers that win consistently in all sports. You’d be wise to sign up for a membership to have access to these winners.

Points, Points and More Points

This week in the NBA has seen something that has never happened in the 77-year history of the league. Four different players scored at least 60 points in a single game this week. There were two 70-point games. From 1964 to 2022, there were a total of four. Now, we have two in the same week!

Michigan has a new head football coach and there’s some big news heading into this Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.

Let’s see what’s trending.

  1. Luka goes off: Dallas star Luka Doncic shot 25-of-33 from the floor and scored 73 points as the Mavericks beat the Atlanta Hawks 148-143 last night. Doncic hit 8-of-13 threes and went 15-of-16 from the free throw line. He also had 10 rebounds and seven assists. Doncic is now tied with Wilt Chamberlain and David Thompson for fourth on the NBA single-game scoring list.
  1. Michigan hires Moore: After Jim Harbaugh left for the Los Angeles Chargers, the University of Michigan moved quickly to announce offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore as the football progam’s new head coach.
  2. Booker scores 62: While Doncic scored 73, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker erupted for 62 last night. Despite Booker’s heroics, the Suns lost to Indiana 133-131. It was the Suns first loss in eight games. Booker shot 22-of-37, including 6-of-12 from three-point range, to hit 62 points. He also had five rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots.
  3. Deebo will play: 49ers do-it-all receiver Deebo Samuel has been cleared to play this Sunday in the NFC championship game. San Francisco hosts the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. Samuel has a career-high 60 receptions for 892 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He’s also averaged 6.1 yards per carry on 37 rushes and he’s scored five touchdowns on the ground.

Austrailian Open Finals 

The men’s Australian Open final will start very early Sunday morning for those of us in the Western hemisphere. Because of the time difference, Sunday’s Australian Open men’s championship match will start at 3:30 a.m. ET. There is plenty more on today’s schedule.

Let’s check it out. 

  1. Australian Open: If you don’t know by now, it’s the men’s Australian Open final early Sunday morning between Jannick Sinner and Daniil Medvedev. 
  2. College basketball: Huge day in college basketball. No. 4 Houston kicks off the day at noon, hosting Big 12 rival Kansas State. Another Big 12 matchup features two ranked opponents – No. 7 Kansas and No. 23 Iowa State. Yes, there’s even another Big 12 battle of ranked teams – No. 20 Texas Tech is at No. 11 Oklahoma. No. 5 Kentucky and No. 6 Tennessee are both on the road in the SEC. There are over four dozen picks in our database for NCAAB games today already. It would be worth your while to check out the members’ area throughout the day for college basketball picks.
  1. NBA: There is an ABC triple header today among the ten games on the NBA schedule. Miami is at New York in the opener at 3:00 p.m. ET. Philadelphia plays at Denver at 5:30 p.m. ET and the Los Angeles Lakers are at Golden State at 8:30 p.m. ET in the night game.
  2. NHL: Saturday’s are the NHL’s day. Today, there are 14 games and all eyes will be on the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers have won 15 straight games. They will host Nashville today in an effort to get closer to that record of 17 straight set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins.
  3. Soccer: A lot of great soccer today. Four of five matches in the English FA Cup are already under way. There are matches in Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga, and Serie A. Check our members’ area for today’s soccer picks.
  4. Golf: Stephan Jaeger took over the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open with a birdie on No. 18 yesterday. The final round will take place today.

When you come back tomorrow, there will already be an Australian Open champion. If you’re betting on the match, make sure to do so today. You can also plan on getting ready for tomorrow’s AFC and NFC conference championship games. I’ll lay it all out for you tomorrow. Until then, bet with your head today. That would include partnering with our expert handicappers who do nothing but deliver wins!