Extreme sports enthusiasts are excited for the weekend with the 2015 Summer X Games in Austin, TX. Astute handicappers can make some money betting on the events. The world’s best bikers, boarders, and riders will thrill fans and look to make history in a series of competitions. Make BetDSI your home for betting on the X Games, with money line wagering options on several of the weekend’s most notable events.
Americans dominated the events last season with 34 of the 55 medals awarded. U.S.-born competitors took 13 of the 18 gold medals and added nine silver and 12 bronze. Americans nearly swept the Moto X events. Cody Webb finished second in the Moto X Enduro to Tadeusz Blazusiak of Poland. He should be plenty motivated to race this season. Last year’s winners Kacey Martinez, Tom Parsons, Ronnie Renner, and Mike Mason are hoping to have repeat performances. Pedro Barros kept the Americans from having a clean sweep in the skateboarding events. Longtime skateboarder Bob Burnquist has to be a favorite to medal in the events that he is participating in.
The BMX events are always competitive and Great Britain showed up well on last year’s podium, including an outstanding vert performance from Jamie Bestwick. Some excellent scores were posted in these events last year, setting the bar very high for the 2015 competitors.
Bettors will be particularly interested in the BMX Vert Final, which can be seen on ESPN3 on Friday afternoon. The skateboard vert final will follow that and that is sure to be an event that draws a crowd at the virtual betting window and also on the online stream. ESPN will have primetime coverage on Friday night of Motocross events and also the skateboard big air final.
Saturday will be the biggest day of events and bettors should get down early to take advantage of the best prices. The skateboard park finals will be early on Saturday, with rally car racing, women’s skateboarding, and BMX on ABC throughout the afternoon. More motocross action and the GoPro BMX Big Air Final will wrap up coverage on Saturday night.
Skateboard and BMX Big Air doubles will kick off Sunday afternoon coverage on ESPN, followed by off-road truck racing, the skateboard street competition, and two highly-anticipated motocross events with the Best Whip Final and the QuarterPipe.
The Red Bull Phenom should be an excellent challenge as street riders in multiple disciplines show off their skills to be the next big superstar in their respective area of expertise. One of the most interesting developments to hit the sports and gaming world of late has been esports, or electronic sports. Players show off their video game skills against the best of the best with plenty of bragging rights and some prizes and money on the line.
The X Games may not be viewed as sport in a traditional sense, but these athletes fearlessly complete their tricks and races in the face of a lot of risk, which makes these events full of “edge of your seat” action.