Our writers have selected their bets - one football and one basketball - to help you get started.

Football - Will Rook


Dortmund lost away to Stuttgart on Friday and have now won just once in their last eight in all competitions, with their only win in that time over third-tier Magdeburg.

At , Tottenham not to lose represents great value.

Manchester City recorded their 16th victory in 18 at the weekend and have beaten Feyenoord 4-0 away, so this should be simple.

Aston Villa beat QPR on the road on Saturday and have now won six of their last nine.

Sunderland, who are winless in 14 and bottom of the Championship, are unlikely to put up much resistance.

Finally, League One table-toppers Shrewsbury scored a last-minute winner at Rotherham last time out and should ease past bottom-side Bury.

Back the four-fold at 15/2*.

Basketball - Jack Green


The 76ers have won seven of their last 10 and should have no trouble winning by more than seven against a Jazz side that have lost six of seven on the road.

The Cavaliers have benefitted from playing some poor teams of late, and their winning run should come to an end against the Pistons , who have won seven of eight at home.

Finally, the Knicks are worth backing against the struggling Clippers.

New York have won seven of 10 at Madison Square Garden, while Los Angeles are on an eight-game losing streak.

Back the treble at 13/2*.