After the conclusion of Game 1 in the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder, we trudge on into the middle of the week with the focus for online sports betting firmly placed on Major League Baseball, and the 15 games taking place in Interleague play around National and American League parks. What has been an exciting change of pace for baseball fans over the past week, with rare match-ups slated between teams from opposite leagues, Interleague action has given us a number of extra special betting options at the betting lines at the top reviewed sportsbooks found here at CR. For today’s wagering focus, we’re checking out one of our favorite online sportsbook betting stops for baseball wagers, at the TopBet Sportsbook. Featuring competitive lines that will match the best sportsbooks in the business, as well as a very simple and easy-to-use wagering interface, find out today why we consider TopBet as one of our go-to sportsbooks week-in and week-out.
As we break up the available games in Major League Baseball competition today, we’ll start with a look at the contests taking place in National League Parks, with the top wagering choice sitting with the series finale between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. After last night’s record-tying grand slam by the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez helped to seal the deal on a New York win for the second straight time in this series, tonight the Bronx Bombers will go for a road sweep of the Braves, and an improvement to 7-2 in Interleague play this year. Look for an interesting pitching duel between New York’s Hiroki Kuroda and Atlanta’s veteran Tim Hudson, and for good odds taking New York as slight underdogs at +105 odds. Next up, turn South for a good looking game between the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins, with the BoSox’ Felix Dubront (6-3, 4.34 ERA) matched against Miami’s Ricky Nolasco (6-4, 4.36 ERA). Boston is a slight underdog here tonight, but in the rubber match we’re going out on a limb to back Dubront to have a bounce-back effort after a lousy outing against Washington last week. Other key match-ups in NL parks to be on the lookout for include the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals battling with a great pitching match-up on hand (Jake Peavy vs. Lance Lynn), and the rubber match of the Freeway Series between the Los Angeles Angels and the hosting Los Angeles Dodgers.
Switching over to the parks with the designated hitters in action today, we’ll have to start the wagers off with the Washington Nationals vs. Toronto Blue Jays, which features the Nats’ ace Stephen Strasburg (7-1, 2.41 ERA) trying to keep his team red-hot as they search for a 6th straight win and second straight series sweep of an AL team on the road. Strasburg has been out-of-control amazing over the past month of play, winning 4 straight games while pitching very well and getting great run support. Up against Toronto and Kyle Drabek (4-6, 4.43 ERA), we’ll ride the hot streak to see if Washington can make history with a perfect 6-game road trip concluding tonight. Onto another one of the top pitching match-ups set for Wednesday, make sure not to miss a wager on the New York Mets vs. Tampa Bay Rays showdown, as New York’s R.A. Dickey goes for his 10th win on the year (9-1, 2.44 ERA currently), but will have a huge hurdle to get past in the form of Tampa’s David Price (8-3, 2.40 ERA) who has been on simply ridiculous form in his last 4 starts, allowing just 3 runs in 25 1/3 innings of work. Tampa is a favorite tonight with R.A. Dickey not as good on the road as he is at home (still pretty fantastic at 4-1, 3.58 ERA), but with the way Price is pitching, we’re backing the Rays ace to pull down a victory to win the series 2 games to 1 tonight.
Make sure to catch a few other great baseball match-ups in AL parks tonight, with the Arizona Diamondbacks trying to bounce back after getting crushed 9-1 last night by the Texas Rangers, check a favorable match-up for the Philadelphia Phillies at the Minnesota Twins with Cole Hamels facing P.J. Walters, and we’ll bank on Baltimore to keep rolling on to their 4th straight win, in the 2nd game of their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Check out all the great options for wagering on baseball today at TopBet Sportsbook, make sure to look ahead to tomorrow’s Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder to catch some early favorable odds, and as always best of luck to you in all your online sports betting endeavors!