As much as a new work week really can’t compare with a weekend full of relaxation and an opportunity to catch all the day’s sports live on TV, this Monday is an exciting time for sports fans, as the Major League Baseball regular season winds down to a close this month, NFL Football’s 2011 preseason concludes, and the start of the 2011 NCAA Football season gets underway! As we bust into the daily offerings for betting on sports at one of the best sportsbooks reviewed here, the usual crop of MLB games takes center stage, however for tonight the exciting preseason match-up between the New York Giants and New York Jets should have die-hard football fans eager to get a piece of the action, even if it’s only an exhibition contest for Monday Night Football (though technically this isn’t an MNF game, as it was moved from Saturday due to Hurricane Irene). With all starters for both teams playing throughout the first half, and with little love between the two teams and fan bases, no doubt this will be one of the preseason games that will most closely look like a regular season contest. With that, I have to throw down the first wager of the day at Intertops Sportsbook on this heated match-up, with the Jets favored to win with -160 odds, and the Giants at +140 as underdog. With the Giants nursing so many injuries during the preseason, I like the Jets to cover the 3 points on the spread at Intertops.eu, at a better -115 price.
Moving into the bulk of today’s action for online sportsbook betting, Major League Baseball gears up for a hectic week full of teams chasing pennants and hoping for a Wild Card selection, and now that we’re under 30 games left in the season, this is certainly the most exciting time (outside the playoffs, of course) to be wagering on Major League Baseball. Checking out the top options for betting on MLB baseball this afternoon, I’m liking Tim Lincecum at home for the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs and Randy Wells, the New York Yankees send up Freddy Garcia against the Baltimore Orioles in his first start back from the 15-day disabled list, as does Cole Hamels for the Philadelphia Phillies against Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds. I continue to like Mark Buehrle at home for the Chicago White Sox as he matches up against the perpetually fading Minnesota Twins, Ricky Romero has been pitching lights out for the Toronto Blue Jays lately and faces Wade Davis and the Tampa Bay Rays, and lastly look to a great pitching duel in SoCal as Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers faces Mat Latos and the San Diego Padres.
With plenty of great baseball and football action on tap tonight, make sure that with a visit to one of the top online sports betting websites you also peruse the options for wagers on this season’s opening day of the NCAA College Football schedule, as a handful of games are on tap for betting already, and a couple of Top 25-ranked teams worth a look at will be kicking off this year’s opening day. It’s going to be a great week for football fans especially, so make sure to check out all the betting lines available today and through the week, catch more great Major League Baseball bets from day-to-day as the action heats up towards the postseason, and as always we here wish you the best of luck and happy wagering in all your online sportsbook endeavors!