Ah, how the weekends are such a wonderful change of pace from the dreary, dragging work week! This Friday, there’s plenty of excitement in the air for sports fans, as the 2011 NCAA Football season gets set to begin next Thursday, the NFL preseason is quickly moving forward with regular season competition just around the corner, and with only about 30 games left in play for Major League Baseball, the coming of the 2011 MLB Playoffs is certain to bring plenty more exciting action to online sports betting on MLB Baseball in the weeks leading up to October. With all these great sports available, plus the additions of NASCAR, UFC/MMA fights and more on the sports betting docket, there’s no doubt that no matter what type of sports fan you are, there’s something to be found for wagering on at one of the top online sports betting websites reviewed right here. For this Friday, we’re diving into the action set for this evening in Major League Baseball and NFL Football, with 15 games on tap across the MLB, and a pair of interesting exhibition match-ups in the NFL. Taking a jump into the action at one of the best sportsbooks at BetOnline.com, I’m ready to get some wagers in place for all the games ahead tonight.
Starting off with the games in the NFL tonight, catch a fun match-up between the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts as they go head-to-head at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Not surprisingly, the Packers are a 7 1/1 point favorite to win the game tonight, as the Colts will find themselves without the benefit of star QB Peyton Manning who is still recovering from neck surgery. With the Packers likely putting their first-team offense out on the field for at least a half in this game, the Colts will likely struggle to find anything on offense to counterattack with, as their back-up QBs Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky have struggled (and their signing of retired QB Kerry Collins is further indication that neither of these current back-ups are worth keeping around). Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers has looked very sharp, and figures to get even more playing time with a relatively very healthy offense around him. Of note, in last season’s preseason match-up at Lambeau Field between these two, even with Peyton Manning taking snaps the Packers took a 59-24 rout of the Colts. Preseason or not, the Pack is out to win while the Colts tonight don’t look like a good wager even at +315 underdogs at Betonline Sportsbook…considering they come in after a 33-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams last week. Speaking of the Rams, take note of the other NFL preseason game on tap tonight as well, as the St. Louis Rams face the Kansas City Chiefs. The Rams historically have always fared well in the preseason, as they typically have to play new first-team starters more often to get them prepared for the regular season. They look well primed to take advantage of Kansas City’s sputtering preseason offense, which hasn’t yet hit any kind of stride yet.
Switching up the sports betting action to the MLB today, stand-out games for online sports betting includes the AL West showdown between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels, as Texas has dropped 3 games and Los Angeles has won 6 in a row to put them just 2 games behind the Rangers in 1st place. This weekend’s match-up should be filled with good sports betting opportunities, so check out the lines for this series first and foremost for the game today and through the weekend as well. Watch for the Milwaukee Brewers to pick up their pace in the NL Central with a home series against the Chicago Cubs, the Atlanta Braves seek a continuation of their hot streak against the New York Mets as they work to try and chase down the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East, who face the Florida Marlins tonight with a good match-up for starter Roy Oswalt against Florida’s Clay Hensley. With 15 games going in the MLB tonight, make sure to take a gander at all the available betting lines at Betonline Sportsbook, or any of the other top sports betting sites reviewed here, and catch plenty of other great wagering options tonight and throughout the weekend.