With the summer months come the usual drone of Major League Baseball on an everyday basis, which while always a great rock to rest upon for online sports betting, leaves a little to be desired as far as diversity goes. However, fear not sports fans, as this Saturday finally breaks out of the usual glut of MLB games for betting on sports, and opens up the doors with a host of alternatives from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action, to CFL Football and UFA/MMA competition. For one of the most wide-stretching days for online sports betting so far this summer, we’re headed to one of our favorite all-encompassing sports betting destinations at Intertops sportsbook, which is known well for being one of the first sportsbooks to appear online, and has some of the most far-fetched betting options from everything from every day sports, to entertainment, politics and beyond. If you want to get into the wild and wacky wagering, Intertops is your best spot to do it!
Checking out today’s top options for sportsbook betting on Major League Baseball, there are a number of key match-ups that should suit your fancy right of the bat. While admittedly we’re a bit lazy getting at the first top match-up of the day (Yankees vs. Boston) which has already begun, there is still the 2nd game of the double header set between these two AL East powerhouses, which should be interesting to check out. With the Yankees up 6-1 currently and looking to be on pace to nab the first match-up of today’s double-header, we’re liking New York’s chances of grabbing both games, even despite Phil Hughes facing off against Felix Dubront, with Dubront certainly being the better pitcher heading into the match-up. With the way the Yankees jumped out in Game 1 today, expect them to stay strong with the bats, and be a good candidate as underdogs at+101 odds at Intertops. Another outstanding AL match-up to consider lies between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels, as the O’s Jason Hammel (8-4, 3.43 ERA) battles the Halos’ Jered Weaver (9-1, 2.13 ERA). Though Hammel is a very capable pitcher, there just hasn’t been anyone that can touch Weaver’s nasty off-speed pitches and tremendous control, and at home we’ll back the Angels to cover the 1.5 runs at +130 odds today. Make sure to peruse options on both the AL and NL sides of the MLB spectrum today, as there are some great games taking place around the league to consider wagering on, such as the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks.
There’s no question that you’ll be able to find a number of other great betting options today at Intertops, with UFC 148 getting underway this evening featuring the main event match-up between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, which is certain to be a hard-hitting, exciting showdown to wager on. This grudge match should be an epic UFC battle of two great middleweights, with a good option taking the underdog Sonnen at +220 odds, considering these two fighters are very well matched up coming in. Make no mistake though that the Muay Thai/Brazilian Ju Jitsu master Anderson Silva is one of the most dominant UFC fighters in history with a 31-4 record, however if Chael Sonnen is able to get this match to the canvas and work his wrestling skills, the match could very well go either way. Make another note here of another important fight in the UFC world, as veteran Tito Ortiz is set to make his last stand in the octagon against Forrest Griffin, another very talented and formidable opponent. Ortiz hasn’t looked that great in his last couple of bouts in the octagon (1-4 in his last 5 fights), and will be an underdog tonight at +220 odds. Look out for Griffin to be in better shape, and more hungry to win this bout to send Ortiz off into family life with no thoughts of making a return to action.
Wrapping up the best options for online sports betting at Intertops today, check out the odds on the drivers racing in the Coke Zero 400 from the legendary Daytona Speedway, with Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart on the pole position to win getting -125 odds. However, we’re eyeing Dale Earnhardt Jr. as a great possible pick with -105 odds, even if he’s got to come from deep in the starting pack (24th in qualifying to do it). Looking to win his second race in three weeks, at a track where he finished second this year during the Daytona 500, this might end up being a solid pick for today’s gritty race in Florida. Never count out Jeff Gordon though, who has 6 wins at Daytona, or Matt Kenseth, who sits on the pole position with the fastest car in qualifying.
For you football fans out there, make sure to also get some teaser wagers in on CFL Football match-up tonight, as although most football fans don’t know too much about the game being played up in the Great White North, there’s always some quick learning to be had around the internets, and some exciting wagers on the games in play during Week 2 of the young CFL season. With the Edmonton Eskimos taking on the Saskatchewan Roughriders, this should be an interesting and possibly high-scoring match-up as the ‘Riders show off their impressive receivers Weston Dressler and Chris Getzlaf, who helped Saskatchewan to a 43-16 wipe out of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last weekend. Favored at -180 odds straight up, we’ll go with our first CFL wager on the points spread, taking the offensively powerful ‘Riders to cover 4.5 points. If you’re interested in trying something new for online sports betting, now is the day to do it with CFL Football, NASCAR Racing and UFC action all on the betting lines to combine with MLB Baseball to make Saturday one great day for sports fans!