With the NFL regular season rapidly approaching, we’re getting more and more excited as each passing preseason game leads us ever closer to the promise land of online sports betting on football, set to officially kick off in just a few short weeks’ time! For this Monday, sports fans are yet again treated to a preseason edition of Monday Night Football, featuring the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles With two playoff-caliber teams lining up against one another, we might not expect to see a full dress rehearsal for either team tonight, but nonetheless there’s plenty at stake for the younger players still trying to make the team, and lots of kinks to be worked out as both sides push for a better showing this season. For our first wager of the day at WagerWeb sportsbookour top reviewed online sports betting destination to start off the week, we’re jumping out on the home team Pats to take the game tonight with the -120 odds straight up on the money line. With the spread just about even giving -1 ½ points to New England, it might be worth upgrading to a a spread wager taking the Patriots with the points in order to pick up slightly better -110 odds. Any which way you wager though, count on tonight’s showdown to be an exciting teaser to the upcoming Monday Night Football action slated for the regular season!
Flipping sports over to Major League Baseball, a number of fantastic series get underway in the new week, including a battle between division leaders in the American League as the Chicago White Sox host the New York Yankees, and a great series between the AL Wild Card-leading Baltimore Orioles and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. For the first match-up we’re liking the set-up for the White Sox at home over the Yankees, with a favorable pitching match-up set between Chicago’s Gavin Floyd and New York’s Freddy Garcia. We’ll take Floyd and the -107 odds on the home team to pick up the win here. For the second wager, the Rangers’ Ryan Dempster tries to pull together his first successful start in his first three outings for Texas, but may have some trouble getting past Miguel Gonzalez (5-2, 3.38 ERA), who has been outstanding for the O’s as of late. Parlaying our success last week on Gonzalez beating out his former Boston Red Sox, we’re backing the Orioles to nab Game 1 in this series on the road with the big +154 odds as underdogs.
Finding a few other top MLB match-ups today isn’t very difficult, as across the aisle in the National League a fantastic West Coast showdown takes place between division rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. With just a half game separating the two teams (LA on top), this crucial series is something to watch out for over the next few days, and for tonight expect a great pitchers duel as LA’s Clayton Kershaw goes toe-to-toe with SF’s Madison Bumgarner. With the Giants missing their power section due to Melky Cabrera’s recent suspension, the over/under is extremely low tonight at 6 runs, and deservedly so. Even with the low figure, we’ll still throw down a wager on the under side of total runs, expect two outstanding pitching performances in this very crucial first game. Make sure to also check out another exciting duel as Washington takes on Atlanta, with Jordan Zimmerman battling Tim Hudson, the Mets’ R.A. Dickey hits the mound with good odds taking the Mets to cover the spread against Colorado at home (-110 odds on -1 ½ runs), and lastly look out for Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies to try and with their 6th straight game against Cincinnati, as Philly hosts Mike Leake and the red-hot Central Division-leading Reds. It’s going to be a great day for online sports betting fans at WagerWeb sportsbook, so head on down with us today and join in the start-of-the-week action!